Review: Never Say Goodbye by Sarah Grace Grzy

Banner_NeverSayGoodbye_Reviewer_JRNever Say GoodbyeNever Say Goodbye was a very emotionally satisfying story. It had so many things to recommend it and some sweetly humorous moments sprinkled throughout this tender tale.

I liked both of these characters a lot. Tyler was a great dad who loved his little girl so much. He struggled with grief for his deceased wife and the life they had together for such a short time. Alyvia struggled with things from her past, as well, and there was some reconciliation and forgiveness that she had to work through with her father. I liked the way the relationship developed into a friendship for Tyler and Alyvia before it grew into more. If felt very natural.

This story comes a few years after the book Live Without You, however, it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. It was fun to see Piper and Ezra in this book, as well, as side characters.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Never Say GoodbyeThey say time heals all wounds. But he was finding it a poor painkiller.

Tyler Collens has seen grief and loss in his years of experience as a paramedic—but he never expected it to touch his life in such a personal way. The death of his wife eighteen months ago shook his steady world and changed him in more ways than he can count. Time and routine have steadied his feet, and he looks toward the future as he raises his infant daughter—but the past has a tighter grip on him than he knows.

Alyvia Emmerson has never been certain of who she is or where she belongs. Her dad’s abandonment as a teen broke a fragile piece of her heart, but ten years later, she has moved on. Living on her own, she at last has a project to devote herself to: revitalizing a shabby bookstore. But she didn’t count on her dream job revealing the shattered pieces of herself she thought mended long ago.

In this sophomore novel featuring beloved characters from Live Without You, Sarah Grace Grzy explores themes of grief, hope, and second chances in a story that touches both the heart and spirit.

Purchase your own copy here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sarah Grace Grzy

Sarah Grace Grzy is a voracious reader, and if it weren’t for this crazy thing called ‘Life,’ she’d be tempted to spend all her days in front of a wood stove, book in one hand, coffee mug in the other.

A lover of learning, she finds enjoyment in many things and has more hobbies than she knows what to do with. Sarah Grace is a freelance web and graphic designer, and when not working, spending time with her ever-growing family, or reading, she can be found painting, playing the piano, or fangirling with her sisters and friends. She inhabits the State of Great Lakes, and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else—unless it meant she could have a baby penguin, in which case, she’d gladly move to the South Pole.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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