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Dear Lover

Rainey, Yvonne

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ISBN 10: 097068472X / ISBN 13: 9780970684721
Published by Beginning II End Publishing Inc., 2001
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Title: Dear Lover

Publisher: Beginning II End Publishing Inc.

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

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Take a blender, if you will and drop a pinch of Terry Mc Millan and one handful of Sister Souljah and a cup of Donald Goines with a sprinkle of Maya Angelou then you will have created the author and poet Yvonne Rainey.

Her first, but not last novel Dear Lover is told by a twenty year old female named Danna while serving time at Women’s Federal Correctional Prison in Phoenix Arizona. As her bunkie, also twenty years old by the name of Roxanne, positioned herself restlessly upon the top bunk after lights out, posed a serious question. “How did you and your boyfriend end up both serving time in a Federal Prison?”

Intoxicated by the music that oozed like honey faintly from the rigged speakers executed romantic sounds from the quiet storm on 101.9. Enchanting music by artist like Levert, Isley Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Shirley Murdock, Anita Baker and the list goes on. I mean real music that brought back vivid memories of home sweet home which made Danna reply by asking, “Where do you want me to start?”

It was then, Danna took Roxanne on an imaginative roller coaster ride from day one of when she meet this coolly confident drug-dealer, by the name of Derrick, which Danna fell vulnerable to his charms. Danna then explained how her common sense took the backseat to her wild streak as she throws herself headlong into a relationship that could potentially destroy her. Danna also explains how she quickly became entrenched in a dark lifestyle that involved drug use, gang-bangers, abusive relationship and potential murder. Danna tells how she began to lose sight of a promise to a bright future that she thought lied ideally ahead.

However, through the dark gloomy path Danna walked so boldly as a teenager upon, unknowingly possessed deep down in the bowels of her soul some real moral and a spiritual truths that may have saved Danna from total self destruction.

Author Yvonne Rainey does a fine job of evoking life on the mean streets of Las Vegas, far from the glittering lights of the opulent casinos. Dear Lover is a hip contemporary novel that is rich in natural dialogue and harrowing suspense.

Experience Dear Lover. Just turn your bathroom into your sole living quarter for one day. Lock the door from the outside and cut off the light, then maybe you’ll feel some of what’s being said. Dear Lover is a written description of all who breathe, eat, sleep, work or play. Dear Lover could be about any of us. No one is exempted from being caught up.

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