Goodbye Again

Goodbye Again

In the wake of her daughter’s unexplained suicide and her husband Jim’s sudden abandonment, Liddy Bryant is determined to move on and make some positive changes in her life. In her hometown of Wyndham Beach, the neglected and shuttered bookstore is also in need of renewal, and Liddy recognizes an opportunity to get herself and the bookshop back on track. With a little help from her friends, she’s well on her way.

Local contractor Tuck Shelby has been a friend of Liddy’s forever. He’s made himself indispensable in the rehab of her shop—and in her life—but now he wants out of the friend zone. Then Jim returns with a long-overdue apology, hoping for forgiveness and a chance to start over, and Liddy has a life-changing choice to make.

Into a year when Liddy’s faced changes and the shocking truth of a well-kept secret comes not only a second chance at love, but a second chance at life.

Published: Montlake
Date: 8th February 2022
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

In Goodbye Again Mariah Stewart explores the aftermath of a young woman’s suicide, the impact on her parents and the questions why?

As well she shows a deep connection between friends, small town life and building anew after dreams fall apart for some of the characters.

It’s a warmhearted approach and I like how it includes characters from the previous book, in an ongoing way. It explores the rebuilding of a bookshop and plans for an abandoned small house. The part I liked the most was about the uninvited lodger to the bookshop and the owner’s response.There are a couple of touching moments, that were well shown, but there needed to be more.

It’s a good beach read, although to me it was somewhat bland, and I found myself skipping paragraphs. However  I am sure those who enjoy a Mariah Stewart book will welcome it.

10 thoughts on “Goodbye Again”

  1. I like some Mariah Stewart books but am meh on others. I think I was pretty meh on the first book so I didn’t pick this one up. If I can get it on audio I might pick it up.

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Awakening! I thought it was so entertaining.


  2. I think I’ve read her but not for awhile, this does look good and I like the premise and the push/pull of tough personal choices to make. I can take a bit of blah so this is going on my list. Should I read book 1 first?

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