In this emotionally charged and inspiring novel about a love triangle, secrets between best friends threaten to blow up friendships and a marriage - and change lives forever.
When Miriam's fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam's sister-friend Emily and Emily's husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief. Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope that she has a future. But all the time that they spend together - grieving, sharing, and reminiscing - brings the two closer in ways they never planned...
©2013 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2014 Recorded Books
I love reading and audible is the easiest way to keep up with my voracious appetite for the written word.
I was looking for a good book to keep my attention and this one definitely fit the bill. Great character development and a wonderful storyline. Thank you Victoria Murray, consider this another one that I'll call a favorite.
This very well written story helps you explore the old cliche’, Never say Never. It’s about friendships, that bud from college and families develop and the entire families become so close it is similar to one big happy family. Then life steps lines get crossed, feelings get hurt and friendships get tested.
Great story, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would refer it to fellow readers with enthusiasm.
The book was good. You find yourself really trying to put yourself in Miriam's shoes and there were many times I couldn't understand her decision, and found myself yelling at the story as Miriam puts herself in inappropriate situations. However, the author did a good job of character development. We get to see why a woman like Miriam would make the decisions she made. This made the story interesting, and compelling.
I really enjoyed this duel narration. I actually felt connected more to Miriam for the first half of the book and then more to Emily as the story moved forward. Emily seemed a bit like a push over at first, but I really grew to like her and respect her strength as the narrative unfolded. Even my boyfriend got caught up in the story - I was playing it on the stereo while fixing dinner one night.... This was a great listen with really noteworthy performances by both narrators. I got teary-eyed at times! The characterization of the six year old, Latonya!? And both women did a great job with the male voices and other characters. Powerful.
I loved it. Most Memorable Scene was when Emily jumped out of the car after learning her husband & best friend had an affair. She ran to get away from the 2 people who she thought loved her the most. #NeverSayNever
I haven't read the print version but it does come alive in a special way in audio!
The character development, the complexity of the characters, and the author's ability to make me feel every emotion throughout the book.
Probably Chauncy! He loved a girl, his friends, his family, his job and God innocently, sincerely and to the very end.
Until you walk a mile in my shoes you cannot judge my story
I loved this book until the very end! I am disappointed that Emily thought she needed to take any responsibility for what happened! I am disappointed that we didn't get a better explanation of made Emily forgive her husband. And I am very, very, very disappointed in Miriam! How can she even think for a second that her emotions towards her lover were anything other that lustful grief? It was ridiculous for her to even think she could have real feelings for her lover when she was still recovering from her loss...this ending was ruined for me after such an awesome story told so well!
I am an urban fiction addict!! Wahida Clark books are my fave! I love the Thug Series. I am an avid reader and Audible makes it even better!
No. It took me about 2 months to get through it. It got really boring at times. Dont get me wrong the story is ok, but its too calm & the characters actions and reactions didnt seem genuine to me. Either they were always in a zenlike state or high....but the ppl I know dont handle situations like these this calmly. I was screaming for them to take action!!! lol Its a book! Let the DRAMA be DRAMAFUL!!!! lol
After this...Im craving drama! Im going back to my Urban Fiction for a book or 2 lol
The flashbacks to how Emily & Jamal met. The college years.
Actual romance! Could've had the characters show more love for each other! Give me a reason to care!
Dont be afraid to go there! The characters dont have to react all out ghetto....but its okay for them to be angry in these situations!! Give them emotional depth!
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