Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story by registered nurse and author Marianne Sciucco, is now available on Amazonb Canada.
Middletown, NY, January 13, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story by registered nurse and author Marianne Sciucco, is now available on Amazonb Canada in both Kindle and paperback.
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the author is offering discounted Kindle downloads through January 31.
Blue Hydrangeas, rated 4.8 stars by Amazon readers, is the story of Jack and Sara Harmon, retired Cape Cod innkeepers from the fictional town of Falmouthport. A nursing facility is everyone's solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can'tbear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving complicated by her progressingb Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, Jack finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. However, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.
Sciucco penned the novel based on her experiences as a registered nurse and case manager working with dementia patients and their families in a Middletown, New York hospital and several area nursing homes.
“The story is not about any one particular couple or family,” Sciucco says, “but is more a composite of the many patients and families I met through my work, although one patient in particular did inspire the plot.”
“This is a very moving story of love and commitment that is beautifully told by this talented author.”
“I was immediately drawn into reading about this family, leaving me with a
heavy heart and much to think about.”
“So beautifully written, so tender, so real.”
“This beautifully written and poignant story captures you from page one and takes you on a sad, incredible, and beautiful journey.”
“Reading this lovely book has been a gift indeed.”