Kerry Jackson knows exactly where the other woman lives–the one her husband, Jamison, denies exists. He tried to convince Kerry that pregnancy is making her paranoid. But out at 5 A.M., she’s determined to catch him in the act. Instead she ends up arrested, wondering how she went from wealthy Atlanta debutante to jilted wife. But the stakes are too high for regrets, even if it means igniting a chain of events that will have shocking consequences for everyone. Because Kerry is Jamison’s first wife, and she plans to be his last, even if it means taking her biggest gamble ever.
“Octavia creates a wonderful story of love, betrayal and life.” –APOOO Book Club
At the age of 16, Kerry and her domineering mother, one of Atlanta’s elite, plan her whole life. She is going to be a doctor, so she studies hard, does well at Spellman College, and applies to the top medical schools. But the schools do not accept her, and she falls in love with a Morehouse man. Jamison is not what her mother wanted, nor is Kerry what Jamison’s mother wanted, a spoiled rich girl nicknamed Black Barbie. Ten years later, a very pregnant Kerry is arrested for hitting her husband at his girlfriend’s house. How did this very-much-in-love couple come to this? Kerry starts to think back through the years, and Jamison does as well. They love each other, and for the first time, Kerry must think for herself without her mother’s input. Octavia’s second novel is a truly wonderful story with wide appeal about love and what it takes to make a marriage in modern African American society. –Patty Engelmann –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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