Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review for Nowhere Near Goodbye by Barbara Conrey


Nowhere Near Goodbye by  Barbara Conrey 

Kindle Edition, 251 pages

Published August 4th 2020 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC


A mother’s love vs. a doctor’s oath.

Oncologist Emma Blake has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a rare brain cancer. Twenty-five years ago, Emma’s childhood friend Kate died of glioblastoma, and Emma vowed to annihilate the deadly disease. Now, Kate’s father, Ned, is pushing her to work harder to fulfill that promise.

When Emma discovers she’s pregnant, she’s torn between the needs of her family and the demands of her work. While Ned pressures her to do the unthinkable, her husband, Tim, decorates the nursery. Unwilling to abandon her research, Emma attempts to keep both sides of her life in balance.

Emma knows she needs to reconcile her past with her present and walk the fine line between mother and physician. But Ned has a secret, and when Emma discovers what he’s been hiding, the foundation of her world cracks.

Nowhere Near Goodbye is a story of family, failure, and second chances


My Thoughts…  

What is more important?  Your family or your career?    For Emma Blake that is a very tough decision to make.   For the mom’s I know, there is no doubt that your family would come first.   I could understand her struggles and I felt bad for all that she was missing in her life while spending all her time working.   Her work is important.   She is doing trials to cure a disease that kills so many people.   I never thought that she should give up her work, but I feel like there should be a good balance between work and family.  

 Nowhere Near Goodbye is a tough story.    The story itself is heartbreaking and not everyone will enjoy reading it.   There is the difficult topics of childhood cancer, unwanted pregnancy, and divorce.    Barbara Conrey had a tough story to tell and did it wonderfully.     Emma is not a character that the reader will want to like but they will feel for her and the decisions she makes. 

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Meet Barbara Conrey

Barbara Conrey worked in the health care industry for many years before opting for an early retirement, which lasted all of three months. She then accepted a position in finance, for which she had absolutely no background, and four years later, she decided to write a book. But not about finance.

Travel is her passion, along with reading, writing, hiking, and exploring antique shops. Her greatest love is Miss Molly, her rescue beagle. There are stories to be told about beagles, and Barbara hopes to incorporate some of them into her books.

Barbara lives in Pennsylvania, close to family and friends.


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