Surviving Goodbye Book Review


Surviving Goodbye

by Morgan Parker

Cover Design: By Hang Le (



In the final hours of her life, Elliot Fitch’s wife confesses that he is not the biological father to their 16-year old daughter.

Surviving Goodbye follows Elliot’s collision course with Fate as he embarks on a journey to locate his daughter’s real father. When Elena, now seventeen years old, announces her unplanned pregnancy and the father’s unwillingness to play a role in their child’s upbringing, Elliot faces an ironic dilemma about the true meaning of parenthood and the roles we play in the lives of others, particularly those we love and who love us in return.

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I surrendered to her, felt her body press against me—first her thighs against mine, then her hips, belly, and finally her chest, the feel of her breasts against me and finally, those lips. Veronica’s lips were full, moist, and as soft as cotton infused with a fuel that had me wanting her, all of her.



I spent an afternoon reading Surviving Goodbye by Morgan Parker. It is a novel that is very captivating and hard to set aside once picked up.

I’ve run a full range of emotions right along with Elliot and Lena. I’ve engrossed myself in their lives. I’ve cried for their losses, felt enraged and embittered by their betrayals, and prayed for the quintessential “happily-ever-after” ending. I find myself emotionally drained.

And then it was over. The last page was turned and left me aching for more. I have never picked up a book by Morgan that didn’t leave me feeling somehow bereft that the story didn’t continue.

I truly with I had more eloquent words to express the way I feel about Surviving Goodbye. I guess that is the reason Morgan is a best-selling author and I am a reviewer! Please don’t misinterpret this as self-denigration. I love what I do and I can’t imagine the toil that every writer must put into their novels. I shall be hunting through my Thesaurus for those perfect terms that describe how I feel inside when I read a novel such as this!

I highly recommend this unrivaled novel, Surviving Goodbye, by Morgan Parker. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed.

3D 5 Gold Stars

~ Patricia, Room With Books ~ © Sept 8, 2014


Author Bio:

As a shy and introverted male author, Morgan Parker seeks refuge in sleep. Where all of his friends live in his dreams and nightmares, and where he never has to pay for his non-fat cappuccinos. He has written the Textual Encounters Series, Non Friction, Sick Day and, most recently, Surviving Goodbye. He is currently at work on his next novel, Violets and Violence… yes, in his dreams.

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