The January Girl [NOOK Book]

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Men couldn't help but be drawn to her exquisite beauty and incomparable grace. But Thandy knew Dr. Jackson Gabrielle was different the minute they met. And indeed, Jack knew that this enchanting creature was meant for him, despite the fact that he was already married.

Thandy and Jack's decade-long affair might have been continued indefinitely, the hard-working attorney and the high-profile surgeon scraping together moments for each other out ...
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The January Girl

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Overview

Men couldn't help but be drawn to her exquisite beauty and incomparable grace. But Thandy knew Dr. Jackson Gabrielle was different the minute they met. And indeed, Jack knew that this enchanting creature was meant for him, despite the fact that he was already married.

Thandy and Jack's decade-long affair might have been continued indefinitely, the hard-working attorney and the high-profile surgeon scraping together moments for each other out of their crazed schedules, if Thandy hadn't learned from Jack's bitter wife that he had taken up with yet another woman. Thandy moves on, leaving Jack in Atlanta for a big job in Chicago. Jack, used to getting everything he has ever wanted with ease, is forced to figure out what it takes to hold on to something he loves. And Thandy, having fought her whole life for everything she has achieved, realizes the true measure of her strength. But fate intervenes and sets into motion a series of events leading to a shocking climax that forever changes everything.



Goldie Taylor is a former broadcast and print journalist. She is an alumna of Emory University. Goldie is now a managing director at a public relations agency.
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Thandywaye Malone is a beautiful and educated woman with a rough upbringing that led her to leave home as a teenager. Subsequently, she got pregnant and married a caring older man who bankrolled their lifestyle on profits from his drug trafficking operation. After he got arrested, she was left on the streets. Now, in her 30s, Thandy has a high-powered job in Atlanta, but low self-esteem. In comes slick-talking Jackson Gabrielle, an old money, married-with-kids surgeon who sweet-talks Thandy into an affair. She eventually ditches him for an even better job in Chicago. Unfortunately, Jack is portrayed as such a louse (cheater, manipulative, woman-beater) that when he and Thandy get back together, the reader has no sympathy left for him. The choppy narrative and flat characters don't do the book any favors, either. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446536493
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/7/2008
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,343,161
  • File size: 389 KB

Meet the Author

Goldie Taylor is a former broadcast and print journalist. She is an alumna of Emory University.

Goldie is now a managing director at a public relations agency.

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

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    The Choices We Make

    This novel is about a woman, Thandy, and her quest to find love and happiness. Growing up, Thandy had a troubled childhood with her parents and found love with Monty. Monty cared for Thandy in the ways she wanted but she was unaware of the dangerous lifestyle he led. Life was becoming lovely for Thandy and Monty until local authorities got involved. <BR/><BR/>Thandy decided to change her life for herself and her daughter for good. She went to college and became a successful lawyer. Now she's met another guy, Jackson Gabrielle, who is a successful surgeon who seemingly fills Thandy's empty heart with expensive gifts and love. As Thandy discovers the truth about Jackson , she will be forced to decide between happiness and her dignity. Which one will she choose? <BR/><BR/>Goldie Taylor's "The January Girl" was a very good and exciting read. It started out slow with many details but turned out to have a stunning ending. I recommend this book to all females in relationships. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Tekisha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2008

    The Choices We Make

    This novel is about a woman, Thandy, and her quest to find love and happiness. Growing up, Thandy had a troubled childhood with her parents and found love with Monty. Monty cared for Thandy in the ways she wanted but she was unaware of the dangerous lifestyle he led. Life was becoming lovely for Thandy and Monty until local authorities got involved. Thandy decided to change her life for herself and her daughter for good. She went to college and became a successful lawyer. Now she's met another guy, Jackson Gabrielle, who is a successful surgeon who seemingly fills Thandy's empty heart with expensive gifts and love. As Thandy discovers the truth about Jackson , she will be forced to decide between happiness and her dignity. Which one will she choose? Goldie Taylor's 'The January Girl' was a very good and exciting read. It started out slow with many details but turned out to have a stunning ending. I recommend this book to all females in relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    ¿What a Ride¿

    Thandywaye Malone is hard-working, educated, and focused¿except when Jackson comes around. He comes around too often. Jackson has a wife and many other flings. Will Malone pick up her pride and walk away? Will she stay the kept woman? Is there a future as the other woman? This is a great book. The ending surprised me, and I am still not sure how I feel about it. It has made me think. If you love a good drama with strong characters, this is the one for you.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This is an interesting character study

    Although she grew up in horrific conditions that led to her fleeing home as a teen, Thandy Malone worked hard to obtain an education. When she got pregnant, Thandy was fortunate that a kind older man took her in and married her. However, he failed to inform her how he made his money until he was arrested for drug trafficking. He went to prison while Thandy and her daughter survived the streets.------------- Thandy picks herself up and becomes a successful asset acquisition attorney in Atlanta where she meets wealthy, married with children Dr. Jackson Gabrielle. They have an affair, but she feels uncomfortable being the other woman especially when he has two preadolescent sons at home and he keeps putting off the divorce blaming external circumstances though a decade has past since they first met. Thandy leaves Atlanta for Chicago as she believes he now has a third woman while spoiled Jack, used to always getting his way, follows the woman he loves.--------------- This is an interesting character study that looks deep into what motivates the other woman. Thandy has a great career, a wonderful daughter, and being pretty with a charming personality could have any male, but why she chooses to be with Jack is beyond my comprehension. Jack is a liar, a double cheater (wife and lover), and an abusive manipulator with no redeeming personality trait. Still in spite of his being a louse loser outside of the operating room, THE JANUARY GIRL is a fascinating contemporary story.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2008

    Kudos!

    Mother, executive, and paramour. That¿s the life of Thandywaye Malone in The January Girl the sophomore novel by Goldie Taylor. Taylor thoughtfully depicts Thandy¿s life in and out of the black mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, Thandy eventually finds some happiness, but don¿t expect her story to be wrapped up in a pretty little bow. Just like in the real world, life doesn¿t go as planned. Taylor successfully creates a modern saga that is realistic and approachable for anyone looking for an easy, yet enticing read. Her style of writing encourages us to cheer for Thandy, just as we would a best friend, even when her actions are ill-advised. Although clearly told from a woman¿s point of view, January provides an accurate glimpse into the psyche of men who cheat on their wives and the motivations of women who elect to be the ¿chick on the side.¿ For readers tired of simplistic plots and mediocre writing, The January Girl is a stimulating alternative.

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