Long Time Coming

What exactly are two single women, whose age is somewhere north of seventy, doing on a westbound Greyhound?

Life in Morgan Crossroads, Alabama is as normal as its residents can make it before the tallest man to ever grace the porch of Brown’s General Store shows up on foot. He and his dog Spotlight, whose parts don’t all work exactly right, leave after a single night, having uncovered a fifty year-old secret that will forever transform Morgan Crossroads and its beloved residents—most of all, Marcella Peabody.

When Marcella and her life-long friend Eva Jo Clomper take off on an unannounced bus ride to Texas with little more than a pile of luggage and Marcella’s wish to bring back the past, the Morgan Crossroads gossip lines light up. (Most tales that women in Polly’s House of Beauty or men on the front porch of Brown’s General Store hear have at least a morsel of truth in them. The trick is to figure out which do and which don’t.)

Long Time Coming is both a love story and a story of the love that residents of a small rural community can have for each other. It is the first book in the Morgan Crossroads series of clean small town and rural fiction from author Tom Buford.

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Tom Buford

Tom Buford is very happily married to his Honey, his bride of more than 47 years. Tom enjoys writing and is currently writing the Morgan Crossroads series of humorous, but touching small town and rural fiction. He is also the author of Living With Fibromyalgia Patients: 79 Ways to Make Their Lives Better.

 

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Long Time Coming clean small town and rural fiction by Tom Buford

Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming is both a love story and a story of the love that residents of a small rural community can have for each other. It is the first book in the Morgan Crossroads series of clean small town and rural fiction from author Tom Buford.

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At times funny and at times heart-rending, Welcome Back, Mister Starnes is a story of a community coming together for a joint cause, and in the process, showing a long misunderstood man that indeed, he, too is loved.

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Living With Fibromyalgia Patients: 79 Ways You Can Make Their Lives Better

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Long Time Coming is not a book that you will read and then move on. It will live in your heart and you will pull it off the shelf time and time again to revisit this wonderful place in this wonderful time.

– Doyle P.

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I’m ready for more of Morgan Crossroads. I was sorry to come to the end of it.

– Pat B.

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I can hardly wait for the next adventure that comes from Morgan Crossroads. It’s so realistic as you read the series that you began to feel as though you live there!

– Jeanette B.

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Wow! I’m almost half way done with Long Time Coming and I love it. Just the name Eva Jo Clomper is hilarious. Marcella is someone I’d love to know. Henry is solid and cool. Jesse, I can sense a deepness in him I’d love to explore. I can’t wait for more.

– Jonathan D.

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