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Christmas Hotel Book Six: Christmas Hotel Reunion -- EPUB

  • A mega-reunion is planned at Christmas Hotel. Christopher has heart problems. Jerilyn has Alzheimer's. Christopher fears Jerilyn out-living him and reluctantly considers a nursing home.
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Release Date:
September 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781682941157
Cover Artist:
Gwen Phifer

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A mega-reunion is planned at Christmas Hotel. Previous guests are invited from all over the world. In the midst of this event, Christopher worries for Jerilyn's safety. She has Alzheimer's. Christopher has severe heart problems.

On a short vacation, Jerilyn becomes violent and doesn't know Christopher. When they return home, Jerilyn leaves in the middle of a frigid night in her nightgown. Fearing she could out-live him, Christopher worries about her future care and considers a local nursing home. How can two people who have adored each other for fifty-seven years be separated?

With the Alzheimer's spinning out of control, withdrawing from family, having to be watched every minute, Christopher's grieving heart is in turmoil. Their children and grandchildren lament over Jerilyn not knowing them. Christopher needs to make the nursing home decision soon. Christopher prays for one last cognizant moment with Jerilyn. Only faith and prayer will save them.

Excerpt

Christopher awakened first on the morning he would preach at the nine o'clock Sunday worship service. "I guess I'll start a pot of coffee." He chuckled. "They say when you talk to yourself you're getting old… just don't answer. Oh well, I may be getting old."

When the coffee was ready, he poured a cup and sat at the kitchen table. He sipped his coffee, read a passage in his Bible, his devotional, then bowed his head. Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the long and wonderful life You have given me. Words can't express the love I have for You, for Jerilyn, my children, their spouses, my grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I know this old heart of mine will give out someday. The heart attack weakened it. I'm asking for a special blessing on Jerilyn, a blessing of which she'll be okay if I'm gone before her.

He stopped a moment and wiped the tear trailing down his cheek. I suppose okay isn't the word for someone with Alzheimer's, so how about content and well-cared for? I know our children will love her and provide for her needs, but it won't be the same as me being there for her. I love her, Lord, and our fifty-seventh wedding anniversary is coming up on New Year's Eve. Do You think we could have a few more days or even hours together in which Jerilyn knows me? I've watched her deteriorate rapidly this month. I'd love to spend a few hours with my lovely wife. It's my prayer, Lord.

Footsteps sounded on the stairs, he turned, and looked at the kitchen clock. Six o'clock. Chris and Lori Anna had left for Christmas Hotel, and the grandchildren didn't get up this early during Christmas break. So, it must be Jerilyn. The kitchen door opened.

"Where am I?"

He sighed when he heard the question.

Jerilyn looked around the room. Even in her nightgown with uncombed hair, she was still the most beautiful woman he knew. His heart swelled with love.

She stared at Christopher and asked, "Who are you?"

The heart-breaking question. There was no improvement with this disease. She had progressively gotten worse. Lord, help me. I don't want to put Jerilyn in the nursing home, but I fear for her safety. Help me decide what's right for her.


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  1. A great wrap up to a wonderful series 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Sep 2017

    Christmas Hotel Reunion by Saundra Staats McLemore brings together a cast of characters that have traveled through this heartwarming series. As they gather together for a special Christmas reunion, all doesn't go as smoothly as you would hope.

    Once again, Staats develops depth to the main characters as Alzheimer's threatens to take control and touch many family lives during this devastating time. Families rally together, but will they be successful in their endeavor to complete the major event they planned so diligently for?

    This was a bitter sweet story, and without giving away any spoilers, there were many surprises that I never dreamed would have happened. A great wrap up to a wonderful series. Well done!



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