Say Goodbye For Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
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.
This is the second book by this author that I’ve read. The first was Leaving Blythe River, which is my favorite read of 2016. This book is in my top 3 favorites of 2016.
So many emotions are felt while reading this book. The characters are well written and the story is superb. There are some sad parts in the book and there are also parts that will make you smile. Both will make you not want to put the book down.
So glad I read this book and I definitely recommend it. I plan on reading the other books by this author.
I have one copy of this book to giveaway.