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Time To Let Go

Christoph Fischer
 
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Time To Let Go

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Full Title
Time To Let Go
Format
eBook
Rated for Readers
Rated G (all ages)
ISBN
9781499130591
Time To Let Go

Book Description

Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.
Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

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Thoughtfully Compassionate
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“Time to Let Go” is a novel you will savor from the beginning to the end. Hanna, an attractive stewardess, now on the other side of forty has her own dilemma while dealing with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. After a horrifying incident while flying, she attempts to take refuge at her childhood home with Walter, her father, and Biddy, her ailing mother. This experience helps to reshape some of Hanna’s ideas about life, love, and relationships while prompting her to make decisions that will put her on another course. I genuinely enjoyed the way Mr. Fischer delved into the personal dynamics amongst Hanna, her parents, and her two brothers. The interchanges between Hanna and her parents may seem all too familiar to those in similar situations, and while there is ample comic relief coming from Biddy, it is tinged with the very real sadness of this condition. Karim, a supporting character, befriends Hanna and also plays a significant role in influencing the outcome of her personal journey. While most people have had an experience dealing with a person affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, no matter how brief the encounter, there are those who have had to live with it on a daily basis. In this story, Hanna never regrets having rearranged her life to more fully include her family, even though in reality, this is not always the case. Compassion and understanding go a long way in any comparable scenario, and Christoph Fischer makes this point very well. This is a book that will tug at your heartstrings, and I highly recommend it. 

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Beautifully Written and Heart Rending!
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Notwithstanding the fact that the cover to this book is breathtaking, the pages had me questioning my own mortality and how my children would react if - God forbid I had Alzheimer's. You realize while reading just how it affects families. Watching someone you once looked up to who was larger than life - dwindle away in the confines of a debilitating disease is beyond comprehension. And to think that you have no power over it is gut wrenching. The characters are very real and life like - real in the sense that I felt as though I was in the room. I could feel the angst, the fear and sadness. Each chapter grabbed at my heart and drew me further into this journey. Another thing I found very interesting - the profound simplicity of the chapter titles. A well thought out plan by the author, I would venture to guess. You will not regret reading this book - It is a beautifully written tale of soulful journey with an everyday family as they seek the validation to accept and let go. I give this book a well deserved Five Stars! Well written Mr. Fischer!

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A realistic and heartwarming story!
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At first, I was reluctant to read this new novel by Mr. Fischer since my dad is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and I was afraid it might be too painful. Well, I’m glad I read it. It was a realistic and heartwarming story about love, loyalty, and family bonds. I found myself rooting for Hanna — the protagonist — whose mother was drawn, day by day, into the world of this frightening disease. All members of the family, though, were just as interesting as each one of them, in their own way, tried to make amends and adjust to the new environment and role shifting. I highly recommend this wonderful tribute to a brave woman and all our loved ones who suffer from this devastating disease.

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An excellent read
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Having read Time To Let Go is rather like having swooped down on an ordinarily-dysfunctional family and experienced their lives for a while, and I was left with the sensation of having been an invisible companion walking alongside the characters. Anyone who can empathise with people hurtling through life in careers that are beyond their sell-by dates, or who has cared for relatives with some of the cruel afflictions that nature can throw at human beings will empathise with these folk, and recognise the slightly-out-of-their-control action as being reality. Lives crashing, lives lived "on hold" and lives lived with clenched teeth and determination - and yet at the end of the book I found myself released with emotions intact and positive. I'm fond of describing books as "a roller-coaster", but this one is more like a walk through a busy theme park, with action happening all around at its own pace and someone else taking all of the risks on the various rides while I had the luxury of just observing and enjoying vicariously. An excellent read.

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A Story that Needs to be Told!
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I was drawn to this book by it's beautiful cover and title but I was driven to read this book based on the following exert from the book's synopsis: "The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption." The novel comes at a time when my family and I are struggling to meet the healthcare needs of my aging father so I was able to closely identify with the emotions, conflicts and issues facing this family. There were times I had to put the book down because of my emotional connection to the story line and the author's realistic portrayal of the issues and feelings of the family. This is a very special novel and one that needs to be read. It's story needs to be told! Kudos to Mr. Fischer! 

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