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To Say Goodbye
After leaving the army, Jackson is ready to start afresh. But when he returns home, his life spirals out of control.As Sophia and Jackson find themselves in each other, they start to s ...more
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Title: To Say Goodbye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
Feisty Sophia never shies away from life. Playful, romantic, connected—her marriage was the thing of fairy tales. But when tragedy strikes, Sophia is left to pick up the pieces of her life.
After leaving the army, Jackson is ready to start afresh. But when he returns home, his life spirals out of control.
As Sophia a ...more
I love Lindsay Detwiler's books. I can't get enough of them and To Say Goodbye for me is her best work until now.
This is not an easy read,it's indeed a touching and emotional story about grief,love and hope.
The clever writing made the story so real that the reader cannot not to feel invested into Sophia and Jackson's journey.
Sophia and Jackson are two broken persons,they have lost their loved ones (view spoiler)[ (one irrevocably thanks to the death, the other thanks to a judge) (hide spoiler)
To Say Goodbye, by Lindsay Detwiler is a romance that asks and answers some of the big questions of life; how to grieve, how to move forward and how to learn to love again. Sophia, a woman in early thirties, has the life she always dreamed of having, married to her soul mate, Tim, running her own hair salon in partnership with her best friend and contemplating adoption as a way to solve their inability to conceive, when tragedy strikes. Her lawyer ...more
He sighed. When he talked to his mom, he always felt like he was fifteen again. Perhaps that was her goal.
We just had a beautiful moment, I talk about myself being hunky, and all you’re worried about is if I like your Crocs?
The only words that came to her were ones she would later regret. It was a comment Tim would mercilessly tease her for, would always bring up. Later, when they were in a heated argument or she was pissed at him about his socks lying on the bedroom floor, he wo ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review thanks to NetGalley.
This was my first read from the author and I’m beyond floored how exceptionally good it was. I don’t cry easily but this emotional, heart wrenching but lovely story prompted a couple of tears from my eyes. To say goodbye is not an easy read, nowhere near and it took quite a lot out of me but at the same time presented such a beautiful story of grief, hope and love that it worth every moment.
I found the wr ...more
The subtitle calls this story "A Sweet Romantic Tearjerker," and it is. I got through it without shedding a tear, but I came darn close. If you enjoy emotionally gripping novels about grief and the healing power of love, don't miss this one!
Here's a glimpse of the plot (but no big spoilers--I promise). When Tim, Sophia's young husband, dies of sudden heart failure, she's plunged into grief so intense that she yearns t ...more
Sophia has just lost her husband (Tim) and along with him went her hopes and dreams of love, family and living happily ever after. She just wanted to crawl in that hole with him because as far as she was concerned, her life was over too. Jackson left the army to be with his wife and young son, only to find out that she had replaced him. He went down a dark hole with alcohol and the only thing that kept him above ground was his son. Jackson, being an old fri ...more
This is not a book for someone who is looking for a surface romance, but for the reader expecting to feel emotional turmoil - such as grief, and how to move on, despite it all. It is a story that does give hope, but not until those serious issues are addressed, and n ...more
It's not exactly a light read because of the topic it deals with (the loss of a loved one, and no, this isn't a spoiler), but some things could have been fast forwarded a bit while others should have been a bit slower.
Either way, is a good story.
I love Sophia and Jackson but Stella is definitely my favorite character. This book made me feel a rainbow of emotions, and although it was definitely a long roller coaster ride I enjoyed it so much.
I only gave this 4 stars because of the waffling, I can't understand the grief and feelings Sophia experienced but at some point I just wanted to strangle her myself. I'm all for making the characters work for love but this was almost torture!
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
When your significant other dies, you can grieve and move on or you can drown in your sorrow and never ever recover. Thankfully, I haven’t had my significant other pass on. I can only imagine how I would handle it. I hope that I handle it as well as the character in the book. I am fairly certain that I squealed with delight w ...more
One thing is clear from this beautifully poignant read: grief is personal and ...more
What a wonderful story of tragedy and the love that can be found afterwards. I loved the style of writing from this author. It was captivating and kept me intrigued the whole time. I was kept on my toes, I just couldn't wait to see what was going to happen. I loved all the emotions I was able to feel while reading. I love any book that can captivate me and make me feel. I would definitely recommend this one.
Review done in conjunct ...more
I like to focus more on the new budding romance rather than see the heroine wallow in grief. It get a little too martyr-ish for me at times. I'd rather time gaps to fill me in on the grief rather than read about it for 60% of the book.
I skimmed a lot with this one. I didn't care for the flashback scenes from either character.
I'm sure a lot of people will love this and be emotional with a lot of this but it take a lot for me to cry for a MC, I have to be totally into them ...more
Grab some tissues...you will need them to read Lindsay Detwilder’s To Say Goodbye but it is so worth it. This story is about loss, forgiveness, and the future. The book sucked me right in and I couldn’t wait to continue reading it. The story is well-written, realistic, and just all-around amazing! Detwilder does a superb job writing easy to relate-to, realistic characters. This was an amazing story where the characters heal enough to finally find their happi ...more
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An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.
She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice ...more