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Here for You

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Here for You is a beautifully written romance.  Well crafted believable characters and a plot that will bring you to tears.  I received an advance ebook from the publisher and this is my unbiased review.
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Here's for You is a nice solid read. Three sisters rotate caring for their ailing elderly relative. Rachel, the youngest, feels she has been cheated the most since her great aunt has been very difficult. The care rotation shifts back to another sister in Nashville and Rachel meets a local minister, Nicholas. The romance between them is sweet and steady. Rachel faces a major life hurdle but prevails with Nicholas at her side. The themes of family, friends, faith, and hope are prevalent.
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Pat Simmons is releasing her second novel in the Family is Forever Series, and I stayed up way too late last night to read the whole book in one sitting.  It is just that engrossing and compelling to read.  Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a man with a melodic voice to read scripture to you.

Aunt Tweet was introduced in the first book of this series, Lean on Me, as she was beginning her descent into dementia.  In this book, her deterioration comes quickly, but not before Tabitha calls a church near Rachel to send a minister to pray for Rachel and Aunt Tweet.  The minister who shows up at the door is Nicholas Adams, a fine looking man with a gentle way about him and a deep faith.  He reads Psalm 23 for Aunt Tweet and when he comes to the verse about the valley of the shadow of death, Rachel breaks down.  She knows she is losing Aunt Tweet and she doesn't cope well at all.

Through the prayer ministry of the church, Rachel is introduced to some people who will become so important to her, especially Mother Jenkins.  Mother Jenkins is a "take no prisoners" kind of woman who talks to God with expectation.  She is also protective of  Minister Adams, and warns him away from "Jezebels" who would destroy him.

Pat has shown through this novel that life is messy, even the Christian life.  It comes with no promises of a rosy, well-ordered being that glides right on through to eternity.  Almost immediately after surrendering her life to Christ, Rachel finds a lump in her breast that sends her on a tailspin into depression and denial, but Nicholas' steadfast presence in her life keeps her from capsizing entirely.  I loved the way Pat handled Rachel's illness and her responses to the diagnosis and treatment.  Rachel's actions and reactions were real for the situations she was involved in.  Nicholas' attitudes and dedication to Rachel made him the perfect match for her, especially the way he kept her family in the loop about her health and well-being. 

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, but the reader will want to have a free afternoon/evening to read it.  It is just that enthralling.

SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca and provided the copy I read for this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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This is second in the Family is Forever series. 
Story starts out with fun loving-party girl Rachael Knicely putting her life on hold for 6 months as she Rachael and her sisters are taking turns as caregivers for their beloved great aunt, Aunt Tweet who has Alzheimer’s. 
Rachael’s sister Tabitha turns to Minister Nicholas Adams for spiritual help.
Although Nick feels a connection to Rachel, he keeps a respectful distance. 
Soon Rachel finds herself in the situation from being a caretaker to now needing a caregiver.

This story is about the family bond of love and friendship in good as well as hard times.
Those who follow Christian spiritual stories as well first timers who are interested in reading a story about love and Christ’s healing will enjoy this emotional story.
Note: I always enjoy reading the Author’s Notes. I feel like I am getting the “Inside scoop” on and the author’s research and inspiration for their stories.

Want to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for this early release granted to me in exchange for an honest professional review. 
Publishing Release Date scheduled for September 1, 2020
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I received this book as an early copy from NetGalley.   This is the second book dealing with the kNicely Sisters. This time we dive more into Rachel KNicely. The KNicely sisters are revolving caretakers for their aunt tweet and now its Rachel's turn. Aunt Tweet suffers from dementia/Alzheimers.  Aunt Tweet quickly detoriates in this book and feeling that her sister needs prayer Her sissy Tabitha calls on a local church to send  someone to pray for her family. In walks Nicholas Adams. From meeting the Pastor this book takes off. I laughed, I cried, I felt all kinds of emotions reading this book and you will too.  There are periods of sadness and but the thing that resonated with me is even though this is a Christian book.  It was not overly preachy. I enjoyed this book immensely and can't wait for Kym Knicely's story.
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First read by this author but it will not be my last.  The book opens with three sisters who are taking care of their Aunt Tweet who has  Alzheimer's.  It is Rachael's turn to care for her aunt.  Rachel 's  sister Tabitha calls the church and asks that a preacher visits her Aunt.  Nick is the visiting  preacher and makes a connection with Rachael .  As time passes Nick is attracted to Rachael.  After her aunt passes away Nick is still there for Rachael.  As their relationship grows Rachael has a serious health crisis.  What will happen to their relationship ?  Who will be there, and who will Rachael let in ?  What will happen?  Read this wonderful book and find out.  Thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this book.
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Rachel refuses to accept that her great aunt Priscilla is dying .  Priscilla is eighty five years old. She has Alzheimer's. She is very important to the sisters .  I liked how Priscilla was cared for.Nicholas is a project manager and a minister. Nicholas is called to visit Priscilla. Rachel is a civil engineer which I liked. I loved the faith Nicholas had. I thought Nicholas was a bit judgemental about Rachel's appearance while was slow paced the connection between Rachel and Nicholas. Nicholas was being respectful of Priscilla's death but I loved when he made the first move.I felt saddened by Rachel's breast cancer fear but it added a extra element to the story.I loved Rachel and felt for her but some of her feelings and lack of faith was frustrating.
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"Here for You" by Pat Simmons is a story about love, faith, and resilience. 

Successful career woman by day and fun-loving party girl by night, Rachel Knicely adores her beloved Aunt Tweet, but is challenged when Alzheimer's tightens its grip on the elderly woman. Being a caregiver exposes Rachel's insecurities but opens the door to a new relationship with God. Minister Nicholas Adams offers her godly guidance and friendship, but is it the wrong time for them to explore the possibility of a deeper connection?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an excellent follow-up to the first book in the series. The author's insight into human nature allows the reader to accompany the main female character on a journey of ups and downs as she struggles to walk the thin line between faith and fear. 

The characters were likeable and relatable, and I definitely saw some similarities between myself and Rachel in her attempts to apply what she has read in the Bible to her actual, everyday life. It underscores the need to read and know the Bible for oneself. While it's important to lean on others stronger in the faith, there comes a time when we must "know that we know that we know" God for ourselves. Our eternal lives depend on it. 

This book is intended for a Christian audience. Those who are not interested in Christ's redemptive power will most likely not enjoy this novel. It will definitely be a blessing to those who read it. I look forward to the next installment in the series.
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I was so glad that I was chosen to read this. The characters are relatable and their journey towards finding love is so precious and dear. This story has it all. There are elements of faith and love interwoven in every thread.
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I loved this story about Rachel's time with Aunt Tweet.This is the story of 3 sisters who each take a turn at keeping her for 6 months related to the fact that she can no longer take care of herself. Aunt Tweet is in Nashville with Rachel and at this point she is in the last stage of Alzheimer's.  Rachel's sister Tabitha calls the church in Nashville to arrange that a preacher visit with her. Nick is the one who visits but he has a connection with Rachel . Read this to see how it turns out. Aunt Tweet passes away and Nick is there for Rachel and her family. He even flies to St Louis for the funeral. Just as Rachel and  Nick's relationship starts to grow she develops Stage I breast cancer.. Follow there journey as they fall in love. It is one you won't forget anytime soon. A GREAT READ.
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