Never Too Late

Never Too Late

by Jo Barney


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ISBN-13: 9781940811369
Publisher: Penner Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2015
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 438,669
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

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Never Too Late 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was a long drawn out dismal story with many typos and words left out. I'm being generous giving it 2 stars.
Anonymous 3 months ago
AWFUL! This was dumped after about two chapters. It was boring & made no sense. I wish I could give it zero stars. Don't waste your money. At least I got it for free, but I still felt cheated.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Secrets can and do destroy families. Knowing the truth (while it may be difficult to face) is always better than the "what ifs". This book shows how love, truth and forgiveness can bring a family back together. Very good story! **** esk 10/2018 ****
Anonymous 5 months ago
Really good example how not comuticating can destroy family dynamics. Ms Barney has a way of writing that is classic. Really enjoyed. CB
Anonymous 6 months ago
When I started this book, it was very sad and depressing and i nearly stopped reading it. However I continued and am glad I did. There is a good story with a lot of truth here that is worth the read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
The writing style of this book is unique and the self examination of this mother, grandmother, widow, woman brings on introspection into one's own life.
Anonymous 7 months ago
5 stars
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
There's always a price to pay for keeping secrets, and those we keep them from can usually accept the truth far better than untruths or silence. Such is the price paid by so many people in Jo Barney's Never Too Late. Barney's understanding of the human spirit and what drives us is remarkable, and once again I found I could not put this book down. I was drawn into this story long before I truly understood just what the story was. Every character serves a purpose and contributes to the story - Barney makes sure of that. She develops each one so the reader feels emotionally involved, we feel we have a vested interest in the well-being of each; always hoping for a positive (perhaps even happy) ending. The lesson in this book is that, no matter your age, the secrets we choose to keep will continue to haunt us until they are no longer secret. This is a fabulous book and a great life lesson for everyone.
Diane_K More than 1 year ago
Never Too Late is the story of re-awakening, learning about oneself, family and moving forward. Edith woke up Christmas morning to a dead husband. She was nearly 70 years old and had been in a loveless marriage since the beginning. She had a son, Brian, a daughter-in-law that she didn't really like, two grandchildren that she really didn't know and very few friends. After the funeral she found an envelope that was her husband's. It had many mysterious receipts in it that she wanted to investigate. Kathleen, her daughter-in-law offered to help and for the first time Edith genuinely takes the time to get to know her. They become friends. All is not well with Kathleen and Brian either. Secrets can be very destructive. Edith always felt her husband kept things from her and now finding this envelope proves that he did. Brian is keeping secrets from Kathleen. Edith in trying to learn about her husband and make changes in her life and relationships discovers that he had a whole other life and that she didn't really know him at all. She encourages her son to reveal his secrets to his wife so that their marriage can be saved and not be a repeat of Edith's. Edith is learning not only let go of the past and move forward but she is getting to know herself too. I found the story good but at times I felt it got a little slow in some places. The main characters were well developed and the reader can certainly see where they are coming from in relation to what is going on at the time. I received this book free from the publisher for review purposes. If you want to learn more about Jo Barney check out
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a heartbreaking and heartwarming tale, author Jo Barney provides her readers with another fantastic book, Never Too Late. Follow the story of Edith, a woman in her sixties who finds herself in a melancholy time of life. Never coming first, always putting others before herself, she's lived a life that many women would find familiar. But Edith puts up with it, never complaining, for the good of her family. When her husband passes away at Christmas, and she finds some papers in his pockets, she realizes that many of the things she held to be true are not. And when she finds out that her beloved son, Brian, might be an adulterer, her life view crumbles a little more. As she continues to investigate the truth of her family, she might just find out who she is as well. I so enjoyed Never Too Late. It was an incredibly well-written story that sucked me in from the very beginning and kept me turning the pages until the book was done. Author Jo Barney has done a fantastic job of creating characters, especially Edith, who readers will connect with, care about, and continue to think of long after the book is finished. If that isn't the mark of a wonderful author, I'm not sure what is. Any reader who loves fiction with a strong female lead, or just a great book in general, would enjoy Never Too Late. I am so pleased to recommend this book, and certainly hope that author Jo Barney is hard at work on her next novel. I, for one, will be in line to get it when it is done!
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
All I can say is wow! This was an emotional roller-coaster ride. For me it was a story of guilt, giving up, disillusionment, unhappiness, and settling for second best or maybe even fifth or sixth best. But the real story beneath all the emotion, is it is never too late to begin again. Edith is in her sixties, she was born in the time period that demanded marriage if one committed the unpardonable and became pregnant; their lives became a study of settling, making do, just existing, staying together because you must and avoidance. But Edith will find after the sudden death of her husband on Christmas morning that she is indeed a major player in her life, by trying to piece together her husband's life from pieces of paper found in his many pockets, she will find second chances, secrets long-buried, a daughter-in-law she actually likes rather than hates, a husband that finally tried to step up, extended family, and a son that was far from the perfect man she thought she had raised. Edith searches her soul and her life and finds she really doesn’t like what she has become. Who was her husband really and what secrets did he harbor? Between the secrets and mysteries her husband’s life contained and her son presently has in his life, Edith and her daughter-in-law Kathleen are on an investigative trail as they discover the men behind their marriages. Edith will become her own woman and begin to live life, broaden her horizons, and circumstances. I looked back on this story and felt, what a lot of life wasted, then I took a breath and it dawns on me, what a lot of life is left to live to the fullest! The author shows it is never to late to live and love to its fullest, and it is never to late to forgive. I received this book from the Publisher and Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Depressing book
Anonymous 7 months ago
I really enjoyed this novel. True to life characters with the usual twisted events in people's lives.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A great book...
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved every single line.