TouchPoint Press, Jan 12, 2021 - 258 pages
Alice Hammond is a troubled soul. She dropped out of medical school when one of her professors made it too stressful for her to stay. Now she works as a home health and hospice aide in Providence, Vermont. She is a wonderful aide, the quality of her work is high, and her patients love her. But Alice tends to become too involved with them. She has made their lives her life-a problem both for them and herself. The boundaries between providing compassionate care and getting too involved are already blurred, when one of her patients leaves her all his property and $125,000 and leaves his brother, who cared for him for nearly five years, nothing. Alice is faced with more than just trying to make sense of her life and getting over the terrible experience in medical school. She must contend with her patient's brother-and he is furious.