Satin Doll: A Novel

Satin Doll A Novel Bang Being shot in the middle of the night and left for dead is what it took to open her eyes Until that fateful moment Regina Harris lived la vida loca with pimps and hustlers a gangster lifestyle

  • Title: Satin Doll: A Novel
  • Author: Karen E. Quinones Miller
  • ISBN: 9780743217453
  • Page: 120
  • Format: ebook
  • Bang Being shot in the middle of the night and left for dead is what it took to open her eyes Until that fateful moment, Regina Harris lived la vida loca with pimps and hustlers, a gangster lifestyle that supplied the money she needed to get high and forget the poverty of Harlem Now she has turned her life around, is a college graduate and freelance journalist, and maBang Being shot in the middle of the night and left for dead is what it took to open her eyes Until that fateful moment, Regina Harris lived la vida loca with pimps and hustlers, a gangster lifestyle that supplied the money she needed to get high and forget the poverty of Harlem Now she has turned her life around, is a college graduate and freelance journalist, and makes enough money to live on the Upper West Side and hob nob with the city s movers and shakers She s become the classy Satin Doll of the Duke Ellington song But she can t forget where she came from her three best friends are from the old neighborhood The Harlem homegirls Regina tries to give emotional support to each of her friends as they deal with their own personal issues Yvonne is a single mother looking for the right man Tamika must raise two children alone while their father does time in jail for robbery Puddin lives her life by picking up men and smoking weed.Living in two worlds comfortable in neither On a night out partying with her homegirls in Harlem, Regina meets aspiring lawyer Charles Whitfield, son of a pro minent, upper class black family in Philadelphia He loves her but not her rough around the edges friends She loves him but doesn t think she can live up to his family s expectations.Regina tries desperately to hide her former life, but when her past is revealed, it threatens to destroy her relationship with Charles and the life she has worked hard to create.From its dramatic beginning to the fateful ending, Satin Doll is a witty and truthful take on relationships, friendships, and class distinctions.

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    1. It's been so long since I read this bookbut I know it was good. After I read my first Karen E. Quinones Miller book, I went and found all of the books she had written at the time in the library. Still one of my favorite authors.

    2. This was the first book that I've ever read of Ms. Quinones-Miller, and it was not the last. I loved the book, the characters were real and intriguing. Just by reading this book, Ms. Quinones-Miller has become one of my favorite authors, and each book that I've read of hers after that has confirmed this. Her writing style is a easy read and full of life. None of her books has EVER dissapointed.

    3. I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh out loud several times. I really got invested in the characters. I kind of wish it ended differently.

    4. Eh, it started out really good, but I kinda got bored as the story progressed. Karen E. Quinones Miller is a good writer, though.

    5. Eh well this was a quick two day read but it didn't blow me away, I can honestly say I have read this story better written somewhere and I just didn't get with any of the parts I was supposed toe unveiling of a troubled past which underwhelmed me (uh I know people who have done wayyy more LOL), the sisterhood of four girls that seemed forced and wooden, or the relationship drama with the arrogant Charles and the woman of the novel ReginaSide Note here so Charles last name is Whitfield also LOL a [...]

    6. A Promising BeginningMs. Karen E. Quinones-Miller had a gem of novel in "Satin Doll". It started off with all the right stuff. An intriguing plot, memorable characters and well-developed dialogue. I was immediately drawn to Satin Doll's main character, Regina Harris, who despite her tragic background, became a succesful career woman. Her story was quite realistic and gripping. Regina's painful backstory was expertly woven throughout the novel, and Ms. Quinones-Miller did an excellent job of show [...]

    7. This book was a pretty good read ; especially if you got enough free time to sit down and read it. I expected the book to be about all of the women. But it focused more on Regina. I really wish I could've knew more about why Puddin' does drugs & her friends have no problem with it. For this book to be fiction it seemed real enough to me. Charles was a pure jerk I still have no clue why Regina wants him

    8. If you'd like to know what I thought of this book, please contact me directly and I'd be happy to discuss it with you.All the best,- TB

    9. So good! It made me feel raw emotion. I was with this Main Character the whole way through even though the book was gritty and harsh at times. So, so good!

    10. One of those old school real authors that you're just hearing about, check them out and wonder what took so long for you to discover them. I enjoyed the story about Regina and her friends.

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