When Never Comesby Published 01 May 2018
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Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair—and 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 Ludlow—until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t 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, she’s shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child—a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system—as Christy-Lynn once was—is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running—determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?
"When Never Comes" Reviews
I will start by simply saying that I LOVED this book! I was captivated by Christy-Lynn's story, a young woman so deep in the throes of despair, so torn with guilt and regret, that she won't let herself love anyone, or let anyone love her...she doesn't feel deserving of love. Her life is full of nevers, the doors she keeps closed to protect her heart. The emotions in this book leap off the page...I found myself holding my breath waiting to find out what decisions Christy-Lynn would make as she slowly, carefully, fearfully cracks open those doors just a little bit. I found myself getting angry with her at times, because I was so emotionally invested in her life, and the lives of those around her! This is such a heartfelt, poignant story, which reveals the best and the worst about people, but mostly shows us that we all have the capacity to love and forgive and to be happy.
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 are no promises that are kept, and a life full of “nevers”. Christy-Lynn marries a prominent novelist, and settles for a marriage of what she feels is a safe place.
Unfortunately, her husband Stephen is in a fatal car crash, and dies. Christy-Lynn is shocked to find out that a mysterious woman is in the car with him. Who is this strange woman? What kind of dark secrets and betrayals will she discover? How is Christy-Lynn going to trust anyone again? Will Christy-Lynn be able to open the doors to happiness and living?
I love the way Barbara Davis discusses self discovery , self-worth, trust, love hope and forgiveness. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review. I highly recommend this entertaining, and intriguing novel for those readers that appreciate Women’s Fiction.
Once again, author Barbara Davis has pulled me out of everything I need to do and planted me right in the middle of her compelling characters and story. When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapping herself in her past, limited by all the ways she was hurt by others. But when love prevents itself in new and unexpected ways, she has to face all the doors she's closed...all the nevers she's clung to. This is a story of love, hope, redemption, and of rediscovering who you were meant to be and it will resonate with readers who love a tale full of heart and soul.
Barbara Davis is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I got this from Kindle First and I was thrilled. It's been on my wishlist since I found out it was coming out. I was so excited that I didn't have to wait a month until it comes out in the stores.
Christy-Lynn is a pretty damaged character. She's had a rough life and can't catch a break. I kind of knew what was going to happen but it still wrenched my heart wide open. The end for me was a complete tear jerker. I wish I hadn't whipped through it so quickly because now I have no idea when her next one is coming out and it will kill me to wait for it.
FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 1, 2018.
"WHEN NEVER COMES is another heartwarming read by Ms. Davis. The wonderful characters are truly believable, and Ms. Davis has you falling in love with them.
"WHEN NEVER COMES touches on healing, friendships, being there for someone, love, and is filled with lovely and not so lovely surprises.
Another beautiful, touching book by Miss Davis. Her writing is warm and welcoming.
Has a NEVER ever come true for you?
Don’t miss reading WHEN NEVER COMES. LOVED IT. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author and NetGalley in return for an honest review."