- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1157 KB
- Print Length: 213 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1517619378
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Allyson R. Abbott (28 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0142Z6MVE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,527 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
She was married to an abuser; not one who would beat her to a pulp, but the kind who use his words. Everything she is has been moulded by her husband’s wants and she despises it.
Goodbye, Hello is about her breaking free out of her own volition. It may very well be after the man has died, but it still takes a lot of courage to actually acknowledge that she’s become someone she doesn’t want to be.
Instead of accepting it, she breaks out of her shell, packs up and goes on a holiday the man would have despised, fully intending to dump his memory there! It’s enchanting.
I’d also like to point out that I’d very much like a Shaan on demand, pretty please. The “beautiful bronze male” she encounters is quick-witted, ever so slightly swoonworthy here and there, but also credible; he is nowhere near the perfect billionaire playboy most heroine seem to stumble upon in nine book out of ten these days.
So altogether, you have a well-rounded, realistic story with characters which are both believable and easy to relate to, wrapped up in a fun, playful novella which reminds us that 1) life isn’t over the day we find a grey hair 2) life isn’t over because someone dies and 3) life DEFINITELY isn’t over if you’ve been with the wrong person once. A little piece of hope, right there.
The only issue? At the end, I wanted more. Well done, Alyson!
The author has a great talent for creating a rounded personality for Linda, who as the narrator relates to each of the different characters in the story extremely differently. The contrast between how she relates to her husband, Marty and how she relates to her best friend, Fiona are one of great details in this book that make it easy to relate to as a reader.
The subject of the book, Linda taking stock of her life now she has experienced a life changing event and deciding what to do with her life now is a universal concept that can be identified with by anyone, no matter whether they are still in their twenties or in their nineties, though not everyone will have experienced the same events, it means that this book is easy to relate to and being told with Linda narrating it brings a friendly and almost conspiratal feel to the story.
Shaan is a wonderful character that comes into Linda’s life as a breath of fresh air, an element that completely changes things for Linda, but also brings in a feeling that all women have known at some time or other – that flustered and frustrated feeling that comes from seemingly continually embarrassing yourself in front of the same person.
The story is left open like some of the best movies, so that as a reader you can almost decide what happens with the different characters and works very well with this style of story. The only downside to this story is that it is short and as a reader, once you start reading you’ll find that you want more.