On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

people-are-sayingDuring the past couple of weeks, I’ve shared reviews that several bloggers have written specifically for the blog tour. Today I thought I’d share what some other people are saying about A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos.

 Here are three endorsements that were written for use on my book cover:

 “In her book, A Long and Winding Road, Linda Brendle has a touching way of drawing you into the moment. Her imagination, energy, and insight into the issues of life including caregiving for others provide tools for taking positive action in whatever situation you find yourself. As you read, you’ll be encouraged, enlightened and equipped with practical solutions to create change in your life and the lives of those you care for. I wholeheartedly recommend it!”

Edwina Patterson

Founder: Redeeming the time, Author, Speaker, Radio Host



“If you’re caring for others, and you feel hungry for someone to see, hear, know and care, read A Long and Winding Road. Linda Brendle has been pressed in many of the ways you have—and in some that you’ll be glad you’ve dodged!—and she knows what your life is like. You’ll find hope in these pages.”

Margot Starbuck

Author of The Girl in the Orange Dress


“Walking the path of Christ in the world requires profound transparency and heartfelt vulnerability. Linda Brendle’s (AKA my mom’s) book models this, as also reflected in her life, in a way that sets an inspiring and humbling example for the rest of us.”

Christian Piatt

Author, Musician, God Nerd


Here are quotes from two Amazon reviews:

 “This is the first non-fiction book I’ve read. *GASPS* A long and winding road by Linda Brendle caught me by surprise. I’m young and have kids, but I don’t care for my aging parents, not yet. So, I was not ready to be taken on a journey with her. I recommend this book to anyone with parents who are aging, but I also recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story they can learn from.”


 “I smiled…related…received insight…felt the tension and sadness…saw joyful trust in a faithful God. Mainly, I was able to come to know and love the characters in this memoir. Linda is down home child of God who invited me into her private life in a simple telling of her life experiences. I enjoyed relating each day’s story with the scripture verse that introduced it.”


Finally, here are two comments from personal friends:

 “I’m reading your book on my Kindle app. I feel like I’m right there with you…75% through your book. I need you to write another one real quick…I realized a problem I’ve been struggling when I read about you being in the moment.”

From several texts.

 “You write in such a way that makes me feel that I am living the experience.”

From a Facebook message.

I’d love to hear what you thought about the book. Leave a comment here or email me at lindabrendle@yahoo.com–or if you’re so inclined, post your own review on Amazon or Goodreads.



A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

Available now at:

B&N // Kobo // iTunes // Amazon // Smashwords // Google Play

About the BookSometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and, instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.

Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.

Comments on: "What People Are Saying about A Long and Winding Road" (3)

  1. Not only did I find it a good read, but I find it to be a good life. What I learned by living it and helping Linda has transferred to my being able to help my mom.

  2. […] What People Are Saying about A Long and Winding Road […]

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