DNF: Never Gone by Laurel Garver

never goneNever Gone
written by Laurel Garver
published by Laurel Garver

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Location 585 of 1154 on the e-Book app of my iPhone.

Why I stopped reading: The book got progressively less novel-like and more trying-to-convert-me-like the more I read.  Somewhere between the heroine being damned for seeing a ghost and being advised that a “scientific” way of thinking was inferior to religion and ultimately incorrect, my heart hurt so much I had to stop.

Listen.  Faith and science aren’t opposites – I’m a big fan of both – but when one starts judging the other (no matter which side you start on) no one wins.

What others have rated this book (as of posting date): According to Goodreads, the average rating for Never Gone is 4.17. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 10 5-star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, the majority of the reviews were 5 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from Goodreads: Dani’s dad can’t play peacemaker when he’s dead. Can he? 

After her supportive father dies tragically, Dani has no clue how to cope alone with her perfectionist mother. 

Then she sees him: in her room, roaming the halls at church, wandering his own wake. Is it a miracle? Or is she losing her mind? 

Sunday school never prepared her for this kind of life after death. 




  1. I steer away from any book that starts getting preachy too.

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