This book follows the lives of Ruby and Eleanor. Both Black women who are in love with men they aren't supposed to be with. One marries (Eleanor), and the other (Ruby) gets pregnant, and his mother pays her off to leave, give her baby up, and she'd pay for her to attend college. Ruby is only 15 and the first in her family to attend college. She meets a white man, and his mother pays her off cause there is no way she's having a Black grandchild. Eleanor meets William at Howard University and falls head over hills. But William is from a prestigious black family, and Eleanor is poor. Now, this takes place in the 50s in Philadelphia. They both quickly are to explore what it means to be Black, a mother, and what it takes to achieve their greatest goal, whether it be motherhood, college, love, or belonging. So many things were addressed in this read. The way the women collide in the end shapes the rest of their lives, and finally, they get what they want or do they? #Book4of2023 #Bookworm #Whatsnext
This was an excellent book. Well written and I could not stop listening until I was complete.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It makes you cringe some when you hear about the past and realize that that’s how people really lived!!! But the ending will make you want book #2. The start of a great series!!!
I absolutely LOVED this story and the narrator did such an AMAZING job!! I wanted more.
I loved this book. The characters are so well written and the narration is wonderful.
I was hooked from the beginning. This book was amazing worth every bit of my time
Loved this audio book and the narration was awesome!! I enjoy historical fiction.
Accounts of history needing to be highlighted..:.secrets /deceptions.
We can’t move forward unless we loosen the shackles of our minds.
Great story although a heavy one but one needed to be told.
This is such a great read/listen. The narrators are so good and gave life to a story that should be read and heard no other way. I loved the historical question and the authors note at the end. My mother was a ‘sent away’ woman of the wrong color and this book made me feel a sense of understanding and gratefulness. Everyone should read this
Loved the story how it intertwined. The narrator was perfect for the story.