On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles.
After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets. But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for - in her career and, most important, in her heart.
Contains mature themes.
©2003 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2015 Tantor
I enjoyed this story. The opposition that the main character faced is real! So many times people are passed over for promotions because the powers at be let personal feelings sway their decision.
Although I love Lawson Roby, this story was a disappointment. It was too simplistic. The plot was weak with an anti climactic ending. As for the performance, one of the worst I have heard. One reading doing male and female voices but always pretty monotone. It was a struggle to listen to the entire novel.
The book made me laugh, sad, mad, and proud to be a woman. It took me through a world of emotions for the characters. Love it!
The narrator was very good and the story line was very good. I could relate to her problems at work and her attempts to balance her work and personal lives.
The main character.
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