Marcus is the type of support that every caregiver needs. He’s funny, dependable, and lovable. He’s Tabithas knight in shining armor. He falls in love with Aunt Tweet as well as Tabitha. Hate to be cynical, but where can you find a guy like that in real life?
Sometimes having a fresh helper can make all the difference in a tense situation. A patient (or child) will often cooperate or respond more positively to someone who isn’t frustrated or tired, who hasn’t been providing nonstop care-giving 24/7. I think patients and children can take their caregivers for granted at times, feeling more comfortable to argue with them while a new person might be able to distract or make them listen more easily during an upset or bout of stubbornness. Marcus often stepped in to help Tabitha in this way. He could also offer new perspectives on ways to… Read more »
I thought she was easier to get close to than Tabitha. Aunt Tweet was his shoe in. If he got her, he got the girl.
Marcus moved from being concerned with Aunt Tweet’s welfare to enjoying spending time with her. I liked how Marcus was an active listener and began to think of ways to add joy to her life
I think he was a great listener and very attentive. He was genuinely interested her safety and well being. His behavior spoke volumes about his upbringing and his respect for others
It was sweet and endearing. Aunt Tweet needed someone else in her corner.
Marcus is a gem. His parents raised him properly and it spilled over into his affection for Aunt Tweet and love for Tabitha.
Marcus’s character in this book would be the best of both worlds. It’s important to remember that in the majority of cases this is truly a fictional encounter. It’s difficult in a nuclear family to be able to handle and cope with the existing situation let alone wall a relationship is blossoming. I love the hopefulness that the story brings
You’re so right. Sometimes a new face, even one like Marcus’ is a challenge to maintain the myth of normalcy, let alone romance.
Loving and unusual given his beginning relationships with the characters. A jewel to say the least and equally rare.
I love th at he focused on caring for the caregiver. Adding support does show love.
At first, I found Marcus’ character too good to be true. As the story continued, I think he was genuine and believable. Are there any real life Marcus’ out there?!
I think it was suspicious at first, the way he threatened for law enforcement at first, but out of nowhere, offers to help. But, what he did more than redeemed for sure. Even for a 38 year old male, that’s hard to find, let alone for people younger. I have to say, he’s so perfect that he’s the only thing anchoring me to reality from believing in this kind of love story happening to me.
I thought Marcus was so sweet with Aunt Tweet. I loved that she called him mister!
Marcus is a caring and sympathetic person. He sees the opportunity with Aunt Tweet to care for someone in need and to bond with her caregiver at the same time. I feel it is an honest, caring, positive, neighborly, and sympathetic relationship.
He showed such patience and understanding. I feel the other sisters may not find a gem like him.
Is there really anyone out there like this? This caring, thoughtful, etc?
I loved their interaction. It was so sweet. I liked how it showed times where he was frustrated with her behavior but kept on loving even through the difficult moments.
Marcus, once he understood what was going on, showed Aunt Tweet such love and kindness. I loved his interactions with her. When he brought them each flowers my heart danced!! He knows what respect for your elders is and especially someone with such stories and years of experience even if some of it wasn’t the truth.
He’s like a rare jewel to Aunt Tweet. It can be romantic when a man is into the family for support
At first I was so mad at Marcus and how he was responding to Aunt Tweet and her behavior then as his attitude changed toward her, so did mine toward him. I’m glad he decided to look more closely at his neighbor and got a better understanding of what was actually happening with Aunt Tweet.
Marcus represents what most people act or think at first when a situation arises that they don’t understand. Distrust and assume the worst. His evolution should give the readers that maybe if you have more trust, faith and not assume the worst, better thing could happen.
He could have thought she was faking her illness. That would have been unfair because if she had not gotten some type of assistance till she broke a limb it would have been a much sadning story.
I hope this fictional character didn’t think she had to pretend so they won’t give up on her.