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The Trouble with Goodbye

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**Due to some sexual content and mature themes, this novel is intended for audiences ages 17+**

Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she's never known.

Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to...

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The Trouble With Goodbye (Fairhope, #1)

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Overview

**Due to some sexual content and mature themes, this novel is intended for audiences ages 17+**

Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she's never known.

Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she's hiding a terrible secret.

That's when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she's near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what's left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it's about courage and sometimes it's about fear. And sometimes you're too broken to know the difference until it's too late.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624210082
  • Publisher: Dead River Books
  • Publication date: 5/19/2013
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 637,735
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college age characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.

Her best selling Young Adult paranormal series, Peachville High Demons, has sold over 125,000 copies and been featured on Amazon's Top 100 eBooks for Children & Teens. The first book in the series, Beautiful Demons, will be adapted into a graphic novel by Sea Lion Books later this year, and a spin-off series will begin in 2014.

She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in North Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.

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  • Posted May 21, 2013

    By Momma on May 21, 2013 TheTrouble-with-goodbye It's no big se

    By Momma on May 21, 2013
    TheTrouble-with-goodbye

    It's no big secret that Sarra Cannon's y/a paranormal romance series Peachville High Demons is one of Momma's Favorites. When Sarra sent me the ARC for review (OK, I may have groveled a bit while asking to review it) I was a little nervous because I've not read a lot from the relatively new genre New Adult, yet I knew that surely I would enjoy the book because it's Sarra's work. Boy did I.

    I have had the pleasure of watching Sarra grow as an author from her first book to the last in the series. I wasn't prepared for the incredible leap to greatness she made in The Trouble With Goodbye. The subject matter, while sensitive is handled beautifully and isn't just a gratuitous knock against women in general and the all too familiar moniker of many current popular books, movies and TV shows of how emotional and weak women are.

    The Trouble with Goodbye is a wonderful tribute to all of us, all the people who are "broken". There are few among us who have not experienced some sort of tragedy in our life that has chipped away at us, rendering us at least a little shattered inside. Sarra addresses this issue. Not just that we aren't all perfect or clean, but that we are in fact the sum of our experiences and what we choose to do with that equation should be what defines us, not the tragedy or experience itself.

    Holding fast to my policy of no spoiler reviews I will not give away any of the story. I will tell you that the characters are incredibly believable and well formed. The development of the story and the relationships between all of the characters is spot on. You know who these folks are, you feel for them lest I say you ache for them.

    Warning, I did cry for the entire last quarter of the book because of how emotionally invested I was in Leigh Anne, as well as Knox. I will also mention that I'm shedding a few tears right now remembering and feeling how emotionally moved I am by this story.

    New York Times take notice, you'll be adding this one to the "list" soon!

    I recommend that EVERYONE read this book!
    What does Momma Think?

    The Trouble With Goodbye (A Fairhope New Adult Romance) by Sarra Cannon 5 cookies and a glass of milk!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    A must read!

    I have read Sara Cannon's Peachville High Demon series and fell in love with her writing style and they way she tells her stories.
    I wanted to read more from this talented author and was truely suprised & happy I found this story.

    I definately would give this book 5 thumbs up if I could. This is a heart wrenching story of a girl that is trying to deal with something horrible that happened to her. It is a story that draws you in and plays with your emotions. You get so into the story that you feel as if you are right there with the characters.

    Ifound it very difficult to put the book down. The main character is truely an inspiration the way she handeled everything.

    If you like reading books that deal with life choices...this is the book for you.

    I definately recommend this book.....you won't be dissapointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Horrible

    The main character is spineless and is a giod example of what not to do. The drama doesnt feel likely and is really only there because the plot sucks. I got 2/3 through and gave up. What wasnt over the top, was boring. Not worth it even if it was free.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

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    3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It t

    3.5 stars




    Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It took a little while to really get into it, but something about it kept me reading. By the last half, I was reading every free chance I had until I was finished.




    The story starts off with Leigh Ann coming home from college, unsure if she is home for good or just for the summer. The reader is left wondering what happened to her at school because certain thoughts she expresses lead us to believe it was not good. I was kept guessing through most of the book as to what had happened to her. I had a hunch from the beginning, but I did rethink that hunch a few times. Once it came out, I couldn’t even imagine the turmoil she was going through. I can’t believe her parents either. UGH! How could they do that? Why wouldn’t they stand behind their daughter? Unbelievable!




    I love Knox. He was a great guy from the very beginning. I had a hard time believing his story because he was such a sweet guy. I was happy to find out the whole story towards the end. He was just what Leigh Ann needed to find her strength and courage and move forward.




    The supporting cast was okay. I liked Jenna, she was a true friend. Sophy was a friend but we didn’t get to know her all that much. Perry was a jerk for the most part. He did redeem himself. Penny was the old friend who is still a friend at the end of the book.




    All-in-all, a good read. Romantic in parts, unbelievable (not literally!) in parts, interesting. Like I said, a good read.




    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book if you like the New Adult romance genre.




    Will I read it again: I will not.




    (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    highly recommended

    great story line. The author had a great way of bringing across what can happen to young girls and what they have to go through in a rape.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    3.5/5 stars I have been so fortunate lately to have read nothin

    3.5/5 stars

    I have been so fortunate lately to have read nothing but really good NA contemporaries. Some of them have been similar to each other, but each one has brought new, fresh things to the NA table and this one is no exception.

    We first meet our protagonist Leigh Anne returning home from college and because she wants to avoid the small town drama, she takes the long way around to get to her house. Unfortunately, she ends up missing a set of deer and ends up crashing her car into a tree. Thankfully, she is helped out by Knox Warner, who moved to the town of Fairhope not too long after Leigh Anne left for school.

    One of the things we realize right away about Leigh Anne is that something happened in Boston and now she has come home to seek sanctuary from it all. She wants to sink back into her old life, connect with her old friends, and live her life the way she used to before she went away. Unfortunately, all of that is easier said than done. Being twenty years old, her parents are overprotective and constantly judging her actions. Her mother is worried more about keeping up appearances than what actually is going on with her daughter. She is an avoider and would rather sweep issues under the rug than face them head-on.

    However, as much as Leigh Anne wants to reconnect with her old life- she just can't. Things are too different after her experience at school in Boston. She realizes she isn't connecting with her friends like she should be and after seeing her ex, Preston, again the butterflies just aren't there. And then there's Knox Warner, the guy who helped her the night of her wreck. He shows interest in her, but
    she hesitates in giving him a chance, because she's afraid that her experience has left her broken and that she will drag him down in her mess. However, he recognizes she has some things she's holding in, but still wants to get to know her anyway.

    I loved Knox. He was patient with Leigh Anne and willing to wait for her. He's your typical down to earth, man of few words, but what he does say, matters. He has some emotional baggage of his own, but trusts her enough to confide in her, knowing she won't judge him for his past. She knows her parents would never approve of him, but lately Leigh Anne has been growing a backbone and not catering to her parents' every demand. There is one scene in particular where Leigh Anne's mom sees the two of them together out and about and you have to hand it to Knox. As much as he likes Leigh Anne, he stands up for himself and won't let anyone treat him as less than what he should be.

    However, a relationship cannot be built without trust. Leigh Anne knows this and having had Knox open up to her, she realizes she cannot hold everything in anymore. She finally tells him the truth about what happened to her and he listens patiently and after it's over becomes the comfort she so desperately needs. He believes in her and lends her his strength when she has none left of her own. He inspires her to do the right things and watching her come to terms with what occurred and finally step up and out of her parents protective bubble is what really made this book great for me.

    *Received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Loved it

    I really liked the Peachville series and i really enjoyed this book. Alot of books lately have been all about love and sex, but this book was about love and survival and trust.
    I will be waiting patiently for the second book of the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Great

    I finished this the other day and I was pretty impressed with it. The characters are likable and believable. And the story line was easy to follow. The only part I did not care was was the cussing. It was randomly placed and took away from the characters. Especially Leigh Anne. Made her look uneducated especially for someone that was attending an ivy league school. A good adult story can be written without the immature language. That's the reason I gave it 4 stars. Other than that it was great and can't wait for the next one. Just hope sarra realizes she doesn't have to use the f-bomb to write a good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Great

    Very well done. I could not put it down til I read the last page. And the editing was very good as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Ok

    Just meh for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2014

    Wish there was more.

    Once I got into this book, I couldn't put it down. Getting ready to read the next one .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    WONDERFULLY WRITTEN

    This story is an inspiration to all. Every person has the strength to let go of worrying about what others think and do what they kow is right. L.M.A.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    I read all 3 of the Fairhope books over the weekend.  I loved al

    I read all 3 of the Fairhope books over the weekend.  I loved all of them!  I can't wait for the next book and to hear more about the characters from the previous books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    I  received a free copy of The Trouble With Goodbye by Sarra Can

    I  received a free copy of The Trouble With Goodbye by Sarra Cannon and liked it so much I bought books two and three.I love them and I'm waiting for book four.
    I can't to read it also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Great book!!

    Must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THISBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the story line the love she gets to have after such a bad thing as a rap. I love the courge that she finnly shows in coming forward with the trueth.


    I think that if somone hurts that way or in any way that is againtes the law they need to be put away for life. If amy thing like this happened to you say something so that no one else has to go through the same thing ever. Do not care what any one else says have the courage to do the right thing. You will be better person for it.

    There is one thing I would like to know what happens next? Do they have happy ending? Do they all press chages againts him? I would like ro know?

    Any way I think you will.love this book as much as I did.

    L.J.B.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Amazing!!!

    I litteraly couldnt put this book down! It is amazingly well writen!!!!! This gives a new light on a touchy subject. I almost cried a few times. I read it in one day, and i wish you would have writen more! I strongly recomend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Recommend

    I have read 2 books by Sarra Cannon and will read more of her books. I had a hard time putting this book down especially toward the end of the 342 pages. I would have given 5 stars if there had been an epilogue; it ended abruptly to me. Love the characters. GJRA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Wow wow wow

    Great writing style lovable characters story that touches your heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Loved it!

    I was really rooting for Knox and I'm glad he found his peace. Great read!

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