“Blue Hydrangeas” is a romance novel. A love story about Jack and Sara, a couple who shared their life for more than 45 years before Sara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and for the last decade since.
Sara has forgotten many things as Alzheimer’s erases her memory, but she hasn’t forgotten Jack or Blue Hydrangeas.
Blue Hydrangeas, is the name of their summer home on Cape Cod, once a flourishing Bed and Breakfast through lazy summer months. Now, Sara still prepares for those seasonal guests, cleaning and baking and wondering when the first visitors will arrive.
She searches the window hourly for favorite visitors from years gone by. Sara has forgotten that accept for the two of them, Sara and Jack, Blue Hydrangeas sits Silent and alone now–and in some disrepair.
Sara is happy, working and waiting, but Jack is torn. His feelings are a whirlwind spinning him dizzy.
He loves Sara more than anything and he wants to take care of her. Yet their son insists that Sara should be in a nursing home with professional care.
Their son, David, hates the thought of tearing Jack and Sara apart, yet he can see no other way to solve their dilemma.
“Mom would be better off in a nursing home, Dad.” David struggles to make his father see-the-light. “And you need rest, yourself. What about your heart… dad?” David reminds Jack of his recent hospitalization for heart problems and dire warning to take care of himself, too. Frankly, David thinks his father accepts too little respite-care as it is.
Jack remembers his promise to Sara. He hasn’t forgotten that he gave a solemn oath to never leave her, nor lock her away simply because she is ill. Jack meant that vow and intends to keep it now despite any heart problems.
He has choices to make…decisions about Sara, himself and the Blue Hydrangeas . I’m certain you’ll enjoy this book and learning how Jack handles this situation as much as I did. Read more…