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  • Slightly Dented Halos
  • L.A. Jackson
  • English
  • 05 July 2014

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  1. Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews says:

    May have slight spoilers Slightly Dented Halos is a true accounting of the author's life after inviting her elderly in laws to come live in her home It spans over a five and half year course of their time togetherI absolutely loved Ms Jackson's Slightly Dented Halos I have never been one to really read true life accounts but this was one that the description just caught my attention and would not let goI felt so many emotions through out reading this novel curiosity intrigue amusement shocked and sadness enough to tear up near the end I had to sympathize with LA in parts of the novel as I could hardly imagine how she felt even with the dialogue But there were parts between Betts the mother in law and LA that I could not help laughing aboutThis book to me hardly felt like one Ms Jackson really brought it to life making me feel I was sitting beside her while she spoke itThe emotion of the book as I said before was bountiful It was very real the difficulties endured by in laws and LA and her husband Reed Gus Betts husband was mostly wheelchair bound after having a stroke at the age of 29 Betts was veryeverywhere She was very much devoted to the Lord and as sweet and generous as anyone could beThe author recounts some stories of elderly care in the novel with them as well She also goes into some of the conflict and difficulties of putting family members in a nursing homeIn this novel I saw LA and her husband do something that I don't believe most people would do for their elderly parents in laws or otherwise I saw them take in two people who was in need of physicalemotional help and needed the stability and love of their family around them It was truly an engrossing read and something I will not forgetI would recommend this novel to anyone I received an Ebook copy of this book for free to review from the authorpublisher

  2. Dana Burgess Dana Burgess says:

    I am sure that L A Jackson and her family have earned their halos and not the dented kind It takes a special sort of angel to invite her aging in laws to live with her This short book covers the span of five years living with and caring for aging parents but it is not the sappy self promoting or self pitying drivel you might expectMs Jackson's writing style reminds me a lot of the late great Erma Bombeck am I dating myself with that statement?? There is no plot line to carry you through no real cronology Instead each short chapter allows us an often humorous peek into life in an intergenerational householdSometimes it is a little tricky to keep up with the timeline of events but the humour and genuine affection with which each incident is related serve to keep the reader engaged We learn to love Betts through her faith and poetry and Gus as he faces a life of trial and disability with determination and courageMake no mistake God and faith pervade this book and the lives of this family old and young And God has a sense of humour I laughed out loud than once as I made my way through the stories of the lives lived in these five years My heart also swelled in the bittersweet moments Did it make me want to run out and invite my in laws to live with my family? NO But it did give me a new appreciation for those angels out there that do

  3. Maria Maria says:

    Slightly Dented Halos by LA Jackson is the true story of the author's life after she invited her in laws to move in with them Gus is confined to a wheelchair for mobility and Betts just isn't able to take care of him any longer by herself This was a delightful book LA Jackson doesn't hold anything back she tells us the good the bad and the ugly Gus is depressed and rather grumpy he just wants to stay at home Betts is a scatter brained do gooder who enjoys helping others as well as sprinkling crumbs across the kitchen counter Slightly Dented Halos is full of amusing anecdotes and sad storiesThe book tackles a big issue in today's society the growing population of elderly needing care The decision to put someone in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions any child could ever face LA Jackson tackles it head on with grace and humorYou'll laugh and cry over this bookDisclaimer I received this book for free from the publisher through a blog giveaway I was not reuired to write a positive interview

  4. Rob Mcclenahan Rob Mcclenahan says:

    This was one of the most intriguing books I have read in a long time Being a home care industry professional I see a great need for caregivers who welcome elder loved ones into their family in times of need I applaud LA Jackson and her publisher Michelle Halket for creation of this literary masterpiece I highly recommend this book to caregivers and other healthcare and home care industry professionals

  5. Debbie Debbie says:

    The author is a friend from IL and this is the story of taking care of aging in laws I can empathize; fact is we have commiserated with each other over dinner and several glasses of wine

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Slightly Dented Halos❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Slightly Dented Halos Author L.A. Jackson – Slightly Dented Halos is a creative nonfiction story about the author's real life experiences after inviting elderly in laws to move into her home From comical anecdotes of combining two disparate hou Slightly Dented Halos is a creative nonfiction story about the author's real life experiences after inviting elderly in laws to move into her home From comical anecdotes of combining two disparate household styles to the heartbreaking depiction of the father in law as his life ends the author provides a panoramic look into her lifeThe largest generation in history is entering the golden years with adult children left to make decisions about the care of their elders.

About the Author: L.A. Jackson

LA Jackson's writing style has often been compared to a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee Drawing from her own experiences raising a son blending a family caring for elderly relatives maintaining a successful career outside the home and clinging to a sense of humor Jackson explores the complexities of relationships writing about the aspects of life that make her laugh or cry J.