Readers Say About “Is There Any Ice Cream?”

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I am so grateful to know this book has reached out to you and that you found it helpful or comforting.

I appreciate that you graciously shared your thoughts with me.
I am truly overwhelmed by these 

 5stars5 comments! 

Thank you for warming my heart and making me smile.


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Here you can read some of those comments received  from readers through emails, messages, the book website, in person and by phone calls, on social media and as reviews on Amazon.  I honored requests from authors who preferred to abbreviate their name to protect privacy of their families and loved ones who may still be facing and coping with their horrible diseases.

Please, feel free to add your comments in the note area following these kind words!

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“… reading your book broke my heart. Thank you so much for your honesty, for telling the hard truth, for shedding a light on what our culture doesn’t want to see or talk about or know. I so appreciate you for all that it took for you to live every experience you described and didn’t describe, to write the book, get it published, and share it with the world. I honor you for continuing to live in such integrity. You and your book are a gift! I look forward to the day I can read the next one 😊 with love, appreciation, and admiration  😘😍💕” ~Betsy H.A.

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“Judy, I wanted you to know I bought your book “Is There Any Ice Cream”. You were right, our journeys were different yet the same. When I was done reading it I actually felt better about how I did as a caregiver to my husband. When you realize others journeys are so similar and can compare and find that we had the same thoughts, issues and ideas I felt like I did OK. Great book. I will recommend to others.” ~Carol  B.K. – Caregiver for spouse

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“I have read your first book “Is There Any Ice Cream?” and highly recommend it! I look forward to your second book “Did You Hide The Cookies?” I could relate to so much in the book! It took away some of the quilt I feel realizing others thought the same way. It also gave me great ideas for situations that may come in our future as we travel down this horrible road of dementia. Thank you for the book and this blog.”  ~Eileen

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“Essential Reading for All Caregivers.  I read this book because I was interested in knowing the path that Judy’s life had taken her since our days as high school classmates. I always knew that she had the qualities for being a ‘best friend’ (because she was!) but I had no idea she could express those same qualities–courage, knowledge, and humor–through her writing. If you are caring for someone with serious health issues, and you need someone who understands your ordeal and how to survive it, get this book and keep it on your nightstand. You’ll discover it’s the best friend you could have.” ~Robert Conrow, Author & editor, high school friend of author.

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“I pray you know how special your talent is..to put your thoughts and experience into words so well that others may feel like I did. That they aren’t alone..and that someone else understands.” Facebook reader comment

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“Your book is a “must read” for all facing the care of a family member with age-related mental challenges! My husband still participates in his volunteer activities and the drugs seem to be helping, but your book helped me to realize that we need a PLAN. I’m not good with surprises.” ~Sally T.

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“This book offers an intimate view of the author’s life as a caregiver: the challenges, joys, and emotions. Shone’s detailed recollections make you feel like you are there with her in the moment, learning to accept what life throws our way with love and compassion. A thought provoking and enriching read.” ~Amazon Customer

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“…so stunningly beautiful. I was compelled to bump it ahead of the other books I’m currently reading. Can’t wait to read the rest of your story in Book Two. You are one strong resilient human…” ~Genevieve Whitmire Burda, former Trustee with Western Carolina University

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As I read, I feel we are talking. I am asking questions that you are answering. I have a friend who also will benefit from reading about your life of caring.  By the way, the U.S. paperback I received is definitely a “large print” easy to read book with better spacing than most large-print books.” ~Ruth A Hopkins, PhD, Adult Learning Specialist who believes “questions matter.”

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“I have just finished reading Is There Any Ice Cream? and would recommend it to anyone, whether they are in a caregiver position at the moment or not. It has excellent information on the services available and the need to get involved as soon as possible in group activities. I must thank Judy for writing this book and sharing her experiences, as I know it could not have been an easy journey. The book is also an eye opener for everyone on the devastating effects of memory loss and illness. It is truly inspirational!” ~Teri Nicholson Carruthers, Boating Buddy (and lover of beautiful flowers)

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“Judy, I have read and reread Is There Any Ice Cream?  Very moving!! Your words impacted me because I have family members who have experienced this issue.” ~Larry L. Burda, caregiver and friendly support for caregivers.

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“This book offers an intimate view of the author’s life as a caregiver: the challenges, joys, and emotions. Shone’s detailed recollections make you feel like you are there with her in the moment, learning to accept what life throws our way with love and compassion. A thought provoking and enriching read.” ~Amazon Customer

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“…I can relate to so many things you’ve gone through. For example, my wife sometimes doesn’t believe I’m her husband and asks me when I’m going to leave. It helps me to know other people are experiencing the same thing…is comforting. I’m looking forward to reading your next book.” ~ George Salter, Spouse Caregiver

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“Finished your book at 5:00 AM this morning! It was so interesting. Thanks for sharing your journey. May God bless and give you strength to continue.” ~Kathryn, Judy’s childhood babysitter

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“I am grateful for this book and the many stories shared by the author. She gives me perspectives on my own situation and ways of being a caregiver. We don’t have to walk this path alone.” ~Amazon.com  Reader

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“I just wanted to say thank you. Your book…” Is There Any Ice Cream” was loaned to me during the last year (of 8) I cared for my Mom with Alzheimer’s. I kept my promise to her by keeping her home..and your book kept me sane on many a difficult day. Just thought you should know just how much it helped a no one special caring for her Mom.” ~Anne Friskey Richter, Facebook visitor comment

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“My mother-in-law just finished reading your book.  She read the entire book…today.  She loved it.”  ~R.W.A


Please add the book "Is There Any Ice Cream?" by Judith Allen Shone to your library's online 'Request A Book' form so they will order it and then others can read it. Thank you. 

 

“Reviews for “Is There Any Ice Cream?”” © 2019 Judith Allen Shone

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