Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#BookReview: When A Man Loves A Woman (Book 1) by @TumikaPatrice #Contemporary #WomensFiction

Book Title When A Man Loves A Woman: A Season of Change

Series Seasons Series, Book #1

Author Tumika Patrice Cain

Genre(s) Contemporary Women’s Fiction; African American Fiction

Publication Date December 17, 2015

Publisher Inkscriptions Publishing


ISBN-10 0991507754

ISBN-13 978-0991507757

Print Length 328 Pages

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Book Blurb

The stars seemed to have been aligned for Avery and Alicia. From the outside looking in, Lady Luck passed their way and left a fortune! They had a whirlwind, fairytale romance filled with all the little things that make dreams come true, a wedding of grace and beauty, and perfectly magical careers that produced almost enough money to burn. They were the picture-perfect couple.

Unfortunately, time has a way of revealing fissures in what appears to the naked eye as impenetrable. The results send this fairytale romance spiraling out of control.

Avery, as perfect and so right as he seemed, struggles to free himself from his demons. He clings to this delicate relationship that he desperately needs as if his last breath depends on it. Alicia, on the other hand, struggles to make the necessary corrections that will release her from a prison of unexpected, agonizing turmoil.

A novel of enduring strength, undeniable empowerment, and the compelling ability to overcome incredible odds, Book one in the When a Man Loves a Woman series is a powerhouse that will impact readers long after the last words have been read.

My Rating


My Review

Where do I start? Tumika Patrice Cain is an amazing writer & storyteller. I completely fell in love with this book. It is one, if not the best, book I've read this year. I swear, it bought so many emotions out of me. I laughed, got angry, cried & hollered. The story flowed so nicely and was absolutely not what I expected to read as I turned the pages. Once I began this book, it was impossible for me to not finish it. I wanted ...needed to know what was going to happen next. This book kept my attention very well.

I've always been told that some people come into your life and may be there only for a season or more. Relationships are no different. Avery & Alicia's relationship was excellent in the beginning, and I loved it. However, the changes that took place were very drastic. I hated Avery for what he did. Even though his past was an influence, it still was not a excuse for his actions. I felt bad for Alicia & I understood why she made the decisions she made. I respected her courage & strength but most of all, her will to move forward, her 'season of change'. Ella Jean was just too much. Lord, that woman needed some serious help. The things she did, said and allowed made my skin boil. I wanted to personally jump into the pages and send her to meet her maker.

This was a very powerful, emotional read with many messages. Regardless of what we are going through in our lives, we do not have to face challenges alone, not even those we build with our own hearts and hands. Even though we may be or become broken, we can be restored and move on to grow into what we are destined to be.

I highly recommend that you all take a chance and read this book. You will not be disappointed. It's amazing! Great job Tumika!

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When A Man Loves A Woman: A Love Divine (Book #2)

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Jacquie remembered a time when she was once a tender, caring, hopeless romantic. But happily-ever-afters and once-upon-a-time fairytales, proved over time to be just that – fairytales. After what she feels has been “a lifetime” of true love eluding her, she loses all hope, resigning to live a single (and loveless) existence. As time passes, she shifts her focus, choosing to concentrate on her career and makes the best of it…alone.

Gorgeous, artsy and charismatic was the man who Jacquie’s eyes fell upon, causing her heart to beat in a rhythm she’d forgotten existed. Michael was more than enough man to make her lose herself inside dreams of a future interwoven with the very fabric of all that defined the beauty of being in love.

But just like in fairytales, there’s always something out of place. For alas, this knight in chocolate armor, was twelve years her junior – an age gap that defined a cultural difference and a major problem for Jacquie’s overbearing mother. Will pressure from family and other obligations turn their love into a nightmare? Or can Michael and Jacquie tune out the rest of the world, embrace the sweetness that they share, and build a foundation that lasts?

In book two of the series, When a Man Loves a Woman 2: A Love Divine, is a story of hope, accepting love, embracing one’s personal truths, and making no apologies for it.

Tumika Patrice Cain

Tumika Patrice Cain is an award-winning author and media personality whose works center around the complexities of the human experience. Through her writing she takes a global look at issues that affect women and crafts authentic, well-rounded characters and plots so rich, that are so relatable, they feel like personal friends to the readers. She is also the founder of Say What?? Book club, book reviewer, contributing writer for The Belief Magazine, and former columnist/book reviewer for PEN'Ashe Magazine. An assignment for a second grade class sparked her interest in writing that would quickly become her raison d'etre. As an educator, she wholeheartedly believes that each one should reach one; each one should teach one.

Tumika is also a respected editor and publisher. When she is not writing, she may be found teaching writer's workshops, blogging, volunteering, hosting her radio shows and otherwise beautifying the world around her. She is the author of the award winning novel, When a Man Loves a Woman: A Season of Change; When a Man Loves a Woman 2: A Love Divine; After the Rain...a Poetry Collective; and The Heart of a Woman: Poetry, Short Stories & Tekaisms. Her works have been published in a number of anthologies, magazines and periodicals. She is also the publisher of the award-winning novel, The Wanderer’s Game by Keri D. Singleton, through her imprint, Inkscriptions Publishing.

Tumika Patrice Cain is changing lives one word at a time....

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