Gotta Keep on Tryin': A Novel
A Heartwarming Tale of How True Friendship Can Overcome Life's Obstacles
Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid have been lifelong friends, as close as sisters. When they were teens their dreams led them down separate paths and away from each other. But they reunited as adults, drawn back together by a bond of friendship that stood the test of time.
Now Pat and Gayle co-own the...more
Take Gayle; she's insecure, struggling with her daughter, suffered a bad marriage and struggling to make it day-to-day. Even within her weaknesses, she's a strong woman. She's push ...more
This novel is definitely well worth the 10 year wait! I thoroughly enjoyed playing catch-up with Gayle, Pat & Marcus. DeBerry and Grant allows us to revisit with the best friends turned successful business partners. We also get a peek at Pat and Marcus' marriage, which has more or less just become a comfortable co-existence, as they have ceased being the loving, "happily married" couple. And Vanessa has definitely grown up with a chip on her shoulder and the all too familiar a ...more
The authors really know how to capture your attention. I was fully invested in the story even if I felt like it was doing the most at times. It tackles a lot of issues people face but I think the variety of issues ...more
Although it's been a really long time since I put `Tryin' To Sleep In The Bed You Made,' down, even then I knew, like Michael Jordan to basketball and Jay Z with rap, we hadn't heard the last from Patricia Reid and Gayle Saunders, whose friendship solidifies what it truly means to have a friend.
With Pat's watchful eye and Gayle's creativity, the Ell & Me company has blossomed. More than an idea, a book, or a thought, it's now hitting the shelves in the toy department. ...more
Gayle Saunders & Patricia Reid are childhood friends who, now as adults, start and run a successf ...more
The story line deals with family, friendships, love, adultry, children, careers and all the messy little things we deal with everyday. It also deals with something else equally important...eating disorders.
I would recommend reading the first book just so you will have background knowle ...more
No wonder the entire time I felt like I had missed something. Now I have to go back and read the prequel before I can give a fair review of this book.
The story seemed a bit rushed. . .don't get me wrong there was a lot of stuff that took place, I think it spanned five years but it sped through the years and I didn't get the whole thing with the suicide/murder of the police detective.
I don't think thi ...more
We are best friends who’ve been co-writing women’s fiction for twenty of our twenty seven years of friendship. Uptown is our seventh novel. For more information about who we are, what we do and/or to read an excerpt of Uptown please visit deberryandgrant.com. We can also be found online at: Twomindsfull.blogspot.com, Twitter.com/deberryandgrant, Facebook.com/deberryandgrant.