The Bachelorette Party

A Novel [title page only]

Publisher: One World
“You will laugh, cry, and celebrate while connecting with this story of irreplaceable friendships, personal transformation, and the flip side of love. An enlightening and very enjoyable read.”
–Hill Harper, actor and author of Letters to a Young Brother

Investment banker Nicole Lawson is about to marry her romantic equal: a gentle, handsome doctor with whom she has fallen madly in love. And her closest friends–all tight since high school–want to see Nicole go down the aisle in style. They come together to shower her with lavish gifts, good wishes, a hot stripper, humor that pushes the envelope, and plenty of cocktails.
It is shaping up to be a fabulous night–until their friend Tisha, who one of the women believes is being abused by her husband, surprises the group by showing up dressed to kill and ready to party. And soon they’re in for even bigger surprises. The arrival of an uninvited guest suddenly turns the once lively mood into one of somber introspection. In time, everyone is sharing tears and fears, and shocking one another with stories none of them can believe they’ve managed to keep to themselves for so long. But the night doesn’t end there.

Another knock at the door brings the deepest secret of all–one that will test the loyalties and wits of every tough and tender woman in the room.

“This story really grabs you and never lets go until the very last line. Readers will get so involved that they will do everything but get up and testify: ‘Oh yes!’ ”
–Loretta Devine, actress

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I Can See Clearly Now

Nicole woke from her dream, her beautiful dream. Rocky was calling from Zenora’s salon. Oh, shit. I overslept, she thought. What time is it?

“It’s ten fifteen, Nicole. Your appointment was—”

Nicole cut Rocky off before he finished, “...
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