Mar 11

Review: The Long Goodbye by James Robinson Jr.



The Long Goodbye by James Robinson Jr

Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 2 

Under the sweltering Savannah sun, magnolia trees bloom and a posh wedding takes place. The happy couple, open bar, opulent favors and scrumptious food are merely window dressing for the real drama…Fifty-five-year-old Samuel is mesmerized by Kat, the gorgeous maid of honor who is half his age and is doubly interested in him. Samuel’s wife, Tabitha, fights desperately to draw his attentions back to her and their floundering marriage. Meanwhile, Samuel’s mother, Maxine, runs into a man from her past. As the liquor flows, lips are loosened and the truth wins out. Will Samuel be led astray by the promise of restoring his own waning youth? Will Maxine find new love with an old flame?

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Book of Samuel 

Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 1

Stranded in the Savannah, Georgia Airport after a family wedding, Dr. Samuel Johnson—a Gynecologist—his wife and his parents confront their family emotional baggage even as their Louis Vitton luggage makes its way to the families final destination. During his eight-hour layover in Savannah, Samuel discovers the painful secrets that mull his father’s past, suffers through the erratic behavior of his mother, and even his lovely even-keeled wife has acquired an inexplicably hard edge. He is also forced to confront the fact that he has grown weary of his all-consuming medical practice and longs for another life. As tensions rise, more and more secrets are revealed as the airport becomes the family’s battleground. Can Samuel find a way to make things right?

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About the Author
James Robinson, Jr. is a sixty-year-old father of three, thirty-plus daughters and grandfather of four.He was late getting into the writing game. He has written and published most of the books since 2012. His first book being, Fighting the Effects of Gravity, which was a long-term project that he started long before the digital revolution. Followed by, Death of a Shrinking Violet, which consists of 13 essays including the memorable entry, “Damn You Sam’s Club!” His first foray into the world of fiction, a novella, The Book of Samuel.

He has been awarded two Five-Star Readers’ Favorite Reviews and become an Indie Excellence and Readers’ Favorite Award finalist.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own

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My Review: This is book two in the Johnson Family Chronicles. The books are short under 100 pages. They are full of action though.

This time the family travels to Savannah for a wedding. This family is like so many in real life. To the outside world they look happy, and so in love. Behind closed doors it is a whole other story.

Samuel is tempted by a woman half his age. Tabitha his wife realizes this. The more she tries to get his attention back to her, the more he wants to spend time with Kat.

What do you do when you feel like your marriage has lost the love and luster after being together for years? Do you stay in a loveless marriage? Do you divorce and move on? Do you cheat and hope no one finds out? Everyone has temptation of some sort in their life. It’s how you react to that temptation that matters.

This was a good quick book to read. I liked reading about Samuel and his family. I give this book a 4.

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Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: libraryofreviews@gmail.com


  1. sharon martin

    I enjoyed this too !!

  2. James Robinson, Jr.

    Thanks for the great review, Gina and to everyone who stopped by to take a look. Book III is in the works!


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