When Never Comes by Barbara Davis

When Never Comes

Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair—and the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow—until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn...

Details When Never Comes

TitleWhen Never Comes
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Contemporary

Reviews When Never Comes

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 1, 2018."WHEN NEVER COMES is another heartwarming read by Ms. Davis. The wonderful characters are truly believable, and Ms. Davis has you falling in love with them."WHEN NEVER COMES touches on healing, friendships, being there for someone, love, and is filled with lovely and not so lovely surprises.Another beautiful, touching book by Miss Davis. Her writing is warm and welcoming.Has a NEVER ever come true for you?Don’...
  • Rebecca Rosenberg
    I have volunteered at a Children's Home for 15 years, and know many children who have been traumatized by the actions of their parents. Barbara Davis brings these issues to life in When Never Comes. It is a heart-wrenching story that kept me guessing with it's unpredictable twists and turns. Barbara Davis is masterful in developing characters we care about and root for, and others we hate. While everything that happens to Christy-Lynn, from addic...
  • Camille Maio
    Once again, author Barbara Davis has pulled me out of everything I need to do and planted me right in the middle of her compelling characters and story. When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapping herself in her past, limited by all the ways she was hurt by others. But when love prevents itself in new and unexpected ways, she has to face all the doors she's closed...all the nevers she's clung to. This is a story of love, hope, redemption, a...
  • Jen
    This is my first Barbara Davis book and let me just say- she has a new fan with me. For lovers of Elin Hilderbrand and Karen White- this one’s for you. And hey- I saw it’s a Kindle First. Seriously, pick up When Never Comes- now. What do you do when you find out your dead husband didn’t die alone? When said husband is famous and the vultures are just waiting for the right moment to feed on you, armed with this tantalizing information? You r...
  • Debbie
    3.5 starsI almost DNF'd this one in the very beginning - I thought it was a mystery/thriller type book. I read a few reviews and decided to continue anyway. Throughout the book I waffled on the rating. Christy-Lynn is the wife of a famous writer. He dies when his car goes off a bridge and a partially nude woman is with him. Christy-Lynn escapes the media circus and the unanswered questions in a small town miles from her home. Here she tries to be...
  • Linda Zagon
    My Review Of ” When Never Comes” by Barbara DavisI was captivated and enthralled by “When Never Comes ” by Barbara Davis. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story takes place in the past and present as it pertains to the characters and events in the story.The author describes are characters as complex, complicated and confused. How can the past traumatic events in a character’s life effect the present and fu...
  • Susan Peterson
    I will start by simply saying that I LOVED this book! I was captivated by Christy-Lynn's story, a young woman so deep in the throes of despair, so torn with guilt and regret, that she won't let herself love anyone, or let anyone love her...she doesn't feel deserving of love. Her life is full of nevers, the doors she keeps closed to protect her heart. The emotions in this book leap off the page...I found myself holding my breath waiting to find ou...
  • Sue
    When Never Comes is another wonderful book by Barbara Davis. It's about finding your future by letting go of your past. It's about love and family and starting over. This book is a must read and you don't want to miss it.When Christy-Lynn is told by the police that her husband, a famous author, has died in a car accident, she also finds out that there was a half naked woman in the car with him who also died. She had no idea that he was having an ...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    An important story about what makes a family and how you can find the people that will become more like family to you than your own flesh and blood, in the unlikeliest of places. This was my first book by Barbara Davis and I am eager to read more from her backlist! I expected one thing from this story, more mystery, less heart - and I have to say, I’m incredibly pleased with what I got! I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
  • Maggie Grace
    I liked the book because it goes pretty fast and it kept my interest, but I had a few unanswered questions.1. Why was her husband driving around with his half-naked girlfriend in the car, when he was a successful writer and could afford a hotel room. How did he crash his car? Why did he die, but they had no scarring, they both looked beautiful upon death.2. How could the main character just up and leave her home with only two important documents ...
  • Kristin
    Barbara Davis is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I got this from Kindle First and I was thrilled. It's been on my wishlist since I found out it was coming out. I was so excited that I didn't have to wait a month until it comes out in the stores. Christy-Lynn is a pretty damaged character. She's had a rough life and can't catch a break. I kind of knew what was going to happen but it still wrenched my heart wide open. The end for me was a...
  • Jenn
    I wouldn’t say that I hated this book, but it became a chore for me to get through. Just like Christy-Lynn’s critique of Wade’s manuscript, I wanted to put the book down halfway through because I just...stopped caring. It wasn’t the storyline itself so much as the fact that it was riddled with holes, particularly when it came to timelines. And it was a bit predictable overall. I managed to finish, but just barely.
  • Christina
    Quick ReadIt’s a nice book to read in one sitting or while stuck on an airplane. There’s nothing spectacular about the book but it’s by no means a bad read. It was an enjoyable enough experience.
  • Stefanie
    When Never Comes was my Kindle First Selection and I am so glad I picked it!Barbara Davis wrote such a beautiful, heart-warming novel that sent my emotions soaring. It was the first book I have ever read by her and I definitely don’t plan on it being my last.Christine (Christy-Lynn) is dealing with the loss of her husband and boy does that open the door to all kinds of emotional turmoil. This book deals with the pain of loss, the fear of new re...
  • Carla
    Great read, kept me interested the entire book! Read it in 5 days, which is rare for me. My insomnia helped , but I finished it between 3-5 am- passing on the gym to find out what happens.
  • Teri Pre
    I don't have issues with the story, but I DO have issues with safety. Riding in a canoe without a life jacket is like having sex without a condom. Oh...wait. That happened too. If Ms. Davis wants to know how to write about safe sex, she should read Robyn Carr's Virgin River books.
  • Lesley
    I picked this as a first read from my amazon choices!This is a sweet story from not so sweet circumstances!Liked it more than I thought I would
  • Emily Cavanagh
    When Never Comes by Barbara Davis is a heartfelt and insightful look into the long-term damage of a traumatic childhood and the possibility of happiness in its wake. When Christine Ludlow’s famous author husband is killed in a car accident, alongside his mistress, Christine, formerly Christy-Lynn, travels South to unravel the mystery of her husband’s life. What she finds forces her to question the choices she’s made in her life and how much...
  • Carol Boyer
    When Never Comes held me emotionally captive, savoring the way this beautiful story evolves, losing sleep, loving each page. When Never Comes - a perfect title, tells the heartbreak of Christy-Lynn's painful life as a child of an addict. She runs away from every terror, every hurt she ever experienced, every joy she never had. It begins with the panic of that dreaded 2:00 a.m. phone call. Her marriage to the famous author Stephen Ludlow was over,...
  • Ursula
    I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All Opinions are my Own.Such an intriguing and heartwarming story. Christy-Lynn Parker has a mom who is addicted to drugs and is unable to get herself straightened out, which leads to an extremely difficult life for Christy-Lynn. Years later, Christy-Lynn has no contact with her dead-beat mom, goes by Christine and has married renowned bestselling author Stephen Ludlow. She now has it all, a husband...
  • Jenny Waterman
    When Never Comes by Barbara Davis is a great read with a lot of emotional ups and downs. When Christy-Lynn’s husband drives off a bridge with an unknown half-dressed young woman in the car her life takes a dramatic turn. Part of her world is gone in an instant - but is it just the push she needs to discover and build a life of her own? This story has some excellent elements of surprise and I loved the small town descriptions and friendships.
  • Michele Amedee
    I've been so busy lately and the only time I was reading this was as I fell asleep, but this wasn't a boring book for me. I guess it may be considered a little cheesy and it would make a great Lifetime movie. Lol! But I really did enjoy the story. It started off a little slow for me just because I wanted the action to pick up faster than it did. I'm glad I read it.
  • Jennifer
    Such a nice surprise to find such a wonderful book from the Kindle monthly free list... The characters are relatable from the start and pull you right in. I would surely suggest this book to others!
  • Lori
    Solid 3.5! Somehow I feel like I shouldn’t like this book as much as I did! 🤔 Despite the predictability, I really cared about the characters and enjoyed the story overall. Nothing deep or earth-shattering really, but an engaging read that left me feeling good and satisfied. Time well spent.
  • Vertrees
    Really enjoyed this one. Loved the characters, the writing and the pace. There were few surprises, but what did come up was interesting. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Rhonda
    This is one of those novels that you figure out the ending right away! But, you can't put the book down because there is so much "in between" that the ending would have been flat without having “the rest of the story"! I was already reading two other books when I started this book. Those two books had to wait for me to return to them because once I started reading "When Never Comes" I couldn't put it down! What a wonderful story of overcoming t...
  • Cynthia Naden
    As usual Barbara Davis has come through and written a very satisfying novel. Her characters are well developed and the book moves along at a steady pace without any slow spots!
  • Shelia Harris
    Very sweet........And almost a mirror of my life. I am the daughter of married man who had an affair. When his wife found out about me I was not in a safe place. She confronted him asking if It was true and then insisted he bring me to her. They were in the process of adopting me when he died from leukemia. This was in 1957 when single women could not adopt but she convinced the court somehow to let the adoption go through. How could a woman want...
  • Jool
    This is a cozy interesting story about a woman whose husband died in a car crash--with his naked mistress by his side . That was shock enough, but then She finds there is a 3 year old daughter who will be forced into the foster system. I would call this good chick lit, something for the beach or beside a cozy fire with a cup of coffee. I feel reading this was time well spent and enjoyed it. Daphne du Marier it is not.
  • Rebecca Strait
    I could not put this down. This isn’t my normal genre of books (I’m a thriller girl) but I read this in a day. The kind of book you will stay up wayyy past your bedtime to read.