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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
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Vanessa Miller does an excellent job with dialogue. It is very similar to how people actually talk; she captures the dialect of people from the projects. Kenisha and Deidre dont start off on the best note. Kenisha has a radiation treatment at the hospital at the time that her oldest son Jamal needs to be picked up from school. She has asked her older sister Aisha to pick up her son, but Aisha becomes too preoccupied with her own life to pick up her nephew. Deidre, as Jamals principal, then has to stay after with Jamal, and eventually takes him back to her house until his mother can pick him up. When Kenisha finally gets to Deidres home, Deidre makes strong assumptions about Kenishas character, wrongly accusing her of neglecting her son, even threatening to call Child Services. Although these two dont start out on the best of terms and continue to be somewhat bitter with one another, they slowly start to warm up to each other and eventually become great friends.
Kenisha and Deidre bring each other closer to God and accept the way He is working in her life. Both realize that although it may seem that God is not answering prayers and they dont always understand why He lets them suffer, He always has a plan and He will always bring comfort and joy.
Long Time Coming is a wonderful story about how God moves in mysterious ways, yet always provides for those who believe in Him. I would highly recommend this book as it teaches that God is faithful. Andi Passaglia, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
irishjskHigh Point, NVAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Made me cry...October 22, 2012irishjskHigh Point, NVAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Very good book. Occasionally the characters' reactions were not entirely believable (to me), but I could look past that and focus on the events drawing the plot forward. Bittersweet, and overall a good read.
JoLeaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5March 28, 2012JoLeaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Good plot. Believable characters. Overall, Good book. I enjoyed reading it!
preachEast Liverpool, OhAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 19, 2012preachEast Liverpool, OhAge: 55-65Gender: femaleGreat reading. Kept my interest. Could not put the book down. I believe everyone would enjoy this bood.
The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5It Will Tug at Your HeartstringsMay 27, 2011The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Review: Long Time Coming - Vanessa Miller - November 2010
Are you wanting a book that will tug at your heartstrings ? If so, then prepare to read this book with a box of tissues next to you as once I finished , all I felt like doing was having a weep. I'm not normally the type of girl who tears up with books , movies is a different story but it takes alot for a book to make me tear up. In Long Time Coming , we meet two women who are from two different worlds - one nice and wealthy, married and a school principal and yearning for one thing in her life - children and the other is a twenty-three year old mother of three children under the age of seven , it's just her , she does what she can to get by. The twenty-three year old Kenisha has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is told that she has six months to live , all alone trying to care for her family and juggling doctors appointments is a mission and a half, so when one day Kenisha's sister Aisha forgets to pick up Kenisha's son Jamal , she meets Principal Deidre Clark. As the story goes on , it seems that the two create an on/off friendship and soon it seems as what is happening as a god-thing as Deidre turns out to be Kenisha's rock and angel. So when Kenisha's time is up , it's up to Deidre to make the decision of a lifetime - whether to adopt Kenisha's children or for them to be put into foster care ? Which path will she choose ?
As I said, above this is one of the best Urban Christian Fiction novels I have read.