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.
Bad Word Alert: The f-word or some variation thereof appears 126 times (yes, that's an instance of once in every five hundred and ninety-five words) in Surviving Goodbye. Please read with care.
This book upset me right from the get-go! A woman is dying and on her death bed and confesses to her husband that their child is not his! WHAT?! Then she dies! I mean talk about depressing and upsetting! Poor Elliot has to go home and then look at said daughter knowing that she isn't his! I was heartbroken for him and for his daughter. After hearing this news, Elliot goes into a downward spiral. He loses his job, basically stops taking care of his daughter, and stops feeling anything but sorrow. During his year hiatus from life, his daughter gets pregnant. When he finally snaps out of his funk and realizes that he has been such a poor father he sets off to make things right. He goes on a mission to find Lena's biological father. This takes him to all sorts of places and he meets people from his past as well as a new female friend who helps him along the way. Elliot finds himself in all sorts of situations but the one that he didn't plan on was falling in love with a younger woman who often has blue streaks in her hair! This book will have you laughing and sometimes crying. This is a feel good book about family and knowing that no matter what, good or bad, you're stuck with what you have!
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!
About the Author
When not writing, Morgan likes to spend time gathering writing material from his two young children, reading and napping where he discovered the Type II Sleep State, which is the topic for his 2015 release, Anna Graham