A Long Time Comin’

Robin W. Pearson. Tyndale, $25.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-4964-4188-1
Pearson’s excellent debut explores forgiveness and the burden of secrets. When Evelyn finds out she’s pregnant, she tries to stick it out with her husband, Kevin, instead of entertaining her fantasies of leaving him. After Kevin goes abroad for work, Evelyn finds out that her grandmother, Granny B, is dying from leukemia. Evelyn and her mother decide to make sure that Granny B is getting the best treatment possible, but Evelyn soon discovers that it’s hard to change the ways of someone who is not afraid of dying. Evelyn decides to stick around as Granny B receives treatment, and while there, they sift through a box of old letters, uncovering facets of their history as well as long-buried secrets. Through sharing experiences and their views on faith and forgiveness, both women begin to see each other in a different light. Evelyn continues to throw Granny B’s life and routine into upheaval as she becomes determined to reconnect Granny B with her children, whom she rarely sees, but reconnecting means that Granny B will have to confront her past mistakes. In turn, helping Granny B repair her relationships and come to terms with the past gives Evelyn the strength to work on her own family. Pearson’s saga is enjoyable and uncomfortable, but also funny and persistent in the way that only family can be. (Jan.)
Reviewed on : 11/21/2019
Release date: 01/01/2020
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
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