Welcome to my stop on the My Dad My Dog blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
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.
Gosh, I loved this book. There’s so much here I could relate to with my own father having health difficulties in the last year. The only difference is my dad is a huge dog and animal lover, and I know he would love Rachel’s lab (I learned most of my animal loving ways from my dad, and I am so fortunate that he and my mom let us have so many animals growing up).
In this book, Rachel works to build a relationship between her dad and dog so that they can forge a bond in their aging process. The story is thoughtful and just as emotional as you imagine. I loved the characters. They are well-drawn and vividly real.
My review for this one is short, but my emotions run deep. This is a loving,, relatable, and moving tribute to aging parents and aging dogs. I’m grateful Rebecca shared this story with us.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
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. Please visit her at www.rebeccajwarner.com