Feb 13, 2013

Long Time Coming by Edie Claire

Long Time Coming
Book Description:

Edie Claire movingly explores the world of second chances with this tender contemporary story. Though veterinarian Joy Hudson is now an accomplished and well-established professional, all the trauma of her senior year in high school comes rushing back when she returns to her hometown to help care for her aging father. The memories she tried to erase about her best friend's tragic death, and the boy she blamed for the accident, suddenly seem very fresh -- especially because that boy is now the handsome town doctor who makes his interest in Joy abundantly clear. Even more troubling is Joy's mounting suspicion that someone is either trying to spook her or kill her. It will take all Joy's courage to attend to past and present dangers.

Christina's BookReview
“Accepting the loss of a loved one is difficult. But reconciling with the living is just as important.” 


Joy Hudson left her hometown and planned to never return. The town holds memories from her senior year that Joy isn't ready to face. When she is forced to head back home Joy knows that it won't be easy. The memories from the day her best friend was taken from her are ones that Joy isn't ready to face. But when the town's doctor is the one person Joy blames and she is forced to interact with him Joy struggles to come to terms with what happened. 

What happens when what Joy believes turns out to be wrong? When she forgets why she feels so guilty and upset 


This is my first book from this author and I have to say that it was good. The plot was interesting. I guessed the reasons early on in the book but liked reading about how Joy worked through it. 

Joy is very independent in the book and that's what I liked about her. I thought though that she was a little harsh with Jeff and her anger and resentment towards him was unjustifiable. Even when she finds out the truth she doesn't treat him well. 

 Jeff was your average sweet guy. He's the hometown bachelor and good guy. Everyone loves him and every single girl wants him. But although he's all of that he is the first to admit that he's not perfect. That in itself made me like him as well as him not putting up with Joy's rude attitude and for also being persistent. I understood where he came from when he kept things from Joy and liked that he let her work through it herself. 

The only reason this only got 3.5 stars is because I felt like something was missing. I did enjoy the slight paranormal aspect to the story as well as the suspense.  I think, however, that it lacked in the romance department. 

Overall this was a good book. If you want a light read with romance and suspense you should read this. 

READ it. ENJOY it.

Happy Reading!

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