THE YEAR OF GOODBYES AND HELLOS
WOMEN'S FICTION | CHRISTIAN I CONTEMPORARY
Two sisters work to heal lingering childhood wounds and seek a new balance in work, family, marriage, and love when one receives a diagnosis that sets the clock ticking.
Determined to save Sherri’s life, Kristen drops everything to guide her sister on the harrowing cancer treatment journey. When she’s unable to balance the strain of caring for her patients, being a wife and mother, and her frantic efforts to save her sister, Kristen’s carefully balanced life crumbles, starting with her marriage. Desperate to regain her footing, she vows to rebuild her broken relationships . . . as soon she’s sure Sherri will beat the odds stacked against her.
Unlike her sister, Sherri Reynolds has worked to cultivate balance in her life. Her children, her job as a teacher, and her strong faith keep her grounded—until her diagnosis sends her spiraling into the scary world of what-ifs and unknown outcomes. Sherri faces the agonizing realization that family history may be about to repeat itself. With the clock ticking, she’s determined to use whatever time she has left to heal old wounds and restore relationships.
Together, the sisters are forced to reexamine their priorities, address the still tender wounds of their childhood, and delve more deeply to discover what it means to live each day to its fullest.
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“Kelly Irvin has crafted an emotional and moving story of family, grief, and forgiveness, and reminds us of God’s unfailing love, even in the midst of the storm.”
—Sheryl Lister, author of A Table For Two and A Perfect Pairing
“A heartbreaking, truth-telling look at the ravages of cancer on the body and soul. Kelly Irvin’s tale will resonate with anyone who has been affected by this terrible disease. Told with compassion and love, The Year of Goodbyes and Hellos is a perfect fit for fans of Tosca Lee, Patty Callahan Henry, and Allison Winn Scotch.”
—Aimie K. Runyan, bestselling author of A Bakery in Paris and The Memory
of Lavender and Sage
"This is an emotional, gripping, beautiful story that includes family, faith, and friendship, as well as forgiveness. It is somewhat of a roller coaster ride, which kept me on the edge of my seat with anticipation. A beautifully written story with relatable characters that I recommend straight from my heart."
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kelly Irvin is a bestselling, award-winning author of over twenty novels and stories. A retired public relations professional, Kelly lives with her husband, Tim, in San Antonio. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two ornery cats.
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