• Publisher: All Things That Matter Press; First edition (August 21, 2014)
Cove Member Nicole Reviews—MONTPELIER TOMORROW!
ALS is a disease that can affect people of all ages and at any point in their lives. This novel reminds you of that and drags you along for an eye-opening experience of the disease.
Colleen Gallagher visits her daughter and son-in-law to celebrate the arrival of her new grandson and she's told that her son-in-law has been diagnosed with ALS and is declining in health quickly. She has some tough decisions about uprooting her life and putting her needs aside to help her daughter and grandkids by assisting to care for her SIL.
This book surprised me by being rough around the edges and more realistic with the inter-personal relationships than is normally demonstrated in a book with this heavy of a topic. Each character has inner turmoil that affects their relationships and how they deal with the illness.
I found myself tired of and resenting the characters selfishness throughout the book. At the end if the day, none of them were likable so I felt more for the kids in the book than I did for any of the characters that I got to know.
A twist at the end was worth sticking around for and finishing the novel.