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SATIN NIGHTS
KAREN E. QUINONES
ISBN# 0-446-57844-4
August 7, 2006
Warner Books
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Hardback
Price: $23.99 U.S./$32.99 Canada
227 Pages
Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups

Regina Harris, orphaned at thirteen to live a hard life, is now a divorced mother of a young daughter who finds herself torn between two men, Joe and Charles. Little Joe Blayton, recently released from prison, the drug dealer plans to have Regina back in his arms and life again. Charles Bibbs her ex-husband, who plans to run for the Senatorial race. When he learns that an old beau wishes to be with Regina, he sets his mind to be with her again.

At a very young age, Regina had to learn to survive amidst many difficulties, so now she is a firm believer of survival. After living alone with her daughter, she is certain that things are taking a better spin in life for them until a former boyfriend, Little Joe, returns stirring up a combustion of trouble within Regina’s heart and mind. Regina left the bad ways years ago, but since Little Joe’s return, he is determined to show her a good time. Against any warnings of her friends, she heads back into a life that is not only filled with sorrow, but one that in turn involves Charles, a U.S. Congressman. Regina has no business being with any drug dealer and Charles refuses to allow the scumbag to mess with Regina, especially when he desires her back with him. Regina must make up her mind, who to really choose in the cat and mouse game as she faces a tough decision for her future.

Satin Nights carries the reader into a world of hardships and events that one woman faces as she tries to determine her path in life. Regina is a strong character that comes across as one with vigor and determination as she searches for answers in a world not often complete with joy. She learns hardships and a deepening love that sometimes comes around a second time. Karen E. Quinones Miller composes a visualization that depicts a life in Harlem among friends, lovers, and families with many troubles that interlace in between. The secondary characters lend depth to the story that keeps the reader interested as to the lives, of not only Regina, but the good friends who stick together. She pens a story that is believable and reaches out practically mesmerizing the reader until the final page, in an enjoyable read filled with strength.

Cherokee
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