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reviewed Getting to Happy. September 22, 2010
Getting to Happy
Terry McMillan has again struck gold with her sequel to the blockbuster bestseller/hit movie Waiting To Exhale. The girls are back.....and it's like being reunited with old friends.    Bernie …
reviewed Getting to Happy. September 07, 2010
Getting to Happy
Revisiting the ladies from Waiting to Exhale after fifteen years, McMillan explores the necessity of turning lemons into lemonade. Much has changed in the lives of the four Phoenix friends, Robin, Savannah, …
reviewed Platinum: A Novel. August 27, 2010
Platinum: A Novel
After writer Aliya S. King finished her article about the wives of rap singers for Vibe magazine, she decided that the fascination aroused by the over-the-top lifestyles of these larger-than-life personalities …
reviewed Substitute Me. August 24, 2010
Substitute Me
Spoilers, Substitute Me alternates points of view among Zora Anderson, a 30-year-old black woman who, after living in Paris, decides to take a job as a nanny to a white family--something she knows would …
reviewed The Hot Box: A Novel. August 08, 2010
The Hot Box: A Novel
The "hot box"; a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases, or... a title from today's hottest erotic author. Talk about a double entendre! When you read a Zane …
reviewed Red Hats: A Novel. August 06, 2010
Red Hats: A Novel
When Alma and husband Harold's tumultuous relationship ends with the sudden death of Harold, it leaves Alma full of guilt and regret. So much so that she thinks that there can only be one solution.....to …
reviewed In My Father's House: A Novel. July 21, 2010
In My Father's House: A Novel
Frankly I can't believe that E. Lynn really wrote this book..... it's not at all what I'm used to from him. Very elementary plot, with an annoyingly naive protagonist. Bentley Dean III has been ostracized …
reviewed In My Father's House: A Novel. June 23, 2010
In My Father's House: A Novel
Harris, E. Lynn. "In My Father's House: A Novel", St. Martin's, 2010.    Bentley L. Dean III    Amos Lassen    We lost E. Lynn Harris last year …
reviewed In My Father's House: A Novel. May 15, 2010
In My Father's House: A Novel
I know some will jump on my review because I've given it just two stars and because it's E. Lynn Harris' last book due to his death but I have to say this was one mess of a book. The description of the …
reviewed Parable of the Sower. January 11, 2010
Parable of the Sower
Post-apocalyptic literary scenarios have been a dime a dozen since well before Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and these days it takes something quite remarkable - like Cormack McCarthy's sublime The Road …
reviewed Worth a Thousand Words: A Novel. July 21, 2009
Stacy Hawkins Adams: Worth a Thousand Words: A Novel (Jubilant Soul) - Shelfari
Worth a Thousand Words by Stacy Hawkins Adams is the second book in the Jubilant Soul series. This novel follows one summer in the life of Indigo Burns' (her elder sister Rachelle was featured in the …
reviewed Mom's The Word. May 16, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
Mom's The Word
  Mom's the Word by Marilynn Griffith is fun mom-lit with a faithful twist. Karol Simon's life has shrunk from being a successful business woman with dreams of being a writer to being a frazzled …
reviewed Eva 2: First Lady of Sin. April 26, 2009
Eva First Lady of Sin II
Eva is back and even naughtier than before.....she is a "go-getter" and lets nothing get in her way. Despite contracting herpes in the past, she still continues to sway men and women with her beauty to …
reviewed Men, Money and Gold Diggers. April 22, 2009
Men, Money and Gold Diggers
Caleb Peterson has the total package - a successful career, financially stable, and irresistibly gorgeous. The only thing that will make him complete is a love of his own. Unfortunately, Caleb is consistently …
reviewed Single Husbands. April 22, 2009
Single Husbands
Three married men and friends behave as if they are single. As a premise, it was worth exploring.     Unfortunately, "Single Husbands" has something else in mind. Just what, I'm not …
reviewed Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies. April 22, 2009
Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies
Thank you for calling Synergy Wireless. My name is Toni, how may I assist you? You're looking for Nicole? Well she's kind of busy right now running behind Jason. Despite trapping him with a baby and a …
reviewed The Bishop's Daughter. April 13, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
Warren's Bishop's Daughter
The Bishop's Daughter by Tiffany L. Warren is a fresh take on love in the church. Darrin Bainbridge is a trust fund baby who is used to getting his own way around women. He's every woman's dream: handsome, …
reviewed White Rat: Short Stories. March 30, 2009
White Rat: Stories
Jones' work is reflective of her consciousness of place in society as a black woman writer. Commonly using the dialect of the streets, Jones' characters are the invisible, the disenfranchised, people …
reviewed Midnight: A Gangster Love Story. March 03, 2009
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
First, let me say that The Coldest Winter Ever was one of the most evocative books I've read. So, expectations were high for Midnight. I have to say that the book lived up to my expectations. More so …
reviewed Midnight: A Gangster Love Story. December 18, 2008
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
Sister Souljah has matured and grown over the years....and this is evident in her latest work. Midnight is a young black man who is born in the Sudan, raised in the Muslim faith, and instilled with a …
reviewed Cane River. September 21, 2002
Cane River
Out of the most heinous situations the strongest human character will survive and adapt. For one Cane River family, from slavery and beyond, the women find the strength to continue their bloodline, as …
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