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Publishers WeeklyBillingsley (Can I Get a Witness?) succeeds in offering her loyal fan base yet another soap-operatic novel that reads a little too close to many women's realities. But her comic presentation of her characters' poor decision making is undercut by the serious consequences of those bad decisions. Billingsley centers her story on three friends who have been looking for love in all the wrong places. So Coco, Nita, and Audra decide to up their chances of meeting good men by attending a Baptist convention, and things get decidedly unholy from that point on. Trying to move past abusive relationships, the trio consistently stand strong for each other even as they continue to falter and fall back into unhealthy relationship patterns. Billingsley's work is a gritty reminder that life and love are indeed serious stuff with lasting lifelong implications, and her Christian themes are at best tenuous.
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