Barbara Conrey asks what happens when a doctor’s devotion to finding a cure for cancer competes against the expectations of motherhood. The answer is a story I will never forget. Emotional, heartbreaking, and hopeful, Nowhere Near Goodbye is an exciting debut in women’s fiction.

Jennifer Klepper, USA Today Bestseller author of Unbroken Threads

Barbara Conrey’s debut poignantly addresses choices women make—what it costs them, what it saves. Nowhere Near Goodbye is the emotional, yet hopeful journey of motherhood and second chances.

Natalie Jenner - International bestselling author of THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY


The past verses the present. The desperate needs of a family going against the desperate needs of work. And secrets that could derail everything. Conrey’s beautifully written novel probes the choices we make—and the choices we regret, and she does it with grace and aplomb.

Caroline Leavitt, New York Times Bestselling author of Pictures of You and With or Without You


Emma Blake is a character not soon forgotten. NOWHERE NEAR GOODBYE is Emma’s story, told with exceptional honesty and heart. Meticulously written, with powerful characters, this debut novel delves into friendship and family, deception and forgiveness, ultimately leading the reader to an emotional but satisfying conclusion.

Rebecca Hodge, Author of Wild Land




Nowhere Near Goodbye examines the fraught balance of love and family versus drive and life purpose. Can women ever reconcile those choices and find peace in the necessary sacrifices, or forgive themselves for choosing, not putting family first? 

Thoughtful women’s fiction which poses those questions and will leave you pondering life's choices, in the best way. An emotional, thought-provoking, and poignant read. 

Lainey Cameron, Author of The Exit Strategy




Nowhere Near Goodbye is thoughtful women’s fiction that examines the tightrope women walk to balance love, family, ambition, and their purpose in life. Can women ever fully reconcile those choices? It also looks at how our pasts shape our futures.

 Suanne Schafer, Author of Hunting The Devil