• The Tangled Tale of the Woolgathering Castoffs

    The Tangled Tale of the Woolgathering Castoffs
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    Price: $16.99

    ISBN: 9780825448201

    Edition: January 23, 2024

    Pages: 280

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: January 23, 2024

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Fiction

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    The Tangled Tale of the Woolgathering Castoffs

    A Novel


    A humorous, heartwarming tale of love, loss, and the power of community

    Fair Meadows Retirement Community might as well be a country club for most of the retirees enjoying the pool, golf course, and book clubs. But for the caregivers whose family members reside upstairs in the special Memory Care Unit, vacation is over.

    Comforting these caregivers is exactly why the Woolgatherers group has formed. They make prayer shawls to support those affected by the heartbreaking reality of not being recognized by a loved one-people like Sam Talbot, who has been barely existing since his wife moved into Memory Care. He finds that his life has lost all color and meaning without her.

    That's something the Woolgatherers can't bear to see. Flirtatious Jenny Alderman, cranky crocheter Edna O'Brian, kind Rose Harker, and the rest of the prayer shawl group weave him into the circle. Sam has no idea how he got tangled up with them, and he's no good at knitting. But when one member talks him into taking up his wife's old crochet hooks, he discovers that this one small gesture might just have the power to heal his life--or even save it.

    Full of Sharon Mondragon's characteristic humor and heart, this book wrestles with the loneliness of being the forgotten spouse of a dementia patient, moving past the fear that the spouses often face into the love and compassion that can make all the difference.
    Author: Sharon J. Mondragón
    Sharon J. Mondragón is the facilitator for a prayer shawl ministry and the knitting instructor at Ewe2Yarn near her home in Midlothian, Texas. She has been a school play therapist, a homeschooling military wife, and a writer whose work has earned recognition with both the Saturday Evening Post's Great American Fiction Contest and ACFW. Find her at sharonjmondragon.com.