Book Review & Giveaway: 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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I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I didn’t read Book of Samuel, the first book in the Johnson Family Chronicles, but that works since this one is a prequel. I plan on reading it sometime in the future.

The Long Goodbye is a quick read. James Robinson, Jr., has a good sense of humor and his writing style flows well. I was distracted at times by missing or misplaced quotes, though, and had to re-read paragraphs because of them.

The characters are interesting and well-developed as well as hilarious at times. Their struggles with their emotions, their relationships, and their particular situations were very realistic (except maybe the beginning but that was just funny…a great way to start a book).

I recommend The Long Goodbye. It’s a quick and enjoyable read.

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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4 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: The Long Goodbye by James Robinson, Jr.

  1. James Robinson, Jr. March 13, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Thanks for the kind review. Sorry for the errors. You must have received an early or preview copy. I hope you do get around to reading Book of Samuel. I think you’ll find it to be an excellent read. Book III is in the works! Thanks again!



    • sleepygirl2 March 13, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      I will read Book of Samuel but I may wait until the third book comes out so I can read them one after the other. I’m looking forward to it…love your sense of humor!


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