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on Jan. 02, 2012 :
I read from start to finish in a couple of hours. I loved the women in this book, they were relateable and very easy to identify with. Becca and Colby remind me alot of my husband and myself. While i am african american he is latin. There are issues that go on in our relationship that never seem to go away even after 12 years of marriage. I wish that more authors would write about interracial relatioships, there is an audience. The overall subject matter of the book and how each chatacter dealt with their battle was touching. It was a good read and i look forward to reading more works from Shawneda Marks.
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on June 20, 2011 :
This was my first book by Ms Marks and it was an interesting read about a very important subject-breast cancer. I liked how she wrote the story to show that all women could get breast cancer with or without a family history, no matter what job they had or how much money they had. This story was great in showing how women can overcome cancer and find their "true essence", along with having family support. Overall I liked how she wrote this story and how all the characters were entwined.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 30, 2011 :
This book highlights a very important issue - breast cancer and its effects on those who are diagnosed and those who love them. On those who survive and those who don't. The story takes place within the context of a church community. Although it is Christian fiction, most religious references are to prayers not specific Christian teachings. Thus, it can easily be read regardless of beliefs. Many other elements are added into the story, some of the unnecessarily so. I wish that the author had kept the focus on the central theme and developed that further with greater depth to the characters. I did love the ending message though - it is not our bodies that define who we are but something beyond that that is our "true essence."
(reviewed within a week of purchase)