Cover Reveal - A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love and Chaos

A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love and Chaos

Blurb: 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 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. 

Release Date: July 1, 2014

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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  1. Thank you with helping out again! We appreciate it.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to blog about Linda's wonderful book. I really hope people come to see the unique value offered in this book (there is a chance that any one of us could become a caregiver). So, I truly appreciate you helping us spread the word about it. Next big date: July 1st! This book will be a perfect way to gear up towards a celebration of freedom and independence. ;-)

  3. Sara, thank you so much for taking part in my cover reveal. I hope that sharing my story will help others who are already caring for loved ones or might one day find themselves in that situation. Helping others gives some meaning to the otherwise meaningless struggle Mom and Dad went through with Alzheimer's and dementia.