Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction, Essence® best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray delivers a cautionary tale about debt and the dangers of an overly tempting offer. Married at 17, Adam and Evia Langston have worked their way up from rags to riches. But as they are enjoying all the trappings of their success, a financial downturn leaves them teetering on the brink of disaster. And that’s when Evia’s boss makes the Langstons a fivemillion dollar offer they can’t refuse.
©2011 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
If you don’t get this book you are truly missing out. First of all, how in the world are you going to proposition me about mine - The audacity. In life there are choices and stands you have to make, this work of fiction takes your mind places where on the outside looking in you know exactly what your response would be to these things, but not so much if you are in the mix. This book is awesome. JUST GET IT and thank me later.
I loved the story about Adam & Evia which I found out their names had a symbolic meaning. Although Evia's actions really started grating my nerves after a while...the old saying "be careful what you wish for" definitely applies. I also enjoyed the way the author "snuck in" a moral to the story - very clever. It would be nice if there was a continuation or part 2.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
Wow, this was a good one! Great pacing, good action, funny and just enough passion. It really made me think, too. What does a person sacrifice to
No spoiler..but by the middle or at least 3/4s of the way in its pretty obvious. But its still fun to see how far down she's gonna take them.
No one favorite scene. But I could really sympathize with Evia the night she sent Adam to Sasha. That was tough.
I would take both Adam and Evia out, to give them both a wake-up smack. lol
Just get this book. It had a spiritual message without being the least bit preacy. And a great storyline that had me shaking my head and laughing out loud.
I thought the performance and narration were really well done. I like the point that the story made overall about what is important in life and what is fleeting.
I liked how the author showed the day to day reality that today's economy can have on a family. I didn't like the "subtle"clues about Shay Shante's true identity, that definitely made parts of the story very corny. I also didn't like how the story was so drawn out in moments such as the countdown portion, you know what's going to happen so I wanted to get to it. The entire story takes place over a 30 day period so the auditor definitely packed in alot of detail into those days, maybe too much.
I liked the scene at the end of the book, because it was slightly eerie and unusual to hear Shay Shante in that context.
I could definitely see this as a movie because it is very compelling for today's economy. I think a Lynn Whitfield type could definitely play Shay Shante, she is the most compelling character. And it would be really cool to see flashback scenes of the weekend, after it happens.
Tell us about yourself! USPS, mail carrier walking all day, audio books really make my day seems shorter
the end of the story was VERY surprising, without giving to much info, I really did not expect one of the main female characters to be who she was. who the heck would have thought of such an ending!
how glamorous the couples life was, beautiful children, great girlfriends,love of their faith then BOOM, the real story begins........
excitement, her voice made the story believable, til u get to the end, then BOOM!
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!
this was a great book, as a mail carrier walking all day gets kinda boring, (right). the characters, had my lil mind constantly in a state of OMG. walking down the streets damn near talking to myself, rewinding my ipod to see if I heard her rite or did she say what I thought she said??? It took me 3 days to listen to since i only listen to my books when i'm working, makes the day shorter. I was pleased. kudo's to the author, and narrator.
If the names were changed...and if they would have not taken the offer.
Wow this book makes you think about your morals. And it really makes you think twice about the people you come in contact with!
Yes, because it touches topics that are usually hard for people to discuss openly. I think it's a great teaching tool :-)
For me, I think Alanna was the most memorable. She seemed to have been the most optimistic. Even though she is a child she has a genuine interest in her family & their wellbeing.
This is a great read for people of faith; or people who THINK they are people of faith. It makes you examine what you truly believe. Belief is easy when life is good; but when thinks go wrong in your life, how strong is your faith then?????
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