About the Book
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 and hope in a story that touches both the heart and spirit.
In My Opinion
Sweet and uplifting, Never Say Goodbye is a story about forgiveness and giving everything—including the most important things—to God.
Tyler and Alyvia’s friendship is natural and unassuming. Each of them struggles in different areas of their lives and strives to encourage the other. Murrae (Tyler’s little girl) steals every scene she’s in.
While my personal preference is for bit more chemistry and realization between Tyler and Alyvia in the shift from friendship to more (at the very least, I expected Tyler to hold Alyvia’s hand near the end), Sarah Grace Grzy’s focus on the journeys her characters take, internally and with each other is well written.
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