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Fields Of Gold: A Love Story [NOOK Book]

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For anyone interested in the history of Appalachia (northeast Tennessee, including Johnson City, Erwin, Flag Pond, Jonesborough, and Telford) and North Carolina (starting in the piedmont and spreading throughout the state) from the Depression years forward, Fields of Gold: A Love Story offers many personal and powerful insights into both since these were home for Mama and Daddy and we kids.

This is the true story of two orphans who met, ...
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Overview

For anyone interested in the history of Appalachia (northeast Tennessee, including Johnson City, Erwin, Flag Pond, Jonesborough, and Telford) and North Carolina (starting in the piedmont and spreading throughout the state) from the Depression years forward, Fields of Gold: A Love Story offers many personal and powerful insights into both since these were home for Mama and Daddy and we kids.

This is the true story of two orphans who met, married, and adopted three children, making a family where there was none. It is a story of unconditional love all the way around, even through the ravages and sorrow of dementia. Alzheimer's Disease, and congestive heart failure that would end my mom's journey August 14, 2012.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - D Dobson
My husband and I both loved reading Sandra Ross's story of her family and our dear friends through the years. I appreciate her honest account, related with love. Reading the book caused me to miss her parents all over again. They are a wonderful example of two people who loved and married each other for better or worse, and they lived their faith all theway through.
Amazon.com - Susan Barnhill
I knew that the three girls were adopted but never knew that both parents were orphaned as well, it takes alot of courage to raise three small children at one time but yet they excepted that challenge head on and gave three little girls a wonderful life and two very loving and giving parents. Thanks, Sandra for sharing your parents and you girls lives with all of us to read. I would highly recommend this book to everyone to read, well written ( was in tears by the end of the book).
Amazon.com - Emmy Attisano
It's truly a touching yet wonderful journey, and Ross has captured the subtle beauty and soaring love of her parents' lives perfectly. I am recommending it to all my friends and family as a must-read for its tale of how the bonds of family can overpower even those worst of memory's enemies, and as proof that alzheimer's and dementia cannot dim the human spirit and the overwhelming remembering of love.
Amazon.com - B Brittain
I really enjoyed this true story about a couple, both orphaned as children themselves, who adopt three babies - one infant, then a set of infant twins less than a year later. Full of family tales that are both funny and sad, it's the ultimate love story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149041176
  • Publisher: Sandra Ross
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 468,031
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I ended up being a book author without setting out to be one. I have been a writer, however, all my life, so maybe this was just the next step.

The first book I wrote, Fields of Gold: A Love Story began as a project to preserve my parents' story and our family's story, and turned into a memoir of our lives that chronicles the good times and bad times, the ups and downs, and the miracles - and there were - many of our lives together.

Embedded in this memoir is a rich history of Appalachia and northeast Tennessee (Johnson City, Jonesborough, Erwin, Flag Pond, Limestone, and Telford among others) and North Carolina (beginning in Alamance County and traveling throughout the state from the mountains to the coast) during the 20th century.

And also included is the last journey of this life that Mama and I took together through congestive heart failure, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease.

Going Gentle Into That Good Night is a big-picture, practical, and hand's-on guide for caregivers of loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. It is the result of what I learned on this journey with Mama. There was no book like it and I saw an opportunity to give caregivers something that was actually useful and helpful as they walk through the same journeys with their loved ones.

I created and update a companion blog, Going Gentle Into That Good Night , to continue to provide this practical and in-the-moment information about specific topics to caregivers.

Building Trust and Being Trustworthy is an outgrowth of the topics I discuss on my The Quintessential Leader blog.

While these components I list in the book apply to leaders, they also apply to everybody else. All of us should strive to build trust and be trustworthy everywhere in our lives. This is really a foundation that all our lives should be built on.

Qualities of Quintessential Leaders is a "this-is-what-it-looks-like-in-action" description of some of the qualities that quintessential leaders have.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Sorry to say

    I cannot finish this book. This is a lot of rambling about two peoples average,uninteresting lives.

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