The Goodbye Storm
Book 1, Rough Waters Series
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.
Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.
When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they’ll survive the storm or allow themselves to be swept away by it.
Wow!! Amazing new novel: must read!!
Wow!! Not surprisingly, Danielle Stewart has written an absolutely amazing novel in a new series.
An emotional heartbreaking and heartwarming read, the author pulls on all of the readers heart strings in this exceptionally written story of two individuals who survive a tragic event while their respective spouse's do not. Their paths and coping mechanisms are so vastly different, yet in the end they are brought back to the same place where everything started.
This was a novel I couldn't put down or be pulled away from. The story line and the characters are so well written, the reader is transported into the book from the first line.
I am hoping that the next book in this series follows some of the characters as they grow, heal, change and make their way in life.
Highly recommended. A definite read right this minute novel. Not to be on a TBR pile or after this next book pile. A more than 5* read.
A light read of heavy subject material
Can easily be finished in one sitting. The book takes you into the depth of people's depression and grief. The characters are all dealing with it in different ways. The overall message is hopeful but realistic about the time it takes to mourn the loss of a loved one. Her figurative language was a bit wordy at times but she made the characters really breathe.
This was a very gripping emotion filled story. The kind of book that is only put down when the last page is finished.
I plan to read the others from this author.