Long Time Coming
Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after - determined never to come back. But when her father's i...more
This is romance novel with an unnecessary supernatural component. Joy (an odd name for a woman who has none) returns to her home town and must confront the man she holds responsible for the death for her best friend in high school. She has two men vying for her attention, a dying parent, a jealous ex-wife, someone trying to murder her, she is starting a new ...more
I gave it 1 star for compelling me, against my will, to finish it. The 2nd for getting such a strong reaction from me about a character.
Joy: Joy was completely ridiculous. She was in denial about everything -- her past AND her present. If I ever encountered a person like this in real life, I would fight to have them committed. She is supposed to be so smart, but I see absolutely no evidence of that. I can understand blocking out a traumatic experience, but she had enoug ...more
''Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after--determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear w ...more
I don't usually read romances, finding them somewhat sickly and boring, however this story was different, not least due to the wonderful writing and that added intrigue that continually peppered interest.
Good detailed and believable characters and enough twists, turns and mystery to add more to the mix.
It was by chance that I came across this book - so glad I did. A rec ...more
I have to say that I don't read that much Contemporary Fiction, and never under usual circumstances read anything labelled "Suspense", however it was another free read picked up at Amazon, so I thought I would give it a go as it was stilled tagged as a Romance.
It turned out from page one that it was a real page turner, and I just couldn't put it down. Not to say that you should think that it was alll high drama, ...more
Joy has her demons to face. She's been running from them for years now, but when she ends up moving back to her home town and buying the house her dead best friend used to live in her nightmares come flooding back. Strange occurrences start happening in the house, then she comes face to face with the man, Jeff, who killed her best friend. Even though her best friend Jenny died 18 years ago when they were teenagers her memory or lack o ...more
I could not put this book down!I enjoyed the characters and found them easy ...more
October 19, 2014
A long time coming by Edie Claire is one of those books that grip you slowly but surely. She introduces her main character, Dr. Joy Hudson who is a veterinarian, when she decides to return to the home town she dreads because her father is ill and she wants to be there for her mother when he dies.
Setting up her own business as vets who does housecalls, she has a 26 foot truck filled with her need ...more
This is a romantic novel with characters well descriptive, Joy is a veterinarian, Jeff Bradford is a doctor. They both must go through big challenges, lost memories, and wounds memories, physical and psychological pain too.
This is a book recommended for dog loving people, and also for ...more
The characters are really well done, rounded, fully ...more
All Joy Hudson needed was a modest house to rent. Everyone seemed shocked to see which one she chose.
Returning to her hometown following college, veterinary training, and seven years in a practice, Dr. Hudson had misgivings about coming back. She wanted to be near her parents, since her father was ailing, but she dreaded facing certain people in this small town.
Claire slowly moves us through Joy’s emotional journey focusing mostly on losing her best friend in h ...more
The main character Joy is pretty unlikeable to me. Right from the beginning she seems a little less than thrilled about being back in town and as the story progresses, you understand why and try to label her as traumatic when really, she's just over dramatic. That's pretty much the whole book, her sensational fits and acc ...more