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New Beginnings [Kindle Edition]

Brenda Barrett
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It came as a shock, when self-styled ‘ghetto queen,’ Geneva, was contacted by lawyers who claimed that Stanley Walters, the deceased uptown financier, was her father. His will contained several conditions that had to be met before she could inherit what was left to her.

One condition was that she had to live with her sister, a girl who was the same age as Geneva, for a full year to forge sisterly bonds.Geneva left Froggie, her ‘ghetto don,’ behind and found herself in the rarefied atmosphere of uptown living.

She had to contend with Pamela, her father’s widow, and the attention of a suave up-towner, Justin, who was determined that she should forget her past and move on with him.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1335 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062A3XT2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jamaican Surprise July 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was asked to review this book. It is based in Jamaica, and as I am from the UK, books about Jamaica are not high on my priority list to read, but I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It is a typical rich girl, poor girl tale. Two girls sharing the same father, but not aware of this until after his death. His will stipulating that Geneva, the poor girl from the Ghetto must move in with rich girl Melody and her awful mother, Pamela for a year, so that she can receive her inheritance. It is a fairly predictable tale with the mother hating Geneva, and Geneva losing the love of her life. I won't give any more away.There are smatterings of Patois, but not too much that it detracts from the overall story. It is a light-hearted, entertaining book, ideal for a holiday read. It is very well written.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic story July 10, 2012
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New beginnings is such an inspirational rags to riches story. It is written really well. It has very realistic characters and a plot full of drama, romance, excitement, and sorrow. I found the book quite hard to put down. I read it all in one day despite the fact that it is really long. The length actually suited the story well. There was a lot to be told and it wouldn't have been as good if it was rushed. New beginnings was a book that I loved every bit of right up to the final page. Absolutely worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, Enjoyable Read August 7, 2012
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I really liked this book even though it was slightly predicable.
The only part I didn't really care for was the ending. Though I enjoyed what happened I wasn't to thrilled about how it happened. It seemed to end abruptly and wrap up the entire in the last 10 pages. Like, what about this and how did that turn out? I guess it is left like that in case the author chooses to write a sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read September 6, 2013
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This series of books are good and an easy read. I enjoyed them very much and will continue to read books from the author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Beginnings August 22, 2013
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From rags to riches, Brenda Barrett's New Beginnings is a great book. I recommend all her books to people who love romance novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New beginning s August 14, 2013
By Janelle
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This book proved me wrong. It was really good. I'm glad to have read it and the last couple chapters I could not put the book down. So glad it ended with her back with groggy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, quick read January 5, 2013
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Very well written. The characters were very well developed. The dialect was difficult at first. It would have been easier if the location had been identified. Ms. Barrett is a very gifted writer who will be added to my must read list of authors. The Preacher and the Prostitute was also a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!! October 6, 2014
By shenell
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Brenda Barrett has a lovely collection of books that are sure page turners. I am always so sad when I am finished with each book. This book was one of my faves it was well written and I love each character and how there is more to them than the first impressions given. They had a steady pace of development and I felt like a fly on the wall listening in on the unfortunate and at times comical situations of a thrown together family. A great story about love and acceptance and the will to change it fate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Brenda Barrett is a good writer, I enjoy all of her stories. Wish she'd edit more carefully.
Published 2 days ago by Lydia A Jackson Joshua
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good
This was not good.
Published 5 days ago by Dancer
5.0 out of 5 stars "Enjoyable"
I really enjoyed the book. The end of the story was quite surprising and unexpected. I would never have guessed that ending.
Published 6 days ago by Dino
3.0 out of 5 stars New Beginnings
This book was interesting. It kept me engaged. However, the end through me for a loop. I don't like how Geneva kicked Justen too the curb. Read more
Published 14 days ago by MJM
3.0 out of 5 stars jean38no
It reminded me of the the harlequin Romance books with a black face on it. Justin really wasn't developed enough. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
As usual Ms. Barrett did a wonderful job, I loved Geneva and Winston's story. Here's hoping this will be another series expanding on the other couple's stories!
Published 6 months ago by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars True love never forgets the person you truly love
I love the way she embraces her newly found sister and the new life that was given to her. However, she never forgot the people who knew and took care of her when she didn't have... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a good read!
Published 7 months ago by sandra atoigue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love the story line plus it's different not the same boring and dawn out thing.. Great job and looking for many more work from the author
Published 8 months ago by Kaleanna
5.0 out of 5 stars what can I say!
Brenda book's or awesome I can not put them down. It catches you and place you in a world that is full of feeling that take you away.
Published 9 months ago by Sophia Sterling
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Books have always been a big part of life for Jamaican born Brenda Barrett, she reports that she gets withdrawal symptoms if she does not consume at least two books per week. That is all she can manage these days, as her days are filled with writing, a natural progression from her love of reading. Currently, Brenda has several novels on the market, she writes predominantly in the historical fiction, Christian fiction, comedy and romance genres.

Apart from writing fictional books, Brenda writes for her blogs blackhair101.com; where she gives hair care tips and brenda-barrett.com, where she shares about her writing life.


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