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I wasn’t feeling this book at first, but I’m not one to stop reading anything so I continued. I’m so happy that I did. I am so in love with this book. It brought out many emotions in me. One minute I was bored, the next I was happy then I was so pissed! Then I went back to happy and yet mad again, lol. No more boredom after I got into the story. I didn’t want to stop reading and I really didn’t want it to end.
I enjoyed the way historical events were thrown into the story line. The sex revolution, women’s liberation, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson…. it really added to the story and gave me a better understanding for the time frame and setting. It made me feel like I was part of the book.
It’s not really any type of romance genre, which is what I normally read, yet I still found myself drawn into the story. There are romantic gestures in the book, but it’s not mainly a romance, I don’t know what you would call it…I just call it excellent, heart warming and heart wrenching all at the same time.
The story starts out sweet and kind of romantic. Helen and Theodore meet, fall in love and are married. Helen should have known better than to marry Theodore; the marriage kind of starts out on a lie. She doesn’t know Theodore’s real name and his age is off by 2 ½ years.
Despite the lies that Theodore assures Helen are nothing she goes on with the weeding. Helen gets pregnant on her wedding night, lol. They have the perfect family.
“And are you sure we are ready for a child?”
“What’s to be ready? We’ll just do it.”
“All right, then,” Helen said contentedly enough, closing her eyes. “You’re the boss.”
“Damn right I’m the boss. Now prepare for some dictation, young lady!” As Theodore said this he dexterously peeled off her lavender panties for some quick morning intimacy before she got ready for work.
is born and she is perfect. She is sweet and loving, a mothers dream. Regina
And to be sure,
entered their lives as smoothly as a perfectly executed handoff to a speedy running back behind an outstanding offensive line. There was barely a pause, a hiccup, as they adjusted to their new lives. She was a perfect little baby and they were the perfect parents. She slept beautifully, ate beautifully, barely ever even cried. Everybody loved her, her toothy smile, her guffaw of a baby laugh, you almost didn’t notice her occasional tendency to bite and to pinch and to scratch, and if you did notice you almost didn’t mind—it was just all so cute! Regina
is born, Helen becomes pregnant again. The 2nd pregnancy is not as smooth as the first. The 2nd baby…. not as sweet as the first. But I mean really, all babies are different, what did they expect!? Then come the reasons of why they want nothing to do with baby Dub-- So, the dad is freaked out because the baby has eczema…..that’s messed up. He wants nothing to do with her and it breaks my heart L Regina
And then the horrible thoughts---- What if Debra hadn’t been born.----how can you think that about your own child!
and Dub share the same birthday. Regina hates Dub, all she does is terrorize her. I just wanted to wrap little Dub up and take her home with me! Ahh, and the barbies, I really want to cry over the barbies. How can you have a secret Barbie stash, that is just cruel! Regina
Then the fighting begins. What do adults always fighter over? Money, sex and children….that goes the same for this story.
As the children grow older, and the parents grow farther and farther apart a beautiful story develops. A story between a mother and daughter and no one else. They need no one, they can take care of themselves and can learn to be happy together even after all of the lies and betrayal of Dub’s childhood.
This story branches out in many different ways. Like I said there is heart felt moments, but there is also heartache. Many cases of lies and deceit are unfolded in the story and in the end a strong woman emerges. I would recommend this book to anyone. Even if you normally follow the romance genre, this is still well worth the time to read.
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