Donna Davis penned an exciting drama-filled novel. Everybody Plays the Fool is the pulsating drama of a spicy young girl , Shaniece Donaldson, who wanDonna Davis penned an exciting drama-filled novel. Everybody Plays the Fool is the pulsating drama of a spicy young girl , Shaniece Donaldson, who wants to leave the projects for a life of luxury. Shaniece is given an opportunity out when she meets Mark, a notorious drug lord. Shaniece thinks that this new life will let her forget about her high school sweetheart, Drey. In the past, whenever life became difficult for her, Shaniece had Drey to fall back on. Although, Drey is coined her dream guy, Shaniece believes she can make a life with Mark and his lavish lifestyle.
As time goes on, Shaniece begins to believe that Mark is actually the man for her. The only problem is that Mark has a mean streak and Shaniece fears him, and she does not want to be entangled in his illegal activities. Mark begins to want more out of the relationship with Shaniece and begins to pressure her to get pregnant. Feeling trapped by Mark's domineering ways, coupled with Drey being away at college, Shaniece turns to Isaiah, a rival drug lord. Somehow, between switching back and forth between the two men, she becomes pregnant. There is added drama when Drey just out of college, is drafted into the NBA. With this new opportunity, Drey can now afford the lifestyle that Shaniece desperately wants.
I enjoyed this book immensely. Ms Davis wrote in the first person and developed the characters very well. I found this book exciting, and could not wait to see how it would turn out. I cannot wait to read the sequel, which Ms. Davis promises the reader.
Jacqueline Smith wrote a vivid portrayal of what happens when one of the marital partners strays from the marriage in I Am Your Fool.Bravo Ms. Smith
Jacqueline Smith wrote a vivid portrayal of what happens when one of the marital partners strays from the marriage in I Am Your Fool. Jayla has it all; a beautiful home and trips with her wonderful husband, Carl, who is a doctor. Jayla has almost everything but sexual satisfaction. So rather than work on her marriage, she takes a lover. Her best friend, Karen, warns Jayla that she is heading into disaster but she will not listen. This causes a rift between the life long friends, as Karen gets tired of lying for Jayla. Karen has had bad relationships and longs for a meaningful relationship and this causes her to feel disappointed in her best friend.
Things begin to fall apart between Jayla and Carl but she still tumults head first into a disastrous situation. Carl soon becomes tired of all of the lies and falls into an extra-marital relationship of his own. Jayla begins to see that her lover, Rommel, is using her and decides she wants to make her marriage work but Carl is fed up with her lies and has a new love in his life. As Jayla's problems with Rommel escalate, she finds that the grass is not greener on the other side. Jayla blames everyone else for her problems, even Karen This book was good right down to the last page with lots of plot twists and excitement, and I did not want this book to end. The writer left no loose ends and gave a nice image of each character; I could picture each one in my mind 's eye. Furthermore, I could not wait to see what would happen next as each drama unfolded. Ms. Smith wrote very strong characters and kept them true to form. The writing was smooth and easy to read even though this book had multiple plots. What a wonderful way to debut!
Self-centered and Egotistical Make a Poor Excuse of a Man
In If There Be Pain, Gloria Mallette writes a tale of a man who thinks that he has his life uSelf-centered and Egotistical Make a Poor Excuse of a Man
In If There Be Pain, Gloria Mallette writes a tale of a man who thinks that he has his life under control. Kyle thinks that by giving the ladies who he uses as sex objects gifts, he is doing alright by them, and that they are getting a deal. After all, he his very nice looking. Kyle does not respect any of the women in his life, not even his mother. He emotionally and physically deserts his mother when she needs him most. When his Native American grandfather, who has always supported him, becomes ill and is no longer of any use to Kyle, he makes himself scarce , leaving his grandfather feeling abandoned. Everyone, from his parents to his friends, has tried to get the selfish Kyle to grow up.
After his grandfather dies, he is plagued with nightmares and visits a tarot reader to try and find out the meaning behind the nightmares. The tarot card reader tries to warn him, but Kyle still refuses to examine his life and does not believe that his women could have a problem with him.
Kyle was so selfish that I wanted to jump into the book and shake him. I could not find one reason to like Kyle nor could I like any of the women in this book. Hated characters make for memorable books, but I do want to have at least one character to sympathize with but I found none in this offering. But, on the other hand, I did enjoy reading this book . Women that have potentially selfish sons would benefit from reading this novel; maybe it could help to steer them in the right direction.
In the book the Johnson Family Jinx The family does indeed seem to have more than it's usual share of problems. The problems rCan a Family be jinxed?
In the book the Johnson Family Jinx The family does indeed seem to have more than it's usual share of problems. The problems range from rape, alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography, and the family's latest scandal a murder charge. Frannie Johnson fled Detroit to escape the tarnish that was cast upon her family’s name when her husband William Johnson led a politically charged group similar to the Black Panthers, William was gunned down by the police in his attempt to make things better for the Black inhabitants of Detroit instead of being hailed as a hero by Detroit's Black citizens. Due to the bad press that he received and the family name was tarnished and he became vilified. Frannie packed her bags and fled Detroit to find a better life for her children but despite all of her attempts to keep the family intact, problems prevailed. When her grandson Terrence was accused of murdering one of Atlanta's most prominent citizens, the daughter of the mayor of Atlanta, the family was once again tried by the press and an over zealous reporter seeking sensationalism starts a media frenzy. But throughout all of Frannie's problems she stays mindful of the fact that God is in control and not once did she lose her faith in God.
I enjoyed reading this book and only wish that Frannie had talked more to her kids about their deceased father, and what he was really trying to accomplish for the Black citizens or Detroit. There were a few grammatical errors but that did not stop my enjoyment of the book. The Court proceedings were handled in an entertaining way. I for one look forward to reading his next book.
Jean Cush Love explores family bonds that are tattered by child molestation; in Tattered Bonds.11 year olNot only are the Bonds tattered they are torn
Jean Cush Love explores family bonds that are tattered by child molestation; in Tattered Bonds.11 year old Stephanie Barnes life as a child comes crashing down on her when she is molested at such a tender age. What do you do when your molester infiltrates his life into every aspect of you life? He becomes your sister’s husband, your mother’s long lost son, and your husband’s best friend. Tired of living with the terror that as became her life that Stephanie enter counseling t try to get a grip on the downward turn that her life has became, she must endure counseling to try and save her marriage. All her personal relationships are damaged because of this one horrible day in a life.
I enjoyed reading this book it does not only focused on the damage that was caused by the molestation it also focuses on the healing process. This is an issue that you are hearing about more and more in today’s society and it must be addressed. I think that the author did an excellent job of blending the lives of the characters in this book. When I first picked this book up I thought it would be another book written for dramas sake and I have never been so glad to be disappointed.
Lesley Nowlin really captured the essence of those afflicted with the gambling bug! Three unlikely friends are drawn together for one cause, to strikeLesley Nowlin really captured the essence of those afflicted with the gambling bug! Three unlikely friends are drawn together for one cause, to strike it rich at the River Boat Casinos in Dirt Ball Bad. Ethel, the senior citizen with an unbeatable spirit; Jennifer, the never do well young woman; and Whitney, the bank teller. The women from three different walks of life are joined together in a kind of precarious friendship because they are smitten with the gambling fever. Feverish gambling has sunk these ladies to their all time low. Homelessness, prostitution, and larceny plague these women who are willing to gamble away their homes, jobs and yes, even their health
Dirt Ball Bad paints a morbid portrait of those that are afflicted with the gambling bug. The characters leap off of the page to seemingly bring them alive. I got really absorbed into the book. There were times that I wanted to reach into the book and shake the ladies and wake them up. Ms. Nowlin did her homework and produced a page-turner. Her characters were lively and full of spirit. The writer spoke volumes about the evils of riverboat gambling. This book was a wake up call for those of us that are hardcore gamblers. I enjoyed this book immensely and I cannot wait to read more from this author. Margaret Ball APOOOO Bookclub