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It's Like That
     

It's Like That

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by Cheryl Robinson
 

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Meeting Porter may be the best thing that ever happened to Winona Fairchild-besides the births of her two beautiful children. But as much as he wants to get married, Winona has good reason not to get too close to anyone, no matter how right it may seem.

Despite a threat from the past coming back to haunt him, Porter is willing to stand his ground. But when

Overview

Meeting Porter may be the best thing that ever happened to Winona Fairchild-besides the births of her two beautiful children. But as much as he wants to get married, Winona has good reason not to get too close to anyone, no matter how right it may seem.

Despite a threat from the past coming back to haunt him, Porter is willing to stand his ground. But when Winona's long-time secret is revealed to her kids, someone will have to pay. And Winona will learn how much the truth can hurt...and how much it can heal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451217462
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
01/03/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Cheryl Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has a degree in business marketing from Wayne State University. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, and is working on her next novel.

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It's Like That 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good follow up to if it aint one thing. I read the book in 1 day. I can't wait to see what is in store for the soon to be mr. Porter and winona washington.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its¿ Like That by Cheryl Robinson is a thought provoking novel about life. Winona Fairchild, a woman who by everyone¿s standards has it all. She has a prestigious career, a lucrative salary, two children and a man that loves her more than life itself. She has everything that she has ever wanted. The only problem is that she also has something that she NEVER wanted--HIV. Porter Washington is a man who is frustrated because his fiancé refuses to set a wedding date. He is a man that will stand by his woman even as she battles an incurable disease. Porter has it hard, because he is not only dealing with the issues of his relationship with Winona but unresolved family issues, and to top it all off, Baby Mama Drama! This is a very compelling story that will leave you reflecting on the choices that you make today and how they will affect you and the lives around you tomorrow. I commend Ms. Robinson for tackling this very difficult storyline. Most people fear HIV and Aids because it is the unknown, but Ms. Robinson provided a story that some how seemed just a little less scary. Probably because she made the characters, the people next door. Reviewed By: Eleanor S. Shields, Black Butterfly Review
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cheryl Robinson¿s sequel It¿s Like That is exactly what her readers asked for-the continuation of a great story. In the sequel to If It Ain¿t One Thing this second part of the story brings with it the same well-defined characters in Porter and Winona. Their struggle with family drama on both sides is wrought with secrets, infidelity, betrayal and resentments yet there was love and compassion in the true tradition of African American families. In families one learns forgiveness. I liked that in the first book. Battling HIV and dealing with her children, her job as a car designer, and her fiancé Porter Winona Fairchild has more on her plate than most women. Yet she is strong in her refusal to roll over and lay down. She is a fighter looking for answers. Winona is determined to live the best of what life is left and how she goes about is full of Robinson¿s signature brand of drama. The sassy Winona is a strong-spirited sister. Firefighter Porter is still chasing his musical dream and his love for the saxophone makes him question his fire safety career. His desire to fight fires was born out of watching his older brother die in a fire as a child. Porter was slowly coming to terms with his brother¿s death and is now estranged from his mother whom he blamed in part for their neglect. He was ready to make some changes in his life. Marrying Winona was only part of it. The story continues to unfold and a new character, Dr. Bryce is introduced. He finds Winona attractive and his attentions threaten her pending nuptials to Porter. What draws Winona to the good doctor is his HIV status. It gives her a bond with him that she doesn¿t expect. His research in finding a cure for AIDS also gives her hope. Cheryl Robinson is a good writer. She writes stories that entertain while giving the reader something to think about. Rumor has it that this book is number two in a trilogy. If so I¿d be happy to know what is going to happen next. It¿s Like That earned four stars out of five for continuity and an interesting read. Get lost in this complicated love story. You'll love it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the Detroit area, Porter Washington falls in love with successful car designer Winona Fairchild, a single mother of two, teenage Carlton and preadolescent Portia. He wants to marry Winona who admits she loves him too, but she rejects his proposal. He reason is simple he deserves better than to spend his life with someone suffering from HIV, something she has informed him of, but hides from her children. Meanwhile her ex husband encourages Carlton to join the professional golf tour once he graduates from high school this goes against Winona¿s wishes as she wants her son to go to college. However, she knows she must come to grips with telling her children about her past, especially about her sister, and do something with the persistent man she loves. Not able to do it alone, she turns to a self-help book with a journal Rick Warren¿s The Purpose Driven Life 40 Days to Change Your Life, but cannot get Porter the least bit interested in it as he has some issues too. --- The sequel to IF IT AIN¿T ONE THING is a deep character study that focuses on two people in love, but with a myriad of baggage that makes commitment seem impossible. Winona is a fabulous protagonist who refuses to allow HIV to stop her, but also has plenty of other demons to contend with from her past. Though his issues are less stated, Porter is estranged from his parents refusing to speak to them as well having to decide on a musical opportunity in California which means no more Winona. Though overwhelming with so many personal problems, Cheryl Robinson provides a beacon of hope that loving relationships are key to many of life¿s hand grenades. Harriet Klausner