Date: December 2003
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By Edie Claire
Hudson has not had an easy life. At the age of seventeen, her best
friend was in a fatal car accident and Joy just couldn't stay in
her hometown with the painful memories, so she moved away. She rarely
went back to visit and certainly never thought that she would ever
return. However, life doesn't always work the way you want it to
and Joy knows she must move back when she gets word of how sick
her father is.
back, she finds painful memories and the worst news of all: her
father's doctor is the same boy who was driving when Jenny was killed.
Joy has always blamed him and doesn't know how to react, now that
he has her father's life in his hands. Then an odd thing happens;
she begins to get to know him as a man and not just a scared young
boy. Will coming home be the best thing that has ever happened to
Long Time Coming is an
engaging story with well-written characters. I liked Joy's strength
and ability to do what must be done without complaint. Because of
the serious subject matter, the paranormal in the story could have
failed miserably, but Claire managed to balance it while making
it absolutely believable. This is a great first foray into the world
of women's fiction for Edie Claire.