Book review

Blog Tour #bookreview When we say Goodbye by Michelle Vernal @rararesources

Hiya fellow readers, hope you having a good new year so far. My Reading’s been a bit slow with some really good stories though. Happy reading, today’s book review is Michelle Vernal’s latest When we say Goodbye. A bit sad but also hopeful story.


Can you love when all seems lost?

Ellie Perkins life was right on track until her boyfriend Sam suffers a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a coma and all their future plans in limbo.

Desperately in need of something to fix, Ellie has to find a project and when her grandparents old house is put up for sale, she jumps at the chance. Because, like Ellie, the house is broken. And if she can fix the house, then surely, it’s just a matter of time before she and Sam are back on their path to happily-ever-after…

In life, when the worst happens how do you pick up the pieces?

A heart-breaking story of love, loss and the path to forgiveness, perfect for fans of Faith Hogan and Amanda Prowse. To be read with tissues

Now a available across booksellers.

My thoughts

When we say Goodbye is the story of Ellie Perkins. About how she experiences pretty much a lifetime of emotions in a span of less than 5 years. Ellie is a pretty stable young woman settled in her job of Early childhood educator, living with her cousin Gemma; being young, fun, happy and the usual adulting life.

A broken car on the way to work takes Ellie’s life in a different direction where she meets Sam. In the next 4 years she experiences Love, loss and grief, a lot maybe for someone young. But the ending was sweet not your typical happy ending but with hopeful beginnings in the lives of the characters.

I love Michelle’s stories, this one was perfectly cosy. A type of story which you can read if you want to have a good cry but not without smiles too.

The characters from Ellie’s cousin, aunt, uncle and mummy Nicky to the men in her life, were all extremely easy to like and root for. While I had a few sniffles, pondered on life’s important questions I did have quite a few laughs and smiles too. Which, In my reading book is a pretty good read.

About Michelle Vernal

Michelle Vernal loves a happy ending. She lives with her husband and their two boys in the beautiful and resilient city of Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s partial to a glass of wine, loves a cheese scone, and has recently taken up yoga—a sight to behold indeed. She writes books that she hopes make you feel you are curled up with your best friend having a cosy chat.

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Reviewed by Bee