The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas is the most beautiful contemporary novel about love and loss and life. Fiona Lucas words sunk deep into my heart and soul. I was enchanted by the whole book. It was serenely beautiful.
The book is about loss. “I’m not sure how I go on living and breathing without you.” This loss is painful. It hurts and it keeps on hurting. It is hard to see anything but searing pain ahead.
This tale is also about “wisps of hopes and dreams.” There is hope for the future but we need to start with baby steps.
When loss consumes we need to be able to talk to someone about it. If we bottle it up we merely push the pain down and it will manifest itself in other ways.
Grief takes time. There is no roadmap out of grief. It takes as long as it takes. It meanders where it will. One day the sun will rise again.
Fiona Lucas has created some wonderful characters who lodged in my heart and soul. The dialogue between the two leads was heartfelt, their pain and loss tangible, their bond was beautiful.
The Last Goodbye was serenely beautiful. It soothed my heart and soul. As I read, in spite of the loss, I felt very peaceful. Fiona Lucas has created a unique novel of great beauty. I cannot wait to read more by her.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.