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
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 felt this was a compelling story although I figured out the ending about halfway thru. At some point I really got annoyed with the main character and her self pity though. I get that she had a horrible childhood and is understandably bitter and angry about that as well as about the circumstances of her husband's death. But she also has so much money she can just buy a house and a business on a whim and still have so much left that she doesn't know what to do with it. And said new business is i ...more
I wouldn’t say that I hated this book, but it became a chore for me to get through. Just like Christy-Lynn’s critique of Wade’s manuscript, I wanted to put the book down halfway through because I just...stopped caring. It wasn’t the storyline itself so much as the fact that it was riddled with holes, particularly when it came to timelines. And it was a bit predictable overall. I managed to finish, but just barely.
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 i ...more
This is my first Barbara Davis book and let me just say- she has a new fan with me. For lovers of Elin Hilderbrand and Karen White- this one’s for you. And hey- I saw it’s a Kindle First. Seriously, pick up When Never Comes- now.
What do you do when you find out your dead husband didn’t die alone? When said husband is famous and the vultures are just waiting for the right moment to feed on you, armed with this tantalizing information? You run. Like any seasoned runaway will do, you act on that a ...more
I have volunteered at a Children's Home for 15 years, and know many children who have been traumatized by the actions of their parents. Barbara Davis brings these issues to life in When Never Comes. It is a heart-wrenching story that kept me guessing with it's unpredictable twists and turns. Barbara Davis is masterful in developing characters we care about and root for, and others we hate. While everything that happens to Christy-Lynn, from addict parents to a near-perfect marriage that crumbles ...more
From rags to riches. From running away as a child to running away as an adult.
Christy-Lynn had her share of bad times as she was growing up and thought when Stephen Ludlow, famed author, married her she was done with struggling and bad times.
But...Stephen Ludlow wasn't exactly who he appeared to be. When he was found in an icy river after a crash, details were not something Christy-Lynn wanted to know. Stephen wasn't the only person in his car when they pulled him out of the river, and the othe ...more
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.