Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – A Long Time Comin’

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Robin Pearson

About the book

To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she’s dying doesn’t mean she can’t keep it that way. If any of her children have questions about their daddy and the choices she made after he abandoned them, they’d best take it up with Jesus. There’s no room in Granny B’s house for regrets or hand-holding. Or so she thinks.

Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on Beatrice’s doorstep anyway, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother’s heart and home inside out. Evelyn’s meddling uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide.


My Thoughts

As-southern-as-sweet-tea. This book will leave you feeling like you just got done visiting with your new best friends from the south.
I loved the authenticity I found in these pages.
The characters were difficult. I can’t say I necessarily just loved any one of them. Their wounds were too open and raw to really make me absolutely love them.
But, more than anything, I loved the feel of truth. Of family. Of loving in the middle of hard things.

Yes, this a book that is worth reading. And re-reading!

I was privileged enough to check out this book from our local library system just in time to keep it during this ‘lock-in-coronavirus-time’. I’ve wanted to read it for a little while already, and had other books that had to be read first. Well, today was finally the day that I had time to get it read. And my oh my, what a treat!


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