About the Book
When she moves her Alzheimer’s-afflicted dad into the home she shares with her husband and elderly dog, Rachel Morgan expects some complications, but she never imagines the biggest one will occur on the first day, threatening her best-intentioned caregiving plans.
Her normally sweet-natured dad–a former mailman who experienced too many run-ins with biting dogs–is adamant about wanting nothing to do with her big black Labrador. But as Rachel tends to the escalating physical and emotional needs of each, she notices the striking similarities in their aging processes, and realizes these two souls whom she loves deeply are on the same journey.
With time working against her, Rachel must find a way to transform their uneasy truce into a trusting companionship. In doing so, she hopes to make their shared journey less lonely and frightening–and more bearable for those who must someday let them go.
Going into this book I knew it would be an emotional and beautiful read. Everything just comes to life as you flip through the pages and dive into the story. And with the prevalence of Alzheimers in society this is a story that nearly everyone can connect with. It’s just such a poignant and timely book and I really enjoyed being able to sit down and take some time with it.
Be prepared when going into this book and have a stack of tissues at the ready if you cry even remotely easily. This is such a powerful book and you’ll need that at least at some point. The characters are all just so relatable and you’ll easily become invested in their experiences and interactions.
I don’t often read books about dogs, especially aging ones, because they’re always so sad. But this was a book I couldn’t pass up. It is heartwarming and sad all at the same time but it’s one of those books that just makes you feel like it was an important read. And it is also a read that will stick with you for a long time after you’ve finished.
About the Author
Following a successful career in banking, Rebecca Warner pursued her dream of
writing with the publication of her first book, the two-time award-winning political thriller, Moral Infidelity. Her follow-up, Doubling Back To Love, was included in the popular romantic anthology, Peace, Love and Romance. Her third book, He’s Just A Man, offers self-help advice for women seeking healthy relationships. Rebecca newest book, MY DAD MY DOG, will be published by Black Rose Writing on 11/19/20. Rebecca lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, Jason, and their lively, stumpy-tailed cattle dog, Chance. She loves dancing–from ballet to Carolina beach shag–foreign travel and spending time in nature.
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