Synopses & Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes a poignant and passionate new novel featuring lifelong friends Annette Goode Davis and Rhoda O'Tooletwo women whose best intentions don't always yield the best results. This time around, Annette is devastated when one of her greatest fears comes trueand there may be nothing she can do about it]]
Even though her life has its ups and downs, Annette Goode Davis feels lucky to have a family who loves her and friends she can count on. Most of all, Annette is grateful that her husband Pee Wee took her back after he discovered she was having an affair. Now, she's determined to do whatever it takes to make her marriage work. The trouble is, while Pee Wee agreed to give Annette another chance, she's not sure his heart is really in it.
Annette goes out of her way to keep Pee Wee as happy as pie, but it never seems to be enough. Rhoda is quick to point out that Annette got herself into this mess; now she has to be patient until Pee Wee forgives her. But time may be running out.
Her suspicions are confirmed when Pee Wee moves outand in with his new lady. Annette takes the news hard and so does her daughter Charlotte, who seems hell-bent on keeping her mother on edge by hanging out with a wild new crowd.
Annette isn't going to let her family go without a fight. But she also knows she must prepare for the worstbecause one lesson she's learned all too well is that when life kicks you in the teeth, you have to come out swinging.
"Monroe tacks on another witty and wise installment to her God series (God Ain't Blind; etc.), picking up after Annette Davis's disastrous affair with a con man. This time out, Annette's long-suffering 'perfect husband,' Pee Wee, turns the tables and dumps Annette for his barbershop's manicurist, Lizzie Stovall. Annette feels especially betrayed because she'd helped Lizzie, a former classmate, get that job. But life must go on, and after Lizzie and Pee Wee move in together, Annette embarks on a questionable affair with an old flame and worries about her 11-year-old daughter, who's growing up way too fast. Also making waves is Jade Marie, whose marriage to milquetoast LaVerne takes a shocking turn. If this raunchy and rambunctious book is any indication, Monroe's series has a lot of life left in it. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
As Pee Wee's affair snowballs out of control, he and his wife, Annette, realize their daughter, Charlotte, is bearing the brunt of their actions by becoming rebellious, disrespectful, and deceitful. Pee Wee and Annette must put their differences aside to get Charlotte back on track.