2/15/12

Long Time Coming - Vanessa Miller (e-book review)

5 STARS (with a heart)!
  
ABOUT THE BOOK - 
Faithful Christian Deidre Clark-Morris is a professional career-minded woman with a loving husband, but no children. Kenisha Smalls has lived in poverty all her life. She has three children by three different men and has just been diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer. While the meeting between these two women appears accidental, it becomes their catalyst of hope. Neither woman expects the blessing that God has in store for her. While Deidre will guide Kenisha on the path to eternal life with Jesus Christ, Kenisha will teach Deidre how to stand strong against the hard-knocks of life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
 Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, playwright, and motivational speaker, who understands that all gifts come from God, and has written redemption stories in her Rain Series and Storm Series. Her novels have received rave reviews and won several awards. Vanessa is a dedicated Christian and devoted mother who lives in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Visit her on the Web at vanessamiller.com.

MY REVIEW -
This book was absolutely outstanding! This story grabbed me right from the very first page and never let me go. My heart was breaking for these two women more and more with every turn of the page.
The two main characters -  Deidre and  Kenisha could not be any more different from each other!
Deidre - School principle, proper, happily married, beautiful house, but desperately wants to have a child.
Kenisha - Poor, smart mouthed and sassy, has 3 children she can hardly take care of and no husband to help her.
Both women have forsaken God in different ways and for different reasons. Deidre thinks God isn't answering her prayers for a child. Kenisha lost a sister to murder, a brother to drug addiction, and found out she has cancer - she has no use for God in her life.

This story is so raw and heartbreakingly real. I felt so close to the characters I had to keep reminding myself that this is Fiction. I do not know these people! So many things are happening in Kenisha's life you may wonder if it seems unreal, but it is so real. I know that there are people, women, out there that have very sad lives like this.

This is not your traditional "love story/Romance" but to me it was very much a love story.
It was about - the love between Deidre and her Husband and how he still supported her even after 7 longs years of no children.
- the love between Kenisha and her children. As poor as she was and having the life that she was delt, she was still an excellent mother and really loved her kids!
- the love between two women from such different worlds who bond together and support each other and end up "loving each other".
- and finally the love of God! How these two women came to know God's love together.

I can not say enough good things about this book! I absolutely loved it. This will go down as one of my favorites of the year. And - Vanessa Miller - this will not be the last book of yours I read! That is a promise!

Get it from B&N - HERE
And from Amazon - HERE

7 comments:

  1. This one sounds like one that I need to read. The way you've described it, I can imagine that it's so moving and true. Great review today!

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  2. What a great review. As a woman who struggled with infertility for many years, I've always been drawn to this story. It sounds really great and powerful. Thanks for the great review.

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  3. Oh wow, it seems like you really loved this one! It sounds like something I would probably enjoy too, so I will have to check this one out for sure. Thank you for the great review!

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  4. Sounds like a tearful journey. Its always amazing to read about how God works in the lives of people with such a different background. I would really like to read this book.

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  5. Though this book wouldn't probably land on my must read list I like your review. For people who prefer this genre it should be a must read. Funny how we are so different from each other in our book selections.

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  6. Great review..sounds like you will need a lot of tissues when reading it.
    RJB

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  7. This sounds lovely. I like how both characters have their struggles. It definitely sounds like a lot of heartbreak but I like the idea that it is still a love story.

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