All That Drama

All That Drama

by Tina Brooks McKinney
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All That Drama by Tina Brooks McKinney

Tina Brooks McKinney makes a winning debut in this emotionally charged novel about female friendship. All That Drama introduces two unforgettable heroines who will make an indelible mark on readers from all walks of life.

Sammie Davis was accustomed to chaos in her life. For Sammie, it had always been that way and it drew me to her like a bee to honey..."

Marie Morgan, a single mother of two, is currently separated from her husband. One day on the way to work Marie meets Sammie in an Atlanta subway station. With her short skirts, high heels, and occasional birdcage hairdo, Sammie is everything Marie is not -- fearless, brazen, flamboyant, and completely unselfconscious. A woman who flaunts her wild unconventionality, Sammie exudes self-confidence and dares to laugh at life. Soon Marie is feeling empowered by her new friend; as Marie's "freeway of choice," Sammie is always on hand whenever Marie feels the urge to be a little wild. Yet beneath her facade of bravado and sexual abandon, Sammie conceals her own deep pain and a dark history that gradually comes to light.

A powerful novel about the doubts, insecurities, and low self-esteem that can sabotage our most important relationships, All That Drama offers a fresh, witty, and moving look at women's issues, and the sisterhood that can also sustain us through life's toughest times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593090333
Publisher: Strebor Books
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tina Brooks McKinney was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She now lives with her husband in Covington, Georgia. She is writing working on her fourth novel. Her next novel, Fool Stop Trippin', will be released in 2008. Visit www.tinamckinney.com

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Author Tina Brooks Mckinney's book 'All that Drama' gives meaning to the plight of women/men and women/women relationships. This book excellently portrays two women looking for some order in their lives especially when it comes to men. Sammie a woman struggling to regain her self esteem and find her place in life while being constantly stepped on by her abusive and controlling dpoe addict husband Jessie. Marie A strong, independent and successful woman trying to rebound from an unsuccessful marriage with a non motivated man name Keith. The 2 women meet up by pure chance to create an unusual bond. They both are totally different but have one thing in common, their hunt for the right man. 'All that Drama' is a fast pace and keeps you wanting more. The ending will knock you off your feet. This book garnishes a very strong 5 stars rating from me. The editing is almost flawless and the storytelling is excellent. Author Tina Brooks Mckinney has an excellent debute book on her hands. I know we wil lbe hearing from this excellent writer. Bravo!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that All That Drama was a great book. It was an excellent portrayal of the consequences one succumbs to when associated with questionable characters! (No pun intended.) Though the ending of the book is not pleasing to the majority, it had to happen. The lesson had to be presented in the manner in which it was written, or else there would be no value in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All That Drama is exactly that¿DRAMA! As a black female who used to be in the middle of my friend's shenanigans, this book brought those days back to life. Marie Morgan is a strong black woman who decides to leave her no-good husband and move home to assist her mother after the unexpected death of her father. Sammie Davis has the air of a ghetto fabulous sista with a plan in life that is until you really get to know her. The two ladies meet during their morning commute to work while having a knee-buckling laugh at Marie's expense. They become quick friends even though they are polar opposites and the drama they encounter because of the men in their lives is so real that I had to stop and ask ¿ Has Tina talked to my friends? Marie is in the process of divorcing her husband and falls into the club scene: dressing sexy, staying out all night, and dancing until sweat covers her from head to toe. That is, until she spots an attractive and respectful gentleman, Norman. Their courtship is a textbook romance until questions about Norman's background and intentions come up. Using her sixth sense, Marie attempts to back away from the relationship, but it may be too late. Sammie has always lived life on the edge. Let's see, she is a mother of two kids, married and moves across country all before the age of 18. After years of being physically, emotionally and sexually abused by her husband, her life changes completely when he is arrested. Sammie steps into the club looking like a million dollars or so she thinks, falling for the first man who pays her any attention. Will she allow her new man to break up her friendship with Marie? McKinney shows the world that she knows drama. This fast-paced novel draws you in and keeps you riveted to the actions of these friends. This book was refreshing in the sense that it was reality-based with a comic twist. The ending totally took me by surprise. Can you say drama to the 10th degree? Reviewed by Monique for Loose Leaves Book Review
Guest More than 1 year ago
My momma said, if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all, so that's all I'm going to say about All That Drama. I had a chance to meet Ms. McKinney before this tale of woe hit print. I had high hopes. She's fast talking and likeable and funny. Too bad none of that shows up in this disjointed and badly fractured fairytale.