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
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Telling the story of Joy, a veterinarian who returns to her hometown, after years avoiding it, when her father's health begins to decline. After so many years away, she finds that the death of her childhood best friend, Jenny, still haunts her. This becomes even more apparent w ...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
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
The thing that saved it is that it's well written. You become invested in most of the characters and slowly fall for the little town they all live in. Joy, the main character, is someone I ...more
Also, the attempted murderer was a good twist but then they let him/her move out of town because of a "bad childhood". Really?
However, I ...more
Joy Hudson fled her hometown of Wharton, Kentucky after graduating high school and the accidental death of her best friend, Jenny Carver, effectively closing th ...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
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 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
I could not put this book down!I enjoyed the characters and found them easy ...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 did enjoy Edie's tale, even with Joy dragging her feet way too long. It was a tender hearted story with false memories coming so close to ruining any possibility for the two J's to actually find the happiness they so deserved. We all need to read a tender hearted story such as, Long Time Coming, to make it through. Thanks Edie for sharing. Now don't just sit on the fences, read and enjoy...