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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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No ending to any of the situations that opened.

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

Story fluctuated from interesting to get on with it too many times.

Narrator was okay with distinguishing between characters.

would not recommend this book.

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Life !

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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Skillfully Written!

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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  • CeCe
  • WEST CHESTER, OH, US
  • 02-24-16

New Fan

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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great read

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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not what 8 expected but good

took me a few chapters to get but its a good story . the narrator was excellent

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  • Monica
  • Temple Hills, MD, United States
  • 10-13-17

Stick with it!

The story starts out slow, but it gets better. Felicia wasn't the sharpest tool in the box. Using her family's dysfunction to excuse her behavior made sense. Overall, it was a beautifully written story that dragged at times. Sadeqa's writing style is smooth and her use of similes are the best I've read in quite some time. If you can continue reading/listening through the slow parts, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I highly recommend it!

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  • Linda
  • FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States
  • 08-19-17

Crisis in a marriage!

This story has so many of people whose lives were misguided looking for love in all the wrong places. Fay should have received counseling but excelled at being a mother. I liked her Grandmother displaying her matriarchal strength. She did get on my last nerve with her choices.