Tim, a novel by Colleen McCullough
Story of an older couple that have a mentally retarded son and the daughter they have a year later is perfectly normal.
They are able to keep the boy at home teaching him what they can. Many others make fun of him and take advantage of him. One day after his day laborer job with his father and others the woman nearby asks if he can mow her lawn and help with flowers and planting.
He comes every Saturday and she even asks the couple to take him to her beach house and they agree. She is able to show him love, as she never had it from the foster home she grew up in.
She is even able to teach him words and some math. Tim's mother passes away and he understands what happened to his mother when she died.
Other events occur and the professors think she should marry.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).