Book Review: To Say Goodbye by Lindsay Detwiler

Book Review: To Say Goodbye by Lindsay Detwiler

Book Details:

 

Title: To Say Goodbye

Author: Lindsay Detwiler

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Publication Date: September, 24,2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction

 

My thoughts:

 

To Say Goodbye is a heartwarming story, that is emotional and raw, which is exactly what I hope for in a romance novel. Well developed characters whose emotional journey is believable and have depth is what makes this novel special.

 

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 not just in passing. Not very many romance novels have that much depth, and realism in its plot, which allowed me to overlook some small annoyances that took me out of the story, but just briefly, and made me give it a 4-star rating.

 

This was my introduction to the Lindsay Detwiler, and I have to say, that I am glad I was given this copy to read via Netgalley, because I will look for her work, again and again.

 

My Rating:

 

4 out of 5 stars

 

Book Summary:

 

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 and Jackson find themselves in each other, they start to see redemption is possible.

 

Trying to piece together a new life, they must answer the question: Should they forge a life together and say goodbye to their pasts completely, or should they loyally go their separate ways to avoid heartache?

 

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