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Love Is Stronger than Alzheimer’s | by Linda Brendle

12 days of Christmas GiveawayToday is my day in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. Read to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter for a chance to win a signed copy of the first edition of A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos along with assorted other goodies.

 

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Young Helen and Elmer

Young Lovers

Mom and Dad met when they were 17 years old. They lived on adjoining farms in West Texas, went to the same church, went to the same school, and travelled in the same social circles. I love the story of the day their romance really began.

Even into his late 80s, Dad was a nice looking man, but he was a real cutie as a teenager. All the girls wanted to catch his attention, but he sat quietly on the school bus, wrapped in his own thoughts and shyness. They watched him, giggling and hoping he’d look their way. (more…)

Multi-Author Christmas Giveaways | by Linda Brendle

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Sara Beth Williams, Christian romance author with Anaiah Press, has used her marketing skills to organize several fellow authors into a special Christmas giveaway, and you readers receive the benefits. During the twelve days leading up to Christmas, Ms. Williams will feature a different author each day on her blog Live, Love, Writing. Each blog will include an opportunity to enter a Rafflecopter Giveaway to win ebooks, autographed paperbacks, gift cards, and other goodies. Check this blog daily beginning on December 13th for details and a link to each giveaway.

Mini spa pkgMy day is Sunday, December 16th. My giveaway package includes a paperback copy of the first edition of my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life,  Love, and Chaos. The book was written in the hopes of amusing, inspiring, and encouraging other caregivers or people who are going through a hard time. To provide the most relaxing atmosphere possible for reading, I’m also offering the following: 1) an envelope of mineral bath soak, 2) a cooling watermelon and aloe gel mask, 3) several herbal tea bags, and 4) most important of all – chocolate.

No purchase or subscription is required to enter the giveaways, but physical prizes can only be shipped to U.S. addresses. Come and join the Christmas fun.

Blessings,

Linda

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Contest: Win a Long and Winding Road Poster or Notebook

Posters and Notebooks

 

There are still a few days left to enter my blog tour drawing. You can win an autographed poster of the cover of A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, or a spiral notebook with the same graphic. I tried to put the entry form in this post, but it won’t work on Word Press, so to enter the drawing, CLICK HERE. NOTE: If you don’t understand the significance of the notebook, watch the author video below.

 

Blessings,

Linda

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

Available now at:

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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.

 

Blog Tour Stop #9 – Spotlight of A Long and Winding Road

Enter-the-Contest-to-WINToday we’re stopping by the website of another Anaiah Press author, Angela Schroeder. Angela has posted a spotlight that tells a little bit about my upcoming memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. She is also giving her visitors a chance to win an autographed poster of my book cover or a small spiral notebook. Watch my author video of you don’t know the significance of the notebook.

Tomorrow will be a free day–one of those days on tour when you can go shopping, relax in the sun by the pool, or revisit any earlier stops you might have missed.

June 17 –  Mormon Mommy Writers – Review

June 18 – The View from a Blank Word Document – Spotlight and Contest

June 19 – Princess of the Light – Interview and Review

June 20 – Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina – Spotlight

June 21 – Pam Thorson – Guest Post – “Caregivers and Heroes”

June 23 – Being Sam – Review

June 24 – Adventures in the Ballpark – Interview

June 25 – Keely Brooke Keith – Guest Post – “Street Teams for Caregivers”

June 25 – Donna L Martin’s ON THE WRITE TRACK – Review

June 26 – Angela Schroeder, Author – Spotlight

Saturday, we’ll visit with Dr. Sharon V. King at Years Full of Grace for an author interview. Among other things, we’ll talk about how Alzheimer’s Disease has affected my spiritual life.

Pre-Order Links: B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Blessings,

Linda

A Long and Winding RoadAbout 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.

Blog Tour Stop #3 – A Long and Wind Road by Linda Brendle

IMG_1717It’s time to get out and stretch your legs as we visit with N.N. Light, author of Princess of the Light. On her beautiful site, you can read a synopsis of A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos along with Mrs. N’s review. She has also posted a friendly question and answer session she and I had. Don’t forget to scroll down to the link just above my picture where you can sign up to win free stuff. If you’ve got all your personal belongings together, CLICK HERE and go the Princess of the Light.

After you’ve done all that, there will still be time to wander around the Princess of the light website before we get back on the bus and head for stop #4. Tomorrow we’ll visit with Sara at Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina.

To see the complete itinerary for the tour, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Order Links: B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Blessings,

Linda

A Long and Winding RoadAbout the Book: Sometimes 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.

Win Stuff on Blog Tour Stop #2 – A Long and Winding Road by Linda Brendle

bus-stop-signOur stop today is The View From a Blank Word Document where publicist, Jessica Harvey, has spotlighted my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. To see the post, CLICK HERE.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post where you can sign up to win a signed poster or a notebook. If you don’t understand the significance of the notebook, check out my author video HERE. 

While you’re on Jessica’s site, take a look around and get to know her a Enter-the-Contest-to-WINlittle better before you get back on the bus. Tomorrow we’ll visit Princess of the Light where Mrs N will post a review. I will also answer some of her serious and non-so-serious questions while she passes around homemade cookies.

To see the complete itinerary for the tour, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Order Links: B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Blessings,A Long and Winding Road

Linda

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