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When Never Comes

(2018)
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An Amazon Charts most-read and most-sold book.

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’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again.

Desperate for answers, she’s shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child—a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system—as Christy-Lynn once was—is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running—determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Brimming with compassion and a refreshingly grown-up romance, Barbara Davis’s story of a woman who has left herself behind in more ways than one is imbued with grace, patience, and hope. Second chances abound in this uplifting tale about starting over and how letting go of our nevers just might be the only thing that lets us move forward." - Emily Carpenter

"Infused with honesty, friendship, and a touch of romance. Davis creates nuanced and well-developed characters who are faced with situations to which there are no easy answers. Told through alternating narrators and shifting between the present and Christy-Lynn’s difficult childhood with an addicted mother, When Never Comes is a carefully woven tale that the reader won’t soon forget." - Emily Cavanagh

"When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapped in her own past, limited in all the ways she’s been hurt by others. But when love presents 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, and rediscovering who you were meant to be, and it will resonate with readers who love a tale full of heart and soul." - Camille Di Maio

"When Never Comes is another winner from Barbara Davis: a contemporary mystery that connects a husband’s betrayal to childhood trauma and broken promises. Christy-Lynn’s story is about resilience and vulnerability; about the ways we hurt and the ways we heal; about huddling in self-protection but opening up to the possibilities of love." - Barbara Claypole White


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Used availability for Barbara Davis's When Never Comes

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
ISBN: 1-5039-5017-4 / 978-1-5039-5017-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
ISBN: 1-4778-0891-4 / 978-1-4778-0891-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
ISBN: 1-5436-5838-5 / 978-1-5436-5838-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
ISBN: 1-5436-5839-3 / 978-1-5436-5839-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When Never Comes
Author(s): Barbara Davis
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU