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Say Goodbye for Now On An Isolated Texas Ranch, Dr Lucy Cares For Abandoned Animals The Solitude Allows Her To Avoid The People And Places That Remind Her Of The Past Not That Any Of The Townsfolk Care In , No One Is Interested In A Woman Doctor Nor Are They Welcoming Calvin And Justin Bell, A Newly Arrived African American Father And SonWhen Pete Solomon, A Neglected Twelve Year Old Boy, And Justin Bring A Wounded Wolf Dog Hybrid To Dr Lucy, The Outcasts Soon Find Refuge In One Another Lucy Never Thought She D Make Connections Again, Never Mind Fall In Love Pete Never Imagined He D Find Friends As Loyal As Justin And The Dog But These Four People Aren T Allowed To Be Friends, Much Less A Family, When The Whole Town Turns Violently Against ThemWith Heavy Hearts, Dr Lucy And Pete Say Goodbye To Calvin And Justin But Through The Years They Keep Hope Alive Waiting For The World To Catch Up With Them


10 thoughts on “Say Goodbye for Now

  1. says:

    4.5 starsSay Goodbye for Now is a beautifully written book that will stay with me for a long while While the summary for the book focuses on the relationship between Dr Lucy and Calvin, I felt the main character was actually Pete Solomon, who has become my favorite adolescent character in fiction today Pete is such a kind and caring individual whose story is heart breaking I was rooting for him the entire book and was so thankful that he met Dr Lucy The story opens in 1959 in a small West 4.5 starsSay Goodbye for Now is a beautifully written book that will stay with me for a long while While the summary for the book focuses on the relationship between Dr Lucy and Calvin, I felt the main character was actually Pete Solomon, who has become my favorite adolescent character in fiction today Pete is such a kind and caring individual whose story is heart breaking I was rooting for him the entire book and was so thankful that he met Dr Lucy The story opens in 1959 in a small West Texas town Dr Lucy has lived on her own for a long time and has become very comfortable with her solitary lifestyle Pete finds a wounded wolf dog on the side of the road and eventually ends up on Dr Lucy s doorstep seeking treatment for the poor animal On his way to Dr Lucy s house, Pete befriends an African American boy named Justin Numerous town residents including Pete s horrible father harass Pete for befriending Justin Pete s visit to Dr Lucy and his friendship with Justin set off a chain of events that will change all of their lives forever Hyde s characters are carefully crafted, and the protagonists are exactly the type of people I would enjoy getting to know Their relationships evolve authentically, and Dr Lucy and Pete develop a beautiful connection with each other, as do Dr Lucy and Calvin, Justin s father Racial tensions in the 1950 s and 1960 s in the South frequently ran high, and Hyde realistically portrays this issue My one small quibble was the novel s resolution was wrapped up a little too quickly.This was my first time to read a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and I cannot wait to read someYears ago I saw the movie Pay it Forward and thoroughly enjoyed it Until I picked up Say Goodbye For Now to actually read it, I didn t realize she had written the book that movie was based on I have some catching up to do with regard to her numerous books I highly recommend this heartbreaking but redemptive tale Plan to have plenty of Kleenex nearby when you read it Thanks to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review


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    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I enjoyed this book I really thought that this was going to be a book about a dog based on the cover I obviously did not read the book s summary prior to starting this audiobook There is a dog in the book but that dog is really not the main focus of the story This was a story about race, love, and what really makes up a family I am so glad that I stumbled upon this wonderful story.This book is told from two points of view Dr L This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I enjoyed this book I really thought that this was going to be a book about a dog based on the cover I obviously did not read the book s summary prior to starting this audiobook There is a dog in the book but that dog is really not the main focus of the story This was a story about race, love, and what really makes up a family I am so glad that I stumbled upon this wonderful story.This book is told from two points of view Dr Lucy takes care of animals and the occasional human that comes to her for help She lives a rather isolated life on her ranch and likes it that way Pete is a 12 year old boy that happens upon a wounded dog laying on the side of the road and feels compelled to help Pete finds help for the dog in Dr Lucy and so much .The characters in this book were wonderful and they all had their own complex story to tell Dr Lucy has been through a lot The book is set in a time where people do not want to take a female doctor seriously so Lucy uses her skills to help animals Pete has had a lot to deal with in his short life Despite the way he is treated, he is still such a good kid and works hard to do what he feels is right Justin and his father, Calvin, are new in town The town has not been welcoming to them and has treated them poorly because of the fact that they are African American.I loved the way that the relationships between these characters developed If the rest of the world would simply go away, these four people would be very happy Pete and Justin have so much in common and I loved watching their friendship progress Lucy goes from being alone most of the time to have a real connection to Pete, Justin, and Calvin Everything about their interactions seemed natural and it made me very angry that the local citizens did everything they could to not allow any of the connections to exist.The narrators both did a great job with this story I really do enjoy it when audiobooks utilize multiple narrators Nick Podehl did a great job with Pete s point of view which was no small task since the character is a 12 year old boy Teri Schnaubelt voices the parts that were told from Dr Lucy s point of view Both narrators were able to bring a lot of emotion into the story telling and were very pleasant to listen to for long periods of time I would not hesitate to listen to either of these narrators again in the future.I would recommend this book to others This was a very well told story that really care about the characters This was the first book by Catherine Ryan Hyde that I have read but I wouldn t hesitate to readof her work in the future.Initial ThoughtsI thought that this was going to be a book about a dog I obviously didn t read the blurb about the book before reading it probably because I was distracted by the pretty dog on the cover There is a dog in the book A wolf dog but the dog isn t the main point of the book This book is about race, love, and what makes a family The narrators did a good job with the story Book source Audible purchase


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    3.5 starsFamilythat can be those you are related to or those you choose to surround yourself with For 12 yr old Pete Solomon his family became those he choose Dr Lucy Armstrong had chosen a solitary life sans family and friends, until she met Pete An injured wolf hybrid brought them together Then Justin and Calvin Bell entered the picture and the family became larger It is the 1950 s and miscegenation rears its head Years go by, life goes on, and the world catches up to this family Cat 3.5 starsFamilythat can be those you are related to or those you choose to surround yourself with For 12 yr old Pete Solomon his family became those he choose Dr Lucy Armstrong had chosen a solitary life sans family and friends, until she met Pete An injured wolf hybrid brought them together Then Justin and Calvin Bell entered the picture and the family became larger It is the 1950 s and miscegenation rears its head Years go by, life goes on, and the world catches up to this family Catherine Ryan Hyde is a superb author She can take an everyday happening and make it into a story This book is a great example of why she is a New York Times Bestselling author


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    It s 1959 and the country is still prejudiced against anyone of color When an abused 12 year old boy, Pete, finds what he thinks is a dog injured alongside the road he tries to help it and his best friend abandons him Turned away from the vets because the animal is a cross between a wolf and dog he tries to make it several miles out of town to get help at a lady doctor who he has learned helps animals Along the way he meets an African American boy by the name of Justin his own age and they st It s 1959 and the country is still prejudiced against anyone of color When an abused 12 year old boy, Pete, finds what he thinks is a dog injured alongside the road he tries to help it and his best friend abandons him Turned away from the vets because the animal is a cross between a wolf and dog he tries to make it several miles out of town to get help at a lady doctor who he has learned helps animals Along the way he meets an African American boy by the name of Justin his own age and they strike up an allegiance His father forbids him to be friends with the young man but he cannot bring himself to tun his back on the boy When Justin is attacked and Justin s father arrested the young men become even closer and when he is released they move out of town but he and the doctor remain in contact Pete s dad throws him out and he goes to live with the doctor and against all odds they become a family This is a great coming of age story and about how love can overcome prejudice off all kinds Great read I would like to thank the Publishers and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC


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    Master storyteller,Catherine Ryan Hyde returns following Leaving Blythe River 2016 with another heartfelt powerful message with SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW With highly charged topics, from untraditional families love, loss, racial tension, animals, and the chance meetings of four unique souls drawn together by an unbreakable bond Lives which will be enriched by one anotherTop 50 Books of 2016 Interweaving a story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in the South 1950s 60s Texas, with an unli Master storyteller,Catherine Ryan Hyde returns following Leaving Blythe River 2016 with another heartfelt powerful message with SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW With highly charged topics, from untraditional families love, loss, racial tension, animals, and the chance meetings of four unique souls drawn together by an unbreakable bond Lives which will be enriched by one anotherTop 50 Books of 2016 Interweaving a story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in the South 1950s 60s Texas, with an unlikely friendship From heartbreak to healing The broken pieces Finding deep compassion for the flaws that make us human Patience, love, and redemptionAn unforgettable journey with characters you will not soon forget They will touch you and continue to pull on your heartstrings When love plays a part in letting go relationships, animals, and friendships When saying,Goodbye For Nowmay not be forever Until we meet again Broken out in three parts from 1959 to 1967, a reminder of the changing laws of our country however, it may not always change the hearts and minds of the people From civil rights, segregation, a divide, to the overturning of bans on interracial marriage The patience to wait, while protecting those we love TimingTexas 1959 Dr Lucy Lucille Armstrong is a regular doctor, not a veterinarian, yet she takes in animals and lost souls She lives in a remote area, a southern small town Some may think she is eccentric and cold hearted She is strong and outspoken She lives in a time when there were not very many women doctors She likes the solitude and prefers the company of animals versus humans She has her own painful past She went to medical school and her life did not go as planned Now she prefers to shut herself off from othersMany of Lucy s patients never leave, once they cross through her door She has sixteen dogs, eleven horses, a pig, and an owl Soon she will take in yet another animal, and three strangers under her wing while trying to keep the law away from her front door Pete Solomon, age twelve, liked dogs provided they were healthy and alive However, when he sees a wounded large dog along the highway, he had to help Of course, his friend Jack isinterested in fishing than a helpless stray dog This dog is a cross between a wolf and a dog The dog seemed to listen and his life depended on Pete Without Jack s help, Pete gets the dog in a wagon and earns its trust, to a so called vet They are not nice and inform they do not treat wild animals However, someone gives him a tip There is a Dr Lucy which may help After all, everything and everyone wants to live It is called survival Little does Pete, his soon to be loyal friend Prince dog and Dr Lucy know how they will become connected for years to come Pete also has his own pain, too much for a boy of his age to bear An abusive father No mother Dr Lucy is like no one he has ever met He wishes he could remain with her, the animals and his new wolf dog friend, Prince, while he heals He never wants to leave he is an old soul He also meets another boy his age, Justin Bell African American and they become instant friends Justine has a great heart and he likes this new friend and ditches his old selfish friend, Jack.However, soon Justine and Pete learn the world of grownups are not so nice People do not like this newfound friendship Shortly, thereafter Pete s dad discovers this friendship and beats him for being gone while looking after the stray dog at Dr Lucy s house he keeps a secret , and second, for walking in public with his new friend, Justine down the highway.Hurt, and down on his luck, Pete decides to return to Dr Lucy s house He cannot go on like this He has to keep his visits a secret as well as his friendship with Justine On his way, he discovers Justin badly beaten on the side of the road He immediately goes to his rescue Justine says he cannot go to the hospital or police He has been warned He has no one to turn to but Dr Lucy She immediately takes both boys under her wing, no questions asked A woman who thought she liked living alone, cut off from the world She is their protector, a rescuer even when she thought there was no feeling left in her When she calls the dad, Calvin to let him know of his son s issues, she soon discovers he is also a caring soul and is drawn to his kindness for his son Calvin s wife died years earlier and he raises his son with love, and compassion unlike Pete s dad Pete sees this bond between father and son, and wonders why his life is so different.Yet despite the couple s strong attraction, the town and those around them outside of Lucy, Calvin, Justine, and Pete , are unkind From racial tension and injustice The boys learn the adult world is quite cruel and full of hatred Soon there isviolence and Dr Lucy once again is there to help The couple soon falls in love however, they know they cannot have a future or act upon their feelings until the laws change After all, this is Texas in 1959PatienceIn addition, Pete s father and the people in the town are violently against interracial friendship and relationships Pete is around some great new role models however, he still has to face his own father Why should a child s life be so difficultHe has the weight of the world on his shoulders With the special love of strangers, Pete now has a family, as well as the others Each has hope Strong bonds are formed Both human and animals However, each one may have to say goodbye for now in hopes they will meet again Things are not always so simple and straightforward. Great themes and parallels here Between a loyal dog named Prince and a woman who may find a soft place in her heart, and just maybe a shot a love and motherhood once again Plus a boy who finds there can be love somewhere beneath all the hatred a new family, and new friends Four people who bond and learn many life lessons This unlikely group may just help Dr Lucy find her own way A powerful, moving novel of family loss and redemption. Inspiring What an emotional and beautifully written story A huge Hyde fan, each of her books bring characters together in life s messy circumstances The courage of Pete and unwavering love of Dr Lucy, a woman who has isolated herself, hiding from society finds herself changing, in positive ways Calvin, a man of wisdom and patience, and a role model for his son Justin Hyde illuminates racial tensions, which still exist in our country today, while at the same time a perfect example of how small acts of faith can make big inroads to acceptance A mix of love story and coming of age These four gave without expecting anything in return Each had been disappointed by the world Losses can be restored Things can turn out, long after you had accepted they never would When you are willing to do what s best for others Putting our own feelings asideEnjoyed the tie in, with the Supreme Court ruling Loving vs Virginia case A timely story even in today s world of racial injustice, evil, and violence Plus our world of need it now Rushing, immediate gratification We all need a lesson in patience and waiting Myself included Just finished Waiting for Wonder Learning to Live on God s Timeline A great example of waiting In SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, there is unwavering love, kindness, faith, and caring Sometimes things or people we meet, may not be entirely random nor accidental encounters Life knows exactly what it is doing People are put in our lives for a reason and purpose, when our own family and friends may let us down Strangers become an integral part of our lives and hearts while teaching us valuable lessonsWhen Goodbye For Now is not forever A true journey of the heart A must read For fans of Bette Lee Crosby, Diane Chamberlain, Heather Gudenkauf, Fredrik Backman, Jodi Picoult, and David JohnsonNo one tells a powerful moving story like Catherine Ryan HydeI loved Pete Ideal for book clubs and further reading discussions guide included JDCMustReadBooks A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review


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    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comAs much as I adore my creepy and intense thrillers and mysteries, over the Christmas holiday I wanted to snuggle up with a book that didn t have a serial killer as a main character I won a copy of Say Goodbye For Now from the author and was so exited as I ve had several of her books in my TBR and hadn t gotten around to them before now I m kicking myself now that I waited this long to read one of Ryan Hyde s novels and I m vowing here and no All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comAs much as I adore my creepy and intense thrillers and mysteries, over the Christmas holiday I wanted to snuggle up with a book that didn t have a serial killer as a main character I won a copy of Say Goodbye For Now from the author and was so exited as I ve had several of her books in my TBR and hadn t gotten around to them before now I m kicking myself now that I waited this long to read one of Ryan Hyde s novels and I m vowing here and now to read some of her other work in the new year This book totally hit the spot and was just the type of feel good read that I was craving.It s 1959 in small town Texas and though Lucy and Pete have both lived there for years, they haven t crossed paths before Lucy is a doctor who quit practicing after many people had objections to being treated by a woman She s distant and isolated, both physically and emotionally and surrounds herself with stray animals no one else wants Pete is the sweetest kid and when he finds a dog hurt in the side of the highway he takes it to Dr Lucy for help Justin and Calvin are father and son and new to town and the young boys become fast friends These four have no idea how their chance encounters will shape and define their lives in the future, but they all have lessons to learn and things to teach each other.Ryan Hyde sure knows how to write a page turner, I couldn t wait to see how this story would turn out She wove a story that was both beautifully tender and brimming with heavy issues, but she managed to convey a strong message without leaving me feeling like I had read something emotionally draining There is Lucy who is dealing with the loss of her son and husband as well as sexism, Pete who is an abused child, and Justin and Calvin who are African American in the fifties, enough said there As these four struggle with their own issues, they manage to find solace in each other and it was a truly gorgeous thing to witness.This was an effortless read, the chapters alternate between Dr Lucy s point of view and Pete s The bulk of the story is told within the first few months the four meet, then the last half spans the course of eight years I feel in love with all four of them, but Pete especially left a mark on my heart, he is a special kid who is wise beyond his years This is begging to be picked for a book club read, there is so much to discuss and explore Also, if you re an animal lover there are some really great moments here with all kinds of creatures


  7. says:

    Catherine Ryan Hyde knows how to write characters that I connect with better than anyone I felt as though I personally knew Pete, Dr Lucy, Calvin Justin I thought this was going to be mostly about a dog, and though that s what brings these unlikely friends together, the dog is not central to the story It s about being a good friend, helping someone, and doing the right thing It s also about unfairness cruelty I was in tears after a certain hospital scene This makes my last book of 2016 Catherine Ryan Hyde knows how to write characters that I connect with better than anyone I felt as though I personally knew Pete, Dr Lucy, Calvin Justin I thought this was going to be mostly about a dog, and though that s what brings these unlikely friends together, the dog is not central to the story It s about being a good friend, helping someone, and doing the right thing It s also about unfairness cruelty I was in tears after a certain hospital scene This makes my last book of 2016, and also my top ten of the year A great deal at 4.99 on kindle, and one I ll highly recommend for everyone


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    I completely fell in love with this book and the characters within it Catherine Ryan Hyde is fast becoming one of my favourite authors Her stories are so emotional and touching, and her characters are so endearing and adorable, it s impossible not to fall in love with them This is a great story for animal lovers too.I actually bought this on Kindle ages ago, but kept not getting round to reading it So when I spotted it available as an audiobook on Kindle Unlimited, I jumped at the chance to I completely fell in love with this book and the characters within it Catherine Ryan Hyde is fast becoming one of my favourite authors Her stories are so emotional and touching, and her characters are so endearing and adorable, it s impossible not to fall in love with them This is a great story for animal lovers too.I actually bought this on Kindle ages ago, but kept not getting round to reading it So when I spotted it available as an audiobook on Kindle Unlimited, I jumped at the chance to listen to it


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    This story grazes upon on a number of sensitive subjects There was the issue of a female doctor, Lucille Lucy Armstrong, whose husband left her as her professional standing exceeded his In addition, her adolescent son resented her because of her work schedule Adding insult to injury, Dr Armstrong was lacking in respectable patients as many people in the rural area of Texas refused to be treated by a woman Then author also deals with the issue of child abuse and abandonment as the reader w This story grazes upon on a number of sensitive subjects There was the issue of a female doctor, Lucille Lucy Armstrong, whose husband left her as her professional standing exceeded his In addition, her adolescent son resented her because of her work schedule Adding insult to injury, Dr Armstrong was lacking in respectable patients as many people in the rural area of Texas refused to be treated by a woman Then author also deals with the issue of child abuse and abandonment as the reader was introduced to the life of twelve year old Pete Solomon When Pete took pity on an injured wolf dog and got help from a ten year old black boy Justin Bell to carry the dog to Dr Lucy, the author introduced animal abuse, racism and hate crimes into the story.I enjoyed how the author weaved the story together although I felt she didn t really delve deep into any of those issues It was enough for the reader to consider each character s plight and how they dealt with their lot in life These four people were outcasts or not part of the acceptable society s circle, but they found in each other an anchor Many times, people say blood is thicker than water, but many families are chosen or formed by necessity This was one of those times that a makeshift family provided love, acceptance, support and encouragement in a situation where it was badly needed.Once I started this book, I didn t put it down It wasn t exactly tear inducing but there was a small dose of angsty I definitely had an emotional connection to the characters because I felt bad for Pete, Justin and for Calvin and Lucy as a couple That journey to lasting love certainly touched me There were different kinds of love expressed in this book and it made up for the pain and hatred shown to the characters There was an encouraging evolution in this book that gave me hope for society today.I didn t give this book a five star rating because while the author did a great job developing the heroine Lucy as well as Pete, but I had a surface grasp on Justine, his father Calvin and Pete s father I would have likedinformation regarding Pete s father, especially from his own perspective Still, this book was really a moving and poignant readSpecial Thanks to Lake Union Publishing via Netgalley for the e book given in exchange for an honest review


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    Four lonely people find each other in a small, Texas town in the stifling time period of 1959 When Pete finds a hurt dog wolf on the side of the road, he takes the animal to Dr Lucy, who lives alone on a small ranch and cares for injured and unwanted animals Reluctantly, she helps the dog, and soon, her life becomes complicated as she becomes involved in the lives of Pete, his new friend, Justin, and then Justin s father, Calvin Normally, this would be a good thing, but in 1959, a white woma Four lonely people find each other in a small, Texas town in the stifling time period of 1959 When Pete finds a hurt dog wolf on the side of the road, he takes the animal to Dr Lucy, who lives alone on a small ranch and cares for injured and unwanted animals Reluctantly, she helps the dog, and soon, her life becomes complicated as she becomes involved in the lives of Pete, his new friend, Justin, and then Justin s father, Calvin Normally, this would be a good thing, but in 1959, a white woman befriending an African American man and his son was not very well accepted And the people of the town make their feelings loud and clear.Author Catherine Ryan Hyde once again brings together a unique cast of characters who aren t looking for anything or anyone to change their lives and then slowly find each other and can t help but grow close She creates perfectly flawed characters who sneak into your heart and make you care about them And she takes on a tough topic with grace and candor Say Goodbye for Now is not about perfect people living perfect lives and that is why it is such an amazing story I received an copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


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