Title: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello by RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Genre: Nonfiction/Christian/Grief & Loss
Formats: Paperback and Ebook
E-Cover By: RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Paperback Cover: Marcy Rachel
Editor: Lee Ryder
Date Published: October 15, 2013
The journey of pregnancy brings hope, joy, and love for the expecting mother. The hope of giving birth to a new life. The joy of feeling this new life grow inside of her. The love that starts with a test that doesn’t ever end. Dreams for the unborn child flood the new mother’s mind, as well as those around her. Each step of the pregnancy is a cherished moment. The anticipation of meeting her cherished baby builds from the very first month and ends after birth.
This is the story of one mother and how a few words changed her life forever. How a piece of her faded when she heard these words: “There’s no heartbeat.” When RaeBeth Buda laid in the hospital in labor, she and her husband heard those dreaded words.
What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.
This book did not freak me out as much as the first one did. Amber is in a dark place after the death of her hometown friend, Sarah. While there she nearly dies herself. In the process of putting her life back together, it falls apart with everyone all but alienating her. But this is the second and final chapter to Amber Brown’s story.
I love the way RaeBeth Buda writes. It flows easily and that, for me, makes all that much harder to put down. However, her stories, so far, are on intense subjects. But she pulls off an amazing two-part story with the Silenced series dealing with one girl’s Depression.
author of the Silenced series
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am RaeBeth and I live in Pennsylvania, USA with my husband and our daughter. We are expecting our second in May. I enjoy reading and blogging when I’m not taking care of my family or writing. My family is very supportive of my writing which I started several years ago. When it comes to my writing, I have no set routine, except for the environment has to be quiet and lack any types of distraction. (I know I’m boring.) As long as I have my cup of coffee, I sit down and let the characters take over from there.
What project are you currently promoting?
I am working hard to finish up the second book in the Silenced series, which has been titled, Silenced 2: The Overtaking. I’m working hard to promote this series because of the upcoming release of the second and last book within the series.
Tell us a little about it.
The series takes a dive into depression and self harm, which is one thing I’d like to bring more awareness to. The main character, Amber, is my favorite character because she has some of my own traits. Amber reflects a mixture of people that I know who have dealt with depression in some way. The one thing I want readers to know about my writing is that the main purpose is the overall message. As any author, I take care in the writing itself but with this series, the message is most important to me. The publication I want to share with everyone is Silenced, as I mentioned above. This is my first title that’s published. Continue reading