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27 Truths About Their First Goodbye

(Firsts #4)

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Once Upon A Time

I dreamed of growing up and being just like her.
I dreamed of having an adoring husband, two kids, and a beautiful home where my family would come together and enjoy all of our happy ever afters.

But Fate Had Other Plans

My road wasn’t easy, it was heartbreaking, and she was there, in the distance, silently supporting me.
When all the angst, all the pain, work
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Published January 27th 2019
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Three Chicks
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Expect tears to flow with this one! Anytime I get to read about London and Logan and Luke and Ava and Lucas and Tessa (my fav couple!) I feel like I'm spending time with old friends. Crazy old friends, but still characters that I've come to know and love.

Logan is in a world of pain, he's been hiding something from his family for over a year and inside, he's just bleeding. He wants to share with his sister, Ava, but she's just had another baby and he's been sworn to secrecy. L
Diane Holtry
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: purchased
A beautifully written emotional story of life, love and loss.
❤'d it - in fact, I cried my eyes out
My tissue box is empty and my eyes are puffy and now I must recover so my family doesn't think I'm crazy


Unlike the song - I don't know how anyone can ever get good at goodbyes


The only word to sum it up I keep coming back to is OVERLOAD
Overload of life, love and legacy (family), loss and emotions but ALL in a wonderfully good way!

I loved when Lucas was #adultinglikeaboss

I wanted to fly to #LinksLand
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
I finished this book a couple of days ago, but my feelings were so overwhelming, that I needed time to process what I had read before I could write this review. I want to start by saying, if you know me you know my love for MJ runs deep. I love every single one of her stories. When I heard she was writing this book, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it. I wasn't sure how I would process and most of all I wasn't sure my heart could handle it. This book is extremely personal for me. I'm ...more
J. Grandison
What a sweetly sad story. I cried so many times.

"Sometimes promises need to be broken before they break you." (My own personal quote just saying could have been a tagline)

This story is a story of loss, of family but most of all "Love". Logan has held on to a secret for almost a year and he is losing it. After the secret breaks him all is revealed. Actually two secrets are revealed! One happy, one not so much.
In "True" legacy form this blended family stand behind each other to help not one, not
April Symes
27 Truths About Their First Goodbye by M.J. Fields is an emotional powerhouse of a read that will keep you engaged and enthralled until the very last word leaves the last page. Get your tissues handy for this story will be on the waterworks--I sobbed my way through all while laughing. It was easy to do when this group of people get together considering the group that got together- When you have the Links, Fields, Lane, or Hines holding get togethers, you know wild and wacky times are sure to fol ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MJ warned her readers this was going to be emotional and boy did she deliver what she promised. This book is told by Logan and London, Ava and Luke, Lucas and Tessa, and a chapter from Ashley.
Logan is keeping two secrets and it's weighing too much on him. He finally breaks down and both secrets are out. Ashley is sick and is ready to leave the world. Once the secrets out they all go visit her. Ava now understands why Ashley did what she did in the 7 years she found out she has a brain tumor. Lu
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For me, this series, is kind of like the Love series. It's hard for me to read straight through and not because it's bad, but the exact opposite. The books are incredible, but the emotions are real.

The issues that are dealt with not only in this book, but in this series, I feel like we can all relate to on some level. It's the reason it makes them so emotional and so good.

While you're reading this book, make sure to keep a box of tissues handy, because you'll need them. You'll feel everything
Tammy  Tracy
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MJ is such an amazing author and I love that this storyline continues with this family from Blue Valley. This is a multiple POV story as London and Logan begin the story from where we last left off. Logan is keeping secrets from his family and it is eating him alive. All our favorite characters are part of this story again and I still love Lucas and Tessa so much. I might have to reread the series again. LOVE it
Geissa Otero
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you can't avoid the inevitable...the best way to deal with it is with dignity and grace.

For fans of the Legacy series this book is such a full circle moment for so many characters we have watched grow through the series....The pain they have experienced, the support they offer one another, the true love that is felt by every single one is flooring. Spoiler there is no villain in this book except life. There is no drama created out of malice only sadness dealt with that couldn't have been av
Kelly Graham
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow another great read from M J Fields. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and although it is an extremely emotional book i have to admit there were no tears from me, maybe I was just being a bad ass the day I read it.
In this book you get the points of view of pretty much all the characters directly involved.
You can totally associate with all of them and there reactions to the fact they are going to lose someone they love and how they try to support their spouse through it are different but all tota
Steffa Taylor
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man! These books get me every time and this one does not disappoint. It was ,most certainly, a emotional roller coaster. It’s been a while(probably since her last book) that I had a good cry fest. It was right out of the gates with this one too.

I adore these characters more with each new book. I love the way they are developed over time so we as readers are able to form a deeper attachment to them and develop a better understanding of them.
I love the different POVs. With 6 different POVs the s
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have so many feels that I have no idea where to start with this book and it was an amazing read that brought out so many emotions in me, that at times it was just heart breaking to read. This story, told from multiple POV, tells the story of family and loss mixed in with some secrets that are both happy and sad. It showed how hard it is to keep secrets even when you think that you are doing what is best for those you love and even when they can be happy secrets. This was an emotional read retu ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could give it 6 stars I would!

I lost my Mum to cancer, so I knew going into this book that it was going to be a difficult read for me and reading this book I felt destroyed all over again, leaving me raw and emotional. But that said it also highlighted what I came to accept and understand after a huge loss and that was that we need to focus on the good, the joy that the people in our lives whom we’ve lost, gave us.
Be present, live life to the full and don’t leave anything unsaid - no regre
Dawn Myers
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about blubber fest 2019. Let's just say I ugly cried from the middle of chapter 23 to chapter 26, then the epilogue. I had to use paper towel as tissue because tissue was not big enough. When I started reading this it wasn't what I thought it would be. That's okay this was way better. This is about love, loss, pain, forgiveness and life. I have not read the Firsts Series. It would have helped, but I have read the Love, Wrapped, Burning Souls Series, The Truth About Love Series and Firsts Se ...more
Renee Entress
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star

The story has a little bit of everything. You will laugh and you will cry but in the end, you will love just a little bit deeper. The story flowed well, and I was kept interested.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Her First Kiss (Firsts #1)
His First Crush (Firsts #2)
Their First Fall (Firsts, #3)

This book is an emotional journal about forgiveness, understanding, love, and family. This book also deals with loss and moving on after that loss. If brin
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks in advance for the emotional warning at the beginning of this book, because I definitely needed it. There was some hardcore ugly crying happening throughout and it is one of those reads that stops you part way through and really makes you FEEL everything. It is not a book that I will easily forget, it stays with you just as these characters begin to feel like family. Each chapter gives us a different character insight.

I love that the whole clan gets a chance to speak their mind and have
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been reading MJ for awhile now. I started with the Steel men. Followed by Norfolk and The Caldwell’s. I avoided the Legacy Series because I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Then 27 Truths about Love was coming out. So I devoured the Legacy Series and fell in love. This past year I lost someone who was very important to me. So I knew going into this book was going to be difficult. Reading this book devastated me beyond anything. I felt the pain of losing them all over again. It left me raw and ...more
Cristin Robertson
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mary Keiser
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Beautiful Journey

This one is gonna break your heart so have the tissues ready. Dang, my emotions are still just a jumbled mess and while I hated saying goodbye, this was the most beautiful and dignified goodbye I've ever witnessed. I loved this story, the emotions these characters shared as well as everyone involved getting a POV, so many moments and so much love. It's not all sadness, most of this story is about life and having someone to share it with. But isn't it interesting how so many pe
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Saying goodbye is never easy but having family there makes the burden a little less heavy to carry.

Logan and London have been holding onto a secret and it’s finally time to tell the family. Ava has been through so much it’s hard to imagine she can handle more. But with Luke by her side, she has his strength to hold her up. Lucas and Tessa have gone through hell and back. Can Lucas forgive his hurt and help his kids move forward?

This book opens up so many wounds. It is heartbreaking and catharti
Shanene Wayne
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love you more

This book man it was so gut wrenching yet I couldn’t stop reading it! I understand how Ashley wanted her kids to live to not know what she was going through so they could live but without them I don’t think she herself would have ever been at peace! The hardest part of this story was by far listening about London doing Ashley’s makeup once she passed because I was the one who did my moms makeup when she passed as she had done the same for my grandmother so it was hard for me to get
Theresa Natole
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If there is one story that is a must for your To Be Read list for this year this book is it. This story is phenomenal, amazing, heartbreaking, loving, emotional, and so much more. M J Fields has outdone herself with this one. You will not be able to put it down. Get your tissues ready you will need a couple of boxes. You relate with every character, feel what they are feeling, cry with them and just love with them. This book has it all. The writing is superb. Everything is outstanding, amazing, ...more
Elizabeth Clinton
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a book that will bring every emotion you know to the forefront then this is the book you need to pick up and read.
27 Truths About Their First Goodbye is an emotional journey that will bring together families to say goodbye to one of their own. Goodbyes are hard but when you see the support that each and everyone of these amazing characters show one another you can’t help feel the pull on the heartstrings and reaching for the tissues won’t even be enough.
“Dignity & Gr
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of 27 Truths About Their First Goodbye. This story is a beautiful and emotional masterpiece .
As I read this story I laughed and I definitely cried . I was captivated from the start to finish as I am always with a story from M.J. Fields . This story while wonderful it will take you on an emotional journey but it's an all out fantastic one.
I love all the characters they're like old friends . I read Everything I can from this author because
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Every step, every fall, every scar makes us stronger”.... So many things to love about this book! It has it all - love, loss, pain, anger and confusion. I just adore MJ’s style of writing and characters, and what I’m especially loving about 27TATFG is that we already know and love these guys, we know they get what family means, and this makes it feel just so personal. Logan has been hiding important things from the ones he loves, sworn to secrecy which is killing him. He’s beating himself up ph ...more
Love this book!

I received and ARC to read and review. I also bought the book once released. I needed to have the full book with the 2nd epilogue.

I have to say MJ did an excellent job on this book!This book is full of all different kinds of feelings! It is a wonderful continuation of Logan and Ava’s lives. I went through so many emotions while reading this. I was so happy everyone was able to forgive.

This book brings families back together. I loved how Lucas kept his ego in check and decided to
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Amazing Story

Wow this is an amazing story and you need to read it I am not going to go into the story as I feel that would spoil it. I cried so much so make sure you have a box of tissues ready as you will need them. This book is so emotional and you feel the pain that they are going through right to your soul, there is so much heartache, sadness, pain and loss. I definitely recommend you read this book and you will not be disappointed. It takes you on a painful journey of life and wh
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

OMG!! MJ Fields you are truly AMAZING!🙌🏻 Such a beautiful story!❤ 🤗 Love, love, love the epilogue👏🏻👏🏻epilogue 2 is just perfect!👍🏻🙌🏻❤

Totally swoon❤ Love Luke even more! This book is so amazing even though heartbreaking. In life we experience love and loss. It’s even worse when loss comes in the form of death at such a young age. It’s the memories that will live on forever and comfort you to move forward. My heart broke for the whole family💔even Robert, he was Ashley’s true love.

Jessica Holbrook
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was introduced to The Legacy series about a month ago by a friend. Needing a book to read that give you emotion. I was lucky enough that I did not have to wait very long for the newest book like others. I fell head over heels in love with these characters. 27 Truths continues their story. It is heart breaking and healing at the same time. This story involves London & Logan, Ava & Luke, Lucas & Tessa, and Ashley & Robert. A true family no matter what has happened to them. The wa ...more
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of 27 Truths About Their First Goodbye. This story is a beautiful and emotional masterpiece .
As I read this story I laughed and I definitely cried . I was captivated from the start to finish as I am always with a story from M.J. Fields . This story while wonderful it will take you on an emotional journey but it's an all out fantastic one.
I love all the characters they're like old friends . I read Everything I can from this author because
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