Real Life Struggles and Romance Collide as Michelle Thorne's Both/And Series Continues
By: TouchPoint Press
A story full of healing, "Both Then and Now" reconciles hope and happiness with the real pain and dark moments experienced with Lewy Body Dementia. Thorne carefully handles a devastating circumstance and crafts the story of a daughter and her estranged high school sweetheart as she struggles to deal with her mother's illness. Its unique storyline will ring true for anyone who has experience being a caretaker for a sick parent or relative, making "Both Then and Now" a perfect pick for readers who enjoy a feel-good, relatable, and real romance.
About the Book
At the age of eighteen, Niki Sweet grew up in the span of a conversation. She was suddenly thrust into the all-encompassing role of sole caregiver for her mother, dying of Lewy Body Dementia. Niki misses childhood, where a good cry is all she needed to make things better. She misses innocence, where love is good and kind. Most of all, Niki misses Clive Carter, his pure heart, and their deep, passionate connection.
But that was then.
Now, every step Niki takes is backward. She can barely breathe with all the pressure and heartache she feels, and her mother's doctor is threatening to report her for elderly neglect if she doesn't get help. She would, if only there were any money left. So, when Clive reappears in her life offering to help, she wants nothing to do with him, his inviting green eyes, or gentle pursuit, but what choice does she have? There is no one else.
With her mother's mind gone and Clive's five-year absence, Niki hasn't belonged to anyone in a long time. Having him around awakens a dormant desire in her heart. As Niki's mother slips away, Niki has to decide if the glory of love is worth the burden it brings.
About the Author
Michelle Thorne believes words are powerful. Art heals her soul, and sports are her happy place. An ex-expat who loves to write, her first fiction novel Both Darkness and Light released in July 2020, which followed several non-fiction works on adoption. Michelle lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.
Chelsea Pieper, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press