Nappily in Bloom

Nappily in Bloom

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by Trisha R. Thomas
     
 

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Airic and his famous televangelist wife, Trevelle Doval, make the evening news when Airic is accused of domestic battery and his life is suddenly turned upside down. But when Venus and Jake try to suspend Airic's visitation rights with Mya, they discover that Airic isn't willing to go down without a fight.

Meanwhile, Jake's best friend, Legend, turns up on

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Airic and his famous televangelist wife, Trevelle Doval, make the evening news when Airic is accused of domestic battery and his life is suddenly turned upside down. But when Venus and Jake try to suspend Airic's visitation rights with Mya, they discover that Airic isn't willing to go down without a fight.

Meanwhile, Jake's best friend, Legend, turns up on his doorstep with trouble not far behind. The past is back with a vengeance, including blackmail, murder and enemies who are looking for payback. But everything takes a dangerous new turn when Venus goes missing. For Jake it's now a race against time to save the woman he loves.

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Venus Johnston is back, but the only thing blossoming is her Atlanta floral business. Still hurting after the forced move from L.A. that transpired in a previous installment of this African-American soap opera (Nappily Faithful, 2008, etc.), Venus is making a go of it with her In Bloom florist shop, aided by the mysterious and handsome Vince. Custody of her beautiful four-year-old daughter Mya is now legally shared with sleazy father Airic, but Venus' husband Jake seems to have adapted to the new routine. Jake has brought the worst of their old life to Atlanta, however, in the form of his friend Legend, whose lascivious looks make Venus's skin crawl. But this time around, the light-hearted drama is more focused on mother-daughter problems than romance. Venus is dealing with Mya's crush on a little white boy, while Judge Delma Hawkins' adopted daughter Keisha is about to jump into a hasty marriage to a suspiciously smooth lawyer. Keisha's birth mother, televangelist-with-issues Trevelle Doval, doesn't like him either, which should make things simpler, but Keisha's two mothers continue to be oil and water, each believing she holds the sole key to the young woman's happiness. Legal issues, including an unsolved murder and a kidnapping, also come into play before everything gets resolves at the altar. Thomas once again lets her characters tell their stories in lively and distinctive voices, dropping loads of references to African-American culture and pop culture in general. A smartly paced, fast and funny high spot in an uneven series.
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“Thomas once again lets her characters tell their stories in lively and distinctive voices. Smartly paced, fast and funny.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Thomas neatly weaves issues of family, parental and social responsibility into the domestic dramas.” —Kirkus Reviews on NAPPILY FAITHFUL

“You'll find yourself caring about these characters Thomas has created over the past seven years, beginning with her debut novel Nappily Ever After…This latest novel proves that Thomas has few peers when spinning a cliffhanger.” —Essence magazine on NAPPILY FAITHFUL

Nappily Faithful is a wonderful well-written novel about love, loss and the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her child...Trisha R. Thomas' newest book is a guaranteed page-turner with more twists and turns than a roller coaster....impossible to put down.” —South Jersey Mom (4/5) on NAPPILY FAITHFUL

“Thomas pulls off a followup every bit as engrossing as its predecessors.” —Essence magazine on NAPPILY MARRIED

“Thomas keeps the action flowing with short chapters, well-orchestrated subplots, steamy sex and root-forable characters.” —Publishers Weekly on NAPPILY MARRIED

“...Fiction with a feminine take on balancing family and career with witty dialogue and endearing characters.” —Spirit (Southwest Airlines) Magazine on NAPPILY MARRIED

“'Wow' is what you say when something makes you laugh, cry and tell your friends about it. This is a definite "wow" book.” —Romantic Times on NAPPILY MARRIED

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429919463
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
856,986
File size:
341 KB

Meet the Author

TRISHA R. THOMAS is the author of Nappily Faithful, Nappily Married, Roadrunner, Would I Lie To You and the top selling Nappily Ever After, which was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her debut novel was optioned by Halle Berry and Universal Pictures for adaptation to film. Trisha lives in Riverside, California.


TRISHA R. THOMAS is the author of Un-Nappily in Love, Nappily in Bloom, Nappily Faithful, Roadrunner, Would I Lie To You, and Nappily Ever After, which was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her debut novel was optioned by Halle Berry and Universal Pictures for adaptation to film. Trisha lives in Riverside, California.

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Nappily in Bloom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
christalIL More than 1 year ago
The author does a good job keeping the reader entertain with drama from each character. I enjoyed reading the series.
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