Deidre Clark-Morris is a faithful Christian who has everything she could dream of - except the children her heart longs for. Kenisha Smalls has lived in poverty all her life. She has three children by three different men and has just been diagnosed with inoperable 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 guides Kenisha on the path to eternal life with Jesus Christ, Kenisha teaches Deidre how to stand strong against the storms of life.
What members say
- Beatrice Logan
What happened to the end of the story???
Would you try another book from Vanessa Miller and/or Je Nie Fleming?
Has Long Time Coming turned you off from other books in this genre?
What about Je Nie Fleming’s performance did you like?
she captured the disctinctions between the different characters well
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
***WARNING! THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS***I have read the print version of this book at least three times, and although the Audible version is touted to be unabridged, the end is missing from the recording! The entire hospice stay is missing! Keniesha doesn't die at the end - it ends with her speaking with the hospital chaplain! THE BEST PART OF THE STORY IS MISSING! Keniesha's attainment of salvation, and the scene with her father at the hospice! HOW can Audible do this? This is a great story that has been irrevocably destroyed. Ms.Miller must have her original story restored in the Audible version or warn buyers that the Audible version is in fact an abridged one!
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- I M A LISTENER
I really loved the entire presentation
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book. This book is an excellent example of "I am my brother's keeper."
What was one of the most memorable moments of Long Time Coming?
The relationship between the Kenisha & the principal, her siblings, and of course the mother & daughter relationship. The transformation of all the characters at the end surprised me.
Which character – as performed by Je Nie Fleming – was your favorite?
Kenisha Was my favorite, she was 23 yr. old making permanet decisions for her family which is in crisis. The narrator did an excellent job in bringing life to each character, even the children.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I listened to this book in one day, but not on one sittiing. It is 9 hrs long.
Any additional comments?
This book would make a great life time movie.
I loved this story. As I got towards the end I almost started bawling😢. I had to hold back my tears while I was listening to this book at work. Usually I like Vanessa Millers stories but they always seem so predictable to me. I must say this is one of my favorites from her. I will say this I would have have changed the epilogue...Deirdre would have had a baby girl and they named her Kenisha & they would have a BBQ and all of Kenisha's family would have came over. Jamal gets to write or even talk to his dad in prison....what do the kids call them now... I wanted more from the epilogue:)