Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN# 0-345-46476-1
July 2006
One World/Ballantine
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Trade Paperback
304 Pages
Women’s Fiction
Rating: 3 Cups

Vaughn is ordinary on the outside with thick glasses, not so great hair, and absolutely no coordination. However, on the inside she is a rebel with an ambition to be a writer. Her best friends are anything but ordinary.

Reenie, Vaughn’s first friend, is a tiny dynamo. Being the only girl in a large rowdy family, she is full of confidence. Su, the daughter of a troubled unwed mother, is beautiful, brilliant, and self-sufficient. Audrey, the daughter of a rigid military man, always tries to be perfect.

Four African American girls grow up in Ohio during the turbulent 60’s and 70’s. They go to college, get married, have families, get divorced, and remain friends throughout it all.

This is an engrossing novel set in turbulent times. The four girls survived all the problems of that period and ours; including child abuse, teen pregnancy, the Vietnam War, unfaithful spouses, the glass ceiling, eating disorders, and many others. The story is told in all four women’s voices, though Vaughn seems to tie it all together. Beginning in elementary school and ending with their 30th high school reunion, this story includes all the trials and triumphs of their lives in between.

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