LEFT: A Love Story by Mary Hogan& GIVEAWAY

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When life falls apart, a little fantasy goes a long way…

LEFT: A Love Story (WilliamMorrow) tackles an issue many of us are facing, either as the sufferer of dementia or as the caretaker. It’s a modern love story that takes a realistic look at an aging marriage. LEFT is a quick read that leaves a permanent mark on your heart.

It started as a dream vacation in Spain, with Fay and Paul enjoying all the delights of a European holiday. A respected New York City judge, Paul has always been the man Fay can rely on, no matter what. When he inexplicably disappears from a Barcelona street corner, Fay knows something is terribly wrong. Once reunited, Paul shrugs off the episode as a simple misunderstanding—but Fay suspects her almost perfect life has taken a dark and sudden turn.

Soon there are more signs that Paul is beginning to change. Bouts of forgetfulness lead to mistakes in the courtroom. Simple tasks cause unexplainable outbursts of anger. Fay’s worst suspicions are realized when she learns her husband—her rock, her love, her everything—is succumbing to the ravages of dementia.

As her husband transforms before her very eyes, Fay copes with her fears by retreating into a fantasy life filled with promise instead of pain. In Fay’s invented world, she imagines herself living a glamorous life free from heartache, with a handsome neighbor she barely knows rescuing her from a future she can’t accept.

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 Mary Hogan is the bestselling author of TWO SISTERS and the historical novel, THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO.

 Mary’s fiction career began in the Young Adult genre. Her seven teenage novels include: THE SERIOUS KISS, PERFECT GIRL, PRETTY FACE and the SUSANNA Series.

 Her books combine humor with real-life drama–stories ranging from growing up in an alcoholic family (THE SERIOUS KISS) to being a curvy girl in body-obsessed Los Angeles (PRETTY FACE)  to the perils of a family full of secrets in the bestselling novel, TWO SISTERS. THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO is a tale of class and catastrophe, based on the true story of one of the largest disasters in American history: The Johnstown Flood. This epic novel, set in the Gilded Age, is eerily resonant today.

Mary has also written for several national magazines. Currently, Mary’s novel TWO SISTERS is in the works to be made into a movie. Stay tuned…

On a personal note, Mary lives in New York City with her husband, actor Robert Hogan, and their freckly Catahoula rescue, Lucy. Woof.

http://www.maryhogan.com

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about your experience with dementia or Alzheimers disease. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck. Have a happy 4th of July.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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14 thoughts on “LEFT: A Love Story by Mary Hogan& GIVEAWAY

  1. Oh this book sounds amazing! My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and watched her gradually get worse while my mom watched her. It was hard for me to understand till I was older what was going on.

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  2. 30+ years ago, one of my first patients in nurses’ training was in the final stages of Alzheimers. So heartbreaking. I also used to care for many patients with dementia/Alzeimers when I was a practicing nurse. Families were always so apologetic, we were attempting to preserve dignity.

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  3. So want to read this! My Mom had Alzheimer’s disease and so did my husband’s grandmother. Watching them decline was one of the hardest things we ever did.

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  4. Alzheimers is such a cruel disease. I have a family member who is in the beginning stages. It saddens me to know it will only get worse. I don’t think there is any way to prepare yourself for what’s to come. I would love to read this book.

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  5. When I was younger I worked in a nursing home and took care of many people at many stages of Alzheimer’s. Some of the beightest minds were lost to this terrible disease. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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  6. I have worked in the health care field and seen this disease effect many people’s lives. Fortunately no one in my family has developed it yet but it is heartbreaking to see so many others families having to lose their loved ones in this manner.

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