Tuesday, 16 March 2021

#BlogTour The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas

 

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas.

About the Author

Fiona Lucas is an award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction. She has written heart-warming love stories and feel-good women's fiction as Fiona Harper for more than a decade. During her career. she's won numerous awards, including a Romantic Novel Award in 2018, and chalked up a no.1 Kindle bestseller. Fiona lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

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About the book

How can you move on if you can’t let go? Spencer was the love of Anna’s life: her husband, her best friend, her rock. She thought their love would last forever. But three years ago, Spencer was tragically killed in an accident and Anna’s world was shattered. How can she ever move on, when she’s lost her soulmate?

On New Year’s Eve Anna calls Spencer’s phone number, just to hear his old voicemail greeting. But to her shock, someone answers…

Brody has inherited Spencer’s old number and is the first person who truly understands what Anna’s going through. As her and Brody’s phone calls become lengthier and more frequent, they begin opening up to each other—and slowly rediscover how to smile, how to laugh, even how to hope.

But Brody hasn’t been entirely honest with Anna. Will his secret threaten everything, just as it seems she might find the courage to love again?

Review

It would have been nice to see a more equal balance to the story when it came to Brody and Anna. He felt underdeveloped at times, although I know it was Anna's stage to inhabit and control. Exploring his coping mechanisms or rather his lack of them would have been great.

Saying that, it's an incredibly heartfelt story about loss, grief and how the world keeps moving as the person dealing with grief comes to a complete standstill. The strong pull that makes you feel as if the only way forward is to stop confronting day to day life and everyone who just wanders along as if nothing happened.

Grief is such a personal thing and despite the fact experts have determined certain stages and reactions no one can predict how each individual will deal with tragedy and the pain of such a loss. In this story the two of them show the similarities and the differences at the same time.

I loved the idea of the unexpected connection via the old phone. The desperation that leads to a completely new door and path in a life that seems to be lacklustre and without any joy at all. It's about finding those glimpses of humanity, friendship and perhaps even love, even when life has taught you the hardest lesson of all.

It might sound as if it's a dark story, but the author balances the light perfectly with the darkness to create a sensitive and introspective read.

Buy The Last Goodbye at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : HQ pub date 20 Dec. 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

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