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Long Time Coming

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  2,604 ratings  ·  156 reviews
In more than fifty "New York Times" bestselling novels, Sandra Brown has captivated her millions of readers with stories of charismatic love and tantalizing twists of fate. In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years--and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last.
He arrived out of the blue--a flesh-and-
Hardcover, Large Print, 320 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Random House Large Print (first published 1988)
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    He arrived out of the blue—a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies’ man like Law

    Yes, it did come across as a bit dated. The hero was a bit of a jerk. Usually I like that but he came across as being a bit spoiled.

    I liked Marnie and David.

    Cannot compare
    Alexis-Morgan Roark
    How can a telephone look "recently installed"? This was quick read that was borderline ridiculous in a lot of ways. Ok. It wasn't THAT bad.

    The 80s references were nostalgic. There was no cheating although having some chicky rub up against the H is still annoying to read.

    Despite the good, there was an awful lot to swallow to get through this book, and I couldn't buy most of it especially the speed with which the son takes to his father. You know, the one who had been absent for the first 15 years
    I also wish we had the 1/2 star option. Sometimes one is just too much.

    Please don't ask me why I read something this awful. I'm not sure I want to live in a world where people write such trash and are able to get it published. We need more famines.

    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. It was a signed copy and arrived with Sunset Embrace.

    I would probably rate this book 2.5 stars, not because it is bad, just a little dated and cheesy. Overall, it was a nice little diversion on a cold winter's day. I don't usually read these kinds of novels.

    I found that I was annoyed with both main characters. The most likable character in this story was David, the 16 year old son.

    Sharon Huether
    Long Time Coming By Sandra Brown Loving a man for years without his knowledge. A grandmother doing what she could by helping the mother,son and father become a family. The author saved the best for last.
    OceMei Belikova♥
    this is my first SB and I really love it.
    jarang-jarang ada cewek kayak Marnie yang rela ngorbanin masa remajanya buat ngurus anak kakaknya karna kakaknya terlalu gak peduli dan akhirnya meninggal karna kecelakaan, belum lagi harus ngurus ayahnya yang menderita penyakit jantung sebelum akhirnya meninggal, trus ibunya yang terserang stroke karna stress akibat ditinggal suami dan anak pertamanya.

    ceritanya bener-bener bagus. Dari awal sampai akhir isinya menarik dan gak ngebosenin. kalo boleh dibila
    ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
    Esas kızımız Marnie; vakti zamanında, ufacık tefecikken vurulmuş bizim delikanlıya....
    Ama oğlumuz Law'ın gözü başkasındaymış(ablası) o zamanlar...
    Gel zaman, geç zaman ayrılan yollar kesişmiş tekrardan.
    Ünlü bir astronot olan Law ilginç mektuplar almaktadır.Eh gönderen adreside Marnie ait olmasın mı?Ama kızımızın bu mektuplardan haberi bile yok..Peki bu mektupların içeriği ne olabilir ki?

    Hemen merakınızı gidereyim.Sevgili Law'ımızın bir oğlu varmış.(David)
    Gelde inan.Adamın başına bunun gelme olası
    Julie Barrett

    Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown
    Marnie is raising a teenager and is working on an advertisement for a freelance job when the astronaut comes to her house and wants to know why she's been sending him letters that he's the father of her child. They had met back 14 years ago one summer when their families summered at the beach. Law had gone out a few times with her sister and
    she did have a baby, David later dying in a car crash. That's how got to raise her sister's child. Her mother was in a local
    Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
    Marnie, membesarkan seorang diri keponakannya selama 15 tahun hingga Law Kincaid tiba2 datang dalam kehidupannya, menuduh Marnie memeras Law dgn surat2 kaleng dan pada saat Law melihat David anaknya utk pertama kali, Law menyadari begitu banyak kemiripan fisik antara David dengannya.
    Marnie yg ternyata memendam perasaan terhadap Law selama 16 thn, tidak bisa lagi menghindari bahwa dia masih tertarik pd sosok Law ini. Namun Marnie marah besar saat Law menghujani David dgn berbagai hadiah mahal dan
    This is my first Sandra Brown book and I really quite enjoyed it. It was quick and sweet. Just what I needed at the time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pacing was fast, I loved that!
    This book was originally wrote in there are a few things I had to chuckle about. Like her son has a poster of Christy Brinkley on his wall. I thought that was so funny!
    Anyway it's a really sweet romance. There were times when I was bawling like a baby...I was thinking...God what's wrong with me?! But all end
    Bronwyn Rykiert
    Marnie Hibbs had been in love with Law Kincaid (a famous astronaut) since she first met him while on vacation with her family when she was 14. It is 17 years later and he has come to her place to confront her about the letters he has been receiving from her address threatening him and mentioning that he has a child that he knew nothing about.

    I loved Law from the start and at first Marnie was okay too, but as the book progressed she was too much of a martyr and I did not enjoy her.
    This was the first Sandra Brown book that I have read, as far as I can remember. In this story, Marnie is single woman taking care of her teenaged nephew, David. David does not know his father, and his mother died in a car accident when he was very young. Their life is pleasant, though. Marnie’s world is shaken, though, when David’s famous astronaut father, Law, shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep because he received anonymous letters leading him there. Unbeknowst to Law, Marnie has had a crus ...more
    ~giggle~ I definitely liked this book but have now decided that I prefer to read romance rather than listen to it. It seemed sillier when I listened and it's impossible for me not to giggle at narrated sex scenes. It's very mature of me, I know, but I cannot help myself. Predictable, yes? Entertaining, of course.
    Great book by one of my favorite authors. Story is "dated", but not a problem, 80's setting - 1988 or '89. I found myself relating a lot to the main character, Marnie Hibbs. Seldom do I ever read a book more than once, but this is one I could reread in the future.
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    Marnie yıllar sonra çocukluk aşkını kapısında görünce çok şaşırır.Ünlü biri olan Law ise tehdit mektuplarının hesabını sormak için oradadir.Karşısındaki kadını geç de olsa tanır.Ancak olaylar beklenmedik şekilde ikisinin de hayatını değiştirecektir..
    Long Time Coming is a romance novel by Sandra Brown. I received a free copy from the Goodreads Giveaway Program. I give it 3 out of 5 stars. It’s a quick read, only 197 pages, and relatively short compared to her crime novels. I had never read a pure romance novel by Sandra before, so it was a new experience for me. The story-line is okay, but personally I’m not a fan of the male lead being that much older, eight years in this case, than the woman in a non-historical love story. The romance is s ...more
    Jane Davis
    I liked this little book. Astronauts are not the big thing in the 2000's as they were in the 1980's but hero worship for teen boys will never die so it believable that David could form an attachment for Law Kincaid, but to the extent he does in this book? I don't know.

    Law Kincaid is David's father because of a summer fling with a 16-year old. He didn't know about the boy until he receives and anonymous letter and comes charging down on Marnie Hibbs. Marnie, David's adoptive mother is actually h
    This was a cute little romance story about a couple that meet when one was 14 (Marnie), the other was 23 (Law), the twist is that the older sister (16) was there too and she is the one with the summer romance with Law and ended up pregnant. The sister doesn't want the baby but the parents find out and intervene. She ends up having the baby, but never gives a damn about him, leaving Marnie to raise the child. The sister in her self destructive ways dies in an accident 4 years later.

    Fast forward
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    Andrea Hickman Walker
    I received this through GoodReads FirstReads.

    I knew this was a romance, but I was expecting it to look more like a Nora Roberts than a Mills & Boon. Still, I was determined to read it though my expectations were considerably lowered by the cover. It seems a terrible thing to say, but I'm not generally a pure romance kind of girl and that's the best that can be said about Mills & Boon in terms of plot.

    The beginning was far better than I expected and drew me in. I cared about the main char
    Gramedia Pustaka Utama
    Satu lagi genre romance dari SB.

    Ceritanya sebetulnya cukup sederhana, kisah romance antara Law Kincaid, astronoth terkenal dengan Marnie Hibbs, seorang wanita yang mengasuh putera kandung Law. Law sendiri sebetulnya tidak tahu bahwa ia telah memiliki seorang putera yang telah beranjak dewasa.

    Dari surat kaleng yang didapatnya, akhirnya Law tahu bahwa ia memiliki seorang anak yang diasuh oleh Marnie. Meskipun marnie bukan ibu kandungnya, namun ia telah menganggap David, putra Law, sebagai anak kan
    Denisa Howe
    Long time coming was a wonderful read. The characters were regular people one might meet in their own neighborhood. The harsh truth of her sister’s actions from the past which shaped all of their lives was refreshing. It was believable and brought out compassion within me. I loved how this book was not a sugary, romantic perfect ending. It had genuine life in it. The steps they all took to arrive at the ending was not hurried or slow motion, but perfection. The younger sister’s life was changed ...more
    Sylvia Hester
    3.5 stars. Overall this book was good. However certain parts rubbed me the wrong way. The male being over 18 basically raped a 16 yo. Yes it was rape he was a full grown man well over 18. Then lusting over the 14 yo that he wished he slept with her instead. How and the world would a judge give custody of a 4 year old when the grandparents were alive made zero sense to me.
    As I am sure many of you know, Sandra Brown has written quite a few novels for Harlequin. Those books tend to be pure romance with the formula of boy meets girl, they hate each other while secretly loving each other, then at end they love each other. There isn't much more to the story than that. Then Sandra Brown started writing really good stories that were romance and mystery. Well, this one starts out as though there is a mystery. Someone is writing threatening letters to Law Kincaide, a famo ...more
    I borrowed this book from a coworker, looking for something to amuse myself. I was sorely disappointed. Not only was it hardly steamy, the plot was so thin that about halfway through, when I started skimming about a sentence on each right-facing page looking for interesting scenes, not only did I not find any, but I was still able to follow the plot without a bit of difficulty. The main character was pathetic, the love interest was an asshole, and the main point of suspense in the novel wasn't e ...more
    what was i thinking getting a woman reader Sandra Brown, i know better, had on my ipod for years so listened to it finally, its redeeming quality it was a love story and had a teenage boy in it that just got his drivers license! other than that it was a lot of lusting and body part descriptions!!! lol
    I think you will like this quick read of a young girls summer love, that come to light yrs later.
    "Long Time Coming," is about a young girl who falls in love with an older man, that has a affair with her older sister, during a summer vacation.
    Her sister finds she is pregnant and doesn't want the baby, their fathers a minister and forbids her to have an abortion. Marnie wants the baby even though she's just a young girl herself. Her sister is killed in a car accident, Marnie raises the boy as her
    In this story a woman is reunited with the man she's loved for years. The man is Law Kincaid, astronant, test piolit, a ladies man, a NASA celebrity. The girl is Marnie Hibbs single mother. A good little romance story.
    One of Brown's books that I hadn't read before until now.

    After reading mystery books, I needed a little 'fluff'. This was it.

    A single mom is appalled when a gentleman comes to her door. He wants to know why she is sending him letters informing that he has a son. She claims that she is doing no such thing.

    She does remember him from a summer 17 years ago from when her family rents a beach house and stays there a few weeks. She and her sister think that he's very cute and adorable.

    He has been a b
    I enjoyed it..hey its a Sondra Brown book. It was not a favorite of mine. Although I liked the plot. I could see that maybe happening. I liked all the characters, especially Law he seemed like a good man!
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