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
When Never Comes held me emotionally captive, savoring the way this beautiful story evolves, losing sleep, loving each page. When Never Comes - a perfect title, tells the heartbreak of Christy-Lynn's painful life as a child of an addict. She runs away from every terror, every hurt she ever experienced, every joy she never had. It begins with the panic of that dreaded 2:00 a.m. phone call. Her marriage to the famous author Stephen Ludlow was over, he was found dead in a car accident, a semi-naked ...more
It’s a nice book to read in one sitting or while stuck on an airplane. There’s nothing spectacular about the book but it’s by no means a bad read. It was an enjoyable enough experience.
Sometimes learning to let yourself be happy is the hardest lesson of all…
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Though the premise of this book may sounds like it veers towards thriller, it is anything but that—in a good way! Davis’s When Never Comes is a beautiful story of resilience, finding yourself, and learning to be open to happiness. It’s a story about a woman who ran away or hid her entire life, until she was forced out of hiding. This book is an incredible addition to Women’s Fiction in 2018. I think many ...more
I liked the book because it goes pretty fast and it kept my interest, but I had a few unanswered questions.
1. Why was her husband driving around with his half-naked girlfriend in the car, when he was a successful writer and could afford a hotel room. How did he crash his car? Why did he die, but they had no scarring, they both looked beautiful upon death.
2. How could the main character just up and leave her home with only two important documents with
her? No momentos, nothing. Seemed a little w ...more
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
When Never Comes by Barbara Davis is a great read with a lot of emotional ups and downs. When Christy-Lynn’s husband drives off a bridge with an unknown half-dressed young woman in the car her life takes a dramatic turn. Part of her world is gone in an instant - but is it just the push she needs to discover and build a life of her own? This story has some excellent elements of surprise and I loved the small town descriptions and friendships.
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 thr ...more
Widow (Christine) struggles to move on after husband (Stephen) dies in a car accident, along with an unknown woman (Honey). Who was the woman, and why was she in the car with him?
In order to avoid the media frenzy surrounding the death of her bestselling crime novelist husband and subsequent media scandal surrounding the unknown woman who died along with him, Christy-Lynn (aka Christine) moved to the small town of Sweetwater, Virginia to start over. There, she made friends (Missy and Dar) and us ...more