Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Long Time Coming



Author: Edie Claire
Pages: 300

From the publisher:

Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her...

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 whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises--Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death--and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed--and the childhood friendship she treasured--now suddenly seem very much alive...

My Review:

I really liked this book. It was a good, clean romance with light suspense. The characters were interesting, the storyline was good, and I didn't want to put it down.

As much as I enjoyed the book there were a few things I didn't like. Jenny supposedly was haunting her old house (now Joy's home). This is weird and creepy. The Bible tells us that the dead know nothing and that they are asleep in the grave until Jesus comes. So this part of the book was in contradiction to Biblical truth and kind of ruined it for me.

The person who was the culprit behind some bad things happening... I feel like part of her story, the relationship with Joy's parents, etc could have been highlighted a little more. She needed to play a larger role in the book.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it if you can look past the ghost thing.

The kindle version is free at Amazon.com right now.
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