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Addressing the stress of being a primary caregiver was awesome and as someone who studied public health I'm so happy to see a character not only being normal but learning to cope and realistic options being put forth. Not all novels teach but sometimes they can educated. I loved that. -Amazon Reviewer
- Publication date : March 24, 2015
- File size : 3243 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 406 pages
- ASIN : B00T6R46WG
- Language: : English
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1733415009
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #831 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Three lifelong friends meet monthly for brunch at a favorite diner in Decatur, GA.
Meet Maxine, Renee, and Debra. Below are how I visualized the 3 main characters. I had a lot of fun getting acquainted, you will too. What I also liked a lot about this writing is that all 3 women are educated, caring women of color and substance. There wasn't the ebonic slang that often times is written into novels about women of color. It could be a writing about white women just as easily.
Maxine: Vanessa Williams as Maxine, who is described as fair, beautiful and full of herself.
She is the wealthy owner of a luxury real estate firm who seeks a man with deep pockets
and lots of sex appeal.
Renee: Halle Berry with twisty locks as the daughter of a man with early onset Alzheimer's. He
is the only man she has time for while she cares for him and runs the local book store
Debra: Phylicia Rashad as the principal at the middle school who has a brief affair with
black-hunk gym teacher (visualize Shemar Moore)
For the men in their lives I liked Billy Brown (How to Get Away With Murder) as Maxine's Joseph, Taye Diggs as Renee's Malcolm, and maybe Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Debra's hubby Willard. Use your own imagination, I'm just sharing mine.
I liked them all, but found Renee's story the most compelling, as she copes with her father's illness. I've been exactly in her shoes and every emotion she felt resonated with me. It was the most difficult time of my life and it is written with such realistic sincerity. When Renee states that she's not even over grieving for her mom, and now it's like she's already lost her dad too, I could really relate, as that is how it happened for me too. I'm hoping we will hear more about this in book 2, titled Dinner at Sam's which I plan to read soon.
This is a book all women will enjoy, maybe some men too.
I loved their journey to maturity . The author deftly crafted three main characters who kept me, this avid reader, turning the pages. DL White is a really gifted writer.
It was an easy read. Set in Atlanta where professional African Americans are moving on up, solving family and career problems in an effort to live a good life. These sisters were determined to win. And they did.
Brunching at the fabulous neighborhood Ruby's cafe every month; they took their comfort food seriously. These monthly soirées reminded me of my own girlfriends when we were much younger so I was already invested in this story of love, life and friendship!
What a ride! What a wonderful read! I'd give Brunch at Ruby's ten stars, if possible. I loved, loved this book! The author doesn't disappoint.
Highly recommended if you enjoy Black women's
fiction with a heavy dose of romance.
I mainly love that all the struggles in the books felt real and the central plot of the struggling marriage wasn't prettied up. It was ugly and unflinching but brings the necessary tension.
Addressing the stress of being a primary caregiver was awesome and as someone who studied public health I'm so happy to see a character not only being normal but learning to cope and realistic options being put forth. Not all novels teach but sometimes they can educated. I loved that.
I could say more but I'll say less and just encourage anyone if they need a book about love that covers all of it: romantic, interpersonal, familial, and platonic it's here in a wonderful story about 3 friends in Georgia.
White takes us through the highs and lows of the women's lives in alternating points of view and does so with a deft hand. There is NO head-hopping here; instead, we have confidently drawn characters whose voices are unique and whose storylines are differentiated enough that we understand all the time whose story we're following. This pleases me as there are far too many books out there told from alternating POV in which less confident authors jump from head to head mid-paragraph and end up confusing readers.
What I love about Brunch at Ruby's is that DL White has taken everyday life and made it so compelling that you don't want to put the book down. This is a story every woman can relate to--the ups and downs of friendships, marriage problems, dealing with ageing parents--and it does so without becoming maudlin or predictable. Loved this book! Looking forward to DL White's next release!
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