Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Shades of Brown Book Tour

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Book Summary:  Asami, Bonita, Morgan, and Sienna have shared everything including their laughter and tears. No matter the challenge, they always emerged stronger with their friendship intact. No one ever expected that they would be tested again so severely.
These women soon learn that although life brings its share of storms, it’s what they do in the midst of those storms that define their character. While navigating the worst storms of their lives, these captivating women discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and family.
What will they do when faced with devastating life situations that shake the very foundation that their lives are built upon? Follow this group of audacious women as they stare down the most tumultuous year they have ever had to face.
My Review:  The novel setting is  four female friends sharing their senior graduation night with each other before embarking on college life that would separate them.
Years later and the novel next chapter leads the reader into the character life of Asami. She is married and has suffered a devastating miscarriage.  
Bonita - Out of the four ladies, Bonita is the promiscuous one. She allowed others opinion to alter her from pursuing her dreams,  however, when she receives devastating news, she decides then that she will do as she always wanted to do and her decisions would be her own. 
Morgan - Married with children living in a very nice home. She and hubby has a comfortable income and has made plans for their early retirement.  Morgan is offered a job promotion that would definitely increase her income BUT its contingent may cause dissension in her marriage. 
Sienna - Her friends are excited about her new salon and spa. What will be their reaction when they  learn of the SECRET she held from them for years. remember, What's done in the dark will come to light.
I found the complex of conflicts among the friends that was most heart felt was Sienna.
I enjoyed reading about each character and visioning their lives. The author did a great job transitioning the characters into a complete story line without feeling as if you were reading about four different women lives without a connection.
My reading pace was moderate and the novel held my interest through the end.  Each character ending was satisfying, meaning the flow of the ending did not feel rushed or incomplete. 

The book cover and title is a good match and gets a 5/5 rating.  This is a good read and sits on my shelf as a satisfying DARN GOOD READ with a review rating of 5/5.


  1. Pres. Hailey of Cocoa and Novels Book Club7/09/2014

    Sid this would make a good book club for us. can you order for us?

  2. Queenie7/09/2014

    I like reading novels about friendships. This sounds satisfying.

  3. Shayna7/09/2014

    Whoa, like this review and want this novel.

  4. Patricia7/09/2014

    Childhood friendship is hard to keep up with depending on how many of you. I have done good with my two childhood friends and we love sharing and reading books just like this one.
    Will it be at the store?

  5. Thank you so much for featuring Shades of Brown and the fabulous review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

  6. LaTrice7/09/2014

    I also like the book cover but do you know if the title had anything to do with the story line as well.

  7. SassyReader8/02/2014

    I want this one also Sidne, girl, are you stocking any of the books you review on still?