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High Point, NV
5 Stars Out Of 5
Made me cry...
October 22, 2012
High Point, NV
Very 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.
Review: 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.