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Life Got In The Way [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Davis
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

There are no words to describe the deep relationships women form with their best girl friends. Life Got In The Way is the story of the close knit bond formed by two women, Jackie Colson and Dana Talbert, who met their first day of college at Wilberforce University in 1971. Both are anxious, but they are bright, enthusiastic determined students, with high expectations to be successful. They naively think the path to success will be relatively easy. Neither is prepared for all the ups and downs they will encounter over the next four decades.

Dana was on the path to pursue her goal to see the world, when she met Michael Adams who brought her plans to a screeching halt. Not only was he attractive and intelligent, but he carried himself in a manner that exuded confidence. Michael had more potential than all the guys she had ever dated put together. What she didn’t know was he’d have to overcome a serious problem, if their relationship was to have a remote chance of surviving.

Jackie orphaned at birth and raised by her maternal grandmother was determined to become a partner in a law firm before she was forty. She was living her dream, or was she? Completing college at the top of her class Jackie appears to outsiders to have it all: enrolled at Columbia University Law School, married to a rookie NBA player, and living in a penthouse in New York City. Her husband appeared to be a perfect match for her; handsome, intelligent and generous to a fault, so why was her sexual relationship a two on a scale of one to ten?

Questionable relationships have Jackie and Dana disillusioned and both begin having second thoughts as they detour from their goals. Not only are they taking detours, but they find themselves confronting issues they never would have envisioned, including drugs, domestic violence, infidelity, illness and death? Relationships dissolve, and hurts and secrets shatter their lives, but their bond of friendship strengthens. They know that whatever the situation, they will be there to support each other. Life Got In The Way affirms there is no friendship like the one we share with our best girlfriends.


Product Details

  • File Size: 646 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: DJD Publishing Company (January 16, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008UAZZ7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Got In The Way August 22, 2012
Format:Paperback
Length: 1:48 Mins
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written August 30, 2012
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This book is so poorly written that I gave up on reading it after the first few paragraphs. The grammar is questionable, and the wording is redundant. It was a waste of a download. I believe that these 15 existing positive reviews must have come from the author's family and friends, not unrelated readers.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wordy and boring. September 21, 2012
By KitKat
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Life Got In The Way is about two girls that met in college and stayed friends throughout there ups and downs in life. Parts were just strange how it was written. It felt like after the book was written she went back thru it and added more words to make the book longer. It was a book that really didn't go anywhere. I wanted to just put it in my "Not Worth Finishing" file on my Kindle but then it would pull me back in and kept me thinking it will get better. I did finish the book but I would not recommend it. There is too many great books to waste your time on this one. Sorry.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenally Realistic August 15, 2012
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As a child, I frequently envisioned how my life would be as an adult. While some of my fantasies came true, others were replaced with reality. In Life Got in the Way, author Deborah Davis manages to portray life as it is frequently presented: diverse, challenging, and unpredictable. As you take this journey, long forgotten memories will resurface encouraging the reader to reflect upon their individual journeys while simultaneously recognizing the similarities that exist between themselves and the characters. This is a wonderful book that reiterates that life is not life without ups and downs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I tried December 8, 2012
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I tried to read this book...maybe its just me but I just couldnt get past the first chapters...I wish I could keep on reading it but it just didnt grab me on the first three chapters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed October 1, 2012
By Ann M
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I thought this book was about the friendship between two women. I was completely bewildered why it started, then, with a male character. It just set the tone in such a weird way, and looking back, proved that the author identified these women with the men in their lives, and not their lives on their own merit. I liked the relationship between the two and I wish it would have been more about that than their man troubles. At the end, Jackie basically falls of the face of the earth (because she met a new man!) and Dana rekindles a relationship with the guy from the beginning (so she doesn't have time for Jackie anyway!). Just, ugh. Could have been so much better and more interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Weekend Read! August 4, 2012
Format:Paperback
Life Got in the Way is a warm, thought provoking book that takes the reader through a journey without baggage. I found myself connecting with one of the character's as I went through her journey wondering what I would have done differently. It was fun to 2nd guess someone else's journey.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written not worth the time October 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was poorly written and not worth the price (it was free!) I finished the book but would NOT recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars refreshing
My Review: Let me start by saying that I liked this book. By looking at some reviewer comments I guess it is not for everybody, but I found it a enjoyable quiet read about everyday... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Voracious Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Life got In The Way a very good book about life and relationships. Thank you to the author for a great example
Published 6 months ago by Ethel L. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars I can relate
Glad I made time to read Life Got In The Way. You are sure to find yourself in the lives of Jackie and Dana as they experience the joys and sorrows of life - I certainly did. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Freda Steward
5.0 out of 5 stars True friendship
This book is FANTASTIC! I love the way Deborah creates such a true friendship that really becomes family. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow moving in the beginning
It took me a while to get into this one. It was just okay for me. It picked up in the middle, but the ending left me a bit disappointed. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Aidra N. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great novel, a must read
The title is what initially caught my eye but once I started reading it, I fell in love with the characters and their life journey's. I applaud Ms Davis and her creative mind. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Teresa Wilburn
4.0 out of 5 stars Intertwining lives
This was a great book. I read it in a day. Each story line was interesting and I enjoyed the flow. After 17 years of life getting in the way of my reading time, I am back. Thanks!!
Published 12 months ago by S Jamila Buckner
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable and stupid
This book kept taking penetrating glances at the obvious. There wasn't a believability in the characters and the plot direction was apparent from the get go.
Published 13 months ago by Amanda Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Life gets in the way
Mature story. Friendships and intimate relationships are complex. This story is lengthy but delivers the trials of life that can derail plans, lead in directions unintended and if... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Texas Diva
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fit Title and Good Read!
One of the things that I liked about this book is that it was fast-paced. Another is that the title and book's content are right on point for a lot of people. Read more
Published 16 months ago by kmichelle
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