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Gonna Lay Down My Burdens

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Carmen Taylor finds her life spinning out of control when her best friend Desiree begins dating Chester Sheffield, the man Carmen has loved for years, and when Desiree gets pregant with his child, Carmen commits a reckless crime of passion that forces her, along with Desiree, to make some difficult choices that will change their lives forever.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Kensington (first published 2002)
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Khyrra
Sep 11, 2008 Khyrra rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Mary Monroe's sine I read The Upper Room. And this story didn't disappoint me. This was a love story with a serious twist. And I enjoyed every minute of trying to figure out where the story was headed next.
Oh Breen
Feb 24, 2009 Oh Breen rated it it was amazing
This was the 3rd book continuing from God dont like ugly and God still dont like ugly. This book basically shows the ladies growing up and there lives as adults and how there child hoods from the past 2 books affected them.
Lorraine
Jan 31, 2010 Lorraine rated it it was amazing
all i can say is, I didnt want to put this book down. I never heard of anything or read anything like this. I wanted to know what was next every page.
Good read.
Karen
Mar 25, 2012 Karen added it
wonderful read Mary Monroe is amazing!!!!!!
deryl taylor
Apr 22, 2014 deryl taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Masterfully written

Masterfully written

I highly recommend another masterpiece written by the author. The book is masterfully written. Indeed this is a 5 star rating.
Mia L.
May 25, 2015 Mia L. rated it it was amazing
I felt like Carmen gave up to quickly on everything. She made me want to reach through those pages and slap some sense into her! And that damn Diseree and Chester!! It's def worth the read!
Vanessa Hammons
Jan 01, 2015 Vanessa Hammons rated it it was amazing
Classic!
Michele Wesley
Aug 08, 2015 Michele Wesley rated it really liked it
This was the second Mary Monroe book I read after reading the Upper Room. I enjoyed the drama filled lives and crazy madness of the characters lives. I related to this book because reminded me of some of the madness I saw growing up. This was a Goodread.
Tonia
Apr 10, 2014 Tonia rated it liked it
This was a frustrating read for me. The main character appeared to have an omen on her. Everyone she encounter had some type of bad luck and on top of that she gives up her happiness because she refused to forgive herself. Too much foolishness in one read.
Cjohnson
Oct 03, 2009 Cjohnson rated it it was amazing
Gonna Lay Down My Burdens is the most ironic book Ive read by Mary Monroe and it is by far her best work.
Allison Thomas
Aug 02, 2014 Allison Thomas rated it really liked it
This book was very good in showing how lies can change your life.
Judy
Sep 24, 2008 Judy rated it really liked it
This book was great! I think it would be a great movie.
Judi
Sep 07, 2009 Judi rated it liked it
I love Mary Monroe's books. Fast paced.
Ruth Palmer
Apr 12, 2014 Ruth Palmer rated it really liked it
Yet another great book by Mary Monroe.
Kendra Norris
Feb 15, 2013 Kendra Norris rated it it was amazing
A true page turner. One of her best!
Messiah ❤
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Good book! The ending was great!
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Good read.
Tammy Washington
Jul 14, 2008 Tammy Washington rated it it was amazing
EXCELLENT!
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Shelves: drama
the book was good
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fast paced

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Good read
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I am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. I have lived in Oakland since 1984.

My first novel THE UPPER RO
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