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Quotes from A Long and Winding Road – Enjoying the Journey | by Linda Brendle

Enjoying the Journey

Blessings,

Linda

To read Chapter 1 of A Long and Winding Road, CLICK HERE.

winding road Cover 25 percentA LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

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Release Day: A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos by Linda Brendle

A Long and Winding Road

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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.

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Author Bio:

After 15 years as a family caregiver, Linda began writing to encourage, inspire and amuse other caregivers. She loves to travel and since retiring has traveled mostly by motorcycle and RV. She and her husband live in a small East Texas town where she gardens, writes and attends church.

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Blessings,
Linda

 

Blog Tour Stop #6 – Review of A Long and Winding Road by Linda Brendle

Frodo and SamStop #6 is at a sweet site called Being Sam for a review written by Leanne Vaughan. The name of Leanne’s blog is taken from Sam in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and as a teacher, a counselor, and an adoptive mother, she is the perfect person to come alongside those in need. To read what she had to say about A Long and Winding Road, CLICK HERE.

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

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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 Update – A Long and Winding Road by Linda Brendle

Bus Broke DownMy memoir is the story of a fifty-three day, sixteen state trip in a four-hundred-square-foot box on wheels. During that trip, things didn’t always go as planned. We ran into traffic, construction, and mechanical difficulties. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances caused us to fall short of our intended destination for the day, so we found a nice place to stop, and we kicked back for a while.

My blog tour began the same way. Our bus broke down, so to speak, and we didn’t make it to Stop #1. So have a Nice dinnernice dinner, kick back in the spa, and enjoy relaxing before we hit the road again. I’m not sure what the plans are for tomorrow, but I know that Thursday we will visit Mrs N at Princess of the Light for a review and a nice chat during which she will ask me some very interesting questions. I also have it on good authority that there will be homemade cookies!

spaTo see the tentative itinerary for the rest of the tour, CLICK HERE.

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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.

 

Book Giveaway – Coming Soon | by Linda Brendle

A Long and Winding RoadA Long and Winding Road, my memoir about the chaos of life on the road with two Alzheimer’s patients, will debut on July 1. Anaiah Press has planned lots of excitement during the twenty-three days leading up to the release, as well as the days following it.

On June 11, a giveaway of five ARCs (advanced reader’s copies) will be announced on the Anaiah Press website. On the same day, a video in which I give a short tour of our motor home, along with a few fun facts about our trip, will go live. I will publish more details here on Wednesday. (more…)

Book Trailer for A Long and Winding Road | by Linda Brendle

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Pardon me while I gush. Today I can finally share the wonderful video created by the incredibly talented Melinda Dozier at Anaiah Press. You’ll have to wait until July 1 to read my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, but this trailer will give you a sneak preview. (more…)

Hodge Podge Wednesday: Green Things and Other Stuff | by Linda Brendle

HodgepodgebuttonI enjoyed Hodge Podge Wednesday so much last week that I decided to participate again. Hodge Podge Wednesday is a weekly feature on Joyce Daley’s blog, From This Side of the Pond.  Thanks, Joyce, for another list of interesting questions and for providing the opportunity to learn about other bloggers.

1. March is known as the windy month. Which of the following phrases best fits your March so far…’throw caution to the wind’, ‘three sheets to the wind’, ‘run like the wind’, or ‘see which way the wind blows’?

So far, I’ve been running like the wind. More accurately, I’ve been sitting at my computer while my mind and my fingers have been in constant motion. First, I worked on edits for my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. My manuscript is now back in the capable hands of my editor, so I’ve been working on the A to Z April Blog Challenge. I’m hoping to get those posts written and scheduled in advance so next month can be a time to stop and smell the roses.

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