I have mixed feelings about announcing the release of the third and final Life at Cove Creek novel entitled Final Grace for Reverend G. I hate for this series to end! I have been blessed by these books written by R.J. Thesman that follows a woman who suffers from Alzheimers. It has been both heartrending and a joy to follow the title character’s journey through dementia, but I would never call it depressing. It is a brilliant portrayel of the person behind the disease and I recommend the three book series to all who know someone with Alzheimers. Here is my review of book 3:
A brilliant word crafter, author RJ Thesman completes her Reverend G series with a story that will touch your spirit and enlighten your understanding of the disease known as Alzheimers.
Final Grace for Reverend G is the third and final segment that details the journey of dementia that impacts the Reverend as well as those who love her. The three book series, including The Unraveling of Reverend G and Intermission for Reverend G, is written entirely from the point of view of a former minister who now suffers from dementia. Although her story is fiction, author Thesman has done her research well and clearly depicts the physical, spiritual and emotional odyssey of brain cells rapidly declining and destroying the main character’s ability to function.
This third book covers the later stages of this illness. While I expected to find this final episode extremely painful, it also provided moments of hilarity that had me laughing out loud. Mostly, it elicited tears from this reader as my heart ached for each and every character whose loss I felt deeply.
This entire series deserves five plus stars. I would recommend the story of Reverend G to every family whose loved one has dementia and to every caregiver who will ever work with Alzheimers patients. It is a truly uniquely look at this illness, that will open the eyes of many. Bravo, to author Thesman!
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RJ Thesman has been a writer since she flipped open her Red Chief tablet and scribbled her first story. As the author of Life at Cove Creek Series, Thesman speaks on the subject of caregiving and what to do when life unravels. Thesman is also a certified writing coach and Program Director at GateWay of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps hurting women. Thesman enjoys teaching workshops and helps beginning writers birth their words. She is the mother of an adult son and enjoys reading, gardening and cooking – especially anything with blueberries. Thesman lives in the heartland of Kansas with her son and an elderly cat.