Your Roots Are Showingby Beverly Hayes Coleman
Growing up on the South side of Chicago, Trace Reese had to be strong. Growing up in the 80's when drugs were rampant and times were changing fast. Wanting to be married and to make her dreams come true, she follows her boyfriend to Miami only to discover that his dreams did not include her. She lives the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but secretly she still yearned for love. Real love. Will she sacrifice all she has to get the affections of strange men? Will she lose the love and respect of her daughter? How does a celebrity lead a double life? Somehow Trace pulls it off. For awhile anyway. Will her world come crashing down when one man discovers her dirty little secret?
- Beverly Coleman
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YOUR ROOTS ARE SHOWING
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Book Group
$13.99 ¿ Paperback
Reviewer: Annie Slessman
If making a move to a new home with a set of toddler twins wasn¿t enough, Lizzie has to deal with the heartbreak of her own making and the discovery of her own abilities and limitations. The blasted email she had sent her sister and accidently sent off to James, her husband, was probably the biggest mistake of her life. She hadn¿t really meant the things she had said in her email, she was just depressed and tired from the daily task of seeing to the twins needs. James, however, took it all literally and announced he wanted a divorce¿a DIVORCE!
Struggling to find her way alone, she rents the ram shackled Back Lane Cottage and moves her and the twins into their new home. The realtor had discouraged her from renting Back Lane Cottage saying there were better homes available, but the cottage had something the others didn¿t¿character and a feeling of being home.
Lizzie begins to write a children¿s book and develops a relationship with the local gardener, Bruno. She is also training to run a marathon with the encouragement of her friend, Tessa. Life seems to continue but something is missing in her life.
This work provides a fun, comfortable and well-written storyline. Readers will find themselves encouraging Lizzie on as she deals with her trials and triumphs. Chidley has managed, as a debut writer, to catch a reader¿s interest early on in the story and keep them turning page after page. Overall, Chidley can pride herself on a job well done!
Elise Chidley lives with her husband and three children in Connecticut.
I have read this book actually. It has been awhile since I've read something where you can identify with the author and relate to the circumstances. There are many different messages in the book on life, life circumstances and trying to maintain secrets in the process of living your life. The book goes back and forth from past to present but once you understand the flow you actually get into the characters. I've actually met the author and she let me know that some of these incidents have actually happened to her in her own life as a child. The gist that she passed on to me, is that no matter how we try or what we do, what we are taught, what we embrace, we will eventually return to what has been installed in us. I am blessed by the truth.
I would love to meet some of these characters. And that 'Dirty Red' is someone I could hang out with.