Monday, April 22, 2013

Field of DaisiesField of Daisies by Barbara Hattemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Field of Daisies by Barbara Hattemer

I loved the cover of this book and the romance story sounded like it would be great about Lans and Andrea meeting as young children and going on to become so much more then friends.
But....the main story is about Alzheimer disease and Barbara tells it well because her family had it -generational.
The farm is an important part of the family where the children met and where they married in a field of daisies, so romantic..
Andrea and Lans fathers were business men and always working and or gone on business trips.  The families had wealth and all the things monies could buy but never enough "family time together".
This was one of the things Lans and Andrea had in comon and it was a part of why their friendship was so important.
They saw one another very little growing up yet a bond had been forged when they met at the farm and they never forgot one another.  Growing into teens and then into the college years they knew there was a special bond between them and they would one day be together.
Lans was a serious young man and Andrea was full of fun and happiness, they seem to balance each other.
After marriage they had two children and lived the good life and when her father invited Lans to become a partner in his firm it looked like life could not get any better.
They moved back to Pa and lived near the farm where they went with the children on many mini vacations where the family was together.  but soon Andrea's father died and Lans had full run of business and was busier then ever.
When Andrea found out her mother had alzheimers she spent more and more time helping her and less with her husband who was devastated she would choose her mother over him.
I hope you will read and understand all that life entailed for this mother and daughter to walk this journey and how it affected the family.  Andrea's faith waivered and she spent much time in fear that she too would catch this disease and knew her husband would not be there for her.
I loved reading the scriptures about Blessings and healing, We need our Fathers guidance daily to walk through a journey such as this one.

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1 comment:

  1. Ah 5 out of 5, you don't do that often.
    Alzheimer disease, very sad. My daughter works in a home for Alzheimer residents. She loves it but I don't know if I could do it.
    Sounds like a great book, nice review.