Thursday, September 11, 2014

~REVIEW TOUR~ Surviving Goodbye by Morgan Parker

In the final hours of her life, Elliot Fitch’s wife confesses that he is not the biological father to their 16-year old daughter. 

Surviving Goodbye follows Elliot’s collision course with Fate as he embarks on a journey to locate his daughter’s real father. When Elena, now seventeen years old, announces her unplanned pregnancy and the father’s unwillingness to play a role in their child’s upbringing, Elliot faces an ironic dilemma about the true meaning of parenthood and the roles we play in the lives of others, particularly those we love and who love us in return.

It's hard to say goodbye to someone you love, it's also hard to let go of hate and anger. Imagine trying to deal with all of those at once. Elliot Finch loved his wife with all he had until the day she died. The day she died is the day he started to hate her. Karen, his wife, dropped a bomb on him just moments before she passed on. “Lena… She’s not…” She closed her eyes, pushing out a steady stream of tears. “She’s not yours, Elliot.” What do you say to that? How do you cope?

Fast forward a year…
Elliot is in and out of depression. He’s holding onto so much hate for Karen, and the bomb she dropped on him, that he has shut out everyone around him, including his daughter. He is close to losing his job, he hasn’t even started looking for Lena’s real father and to top the cake, Lena has just announced that she is pregnant, at 17 years old, and the father wants nothing to do with the baby.

In surviving goodbye you will follow Elliot in his quest to cope with the anger and depression his wife left him with as he tries to do right by his daughter, help her cope with being a pregnant teen and find her real father. Lots of ups and downs, twists and turns. But it’s not all sadness and hate, it wouldn’t be a true Morgan Parker book without a few giggles or at least some smiles. I find it amazing how Morgan can do that, break your heart and make you cry, but in the same breath make you laugh and smile. I don’t want to give away too much but I have to tell you who my favorite character is… Veronica is my favorite! She is such a free spirit, cute, bubbly but not overly, she has a great story and I love the way she thinks. Anyway… this was another great story from a great author. I recommend everyone read this book!

 As a shy and introverted male author, Morgan Parker seeks refuge in sleep. Where all of his friends live in his dreams and nightmares, and where he never has to pay for his non-fat cappuccinos. He has written the Textual Encounters Series, Non Friction, Sick Day and, most recently, Surviving Goodbye. He is currently at work on his next novel, Violets and Violence… yes, in his dreams.



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