Friday, September 12, 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.

MrsNorthman's Review

"You're everything that's perfect."

Another great book from Morgan Parker! This story stirred up a mix of emotions and really left me guessing until the end.

Elliot is a loving husband and doting father that has his world shattered. His wife is dying in hospice when she breaks it to him. Their picture perfect marriage has been a lie. His 16-year old, "Baby Bear" isn't his daughter. It's a devastating blow.

He spends a year after his wife dies, wallowing in his grief and barely functioning. Leaving his daughter to fend for herself. When she ends up pregnant and he loses his job, he's forced to wake up. Elliott sets out to find her real father before the baby is born and before sharing the truth. Along the way he finds something and someone he wasn't expecting in Veronica.

"I want to be a writer," I whispered.
"A writer?"
"And you're the most beautiful story I'll ever write."

This story is a reminder that love can be found when you least expect it. Elliot is a sweet guy that I couldn't help but to adore. I thought "Papa Bear" and "Baby Bear" were cute, quirky and even a little awkward together at times. Without that awkwardness, Elliot might not have met Veronica. On the surface they appeared so different, but together were something special. I totally didn't see that coming. Don't miss out on this book. The writing is great and the twist will shock!
4/5 Fangs
Author Bio
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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