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Playing with the Hand I Was Dealt [NOOK Book]

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A fresh new voice in fiction, Nikki Jenkins's novel imagines the life of a woman who experiences the best and worst of everyone around her -- and tries to redeem every relationship she has, no matter how crazy and convoluted they become.

Natalie Kelley's world is in danger of falling apart, and she is the only one who can keep that from happening. Her husband, Anderson -- who has an undeniable history of adultery -- is once again preoccupied ...
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Playing with the Hand I Was Dealt

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Overview

A fresh new voice in fiction, Nikki Jenkins's novel imagines the life of a woman who experiences the best and worst of everyone around her -- and tries to redeem every relationship she has, no matter how crazy and convoluted they become.

Natalie Kelley's world is in danger of falling apart, and she is the only one who can keep that from happening. Her husband, Anderson -- who has an undeniable history of adultery -- is once again preoccupied with something other than work. And that's not all. Natalie has to deal with her own spoiled mother, drug-addicted sister, man-crazy best friend, and her own children who are too young to take care of themselves.

Natalie goes through three days of her life, desperately clinging to the only life she knows and supporting everyone who relies on her, all at once. Her husband's actions verge on the edge of abusive, and it is only a matter of time before Natalie discovers what has been drawing him further away from their love -- and the results will shock everyone.

Her struggles are contrasted with flashbacks that help make sense of the present, showing her relationships as they had been, and as they might yet become again. Through it all, Natalie strives to be available for everyone, but is even her indomitable spirit up to the task? Playing With the Hand I Was Dealt is an insightful debut about a woman's attempts to redefine "normal" in a life gone mad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451640007
  • Publisher: Strebor Books
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nikki Jenkins is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She lives with her two children and fiancé in Columbus, Ohio. E-mail the author at Nikki@NikkiJenkins.com or visit www.NikkiJenkins.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Waste of Money

    I wish I had read the review before I purchased this book. The spelling errors are hard to ignore. The story line is just not good.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Not worth your money

    I had high hopes for this new author. This book has way too many spelling errors. The story just did not flow well. I finished it but only because I kept thinking it would get better. It didn't! Save your money.

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