Cocoa Almond Darling

Cocoa Almond Darling

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by Jeffra Hays
     
 

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Young, white Milly runs away from her sexless husband. She thinks she knows about lust and love. Desperate for a job, she finds work with a married black man. Slowly and steadily, he seduces her. Illicit love entangles them both in a triangle of jealousy for the rest of their lives. Now a grandmother, Milly tells us all, remembering, slowly and steadily, taking her

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Young, white Milly runs away from her sexless husband. She thinks she knows about lust and love. Desperate for a job, she finds work with a married black man. Slowly and steadily, he seduces her. Illicit love entangles them both in a triangle of jealousy for the rest of their lives. Now a grandmother, Milly tells us all, remembering, slowly and steadily, taking her time while breaking your heart.

Editorial Reviews

cclap - Jason Pettus
I'm impressed with the amount of smoldering eroticism Hays surprisingly works into this book...
A great novel for all you NPR nerds to take a random chance on, if you're feeling burned out on your usual "miserable slackers" reading diet and feel like taking on something completely from left field, Cocoa Almond Darling quickly blew past my initial low expectations to become one of my more surprisingly great reads so far of this young year, and it comes recommended in that specific spirit.9/10
kathy reviews - Kathy Schneider
...I didn't put it down until I had finished it at three o'clock in the morning...
It is also the best story I have read about race issues in a long time. This story brings to light the differences between black and white, and what it is like when they fall in love. Even with racism not often an issue, this novel highlights the other issues that exist with this type of relationship.
The book is heartbreaking and wonderful and a must read for anyone interested in race-relationships. 4.5/5
suzy stewart dubot - Suzy Dubot
A captivating story that was told in an orginal style which made it all the more real. This is the second that I have read by this author which left me emotionally involved. 5/5

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013866294
Publisher:
Jeffra Hays
Publication date:
12/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
437 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffra Hays is the pen name of Gumphrelly Shelly. Gumphrelly is a 354-year-old tortoise who refuses to come out, except when writing fiction. Find us at jeffrahaysfiction.wordpress.com

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Cocoa Almond Darling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a clan meeting at camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find this book for cheap and loved it!
suzybazaar More than 1 year ago
A captivating story that was told in an orginal style, making it all the more real. This is the second I have read by this author and both have left me emotionally involved.