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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, 17 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' 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.

©1988 Sandra Brown; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Rnadom House, Inc.

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  • Hannah
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 02-22-06

Yuk

Ok, I listened to the whole thing because I'm too cheap not to, but this book, from the name of the main male character (Law Kincaid) to the inclusion of every knee-jerk, tear-jerk situation, was silly and insulting. Another reviewer says the book's "really old," which may explain why Sandra Brown's work seems to range so widely from truly gripping to totally absurd. This book is the latter.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I love it!

Long Time Coming was one of my first romance books and hooked me on the genre and especially on Sandra Brown. I have all of her books and have been collecting them on audio. I love this one. I realize it was written years ago but the story is still tender and will always be a favorite of mine. I hope you all buy this one and enjoy it as I have.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Interesting

This book was interesting. The story line was different, thus making it more interesting. The chemistry between the characters was good, romance ok. Would recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Colleen
  • Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 04-09-06

Long Time Coming

This book must be at least 10 years old and is terribly dated. Not worth spending a credit for. There are a lot better and more current Sandra Brown books out there!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • erin
  • new orleans, LA, United States
  • 03-03-06

Not long enough

This book was a total disappointment. The main character had a very strange, sick sense of responsibility. She hates her sister for the mistakes she made in her life, yet she herself seems to repeat the same mistakes without seeing the parallel. The reader is supposed to feel pity for her long suffering, but I couldn't help but wonder at the message and the rampant stupidity. She is forced to take on the responsibilities of motherhood when she herself was still a child, and it seems to me that she is no more ready for parenthood than her sister was. Is it really noble to take on parental responsibilities you're not ready for? Adoption was never discussed. This is really a story of a sick sense of duty and the resentment the main character felt because she was cheated out of a normal childhood and the chance to marry/ have a child of her own when she was emotionally and financially able to take care of a child due to the actions of a sibling. Yet the contradictions make you dizzy. Why would someone who feels so strongly about abortion have unprotected sex? The whole story left me kind of ill.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • karen
  • Campbell, CA, United States
  • 01-23-06

hard to swallow

The story and romance was well written, but the main characters were just too hard to believe for their roles. She was nearly always frigid and rude - but somehow he became totally captivated by her. And he was a womanizing jerk, nothing real charming about him. Yet she secretely desired him. The story of their past (and why she was still single) made me role my eyes in disbelief numerous times. If you can handle a lot of "that would never really happen", then you might enjoy this book more than I did. In the end, it was a good romance story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • DK
  • 08-01-17

'Contemporary' in 1980's Space Shuttle Program 🚀

If you could sum up Long Time Coming in three words, what would they be?

Sweet dated romance.<br/><br/>To elaborate: Sandra Brown wrote this in the late 1980s. This conclusion is due to the references to the space shuttle program and the the Challenger space shuttle accident.I don't use the word 'dated'As a negative, perhaps a better word would be 'era.'<br/>

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marnie Was the most sympathetic character, however as David learned about his parentage he was endearing.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last one. I won't describe why because that will spoil the ending.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did listen into separate settings.

Any additional comments?

LONG TIME GONE is really sweet but does touch on some delicate issues.Do not punish Sandra Brown because you expect it to be a contemporary romance. It was at the time it was written.<br/><br/>Hopefully my review will help you in choosing whether or not to purchase, if it did would you select – yes – below? Please consider following me on Audible. Thank you's commission put

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Loved it

Liked the book. Loved the characters. The performance was to slow. Her
Voice was great but she tales so slow

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Excllent book, couldn't tear myself away from it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, This book keeps your attention, I listsen in my car and found myself going arount the block several times to keep listening

What did you like best about this story?

The build up

Which scene was your favorite?

the ending,I don't usually like how things end but this book kept me tuned in all the way to the end

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but time doesn't allow me to

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  • Alicia
  • OAKLAND, CA, United States
  • 11-11-11

Definitely a Sandra Brown romance.

Fortunately I love Sandra Brown romances.!!!! A little predictable. I