The Truth About Goodbye by Russell Ricard


Release Date: April 4, 2017

Sebastian Hart’s husband has been deceased for a year and his grief is preventing him from living his life to the fullest. Having just turned 40, he is also struggling with his career as his body starts to age.  He believes his career options are dwindling as roles are being cast to younger dancers.

His dream is to be a choreographer and in his free time he writes dance compositions. While waiting for a break in his career, Sebastian takes odd jobs as a dog walker, office clerk, and teaching a community tap class. He finds support from his good friend Chloe, who is also a dancer. She is a free spirit and unlike Sebastian, dates many men while having little attachment after an evening.  Chloe tries to encourage Sebastian to date by introducing him to eligible men.  He will not move forward with his life while stuck grieving over memories of his former spouse.

This is a tender story about a person struggling with an unexpected loss of a loved one. The main character’s feelings of regret and loneliness are heartfelt.  The struggles depicted by the character are ones that we can all relate to as we go about our daily lives. This is a debut novel by Russell Ricard.


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