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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Warning: This book deals with loss by suicide and the grief a family endures.

Life has been comfortable for the Miller family. Liz and Josh have devoted their lives to raising their two sons. Their oldest son, Colby, reached adulthood and set out on his own. A few hard knocks sent him back to live with Mom and Dad until life got to be too much, that is. As Liz and Josh grap
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published June 12th 2020
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Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
WE GO ON by Regina Walker broke my heart, over and over again. At times, it was difficult to go on because the tears made it impossible to see. WE GO ON is the story of the Miller family who are grieving for their son/brother Cody, who died by suicide. This is my first time reading a Regina Walker story, and she shredded my heart and left me sobbing. The Miller’s seem to have a pretty normal life and everyone seems to be happy. That is until that fateful night when everyone’s lives change, one e ...more
Courtney | Soul of a Librarian
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a story! It's a hard read at times, dealing with the difficult topic of suicide, but readers quickly grow attached to this family as they try to recover from such a heartbreaking loss. Walker does an excellent job of portraying people who grieve differently--the misunderstandings between characters and the hard work of healing in the midst of a new family dynamic feel genuine.

Overall, this is an impressive debut and I look forward to more from this author.

I received a complimentary copy of
Jenny Knipfer
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

We Go On is a contemporary Christian novel, telling the tale of one family and how they deal with their grief and manage life after a tragic incident.

With a surprise link to the one she mourns, Liz starts on the road to healing with a curry comb, boots, and a horse she knows nothing about. Misunderstandings and the fact that they process their grief differently keep Liz and Josh on different emotional levels.

Will Liz, Josh, and their son, Tyler, learn to cope and trust that God will somehow br
Rebecca White
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very hard read but only because it hits home. Not just close to home but "home" With that being said Once I got past "my" issues such as I need to do this or get that always something, Once I got past that within myself, I didn't want to put it down . I took a day and sat and read … Including while I was on my treadmill. Even though the subject matter is something I live every day, the story, the characters the whole book in my opinion is really good. I give it 5 stars because it is a book I wou ...more
Jenny Thomas
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is well written and hard to put down. When life pulled me out of this story and I found my mind wandering to the lives of these characters. This book left me wanting more. It tells the tale of a family's journey through grief. Drawn into their lives I wanted to know who were they before tragedy struck. As they go on who do they become? ...more
Regina Walker
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book tackles grief head on as a family endures the loss of their oldest son to suicide. Read with tissues.
E.B. Roshan
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

"We Go On" tells a story of tragic loss, and of faith-based resilience. It's told primarily from the point of view of Liz, a middle-aged wife and mother of two sons, the older of whom commits suicide. It isn't long before his parents discover he's left behind something completely unexpected— a pretty, gold-colored horse named Dusty.

In my opinion, this author does a fine job of portraying Liz as she struggl
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book that full of emotions. This book deals with the subject of suicide and how each member of the family handles it differently. It reads very true to life and some parts will make you cry. I loved how the author used a horse in this book to show how God can and will use an animal to help you through hard times. This is a book everybody should read and should be in every school library. This is a story that will stay with you long after you read the last page.
Andrea S
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book tugs at the heartstrings, producing tears at multiple points. It covers a deep and touchy subject for many people, wonderfully. I am already awaiting the next, and found this first installment to be written well and quite easy to read as well as addicting. Pick up a copy, you'll not regret it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Shelton
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was fully invested from page one. I have not experienced this kind of loss personally but I have experienced unexpected loss and admire each of the characters as they walked through their loss. I love Josh, Liz, and Tyler, warts and all!
Blessed & Bookish
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We Go On is a genuine, well-written story about the individual struggles of a family grieving after the tragic loss of their son to suicide. The story begins with tragedy, but as time goes on, it becomes a beautiful testament to the real-life challenge of continuing life without the ones we love. The author did an amazing job of showing the range of emotions associated with grief and talking about how it’s possible to continue to live and even enjoy life after such a loss.
This topic is so releva
Angela Archer
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, LOVED this debut from Regina Walker. While the story deals with a hard theme, Ms. Walker does an amazing job. I could feel the depth of the grief the characters faced, and I loved the connection between Liz and the horse. I can't wait for more to come from this author. ...more
Kaycee Binger
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real life happens!

This story flows smoothly from character to character, emotions and relationships. Absolutely 'real', including the backdrop of getting to know a horse. Settle into your favorite chair and spend a few hours with Liz and her family as they stumble through un-mapped territory.
Sherri Geisler Locke
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure I can express how much I loved this book. Right at the beginning I was pulled in and my emotions were off and running. A beautiful story of heartache, and grief and God's love. Most of my reading time has been right at bedtime lately and for several nights my husband who works nights had to rescue my tablet from my hands as I tried to stay awake reading and lost the battle. I simply did not want to put it down until it was finished and even then I wanted more. I highly recommend th ...more
Bonny Rambarran
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How can life go on after you find your son hanging from a tree in the backyard? How can you not know why he was so lost? What happens when you find out some of what he was doing and it is now your responsibility to take over? How can family life go on? Will life ever become normal? This is an amazing book of how God can use tragedy to help us grow closer to him.
Glenda Parker
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My review today is on the Christian novel, We Go On. I was sent this book to read. The review is all my own. I liked the book. It is well written, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. It was kind of hard to read because I went through the death of a child. My daughter was bi-polar and tried to commit suicide more times than I can count. I have seen the inside of every mental ward in the state of Nebraska. The ironic part is the drug that finally killed her was purely accidental and at a time when sh ...more
Paula Ptomey
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We Go On is an inspiring and amazing story of a family trying to put their lives back together again after their son/brother takes his life by suicide. You see the honest struggle and heartbreak that each member deals with, and the struggle that the family as a whole deals with. As someone who works with those who contemplate suicide and families of those who completed suicide, I feel that this book did an amazing job in approaching this subject. I received an advance review copy for free, and I ...more
Maria T Henriksen
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We Go On was written with sensitivity for the much avoided topic of suicide. The author showed how there are different ways in dealing with the loss of someone who took their own life. Not everyone grieves the same way, nor should they. I cried at the characters' struggles and felt relief when they started to heal. Ms. Walker did an excellent job of capturing the sorrow and pain of those who survived the death of a loved one who killed themselves, but left the reader with the sense of hope, heal ...more
Emily Yager
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A painfully emotion story that takes you on one family's journey through grief. The story shows how people process grief differently and how that can sometimes cause added tension and miscommunication. But with the help of an unexpected horse, the story slowly moves from grief to the healing process. It was hard to read at times as the story deals with suicide, but it is in inspirational story that offers hope and is worth reading. ...more
Suzie Waltner
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Regina Walker delves right into nitty-gritty, the ugly, and the pain of lives lived this side of heaven.
Each member of the Miller family’s life is altered when the oldest son commits suicide. And We Go On is an emotional journey of the grief process for the three left behind. Everyone grieves differently and there are some threads of resentment woven in the tapestry of the Millers’ after.

Walker’s portrayal of this family is real and raw, and readers will quickly become invested in their lives. A
Tandy Oschadleus
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC to review: a poignant, powerful and relevant story; Regina tackles the taboo of suicide in a Christian family. The reader finds themselves literally walking in each family member's shoes, feeling the pendulum of emotions that grief brings. The beautiful truth that "There is hope and We go on" in God's grace and strength tempers the raw emotions and depths of grief experienced.

Triggers: suicide, teenage depression, situational depression, PTSD after trauma
Tammy Brown
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"We Go On" is a very powerful, realistic, and touching read. It is a good one for anyone, but especially those dealing with the difficulties caused by depression. The struggles of the characters in this book are real. Regina Walker has a gift as a writer, to paint vivid scenes for her readers, while dealing with the harsh realities that too many people face today. She keeps the writing true to its theme, "gut-wrenching," but does so in a very gentle way. Not many writers can do this. To sum this ...more
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Staggeringly honest story of a how a family deals with suicide. Very emotional & wonderful characters.
Jerry Harwood
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read! Highly recommend.
Sherrie Oliver
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Josh and Liz are parents of 21 year old Colby and 16 year old Travis, both living at home. The first chapter is Colby attempting suicide. The emotions throughout this book are very realistic and I imagine it can be difficult to get through for someone who has experienced something similar. Very well written and heart wrenching yet healing. No spoilers here, I do recommend this book, it will make you think. This is not just a book, but a journey.
Diane Bailey
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Definitively drawn portrait of a family struggling in the aftermath of a family member's suicide. A horrific nightmare for parents and the remaining son as well. Their faith helped to sustain them and facilitate a measure of healing.
Rebecca Maloney
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Inspired and encouraging

Suicide is hard to walk through. To get a glimpse of the challenges through Liz, Josh and Tyler was encouraging and left me filled with hope for each of them.
I didn’t want to stop reading, I enjoyed the book very much
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Regina Walker was born in the beautiful state of Colorado. She moved to Oklahoma in her late teen years, where she has resided ever since. She likes to curl up on the couch and binge-watch crime shows with her hard-working husband. When she's not wrestling with a writing project, she can be found wrangling their children, riding their horses, or tending the garden. Along with finding horses on the ...more

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