Blue Hydrangeas: an Alzheimer’s love story by Marianne Sciucco

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Having spent a lifetime together, Sara and Jack, who run a successful bed-and-breakfast called Blue Hydrangeas refuse to acknowledge there may be a problem with Sara, until the time comes when they are forced to face the truth. When she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they are in denial, shocked, yet resolute, they have faced life together united for so long, that they are determined to continue to do so for as long as they can.

However, time takes its toll and after nine years, Jack, is not a well man himself and is finding himself under pressure from family and the medical staff to put Sara in a home, but can he?

This is a poignant love story, beautifully written. If you have ever nursed or known anyone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia this story will bring the memories flooding back. The effects on the loved ones, and family of caring for the sufferers is hard, both physically, and mentally, as they watch their loved ones memories go.

This is not a soppy romance, but rather, a true celebration of the love between two people. I have no doubt that it will make you smile, it will undoubtedly make you cry, but, this is an absolutely amazing story and I highly recommend it.

Author’s Website: http://mariannesciucco.blogspot.fr/

About the Author: I’m not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, I studied the craft of writing as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and briefly worked as a newspaper reporter in New England. To avoid poverty, I later became a nurse. In 2002, I began writing about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues. I’m a native Bostonian who loves Cape Cod but I make my home in upstate New York. When I’m not writing, I work as a campus nurse at a community college. To see what I’m up to visit MarianneSciucco.blogspot.com or find me on facebook, Twitter, and goodreads. You may also drop me a line at mariannesciucco@gmail.com.

Blue Hydrangeas is available from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook formats http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Hydrangeas-Alzheimers-love-story-ebook/dp/B00CHU571S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406554022&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+hydrangeas

 

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