Today I’m doing a review of the book Never Gone by Laurel Garver. Laurel is a follower of this site, and her blog laurelgarver.blogspot.com, is one of my favorites. It is full of practical advice for all those writing a novel and desiring to see it published.
Never Gone is a story about a girl who loses her father unexpectedly after an accident. But he doesn’t die right away. I love that Laurel included that; the grief followed by forbidden hope- maybe he would make it after all. But he doesn’t. And Deane (the protagonist) is left staring at the pieces that remain in her life, realizing that none of them fit. Her journey takes her across the world and into the very depths of her own soul as she searches for who she can possibly be without the person who was the anchor in her life.
But is the anchor still there? Deane doesn’t know. It’s either that or she’s going crazy, because she’s seeing her dad everywhere, and he’s leading her on what seems like a pointless goose chase.
And then it isn’t.
I loved the heart that wrote this story, a heart that has seen grief herself and wanted to use that experience to point the way to the Truth.
I’ve included the links below to where the book is available for purchase. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.