By Brian Charles
A Touching Chronicle of Loss and Love
Abby Gamble lost her husband. Ben a year ago and knows it’s time she starts moving past her grief. That’s easier said than done. She and Ben had shared a deep love and even a loss, but they always knew their love would be forever.
Abby now focuses her efforts on the success of her cosmetic company. She met Joel, a physician, at a nearby gym during a workout. Joel’s past is just as troubled as her own. Joel was only a young boy when a childhood decision led to a family tragedy. His all-consuming guilt had caused him to choose a medical career, so he could help save people’s lives.
Abby and Joel embark on a hesitant relationship. Both are afraid of letting go of the past and reaching for the future.
BEFORE I GO is a touching chronicle of what it is like to lose and love again. It’s a cleverly woven tale of how our lives are interconnected with those we have lost.
Author Brian Charles’ inspiration for the book started with a vivid dream several weeks following the death of his mother. The dream assured Charles that his mother was good, and his sadness was ultimately replaced with a calm assurance. Dreams also play a significant role in the understanding of this story. Brian Charles is a pen name for a best-selling mystery writer who is no stranger to crafting a dramatic and compulsively readable story.
Charles’ intriguing characters drive this well-paced story. Abby will make you feel her despair and, ultimately, her hope. Ben will make you perhaps question his fidelity. Joel will show you the meaning of perseverance, and Maggie, Abby’s sister, will simply make you laugh out loud. The ending clinches the deal and will knock your socks off. It’s a moving and emotional story that is hard to explain to others, but that won’t stop you from trying. Charles has created a story written from the heart and one that will remain in ours forever.
Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher Kensington Publishing
Published September 27, 2022