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Chocolate Sangria

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    A reviewer

    Chocolate Sangria would be the perfect book for you if you love dealing with drama, suspense, and love stories. The author Tracy Price-Thompson has created this story to be one of her best novels since her last novel Essence and Black Expressions. Even though Black Coffee was the bestseller. To me I think that Chocolate Sangria should have got that place. There are a lot of important characters in this novel but the main character is Hattie. She was living in a time for need of help. Her family wasn¿t really there for her because they were also struggling with their money. Hattie only could find work at domestic jobs working part time as a stripper during the night and during the day she was struggling as a waitress. Although she was making good money at her stripper job it still wasn¿t enough for her and her children. Hattie felt left out when she would go out with all her friends. She was the only one that wasn¿t married and was hard at finding a well paid job. All of her other friends were working as doctors and were happily married. All Hattie really wanted was those three things in life to have a nice marriage, good children, and a well paid job. But for Hattie it seems like she could never get to those three things in life and whenever she would try to do good for herself and her son everything would go wrong and she would end up with nothing. Until one day Hattie found the perfect man that can change everything that¿s going wrong in her life and make it perfect. Jorge was his name and he didn¿t have much in his life either but when they got together Hattie just forgot about everything she is struggling with like paying her bills and finding something for her son to eat every night. Hattie and Jorge only known each other for three weeks and Jorge have already moved in. Hattie thought there relationship was going to move on to better and bigger things now like them even getting married. She had a lot of plans for them but those plans were about to change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2005

    magnificent love story

    This book will take your breath away. It tells a story of love, hardship, and personal struggles. The characters are phenomenal and well brought out. You will love this book, and the love story it tells. I am still bewildered by this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2004

    Things Folks Do For Love

    Chocolate Sangria, Tracy Price Thompson 4 NODS Nita, is a young woman dealing with many issues. Being a sister that is so fair skinned that her heritage is constantly questioned, she develops a tough outer shell. Growing up, she develops a friendship with Scooter Morrison. Scooter is as much an outcast as Nita is. He is a boy that is confused about his sexuality and it¿s obvious to everyone else. Nita and Scooter have been avoiding love for so long that when it happens they don¿t know what to do. Nita finds a real prince charming in a young, Hispanic brother named Conan. Conan is a great guy but he is dealing with some demons from his past. Scooter is not as lucky. He falls for Jorge, Conan¿s best friend. Unlike Conan, Jorge is full of rage and jealousy. He is so bitter that he doesn¿t even realize that he can still fall on his own sword. Chocolate Sangria tackles African American issues that have been passed down over time. Inter racial relationships, sexuality and color. Well written and thought provoking it will cause one to dig within and work out their own demons. Readincolor Reviewers Angie Pickett-Henderson/Moderator

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2004

    A Serious Romantic Must Read!

    Chocolate Sangria, written by Tracy Price-Thompson, is a contemporary love story that encompasses the trial and tribulations people go through when trying to grow up and find themselves. Set in modern-day New York, heroine, Juanita Lucas has not had an easy life. Never knowing her parents and living with her aunt and uncle, Juanita has encountered discrimination from those she only wanted to befriend . Conan Lopez, the knight-in-shining armor, is strong, intelligent, and just trying to survive and move away from a life that seems to be taking him down. Scooter Morrison, Juanita¿s best friend, has also had a hard life. Witnessing the tragic deaths of both of his parents, Scooter is trying to find himself and finally accept the lifestyle he has started to explore. Jorge, roommate of Conan, is depicted as the character readers love to hate. Conniving, manipulative, and full of rage, Jorge has a chip on his shoulder that ultimately causes him to lose everything. A good fiction that gives readers another perspective on life and love, Chocolate Sangria offers young adult readers a plot with which they can connect. The irony of Juanita¿s origin and her aunt¿s prejudice against Conan, helps readers see the mentality different people have towards interracial relationships. Thompson¿s use of descriptive scenes and the narration of pain and self-discovery experienced by Juanita, provides readers with a sense of empathy for the heroine. The novel has audiences hoping that Juanita can finally find self-confidence, strength, and happiness within herself so she can live the life she has been wishing for since childhood. Readers also get embroiled into story while reading about the physical and emotional pain Scooter goes through as a young, African-American, and¿ gay man. Audiences will become so entangled in the romantic relationships throughout the book that painful scenes in the novel will quickly be read over to get to the next romance scene. Suspenseful, fast moving, and containing surprises on each page, Chocolate Sangria explores the blossoming love between Juanita and Conan, as she comes to terms with her past and the secrets lurking around her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    An page-turner assault on your emotions!

    Tracey digs deep into many of society's issues today regarding sex, race and unconditinal love. Outstanding novel! Her literature is perfect for the big screen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    A Writer's Writer.

    First of all, I am always amazed and excited when I can witness a writer's growth. As a reader, I can tell when the craft has been honed. Tracy Price-Thompson evidently studies and writes in her sleep. She is an author to be reckoned with. Chocolate Sangria is a page turner from word one. I love the beginning where the imagery of childbirth, racism, and the customs of black people are painted through scenery and dialogue. Little Juanita and Scooter are two flawed individuals thrown together by ugly circumstances, that are not of their doing, but have life-time consequences and orders their paths up to adulthood. Other reviewers have focused on the story; a story that is wonderfully written and without a doubt could be the seed for many disorderly lives. I'd like to focus on the writing. This story could be told by anyone, but written on a page to capture the soul of a reader by only one....Tracy Price Thompson...a writer's writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2003

    Sweet

    CHOC-O-LATE: 1)a food prepared from ground roasted cacao beans 2) a variable color averaging a brownish gray SAN-GRIA: 1) a punch made of red wine, fruit juice, and soda water CHOC-O-LATE SAN-GRIA: 1) Tracy Price Thompson's delightful sophomore novel 2) a page-turning tale of romance and intrigue between a young, light skinned black woman and a young Puerto Rican male 3) an intelligently written, carefully plotted, highly characterized tale of what happens when a young latino man and a young black woman happen upon one another; a chronicle of their struggles to find love and happiness when at every turn their own doubts and a wicked anti-hero ( Jorge, the thuggish ruggish latino you'll love to hate) threaten their relationship TRA-CY PRICE THOMP-SON: 1) a writer with fire in her pen instead of ink

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