Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there’s just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.
Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daugher, 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. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher.
A heartbreaking story. It’s a hideous disease Alzheimer’s, let alone getting it as young as Luke and Anna have in this story. I felt like it might have been an authentic storytelling, I teared up a number of times. I just loved the other characters in the care home, and I loved that Eve took her little girl there 🧡
The overall feel of the book was more-ish. I would have loved to have had the time to finish it in one sitting. I feel that story’s like this, pull you in because of their realism. It could happen to any of us, or has happened to any of us. I think that, is always a draw card.
I rated The Things We Keep: 4/5 🌟 🌟🌟🌟