Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won't allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.
©1999 Kimberla Lawson Roby; (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC
Ms. Roby is a very good writer. She developed her characters well in this book, providing a good balance between sisters whose their lives are both similar yet difference; the author demonstrates how their closeness supersedes animosity and jealousy as they love and support each other when the going gets tough. She shows how when it rains, it pours, but with preseverance and faith in God, their family survive adversity. Highly recommended reading!
This was a wonderful touching book. I enjoyed it so much!! I felt the pain, heartache, joy, and all the other emotions of the sisters, just a really great book!!!
I wasn't expecting this book to be so emotional. I thought it was going to just be about the relationship between sisters. But maybe our expectations are always interrupted in real life. Love the narrator's voice. Very well done.
There were no extreme surprises and I found the characters to be just like everyone I already know. I was happy with the outcome of Kevin and Raquel. I wish something had been written more about the Administrator at the end on the big day. Otherwise, I enjoyed it and look forward to maybe a bit of a more 'out of the hood' storyline next time.
I would have rated higher had I read this years ago, however, I rated based on how she evolved as a writer (character development in particular) over the years.
I haven't read the print version but the audio version allowed me to experiece the story without having to sit and read it myself. I could clean my house and listen to the book.
I really like how she put a lot of emotions into the narration.
Yes. The struggles of Marcella being a single mom because I could relate to the things she was experiencing.
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