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Review: And Then There Was Me: A Novel

And Then There Was Me: A Novel by Sadeqa Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Weathering the storm of infidelity, battling emotional demons, and presenting herself as the carrier of another woman’s dream, the story of Beatrice engulfs the struggle of today’s contemporary woman.

The story begins in elegant Spring Lake, NJ, where Beatrice and Lonnie are traveling with their family for a splendid Memorial Day weekend. A much needed vacation from the toils of life.

Beatrice, a nurse by profession, was a stay-at-home mom, is suddenly thrust into a high society suburb of Evergreen, New Jersey. Having faced racial insincerities during her youth, this posh neighborhood lacks the diversity she desires. Yet, she holds her chin high and tolerates Lonnie’s desires to live an upper-class life, as well as indulge his lustful passions.

In a moment of nostalgia, she decides to be the carrier of another woman’s dream – a child. Lonnie’s cousin, unable to have children due to cancer, is elated at the pro…

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