Say Goodbye for Now

Say Goodbye for Now Review

“Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —Redbook

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 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

When 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 them.

With 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.

Title:Say Goodbye for Now
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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 m...

  • 3.5 starsFamily...that 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 solit...

  • 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 f...

  • 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 untraditio...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 add...

  • What a wonderful book to pull on heartstrings, set in Texas in 1959. Young Pete finds an injured dog/wolf on the side of the road, and when the local vet refuses to help, a helpful nurse sends him to ...

  • I have only read a couple books by this author but know that I want to keep reading more. This is a fantastic story. The characters in this story are very likable and have a lot of depth to them. Last...