An Amazon Charts most-read and most-sold book.
Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair—and the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.
As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow—until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again.
Desperate for answers, she’s shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child—a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system—as Christy-Lynn once was—is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running—determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?
“When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapped in her own past, limited in all the ways she’s been hurt by others. But when love presents itself in new and unexpected ways, she has to face all the doors she’s closed…all the nevers she’s clung to. This is a story of love, hope, redemption, and rediscovering who you were meant to be, and it will resonate with readers who love a tale full of heart and soul.” —Camille Di Maio, bestselling author of The Memory of Us and Before the Rain Falls
“When Never Comes is another winner from Barbara Davis: a contemporary mystery that connects a husband’s betrayal to childhood trauma and broken promises. Christy-Lynn’s story is about resilience and vulnerability; about the ways we hurt and the ways we heal; about huddling in self-protection but opening up to the possibilities of love.” —Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us
“Brimming with compassion and a refreshingly grown-up romance, Barbara Davis’s story of a woman who has left herself behind in more ways than one is imbued with grace, patience, and hope. Second chances abound in this uplifting tale about starting over and how letting go of our nevers just might be the only thing that lets us move forward.” —Emily Carpenter, author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and The Weight of Lies
“Infused with honesty, friendship, and a touch of romance. Davis creates nuanced and well-developed characters who are faced with situations to which there are no easy answers. Told through alternating narrators and shifting between the present and Christy-Lynn’s difficult childhood with an addicted mother, When Never Comes is a carefully woven tale that the reader won’t soon forget.” —Emily Cavanagh, author of The Bloom Girls and This Bright Beauty
About the Author
After spending more than a decade as an executive in the jewelry business, Barbara decided to leave the corporate world to pursue her lifelong passion for writing. The author of The Secrets She Carried, The Wishing Tide, Summer at Hideaway Key, and Love, Alice, this is her fifth novel. She lives in Rochester, New Hampshire, with her husband, Tom, and their beloved ginger cat, Simon, and is currently working on her next book. Visit her at http://www.barbaradavis-author.com or find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/barbaradavisauthor/.
- ASIN : B073XJDDLJ
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (May 1, 2018)
- Publication date : May 1, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 4236 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 363 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,938 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #137 in Family Life Fiction (Kindle Store)
- #153 in Women's Domestic Life Fiction
- #171 in Family Life Fiction (Books)