The McFadden Series continues…
Dr. Lauren McFadden and her husband Bryan have moved on with their physical medicine careers and are enjoying their grand new home in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Turning a dream into reality, they're providing a home and rehabilitation services for some very deserving young people with special medical needs.
Adam is deaf and has an eye for art. Devon is learning to walk again after the accident that nearly took his life. Philip seems to be making progress in spite of his abusive past, but he's so
withdrawn it's hard to tell what's going on in his mind. College students Noah and Buddy have been hired to work at the estate. Each has deep wounds from a personal tragedy and the damages will have to be treated before they can get on with their lives. An argument between them opens the door to more than a working
Michael joins the family after sustaining a broken neck from a motorcycle accident that left him quadriplegic. He'll need all of his strength to survive in a world that doesn't readily accommodate individuals with profound disabilities. David is another newcomer to the family. He arrives suddenly, after his father is brutally murdered and the family home is destroyed by fire. Cameron also slips into the family unexpectedly, on a cold winter night. No one argues that he's the key player in a Christmas miracle.
Each young man needs Dr. McFadden and Bryan's professional skills, but it's going to take more than medicine to heal eight shattered lives. The boys all need unconditional love,
understanding and patience. Hard work, laughter, tears and compassion contribute to weave the characters into an unforgettable family.
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About the Author
Mary King takes a unique approach to writing medical novels, especially when her characters are confronted with disability issues. She has accumulated a wealth of information, having worked most all of her life as a caregiver. She gained valuable work experience in a spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility in the early eighties, as well as a cardio-pulmonary rehab center in that same decade.
The McFadden Series invites readers into the realistic world of daily living activities, rehabilitation therapies and personal challenges as experienced by a special group of young people and the professional couple who cares for them.
The purpose of Ms King's work is not only to give insight into disability medical situations, but is also a way to show readers that life can be quite productive and blissfully "normal" even when a young person in the home has special medical needs. Teenagers are going to be teenagers, no matter what. Her work also teaches compassion, tolerance and acceptance of all persons.
Ms King grew up in an environment where disability concepts were part of everyday life. Mary King currently resides in Florida, where she continues to work on her novel series.