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A viral Ebook Still Time release Thrust into the chaos of her mother in law s hoarding and forgetfulness LDS church member

A viral Ebook Still Time release Thrust into the chaos of her mother in law s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who isThrust into the chaos of her mother in law s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who is distant As Aly s own life and relationship with her husband plunge out of control, she wonders if her faith will be enough to keep her family or herself from falling apart.Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman s faithful journey into the next phase of her life You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can.. The best Ebook Still Time Sometime realistic fiction turns me off because I read to escape real life, but I can't stop thinking about this one. Alyssa (Aly) finds herself in a world that has turned upside down. Sacrificing everything to help her family, she finds herself learning a lot about people, life in general, and herself.I could totally relate to some of this book. First of all, it starts out with Alyssa running an exercise class at the church. I do that! I knew right away that I would have some type of connection with her. My husband and I have talked about moving and seeing what this family went through made me realize how difficult it can be on the kids. I have a son who will be missionary age in less than two years now and even now he seems up and down--those struggles carry over, I'm sure. There were so many things that were similar to my life--crazy work and travel schedule for husband, distant teen daughter, picked on son, trying to balance church, motherhood, time for self, etc for the wife. Fortunately, my mother-in-law is perfectly fine, although she cared for her own mother-in-law who suffered from some health and memory problems (what a Saint!). I can't even imagine having to throw that into the mix.I love how strong Aly becomes, yet she's far from perfect. The chapter titles were very fitting and all had to do with time. I loved how everything ended up--it was just right for the story. Content: Clean!
Still Time by Jean Hegland An Elegant, Insightful Story Still Time follows the mental demise of a devoted Shakespeare scholar as he descends into Alzheimer s The book makes use of Shakespearean themes, characters and language that lend a modicum of sanity and guidance to a man as he struggles with his past, present and lack of future. Still Time Still Time A Novel Kindle edition by Hegland, Jean Nov , The story of an imperfect father and a wounded daughter s efforts to reconnect, Still Time is a rare novel that celebrates redemption and ends on a resounding note of hope, reminding us that there is always time to live fully and love deeply, so long as we are alive. Still Time Kindle edition by Beuchat Hoagland, Maria Jul , Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman s faithful journey into the next phase of her life You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can. Still Time by Maria Hoagland Jul , Still Time is an insightful novel that sheds light on the plight of the sandwich generation, those among us working, raising children, and caring for a parent or parents with Alzheimer s or other serious health concerns Alyssa and her family relocate a thousand miles to take care of her recently widowed mother in law suffering with dementia. Still Time Home Facebook Still Time K likes Since forming in , Still Time has made the transition from local notoriety to a rapidly growing regional and national presence

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  • Maria Hoagland Post author

    When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found walking barefoot in soft grass, remodeling houses with her husband, or enjoying campfires with their three children She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod Maria earned her degree at Brigham Young University.

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  • Sometime realistic fiction turns me off because I read to escape real life, but I can t stop thinking about this one Alyssa Aly finds herself in a world that has turned upside down Sacrificing everything to help her family, she finds herself learning a lot about people, life in general, and herself.I could totally relate to some of this book First of all, it starts out with Alyssa running an exercise class at the church I do that I knew right away that I would have some type of connection with h [...]


  • 4 stars, and that s coming from someone who normally doesn t like women s fiction This one was different enough from my life that it was interesting, but close enough to the experiences of friends and family members that it felt real Allyson and her family move from a small town in Texas to Boise, Idaho to help care for her aging mother in law Taking care of someone with Alzheimers is hard enough, but her two kids still at home have some challenges adjusting to new schools and new friends at chu [...]


  • Still Time is an insightful novel that sheds light on the plight of the sandwich generation, those among us working, raising children, and caring for a parent or parents with Alzheimer s or other serious health concerns Alyssa and her family relocate a thousand miles to take care of her recently widowed mother in law suffering with dementia The family juggles many issues familiar to most of us kids in high school, middle school, or church service, all with their own difficulties and frustrations [...]


  • PHENOMENAL WRITING You are quickly pulled into the storywanting to know what happens next In life we have a beginning time, a middle time, and an end timeIt is in the middle time that Alyssa finds herself nowThe middle time of lifeD the middle time of care givingStill taking care of her childrend now taking care of her parent her mother in law Life gets even crazier as she finds that her son is struggling, and she has to move her family to a new state with new schools, and her mother in law is s [...]


  • I want to start by saying I really loved the titles of the chapters in this book, each a phrase about time, so clever I love the characters in this book, Alyssa, or Aly, is really an amazing woman, willing to do what she knows that she needs to do for the woman who raised her son and she herself had called mom for many years I really enjoyed the peeks into Ruth s mind as well, even though she was confused about the people and world around her I can t imagine having to do what Aly had to, give up [...]


  • This book was not what I expected it was so much Although my children are still very young, I was still able to relate to Alyssa and her everyday struggles I loved watching how she and her family grew and developed throughout the story I was honestly sad when the book ended, because I wanted I wanted to know what was next for each character The first time the chapter switched point of view, I was admittedly turned off by it I was comfortable being inside Alyssa s head But as soon as I got used [...]


  • LDS Women s Fiction The characters seemed so genuine to me as I read this story I swear they could have been my next door neighbors, they were so real This is a well edited book about Alzheimer s, hording, moms of missionaries, cross country moves, taking care of the elderly, and fitting in at school It follows the life of Alyssa who is juggling family, caregiving of her mother in law, finding her niche in a new town and neighborhood, and keeping her sanity Time doesn t allow her to be everythin [...]


  • This is the first of Maria s books I have reviewed It took me a while to get used to reading a book written in first person In the end though, I felt like I could connect with the characters and the story well Aly was one brave woman to tackle taking care teenagers and her mother in law at the same time It was nice to read that she had the same feelings and thoughts I would have had in those situations She was far patient than I would have been though My favorite line from the book was, If you [...]


  • The family who moves in just weeks to become caretakers to a mom and grandma with Alzheimer s has no idea that the crises ahead will come from multiple directions Hoagland carries the reader through the realities of the day to day life of a caretaker with depth and understanding I appreciated her characters who changed and grew as a result A wonderful perspective to add to shelves of LDS fiction.


  • Probably the lamest book I have ever read The sentences were choppy, the story had no flow, I felt it started right in the middle of a cliff notes version There is a misunderstanding in a family and a husband who skips church and some cookies are made and grandma has dementia I can t even write a smooth review because the story was so disjointed No language, no sex, no violence.


  • Heart warming But characters and difficult issues were just glossed over Also, it felt like she tried to tackle too much in too short a novel There were a lot of good things and real struggles we deal with, often at the same time like in this story, but it just felt rushed and riddled with holes.I think my favorite book about dealing with alzheimers is Still Alice.






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