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Long Time Coming (edition 2006)

by Sandra Brown

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Title:Long Time Coming
Authors:Sandra Brown
Info:Bantam (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
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As I am sure many of you know, Sandra Brown has written quite a few novels for Harlequin. Those books tend to be pure romance with the formula of boy meets girl, they hate each other while secretly loving each other, then at end they love each other. There isn't much more to the story than that. Then Sandra Brown started writing really good stories that were romance and mystery. Well, this one starts out as though there is a mystery. Someone is writing threatening letters to Law Kincaide, a famous astronaut. The return address is that of Marnie Hibbs, who of course did not write the letters. There is no mystery as the writer is found out early in the book.

This was not my cup of tea as I do not care for pure romance. I want some mystery (which I thought it had) or drama or something more than just romance. ( )
  BettyTaylor56 | Jul 12, 2014 |
Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown
Marnie is raising a teenager and is working on an advertisement for a freelance job when the astronaut comes to her house and wants to know why she's been sending him letters that he's the father of her child. They had met back 14 years ago one summer when their families summered at the beach. Law had gone out a few times with her sister and she did have a baby, David later dying in a car crash. That's how got to raise her sister's child. Her mother was in a local nursing home and the expenses were adding up. He spends time in the area to get to know his son and her, he would've remembered making love to her. After the test he does confess to her that he is the father and they need to talk more. He finds out a lot more when he looks through the family albums and Marnie tells him of her sister, Sharon and when she got pregnant and had the baby. Pictures of David as a child.
Marnie solves the mystery also of who's been sending the letters to Law. ( )
  jbarr5 | Jul 25, 2013 |
Typical early contemporary Brown. The characters make or break her books. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 14, 2013 |
Long time coming was a wonderful read. The characters were regular people one might meet in their own neighborhood. The harsh truth of her sister’s actions from the past which shaped all of their lives was refreshing. It was believable and brought out compassion within me. I loved how this book was not a sugary, romantic perfect ending. It had genuine life in it. The steps they all took to arrive at the ending was not hurried or slow motion, but perfection. The younger sister’s life was changed the most. To love one and know your sister was the one he favored and then to find yourself raising his son as your own, to deal with the sudden threat that you might lose him, keeps the reader turning pages with tears, smiles and the want to jump in the pages with them and tell them what you know.
My cousin won this via goodreads and was kind enough to allow me to read it last night. It is a book I thoroughly enjoyed. ( )
  denisa.howe | Apr 26, 2013 |
This is an oldie (1989) and it shows a bit but I loved the hero who was an astronaut. The heroine was a bit too self sacrificing but it still worked for me. The plot had a twist on the old secret baby storyline. I usually hate those but this one didn't make me run screaming. (Grade: B+) ( )
  reneebooks | Sep 7, 2009 |
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For 16 years Marnie Hibbs had raised her sister's son as her own, hoping that her love would make up for the father David would never know...dreaming that someday David's father would find his way back into her life. And then one afternoon Marnie looked up and Law Kincaid was there, as strong and heartbreakingly handsome as ever. Flooded with bittersweet memories, marnie yearned to lose herself in his arms, yet a desperate fear held her back, for this glorious man who had given her David now had the power to take him away. For the second time in her life Law Kincaid held her future in his hands, but Marnie knew the final decision was hers to fight Law all the way---or risk revealing the passion in her heart
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553589350, Mass Market Paperback)

In more than fifty New York Times bestselling novels, Sandra Brown has captivated her millions of readers with stories of charismatic love and tantalizing twists of fate. In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years—and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last.

He arrived out of the blue—a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies’ man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he’d fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs’s return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn’t the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it’s like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can’t remember sleeping with Marnie—then again, he can’t remember much about his crazy past. But there’s more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn’t biologically hers.

As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret...one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone—and the man she desires more than anything.


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For sixteen years, Marnie Hibbs has raised her dead sister's illegitimate son, hoping that the boy's father, the handsome astronaut Law Kincaid, will return to help her care for him, but when Kincaid does show up, it is in response to some mysterious threatening blackmail letters.… (more)

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