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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Blackboard best seller Sugar is the superb first novel by Bernice L. McFadden.

An emotional journey from grief and suffering to understanding and forgiveness, Sugar will keep you listening until its graceful conclusion.

Sugar arrives in the small town of Bigelow, Arkansas, like an ominous storm. She saunters down the street in a blonde wig and spiked heels, cigarette dangling between red-painted lips. Without even speaking to her, the women in town hate her. But when she moves in next door to Pearl, a woman who tragically lost her daughter 15 years earlier, the two women bond over tragic pasts.

In this remarkably vivid novel read by gifted narrator Myra Lucretia Taylor, you can almost smell the blooming magnolias in this 1950s-era town.

©2000 Bernice L. McFadden (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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Wow...

I can't remember a time when I have been moved to tears like this since I read the book "Roots"...The entire books had me in suspense, things started to make since as far as me connecting dots at the end but I never thought that it would have me emotional...The author, and the reader had me on edge and emotional till the end...Thank you for writing this, and teaching me lessons about judging a book by its cover, and living our lives. I have so many other things to say but can't quite put them in to words...

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A must read!!

Such a great story! Flawless narration!... Did not want the story to end!... I wanted more of Sugar and Pearl!!

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Beautifully written and narrated!

The author's words are beautifully descriptive of each character, place, and time. I fell in love with Sugar. She was complicated and although her life was hard she was not sad. The four 🌟 are because the story was heavy for me and the timelines were confusing. I'm so glad I read it and I will read more by this writer but it will be after something a bit lighter. Marvelous work!

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Thank You

The written word the narration - no words to describe. My heart and soul Shaken!

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Where’s Part 2?

Awesome book but ended too soon. Left many questions about characters and what happens next. I highly recommend this story!!

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Just Buy This Book Already! 20 stars..

This book was amazing. Kept my interest and I'm hard on books! I'm definitely getting the second part of this book!

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Absolutely loved it!!

The book was captivating and was a wonderful escape.
The story and performance was excellent.

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Outstanding

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Just a beautifully written book. Lyrical, humorous and heart breaking. Ms. McFadden weaves an involved tale of loss, love, friendship and survival. Sugar is a memorable character I won't forget and I'm sure I'll return time and again to reacquaint myself with Pearl and Sugar.

What did you like best about this story?

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What about Myra Lucretia Taylor’s performance did you like?

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Who was the most memorable character of Sugar and why?

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Any additional comments?

None. Beautiful piece of writing.

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Unexpected gem!

I enjoyed this book for number of reasons: awesome narration, excellent plot, and vivid imagery. Couldn’t put it down and I enjoyed every minute. Sit back, listen, and enjoy!

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  • Regine
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
  • 09-04-18

great!!!

loved it, left me wanting more. narrator the best performance along side samuel l jackson