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Because there's never enough time to say goodbye.... 

Sylvia knows that she's running out of time. Very soon, she will exist only in the memories of those who loved her most and the pieces of her life she's left behind.

So she begins to write her husband a handbook for when she's gone, somewhere to capture the small moments of ordinary, precious happiness in their married lives. From raising their wild, loving son, to what to give their gentle daughter on her eighteenth birthday - it's everything she should have told him before it was too late. 

But Sylvia also has a secret, one that she's saved until the very last pages. And it's a moment in her past that could change everything.... 

©2020 Rebecca Ley (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Helpful insight into illness, end of life thoughts for the ones that are left behind.

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Brilliantly Written and well crafted story.

I loved his book. It deals with a subject some find difficult, with humor, crafted prose, honesty, derision and insight. There are deft descriptions of peoples thoughts and motives in this book that are written with such love and reference I've made a note to revisit if I'm ever called upon to make a eulogy or speech about someone. Rebecca Ley Draws from the deep well of Motherly love which is different from my Fatherly experience and it was a pleasure to read it beautifully laid out before me. Enjoy