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Been So Long by [Thompson, Adrienne]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Been So Long (3 Book Series)
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"Adrienne Thompson's 'Been So Long' was a fabulous read. Once I picked the book up, I could not put it down." - OOSA Book Club

About the Author

Adrienne Thompson is a divorced mother of three who resides in Arkansas. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She prides herself in her relationship with God and considers herself a perpetual Bible student. She is an avid reader and writer. She is a music lover who enjoys studying pop culture.

Product Details

  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Pink Cashmere Publishing LLC (January 25, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007271WHO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By M. Nesby on January 28, 2012
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I cannot believe how wonderful this book is. When I started reading, I didn't want to put it down. I finished in just a few hours. I hated to read the last page, because this is a book I could read for a long time. I cannot wait for your next book. Thanks Adrienne!
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BEEN SO LONG.....This book was soo good!!! I could not put it down and could not wait until my next break at work to read some more! Let me just say that Mona-Lisa, is a good, caring,sensitve, single mother! She thinks that she has all she wants and needs in life. Until something or someone from past throws a monkey wrench in and HONEYYYYY.....Mentally slaps the SUGAHONEYICETEA...outta her! Does Mona-Lisa find out that her life was built merely on lust? I mean life and death does lie in the tongue! She also learns that Prayer can and will change things and God will restore! The twist at the end of the book was great, it left me saying....really...Thompson, you gonna do me like that....lol? Plz, pick up this book and put your reviews on here to help others out!!!!
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This was such an good book! This wasn't your typical "Home Wrecking Mistress" storyline. This storyline was soo much more than that and had much more depth to it than that. This is a story about Mona- Lisa who fell in love at first sight with Wasif back in college even though she was already in a relationship with Corey. But, due to Corey's discipline and focus on school even though they were in a relationship her feelings for him never went beyond "friend". So fast forward 14 - 15 years later and we now find Mona-Lisa with teenage twin boys from Wasif. Whom is married to someone else but really truly does love Mo more than his wife, and lives a double life with two separate families. Mona-Lisa is happy with her life the way things are...... until someone comes into her life and show her that she is actually living the same life on the lines as her mother did. And forces her to relive memories she has taken years to supress & to see her life for what is really is leaving the question of "Is This The Life She Really Wants To Live?" Hope this review aids you in your decision to by the book.
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When I ordered the book I couldnt wait to read it! I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! I READ IT NONSTOP! This book is so good that you can't even predict what will happen at the end! That's one of the reasons why I love this book! THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK OVERALL, READ IT, TRUST ME YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID!!!!
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Despite editing errors this was a good story about a young Black woman with a history of childhood neglect and poverty who escapes her memories by settling for the good life with a man she meets and becomes pregnant by while in college. She falls for this exotic man who is rich, kind and ultimately marries another woman while keeping her on the side. The story begins 15 years later when now with two boys, a home, luxuries and the role of mistress she realizes that she has settled for far less than she could have had. When an old friend reenters her life she realizes how much she has sacrificed just to live a comfortable life. The revelations are heartbreaking and you find yourself saddened by the choices she continues to make and the impact of those choices on others. I would categorize this as light Christian fiction. It is a good discussion book for women.
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Even though I am single and of a certain age, I found this story quite compelling. From the first chapter I was with Mona-Lisa. She was wrong about a few things but she was always a good mother. Been So Long was a wonderful story to read.
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Been So Long by Adrienne Thompson is actually a love-triangle involving Mona-Lisa Dandridge and two other gentlemen. As the story progresses, she becomes a mistress to one man (Wasif) but falls for her ex-boyfriend from college (Corey). There was so much going on among them that it kept my interest (and actually read the book in 4 hours).

One can easily tell that the author was heavily influenced by Anita Baker (each chapter is a song title of hers), but how Adrienne did it was that the chapter is relevant to the title of the chapter (and not the actual song itself). As I am an Anita Baker fan myself, there were times I found myself humming the respective song the chapter title was in my head. And I actually thought to myself, if Anita were a reader, she would applaud Adrienne's method of using her titles to create such a beautiful gem. If I could put words in Mona's mouth, she'd be singing the chorus to Anita Baker's "Soul Inspiration."

The shock came at the end when it came to her little sister Cleo. I had a suspicion during my reading, and got the shock in the Epilogue.

Great job Adrienne and I look forward to reading the sequel (Been So Long 2 - Body & Soul) along with Little Sister.

And if I can say so myself, Adrienne, your book "brought me joy."
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Mona- Lisa Dandridge had twin sons 14 years ago by Dr. Wasif Mahood......she and their 14 year old sons Blair and Morgan were perfectly content with the life they had. A gorgeous home, nice cars, access to unlimited credit cards...only catch is Wasif can only come visit once a week...the rest of the time he was either at work operating or with his wife...oh about that.... Despite the fact that he dated Mona 4 years before he got married, his culture demanded that take an arranged wife and he was not one to defy his Father. Mona thinks she has escaped her poverty stricken past and bad memories of her troubled family life. Little did she know her past was coming back to haunt her......her High School sweetheart Corey that she left for Wasif ends up being her sons basketball coach and Mona ends up wondering did she make the right decision. Will she choose possessions or love? Will she continue to accept being a kept woman or trade in her lavish lifestyle for an amazing man who isn't' as wealthy. Will Wasif allow Corey to come back and take his old woman back? Even tho the twists in the story were predictable and so was the ending I still enjoyed reading this story.
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