Title: My Rock Tabitha
Author: Pat Simmons
Publisher: Generations Quest
Number of Pages: 314
About The Author:
Pat Simmons has penned more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
About This Book:
Every Caregiver needs a Caregiver…Three sisters living in three different cities (Baltimore, St. Louis, and Nashville) make a pact to share responsibilities for their aging relative after authorities find Aunt Tweet across state lines. Her destination had been a neighborhood grocery store. The siblings soon learn the definition of caregiver includes a cup full of patience, a slight sense of humor, and when to cry out for help.
Women juggle between career and family all the time, but Tabitha Knicely (St. Louis) is struggling to find a balance. Romance is the last thing she’s trying to add to her list. The Aunt Tweet she knew all her life is not the same one who is residing in her home when she accepts the role as a caregiver for six months.
Overwhelmed can’t begin to describe her emotions. Marcus Whittington is an opinionated, successful business owner, but he has a soft side when it comes to the elderly. They remind him of good memories of his grandparents.
When Aunt Tweet is the mystery woman who stakes out his porch, he becomes concerned that she is not being taken care of properly. He sheds his misconceptions about what Tabitha isn’t doing right when he discovers that every caregiver needs a caregiver. Marcus knows in order to win Tabitha’s heart; he has to charm Aunt Tweet’s too.
My Rock Tabitha Book Review
Pat Simmons has done an outstanding job in penning this wonderful Christian novel. This story really hit home because I have family members who are caring for someone with dementia. “My Rock Tabitha” is about a young woman who has to care for her aunt who has dementia/Alzheimer. Tabitha finds herself trying to multi tasks her job, caring for her aunt, balance a relationship and just trying to survive everyday life. This is a subject that really happens with so many individuals are faced with. Sometimes caregivers go through a lot and the question comes to mind “Who is going to be there for them”?
In “My Rock Tabitha”, Tabitha discovered that she was able to do a lot with a great support system (Marcus and Ava Elise) and when she allows God into her life and direct her path. Marcus was sent by God. Everybody needs someone likes Marcus in their life. I love reading about the character of Aunt Tweet and I am looking forward to reading Rachel’s story. Ms. Simmons pulled out different type of emotions with this narrative. This story will cause you to shed tears, get angry, laugh and rejoice. The attention spent on the very minute details of the life of a person suffering with Alzheimer’s and their caregiver makes the story very realistic – you will feel like you are there with the characters and not just reading a story. Excited to see how the next sister handles being a caregiver and who will she find love with. Looking forward to seeing how Christ becomes a part of her life. Aunt Tweet is a matchmaker in disguise. This is an excellent book that handles the real life situations with truth and spiritual love. Please let join in the fight to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. If you know someone or yourself have family dealing with this disease please reach out to get help. You don’t have to do it alone alz.org. #ENDALZ