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How Did I Get Here? [Kindle Edition]

Ahmad Aleem Williams
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Book Description

Preston Brown is one of the most elegant and upcoming stars in the African-American community; who has destiny written all over him. He has everything a twenty-five year old man could ever want in life: a miraculous looking wife (Delight), kids, dog, and a career lined up after seminary school to top it all off.
Although, very intelligent and keen with words you will find out how Preston’s strengths will ultimately turn into his center of weakness. Preston finds himself in a series of unfortunate events that makes it difficult for him to even believe in himself after some time. Preston’s ambitious attributes meet the test when he finds himself caught up with a woman that attracts him in every way. Preston soon finds himself in a dilemma of whether to stay married or get a divorce.
The first of a three part series will read to you a story about failure, struggle, and redemption at its greatest capacities. Find out how the consistent faith of his wife delivers him from evil and how Preston finds humility as the greatest spiritual relief he has ever felt.

Other books in this series include:
How Do I Get Out of Here
Never Going Back There
Quest for Ishmael

Short Stories:
I Can't Stand Your Kids
Stop Taking All the Covers

Product Details

  • File Size: 181 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982556403
  • Publisher: Mortified Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SBA15S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,326 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Contradictions August 19, 2010
HOW DID I GET HERE? by Ahmad Williams is a story of 25 year-old
Preston Brown. He is happily married (or so it seems) to Delight and has
two kids. While his wife attends college once a week, Preston is
enrolled in seminary school and is doing well. Preston works two jobs
and his only complaint about his wife, Delight, is that she nags him too
much and makes him feel like less of a man because of the way she talks
to him.

Preston is tired of the constant nagging and feels like Delight should
be doing and contributing more. He feels as if her only going to school
one day a week, taking care of the kids and keeping a clean house is not
good enough. While out with his brother at a club one night he meets a
woman that he can not seem to get out of his mind. Against his better
judgment he gets involved with this woman, lying from the beginning
about his marital status. When he is about to call it quits, he is in
for a rude awakening.

HOW DID I GET HERE? by Ahmad Williams was a short tale that was full
of contradictions. Like in the very beginning of the story, his
"concious" makes the statement that Preston is a genius, by completing
67 credit hours in one school year. It is basically an equivalent of two school
years of a full-time load? Then in the beginning it says that Preston is
happily married but he is anything but happy. Then at one point, Preston
is working a part-time job, the next he has two jobs. Then at another,
the 'money is rolling in" but he is going to advance loan companies and
they are receiving food stamps. HOW DID I GET HERE? was a very confusing
read because there were so many contradictions.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs serious editing September 1, 2010
By T. Cox
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The book was good and the plot was interesting, although you could predict what was going to happen. I like the twist of Preston being a minister and in the military, which was interesting. One major issue with this book was the horrible typos and grammatical errors throughout the book. I found myself cringing every time I turned the page, because I knew that there would be many errors. I read the book through my Kindle, so it could have been a issue with transcribing the book for the Kindle...but I doubt it. I hope the author seeks out a good editor for his next novel.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really??? April 27, 2012
By Tonya
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In my opinion, one star is generous! I was very disappointed in this book. By it being listed in the same category of other books written by Christian authors it gave you the impression that it was similar in content; however, it is everything but and disgraces Christianity. The story line was predictable and at the end I did not desire to know what happened next; I was glad it was over and that the bleeding had stopped. This is a definite must NOT read!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back!!! January 25, 2011
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I paid 99 cents for this book and I want a refund! I am an avid reader and this book could have been written by my middle school student. Actually, if it had been written by my middle schooler, there would have been less grammatical errors!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How did I order this???? April 12, 2012
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The author writes in Incomplete sentences. The switches from first person to third don't add to the story. I found that rather distracting. Repetitious dialogue. Story line was very weak. Dialogue was unrealistic. Very disappointing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time July 5, 2012
By TammiV
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This book felt like the writer rushed it. Not much of a story, then it leaves off "to be continued." Guess who won't continue onto the next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TOO MANY TYPOS AND ERRORS WITH GRAMMAR June 17, 2011
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I would have enjoyed this book sooooo much more without the typing and grammar errors. Who ever proofread this book prior to publishing should not get paid!!! The story line is actually good and it shows how easy it is for men like Preston Brown to get caught up in affairs.
Im also reading the sequel and already within the first 10 pages, I've noticed typos and grammar errors. NOTE TO AUTHOR: PROOFREAD YOUR OWN MATERIAL OR GET A BETTER PROOFREADER TO PREVENT THE MANY ERRORS!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm January 16, 2013
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I'm not sure how I feel about this story. It was beyond simple, the grammatical errors were numerous and the storyline was weak. Where in the world did those names come from? For these to be Christians, their ethics and morals were horrible. She wanted to be the head of the household, dictating what her husband did. They never once attended church, but he was on the verge of being ordained. People work full time and attend school all the time. When did Preston study the word, where were the other pastors that should have been ministering to him?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Anxious reader
This was a good read. I can't wait to read the second part. I hope the second one is available. Just when it was getting good:-)
Published 15 hours ago by Shante L. Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
Good read... Just don't like how it leaves you to buy the next book to find out the outcome... A Page turner though!!!
Published 10 days ago by Grelette Walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting read.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyable. It goes to see that being sneaky never pays off!
Published 13 days ago by Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Hate
This book caught me from the start. I found myself emotionally tangled up in the drama. I loved and hated Preston. I can't wait to read the sequel. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Valeen Bethel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 1 month ago by linda isbell
2.0 out of 5 stars I could say that I like this book if the central character was a...
I could say that I like this book if the central character was a member of the congregation rather than a ministerial candidate. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paula Daniels
4.0 out of 5 stars I got there
Didn't think I'd continue to read a book that seem to have a obvious ending. But as I read it got me involved to the Point that I wondered how did I get here. Now I want more.
Published 1 month ago by John Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Would suggest it to others readers
Published 1 month ago by Vanessa Horn-Pinkston
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
great book
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More About the Author

Publisher and CEO of Mortified Books,Ahmad Williams is a native of Vineland, New Jersey and is a graduate of both Trinity Lutheran Seminary (MTS, 2008) and The Ohio State University (BA, History, 2004). He is the owner, CEO, and co-founder of Mortified Books along with his wife Crystal. Ahmad is ordained by the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) and currently serves as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He is married to the former Crystal Childs and they currently reside in Pataskala, Ohio with their seven children.
He has always been a talented writer of short stories throughout elementary school and never received any grade less than an A in all English classes taken throughout his academic career. "It's just something that I have always trained my mind and fingers to do, so I decided to incorporate it into a skill. Most people think that I am just an indie author. But I am a book publisher, who happens to write as well. We are an intimate publisher who works with first time authors to customize all of their projects with a step by step process. We hold the author's hand from pricing all of the way to cover design and distribution costs. Not only are we the least expensive, but the quality is second to none." When he is not writing he loves to do bodybuilding and play with his kids on the weekends while his wife spoils him with tailgate food. Some of his inspirations come from Richard Wright, W.E.B. DuBois, and James Baldwin.

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