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Divorcing her husband because the marriage isn't working and quitting her job because she's not fulfilled, Regina Everette trades a lifestyle for a life. As her choices affect her family and friends, she falls into a new career and a new relationship, certain she'll live and love on her own terms.
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Published February 1st 2012 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2000)
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Patrice Hoffman
This book was a very positive story about 3 black women who met in college. I liked this book because it wasn't a sex crazed, man-bashing, or brash book. The people in this book are successful and want to lead successful lives all while harboring some demons that they need to expunge. I like stories that show black women in a way that's not stereo typical. There aren't any deadbeat baby daddies or irate, head shaking, curler wearing stereo types. Yet there are still true issues that many of us f ...more
Marilyn Diamond
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good and so intricate.. I could not finish it because I needed to take notes about my life. This novel was surrounded by Regina and her three friends. Layers of women and friendship. Women who struggle through life and life decisions. Regina went to Catholic School as I did the same and because of that training she walked around less independent in herself and that of her life. Non-confidence surrounded her domineering marriage and husband. When Regina makes some decisions not o ...more
A. Ann
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Demons. Battling demons and letting go of baggage. That is this book and I've just read it at a time in my life where I really needed the Affirmations for living the author sneaks in there! I have nothing in common with the characters' lives and yet I have everything in common with the characters' internalized thoughts and emotions. Each situation brought to light certain aspects of my life, drawing an awakening in me. As Timmothy B. McCann said in review on the back cover, this is a ' a wonderf ...more
Lyn
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Started out slow for me. I kept at it and the last half was great. I will read more by Donna Hill.
Anna Johnson
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad Regina finally got a backbone! Her husband and mother was so controlling.
Tamara Evans
Nov 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw this book, I knew I'd found something special.After reading it however, I knew for a fact that this was a powerful book. Not only does the main character Regina, reflects the some of the everyday woman in her struggles, she also shows what can be accomplished when one decides to change the situation they are in.

The first thing about this book is that it shows a turning point in someone's life and how those around the main character deals with the changes she make. The main reas
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J
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Complete review to come later: This was a great read! One of my most favorite parts were The Affirmations for Living on page 284. I should print that up and frame it, those were good affirmations. This is my first read from Donna Hill.

I loved Regina. She was strong, humble and smart, yet loving and kind. My copy of the book had a different cover from what Goodreads has. Mine was published by Dafina Books. It is a beautiful pale yellow cover. Regina (the main character) is on the cover wearing
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M Landry
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't really get into the groove of this book until about half way through. The author seemed to want to slowly reveal things about the characters, but in doing so, there were holes in the beginning that made the book a little hard to follow. It got better though. I really related to Regina's character. She struggled with finding her voice, an issue that I know intimately. I also liked that there was a realistic ending to the story. Not everything was wrapped up perfectly, similarly to how li ...more
Monica McCray-Wilson
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Like that this book start off talking about three women's, how they met and take you on a journey of their life. It talks about their ups and downs. It also talks about the men in their lives and each character has a different story to tell.
LaMyia
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it


Regina!! She was the heart of the book. Her will to finally stick up for herself despite what others would think of her really touched me. If only there were more people like her in the world.
Rachel
Apr 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Mrs. Hill's writing is wonderful and meaningful. If I could is about three friends who have made wrong choices in their lives. As you keep on reading you will love them.
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Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book made me cry
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