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If I Could Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2012
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The story is of 3 sista friends who have known each other since college. They basically have everything---except happiness. Regina is caught in a bad marriage and ends up divorced and then decides she is unhappy with her job and up and quits. Everyone thinks that Regina has totally "lost" it. Little do they know she is about to find happiness in the form of her own businesss and also a new man.
Toni is so caught up in her work and helping others, that she doesn't see her marriage and her son slipping away. When her son is arrested for selling drugs--it is an eye opener for both Toni and her husband.
Vicky is the bank president and social climber of the group. She has emotional scars that stem from when she was a young child that prevent her from truly being happy. She has the perfect job, perfect husband and pretty much a perfect life--except she is not happy. It takes a near tragedy to make her realize that she needs to put the past behind her.
Continued success and blessings to Donna Hill. Peace!!
Regina's friends Toni and Vicky had major issues of their own. They could never see their problems, but was always telling Regina what was wrong with her life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I know a couple of people that are just like the characters in this book. All of us at some point in our lives think IF IF COULD.....
Great story Donna.
So what caused Regina to file for divorce and quit her job as a reporter? Hidden from the public view of the couple is Russell, an old fashion chauvinist who expects his spouse to feed him, do the laundry, and clean the house even if he happens to be home all day. Regina has since grown from the person who cherished her husband's every word, but he has not seen her changing needs. As two of her best friends also go into relationship crisis, Regina decides to set the tone by no longer asking what IF I COULD, but by doing.
Best-selling author Donna Hill writes an inspiring drama centering on the changing needs of middle aged African-American women that actually holds up for any fortyish female regardless of race. The story line encourages individuals to think positive and do what they feel is right. Although the plot reads at times somewhat like a motivational prescription for change, the tale works. Readers can empathize with Regina while understanding that Russell is not a bad person, just unable to hear what his wife asks of him.
Regina-appeared to have it all a good husband, good job, wonderful home but happiness and inner peace appeared to be lacking. All her life she did what others told her to do..she was the proverbial good gurl. For years, Regina put everyone-husband, mother, children, friends-before herself but gradually overtime she snaps out of her stifling existence and awakens to find herself. Regina is really the only one who sees things for what they are and when life starts to fall apart for those around her...they realize that Regina was just always herself and that she didn't play games and she accepted you as you were. Victoria-scarred by evil sisters, her mom and society always felt that she wasn't good enough because of her skin color.Read more ›
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Sometimes I fell like I can't relate to Regina in some ways as of starting her life the way she wants but I just love it allPublished 18 months ago by Markeythia Johnson
If I Could is by a wonderful author Donna Hill.
In this book you meet a wonderful woman name Regina Everette. Read more
"If I Could" had potential. The story was a good one but Donna Hill's writing leaves a lot to be desired. Read morePublished on November 25, 2007 by Charity Johnson
I liked this book once it got going. I had an insite to all the ladies in the book and think each one should have had their onw story to tell. Read morePublished on August 27, 2004 by Shawnta C. Turner-richard
As I was reading this book I found it very interesting but cliche in some ways. Also, at times I thought I had missing pages because of the instantaneous changes. Read morePublished on May 10, 2004 by Tiffany T.
Regina, Toni, and Victoria are all friends who are going through different stages in their lives. Regina is married to Russel who wants her to just be a housewife and mother. Read morePublished on May 6, 2004 by S. M. Anderson
IF I COULD by Donna Hill is a wonderful thought- filled read. I am sure everyone that reads this book knows a Victoria, Regina or Toni. Read morePublished on March 29, 2004 by Angelique C. Henderson
It was real good. I'm happy Regina stop letting people run her life. I was so happy when Victoria made her decision about her baby. Read morePublished on July 28, 2003 by Jennifer Perry
I recommend this this book to everyone that likes realistic novels. This book is very up-foward and easy to understand. Read morePublished on March 12, 2003 by Daisy Arzate