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Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.

When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. @goodreads



This book was so sad in so many ways, but there were bright parts as well.

Anna is only 38-years-old and has Alzheimer's. Her brother puts her in an assisted living facility for senior citizens, Rosalind House. But Anna isn't the only younger person there with dementia, there is Luke. He is 41 and has what is called frontotemporal dementia, this affects his speech and word production.

Anna and Luke hit it off and everything is working beautifully for them until the families try to separate them. This is where it gets sad and where I get so mad at people trying to ruin the lives of others. I know it's just a story, but still.

Then you have Eve who comes to work for Rosalind House after it's the only place she can work as a cook. Eve is actually a chef but due to some things her husband did, it's hard for her to get a job and take care of her and sweet Clementine, her daughter.

Eve starts to love it at the facility and that is only because of all the patients. She befriends some of them and so does Clem (her daughter). She also has a little romance trying to sprout with the gardener, Angus.

I loved the story so much. The people are so sweet and I loved the way the author wrote this book. There is also some evilness with bullying in school, which I can't stand!!!

I recommend this to anyone that wants to read something sweet, uplifting, sad, heartbreaking, and promising all in one book.

*I would like to thank NETGALLEY and ST. MARTIN'S PRESS for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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