An absorbing book that tells the stories of three African American women bound together by a genuine yet sometimes complex friendship. Summer, Renee & Constance are moderately successful professional and self-employed women living in NYC. The focal point of the story is Heaven, a beauty salon owned jointly by Summer and her husband, David. Constance is a single mother employed at Heaven, while Renee "the diva" is a frequent customer at the shop. All are seemingly independent and share certain similarities although their personal situations and lifestyles vary greatly. The delicate thread of friendship bonds the three women and while tested, the women fight to maintain these bonds to help them through their personal endeavors. The outcome is an exhilarating ride that combines aspects of Love, Family, Commitment, Deceit and ultimately Redemption and Triumph...but will it be for all?
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I absolutely loved it! I haven't read a decent book in a long time and this is what i needed. I honestly could NOT put the book down and it went with me EVERYWHERE unit i read the last word. I stay up until four in the morning reading it...I was exhausted, but the book was so worth it!I loved everything about this book, and I strongly recommend everyone to read it.
Summer's beauty salon, HEAVEN, is the place to be. Not only can you get the best weave in all of NYC, but you're certain to pick up the latest gossip as well. Right now, Summer is preoccupied with her own thoughts as she yearns to be called mommy. Her salon is named after her first baby, Heaven, who died of SIDS. Summer and her husband, David, have unsuccessfully tried to conceive. While David keeps suggesting adoption, Summer wants to have her own child. Soon David is coming home later and going on last minute business trips. Has her wants exceeded his needs? Constance and Summer were best friends who also worked side by side. A single mother, Connie was madly in love with Reggie, a married, successful lawyer. While she knew that it was wrong, you just can't help who you love, can you? She willingly puts her daughter Meagan's needs off in order to satisfy Reggie's. After so many tears, Connie soon realizes that she could do better. Will her needs finally be met? Renee, the fashionista of the trio, is bodacious and boisterous. She and her fiancé, Sean aka Frog, have been engaged for two years and she's ready to set a date. After he begrudgingly agrees to her terms, Renee's insatiable appetite gets her in a sticky situation. Instead of working on what's wrong, Renee is already on what's next. Can her needs be quenched by him only? "I Gotta Make it to Heaven for Going Thru Hell" was surprisingly a good story. Full of conflict, readers are quickly engaged in the friends' lives, loves, wants and desires. I try to avoid reading the synopsis on books, but after reading the book, I realized it didn't match the story. While I started and finished the book in one day, the one thing that bothered me through the entire story was having to reread something to make sense or trying to figure out the time line as the story is happening simultaneously to the three friends. This book is definitely in need of a professional copyeditor as well as a developmental editor. I believe if these adjustments are made, then this would definitely be a 5- star read. Reviewed by: Crystal 3.5
I loved this book. Terry McMillan recommended this book on Facebook and Twitter so I decided to suggest it to my book club. I am so glad I did. I found myself reading this book until 1 a.m. because I was so interested in the characters and their stories. Excellent read. My book club loved it. For the first time we stayed longer than usual and the conversation even spilled out into the parking lot. Don't let the cover fool you. This book has interesting characters and great stories. The women are real and you will find yourself believing in them and wanting to read more. I can not wait for this authors next book. For a first time author she is spot on entertaining.