Autumn Macarthur has taken a subject that affects millions of Americans and has addressed it head-on through the life of the main character–Sarah Browne–in “A Lesson in Love.”
Sarah’s mother, Isabel, who is now 57. has early-onset Alzheimer’s. Sarah has cared for her since she was twenty. She has put everything in her life on hold except for getting her teaching degree. She has definitely decided no dating, no falling in love and no marriage. Then along comes Fraser Maclean. And the rest, as they say, is history.
What makes this book so relevant and important are the glimpses into the life of a caregiver of a person with Alzheimer’s. The glimpses are so realisitic that this reviewer wonders if they are written from personal experience. At the very least, a great deal of research went into this aspect of the book and the knowledge gained was quite interesting. One hopes that one will never need to use that knowledge, but at least one has it,
I highly recommend this book. Not only was the romance portion most enjoyable, but there were valuable lessons learned in “A Lesson in Love.”
I was not compensated for this review and the opinions expressed here are my own.