Dec 282016


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.


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  8 Responses to “Book Review:
Say Goodbye For Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde”

  1. I thought it might be sad from the title. I’m glad to know it’s good.

  2. Just the blurb made me feel teary so I can imagine that the book itself is very powerful. I’m glad that there are some heartwarming moments mixed in with the sad as I can imagine it’d be easy for this book to get just too heavy. I’ll have to look for this one.

  3. Vicki,
    Thank you for a terrific review, and for hosting this giveaway. I will add a link to this giveaway to my blog. (I wanted to be on the tour for this books as well, but have simply been too busy to sign up for any tours.)

  4. I like the cover art, this sounds like a moving story.

  5. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  6. We have a gray cat named Cosmo, he’s actually our daughter’s but she can’t have pets at her apartment. He is a lot of fun to have around 🙂

  7. Sounds like a wonderful book, but one that would have me bawling.

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