The Candy Shop

The Candy Shop

by Kiki Swinson

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ISBN-13: 9780758238917
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Candy Shopping Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 783,634
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over forty novels and short stories. Swinson’s works feature resilient women making tough—and sometimes not quite legal—decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 2.4 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, went on to become a #1 Essence bestseller and the first installment in one of today’s most popular urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia—and a former hustler’s wife—Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiMedia.net.

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The Candy Shop 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
SUG-AND-SPICE-LADY-GODIVA More than 1 year ago
Talk about being heated this book is off the chain. Every page is gripping. The reader is given a very descriptive and slow descend of the life of a dope user. The main character "Faith" had everything that most women wants and lost everything. It goes to show that once you entertain a lifestyle filled with drugs, the roller coaster ride begins.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
In The Candy Shop, the book brings to light an all too real look at the demise associated with drug addiction. The story reveals how lives instantly succumb to its devastation. Faith Simmons who is living what some may call the American dream, with her good job, beautiful daughter, beautiful body, a husband and dream car watches on the sideline as the candy gradually destroys her best friend's life. Faith Simmons, as with so many before her, sees what the candy does but for some reason believe that they can handle the candy and do not think becoming an addict can happen to them. As she begins to lie, trick and steal for the candy, she remains in denial. I like the book because it vividly portrays how quickly lives change and deteriorate because of drugs. I give the book 4 stars because the book is well written, meaning that you can see Faith's life gradually unravel and you can picture exactly what the characters are doing as if you were present watching events unfold. I, however, will not give the book 5 stars because another one bites the dust. Many have traveled this route before. This is nothing new under the sun. No matter how much money you have, beauty, smarts or popularity, if you continue to shop at the candy shop your life in most cases will be destroyed.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, as well as all of the other Kiki Swinson books offer story lines that most are too familiar with, whether directly or indirectly. I read all three wifeys, and the Candy Shop and could not put them down. they all kept my interest. the only thing that was disappointing to me was the fact that they were too short......
CSimsHoustonTX More than 1 year ago
This book was not as enjoyable as Kiki Swinson's other books. Probably because of ALL of the misspelled words, punctuation marks out of text for the line/sentence. One of those books where you "see it coming" so you sort of know (guess) how it'll end. Really shows how being drug-addicted can affect all those close to you.
Stacey Munoz More than 1 year ago
This was a great book kiki swinson is a really good and talented writer.but think this book should of been proof read before getting published because there were a few errors and ithink this book ended wrong but good book by the way
mkia81 More than 1 year ago
this book was a page turner from the time i opened it and actually it seemed kinda real to me because i know someone who lost everything due to drugs, its a must read i just love kiki swinson books
Flawless28 More than 1 year ago
Although, it gives details of the life of a drug addict, I found it very boring at times and the ending just left me hanging. But it was the truth and can happen to anyone who isn't strong enough to resist the urges.
GhostShip More than 1 year ago
I came across Ms. Kiki Swinson over a Christmas Holiday sickness and a friend gave me an e-Reader and this book was on it The Candy Shop. WOW! I read some , put it down , read some more , put it down, it was some truth about the dope fiend game and dealer game that i have seen, it took me places I had wanted to forget i had seen in my YOUNGER Years some one just put it on paper. I have been incouraged to read other book written by Ms. Swinson because i have been a WIFEY too!!!
twinmom03 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at 2 pm and was finished around 12 am. I was hooked. I keep reading cause I didn't think someone could be so dumb.I guess drugs do make people dumb.The characters and story lines were so real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel as if it's very possible for any person to go down the wrong path. This book tell truth about no matter who what or were your life stlye is anyone can get hook up to any wrong doing. No matter if you no right from wrong humans are still wrongfully addicted to what they know form the start what are addition.
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This book was horrible!!!!!! Its like waiting on something good that never happens pt 2 was horrible as well!!!!!
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I couldn't stop reading.. It was just that good!!!!
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This book was pretty good i couldnt put it down at all!!! Can't wait to start reading the second one and see what happens to Faith.
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CherriDwum4 More than 1 year ago
A reality check...a women that had everything and lost it all leading a life filled with drug abuse and the streets. Very sad..Love Kiki!