Before I’m Gone


New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin tells a poignant story about living life to the fullest—and savoring the small moments along the way.

Palmer Sinclair has never needed anyone’s help. A successful loan officer, she’s all work and no play. But when splitting headaches and blurred vision begin to affect her job, she begrudgingly sees a doctor and receives a diagnosis that leaves her shaken to her core and with little time left. Facing an uncertain future, Palmer makes a bucket list, determined to do the things she’d only dreamed of before she goes.

Kent Wagner has dedicated his life to helping others. An army medic turned paramedic, he’s a regular at Palmer’s bank who makes his monthly car loan payments in person just to see her radiant smile. After responding to not one but two 911 calls involving Palmer, he learns about her bucket list. Touched by her circumstances—and needing a distraction from his own—Kent offers to take Palmer to the places on her list.

Neither is prepared for the emotional journey ahead…or how little time they have left together, but the friendship they find in that brief time might be the most lasting legacy of all.

Before I’m Gone: A Bucket List Companion Journal 

Praise for Before I’m Gone

Before I’m Gone is a heartbreakingly beautiful love story about finding your soulmate against all odds.—USA Today Bestselling Author Ashley Cade

Before I’m Gone pulls at the heartstrings and leaves a mark. This book dives deep into raw emotion and heartbreak. It will move you to tears and leave you pondering about the fragility of life long after you turn the final page.—Erica Alexander, author of Because of Logan

A heartbreakingly beautiful story about love, friendship, perseverance, and learning to live life to the fullest.—Samantha Baca, author of Just One Time

Emotional and heartwarming, I adored everything about Before I’m Gone. Highly recommend!—USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke

From the onset, McLaughlin does an outstanding job of portraying the empty life of a woman who has given up on long before her terminal diagnosis. Befriended by a man who is trying to reshape his path forward, the pair embark on a cross-country journey that teaches them the true meaning of unconditional love. Palmer and Kent’s enduring love story is one you won’t want to miss!—Jody Kaye, author of Gray Sin

Such an emotional, heartbreaking read. Palmer and Kent’s love was so beautiful, and their journey was inspiring. I don’t want to give away too many details for fear of spoiling it, but this is one book you don’t want to miss!—JC Hannigan, author

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