The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.
"A great listen!"
Gayle was the beauty who believed that a man could make her life complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Gayle and Pat since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.
Celeste English and Ronnie Frazier are sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Celeste is a doctor's wife, living a perfect and elegant façade. But secretly, her marriage is falling apart and her need to control people around her threatens to destroy them all. Ronnie is an actress, living in New York. But she has no money, she has no home, and her life is held together by "chewing gum, paper clips, and spit." When their father dies, the sisters inherit a house in Prosper, North Carolina.
"My Favorite Book So Far, by Far!"
Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid have been lifelong friends, as close as sisters. When they were teens, their dreams led them down separate paths and away from each other. But they have reunited as adults, drawn back together by a bond of friendship that stood the test of time.
"Loved the story! hated the narration!"
What Doesn't Kill You is the story of how Thomasina Hodges, a.k.a. Tee, loses her job and finds herself. Tee's evolution after her sudden and unexpected outplacement, is loosely based on the stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, relinquishing, readjusting, and reinvesting. For Tee, losing her job is like a death, but with time, and some bumps, bruises and a new attitude, she comes out on the other side, having reassessed what's important in her life.
"Roller coaster ride"
Popular authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant team up for a provocative novel about the high-stakes world of New York real estate. Avery Lyons returns to the Big Apple after two decades away and learns she has inherited a chunk of property on Central Park North. Her cousin would like to buy the land, and Avery is willing to sell—until a reporter uncovers the truth behind the dealings.
"Slow Start but enjoyed the book overall!"