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Second House from the Corner Audiobook

Second House from the Corner

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Felicia Lyons, a stressed-out stay-at-home mom, struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. Felicia taps, utters mantras, and breathes her way through most situations, but on some days, like when the children won't stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away.

Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second the harried mother's innocent fantasy becomes a hellish reality. The call pulls her back into a life she'd rather forget. Felicia hasn't been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to the Philadelphia of her childhood, where she must confront the family demons and long-buried secrets she thought she had left behind.

From a phenomenal fresh voice in fiction comes the compelling story of what happens when the dream falls apart. It's the unforgettable tale of love, loss, rediscovery, and the growing pains of marriage.

©2016 Sadeqa Johnson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    I felt like someone snatched the book out my hand while reading and said " The End" before I was done.

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    this story was excellent! It told the story of a woman her past and her future
    well-read. this book will have you angry at her it will make you wonder what the heck is she thinking it it's really good.

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    This novel was skillfully written with its excellent storyline, flashbacks, realism and the ability to have me on the edge of my seat. Oh! How I long to find out what happens next. Thank you!

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    I selected this book based on a review in the March '16 issue of Essence Magazine...I'm glad I did! This was a great book; the characters were very relatable & I was disappointed when the book was finished. Robin Miles is a narrator I would listen to again.

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    This was a very chill book about the everyday life of a stay at home mom. However she has a past that could damage her family. I p

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    "Enjoyed it in full"

    Well read and the different voices for the various character types even though some seem to be similar. I enjoyed it and it was a good book overall.

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    "Touching"

    I love a book that makes you evaluate yourself and this was it! She brilliantly told the story of past and present while keeping you on the edge of your seat! I loved it and will read anything else written by this author!

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Second House from the Corner?

    When a nursing mother was abruptly separated from her baby...broke my heart.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and this story, but weeks later (SPOILER ALERT)



    .....I still can't get over the "first love" who was actually a pedophile and the "perfect" husband who was actually controlling and abusive. Don't understand how the main character failed to notice these things. And don't get me started on the wise grandmother who completely failed to supervise her granddaughter and the blackmail attempt that went no where.

    Other than that, being a New Jersey resident and a Philadelphia native myself, I enjoyed the description of the settings and the social and family characterizations were on point.

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    "LOVED IT"

    THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK I HAVE LISTENED TO FROM THIS AUTHOR AND I AM ALREADY WANTING MORE. I COULD REALLY RELATE TO THE CHARACTER AS A MOTHER AND WIFE!

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    I really enjoyed this book. The plot kept me wanting to hear more and more.

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