Category: Spiritual Health and Self
Regular price: $4.99
Deal price: $0.99
Deal starts: April 27, 2021
Deal ends: April 27, 2021
"Some women play bingo and go quietly into the night. My mother steals cars and breaks out of Alzheimer's units."
From USA TODAY bestselling Author Lynne Gentry comes this heartwarming peek inside a mother/daughter relationship turned upside down.
My aging mother is proof that not every southern woman is sweet tea and sympathy. Momma can't remember which road to take when she has to drive from her ranch to the small town where she grew up. But she can recount every detail of the day I broke her heart. Her inability to forgive me has made her as crusty as the tiny fossils that cover the river's limestone bluffs. After wasting twenty-five years trying to chip away this hurt, I finally decided it was just easier to stay away.
Then Momma fell and broke her hip. I flew home to try to mend fences with her one more time. Her refusal to let me take her back to Washington DC to convalesce left me no choice but to leave her in an assisted living center in Texas. I regret telling her that I thought her memory lapses meant it was time to sell the ranch. The moment she was strong enough to manipulate her walker, she stole a car and broke out of rehab. Just to prove me wrong. Again.
Now Momma is missing and I'm sandwiched between two impossible choices: stay in DC with my troubled teenager or go to Texas to find my demented mother. Either way, I feel like I've already lost.
The story of the Slocum women is the story many of us are facing. Navigating the care of an aging parent while parenting our own children is never easy. Some days you just have to laugh to keep from crying.
This series serves up a generous helping of laughs and hope. It's a touching addition to your collection of southern small-town, generational authors like Ann B. Ross, Jan Karon, and Beth Hoffman.
"Gentry's small-town series is a masterful peek into what it takes to resuscitate a mother-daughter relationship." ~Amazon Reviewer
"Series sparkles with humor, heart, and southern charm." ~Amazon Reviewer
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#2 Shoes to Fill
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