Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despairand the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlowuntil his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephens wasnt the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again.Desperate for answers, shes shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a childa little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care systemas Christy-Lynn once wasis unbearable. But shes spent her whole life runningdetermined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?...
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When Never Comes Reviews
Great read, kept me interested the entire book! Read it in 5 days, which is rare for me. My insomnia helped , but I finished it between 3-5 am- passing on the gym to find out what happens.
I picked this as a first read from my amazon choices!
This is a sweet story from not so sweet circumstances!
Liked it more than I thought I would
My rating is really closer to 2.5 stars, but since the writing was decent, I rounded it up to 3.
This book had an interesting premise but required one to many stretches of the imagination to be believable. It was also about 100 pages to long. I knew exactly what was going to happen very early into the book, but it took until the very end of the story to get the full resolution.
Issues with the book (spoiler alert!)
1) Hard to believe the main character Christy-Lynn didn't have a SINGLE friend/acqu ...more
Solid 3.5! Somehow I feel like I shouldn’t like this book as much as I did! 🤔 Despite the predictability, I really cared about the characters and enjoyed the story overall. Nothing deep or earth-shattering really, but an engaging read that left me feeling good and satisfied. Time well spent.
I don't have issues with the story, but I DO have issues with safety. Riding in a canoe without a life jacket is like having sex without a condom. Oh...wait. That happened too. If Ms. Davis wants to know how to write about safe sex, she should read Robyn Carr's Virgin River books.
An important story about what makes a family and how you can find the people that will become more like family to you than your own flesh and blood, in the unlikeliest of places. This was my first book by Barbara Davis and I am eager to read more from her backlist! I expected one thing from this story, more mystery, less heart - and I have to say, I’m incredibly pleased with what I got!
I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
My Review Of ” When Never Comes” by Barbara Davis
I was captivated and enthralled by “When Never Comes ” by Barbara Davis. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story takes place in the past and present as it pertains to the characters and events in the story.
The author describes are characters as complex, complicated and confused. How can the past traumatic events in a character’s life effect the present and future? Christy -Lynn , was a teen-age runaway, believing there ...more
When Never Comes by Barbara Davis is a heartfelt and insightful look into the long-term damage of a traumatic childhood and the possibility of happiness in its wake. When Christine Ludlow’s famous author husband is killed in a car accident, alongside his mistress, Christine, formerly Christy-Lynn, travels South to unravel the mystery of her husband’s life. What she finds forces her to question the choices she’s made in her life and how much she’s given up in an effort to secure a life of calm an ...more