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A Change Had To Come Paperback – October 1, 2009
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Leticia lands a job with The Journal as a food columnist, but immediately sets her sights on a higher position. However, this ambition puts her in direct conflict with the paper's top journalist, Max Baldwin. Having been burnt by love in the past, he stays his distance from the impressive Leticia who seems to worm her way into his life anyway. Although Leticia never dated, she finds herself being pursued by someone whom she is not comfortable with and eventually she begins to notice Max in a whole new light. Her cousin, however, is determined to get ahead of Leticia using any means necessary.
In A CHANGE HAD TO COME, Gwynne Forster writes a convincing story about a young woman who is empowered to change the way she and others see herself. For Leticia, it came with physical change as well as a change in her state of mind. The metamorphosis was like that which a butterfly experiences. Forster paints a wonderful picture of carving your own niche in life and being comfortable with self while you do it. As a contrast, Forster uses the cousin as an example of how low self-esteem and jealousy can work in one's life. Forster's dialogue and approach to the love story appeared to be suited for a much older audience. In this advance reader's copy, the conversations were often stilted, the few love scenes were awkward and the passion was lukewarm. Despite this, Forster still tells a pretty good story.
Reviewed by Brenda Lisbon
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The cousin, who has an affair with a married man for years, also grabs the main character's love interest for a relationship that doesn't work out. The main character is reunited with her family, but then again not really. The main character falls for a co-worker and they begin this impersonal, dispassionate relationship. The characters bump over their issues so many times you want to slap them and beg for an end to this story.
It was a long winding road to nowhere. The characters were underdeveloped and I was unable to identify with them. The language was formal with words like vituperative and nugacious. I am so glad I finished this book I couldn't wait to give it away. A total and complete waste of my time!!!!!
Reggie has been part of her life for a long time and she literally, financially, supports their relationship. Not only that, he is married and may have something even more unseemly going on. Wilson is also showing a great deal of interest in Leticia, and she is falling for his charm. However, her boss has warned her that Wilson might be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Finally, there is Max. The two start out wrong because Leticia is given an assignment that Max wants. Immediately, they are competitors. Of course, there could be more to Max than meets the eye. The question is will Leticia see it, or will she, even now that she is all spruced up and living large, succumb to what she has always known?
A Change Had to Come is a well-written, contemporary romance that is perfect for a leisurely day at the beach. This is not a drama-filled, sex-laced contemporary romance. What it is, is good storytelling and I recommend it to all readers.
Angelia Vernon Menchan