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I recommend this book for any naysayer or unbeliever,it was simply FANTASTIC!
In 1940 Eldritch worked as secretary to Antwerp diamond merchant, Isaac Meridor. He insists he is innocent of the traitorous charges that locked him away, but admits he helped Miles Linley steal his employer's Picasso collection and has a chance to make some money from a lawyer whose client insists tycoon Jay Brownlow owns a stolen Picasso collection that Meridor's granddaughter Rachel claims is rightfully hers.
This is a terrific thriller that effortlessly switches back and forth between 1940 and 1976 as what happened to obviously still roguish Uncle Eldritch is slowly answered with more questions arising. The two subplots are well written as Stephen and Rachel try to solve the modern day question of art ownership by deciphering the 1940 mystery with ties to Ireland's position on which side to support during WWII.
Each of Goddard's mystery novels is a standalone story. There are virtually no reappearing characters, much less a series hero. Another of the hallmarks of Goddard's writing is his mastery of complex plotting. His books are full of complications, setbacks, and surprises, and Long Time Coming is no exception.
In Long Time Coming, the story is rooted in the legendarily brutal Belgian empire in the Congo in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. But the action shifts back and forth from England to Ireland to Belgium, with episodes alternating from 1976 to 1940 and back again at regular intervals and concluding with shorter scenes in 1922 and 2008.
Long Time Coming tells the tale of Stephen Swan, a young English geologist relocated in 1976 to his home after a stint in the Texas oilfields, and his uncle, Eldritch Swan, who has suddenly appeared in Stephen's life after 36 years in an Irish prison. Stephen's parents had always told him his father's brother had died in the Blitz, but Eldritch, to the young man's chagrin, is very much alive. And he proceeds to involve his nephew in a perilous chase through London, Dublin, and Antwerp in search of proof that he was innocent of the charge that confined him to prison for more than a third of a century.Read more ›
Kenisha Smalls is the mother of three young children, living in poverty. But this does not stop her from taking care of or teaching her children. After all, their condition is not their fault. She feels God abandoned her and her children by default a long time ago. Her list of ills against God is long, and she feels He has, yet again, kicked her while she's down.
When Kenisha forgot to pick up her oldest son from school one day, the nonbeliever and the believer cross paths. The encounter leaves Diedre shaken to her core and a much more defiant Kenisha. Is this a chance meeting? Or, is God at work in the background?
LONG TIME COMING is a suspenseful journey from being down and out to redemption and restoration. Vanessa Miller has developed some rather intriguing characters that attach themselves to your soul. She covers a myriad of topics in this well-written, inspirational novel. She delivers on how secrets undermine a marriage, how a weakened faith is eroded by worldly acts, how forgiveness is the cleansing agent that heals, and how God works through the believer and nonbeliever to accomplish His will. He may take a long time to answer or act, but He is always on time. I read this book until the wee hours of the morning with a box of Kleenex nearby. Miller captures the essence of not giving up on God, but waiting until He moves. If your faith needs a shot in the arm, pick up LONG TIME COMING for an instant fix.
Reviewed by Brenda Lisbon
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This is something to read while waiting for the British publishing world and/or Amazon to get off their proverbial arses and bring out Goddard's *The Corners of the Globe* on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert C. Davis
I have read at least 5 books by Robert Goddard and have enjoyed each. Always a good story and interesting characters.Published 3 months ago by Like to Read
This is a story of hurt, pain, forgiveness, reconciliation and so much more, but most importantly a story of how the love of God can transform lives and the hearts of man. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joandy Denoi
Those who like nothing better that to curl up with a good read that keeps their grey matter engaged will find Robert Goddard's LONG TIME COMING their kind of book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Red Rock Bookworm
Characters are engaging and the mystery draws you in right away. I love this author! He has written many excellent books!Published 6 months ago by BB
There is a problem with most of the reviews here. They are not for this book, but about someone named Kenisha and a terminal disease. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda E
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