There are two professions which for the most part seem to be dominated by women. The first is teaching and the second is nursing, both of which require some sort of commitment and compassion which women tend to show more readily then men.
From my own experience, I had a first-grade teacher, who I found out later in life, never married or had children, and had been there practically since the day the school first opened. Twelve years later, when I became a senior in high school, there was a teacher’s strike in NYCity and I met a group of teachers walking the picket line outside the junior high [middle] school I went to. It turns out they taught at the public/grade school, and while talking to them I found my teacher had died in the beginning of the year, and despite of having retired and being around 74, she still came to school every day to help in the same classroom she’d taught. I guess she looked at the students there as her children; and teaching them was in her blood.
The Kim in this story, is a Registered Nurse, a profession she’s been in and has devoted most of her working life to. And like any of us who have reached a certain age, Kim is being to think about retirement and to forget about the daily grind which needs to be faced each day. With retirement, we can share her desire to start scratching off all those items we’d love to do, but never had the time.
But, as far as Kim is concerned, fate had some other plans in store for her other than simply enjoying retirement. Fate it seems wants her to look after two elderly individuals. On one hand, you’ve got a spirited elderly woman by the name of Beatrice; and the other hand you’ve got a self-sufficient, set in his ways individual by the name of Bill, who’s obsessed with the events of his life and now has succumbed to ALS. Along with this, when Kim finds out these two haven’t spoken to each other in years, her compassion apparently wants her to get involve here as well.
Having worked in a hospital environment for over 33 years I can see why
Kim’s compassion towards helping others is still part of her nature, and why she still desires to help these two individuals with their medical issues, which she does,
I love the fact the action takes place in the Adirondack region of New York State, as the Lake George area is where my dear OH and I have missed going to for as a vacation getaway for the last several years. So, if you’re looking for a quick read which could warm the cockles of your heart, then check this book out; I have and is why I’ve given this endeavor my Ms. Coote 5 STARS.
Kim, an RN, who has dedicated most of her life in the caring of others, has now come to realize that she should start thinking of retiring and leaving that part of her life behind her. Kim now wants to fulfill her dream while she still can in order to enjoy the rest of her life. While doing so, she finds herself once again involved in the caring of two people, Beatrice, an elderly yet feisty woman, whose life consisted of many personal tragedies and Bill, a strong and proud minded man, whose past haunts him and who is now stricken with a debilitating disease. Beatrice and Bill haven't spoken to each other in years and while Kim can help them physically, emotionally they will have to heal themselves. A sweet and tender story of dedication, love and forgiving that will warm your heart.
About the Author
Jacqueline Coote is an author of women's fiction. Her books are encouraging and enlightening for women of all ages, in order that they may follow their hearts and fulfill their lifelong dreams.