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Life Got In The Way [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Davis
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 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: #705,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Got In The Way August 22, 2012
Length: 1:48 Mins
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8 of 10 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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5 of 6 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable and stupid March 3, 2013
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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.
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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
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Life Got in the Way September 15, 2012
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The book doesn't flow well, the characters aren't developed. It didn't draw me in. It felt like a high school level of writing. I don't know how to explain it but the writing seemed amateurish. Is it the first book by this author? The idea behind this book is good, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!
Absolutely boring. I could not make it thru the entire book. The stereotypes used in this book pissed me off.
Published 8 months ago by J. Elder-Merideth
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, made me think about how short life is
Although they were a few grammatical errors and the story could be predictable and cliche at times, I liked the overall message of the book: to live your life to the fullest and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Domonique E. Burke
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 15 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 17 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 17 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 19 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 22 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 22 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 23 months ago by S Jamila Buckner
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 on December 18, 2012 by Texas Diva
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