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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (608 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pearl Cleage Narrator: Pearl Cleage Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blue Hamilton Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466285
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When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. Regina enjoyed a circle of engaging friends and her own work as communications consultant, but she especially relished the company of her husband, who never ceased to be a source of passion and delight. 

Then everything changes. Frightened women are showing up in West End, seeking Blue’s protection from lovers who have suddenly become violent. When the worst offenders begin to disappear, the speculation seems to implicate Blue and his long-time associates. Now that Regina is pregnant, her fears for Blue’s safety have become an obsession that threatens the heart of their relationship. 

Returning to the Atlanta neighborhoods of her last two novels, Pearl Cleage has crafted a warm, witty novel that illuminates the core of every woman’s hopes and dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cleage’s novel is an exciting, fast-moving thriller where events happen at such breathtaking speed that it’s easy to pull a muscle in your eagerness to turn the pages. The stories intersect, spawning misunderstandings, deceptions, betrayals, broken promises and double crosses. It’s all great fun, like riding a runaway train and not knowing where you’re going to end up.”

    Washington Post

  • “Cleage’s voice is pleasant and her narration smooth.”

    AudioFile

  • “The reader is engrossed to the end.”

    Booklist

  • “Cleage gives great detail and background. Those things, plus the characters, intensify the story, capturing an in-depth snapshot of political blackmail, true love, and the art of being true to self.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelique Armstead | 2/10/2014

    " I love that the author revisited characters that began this series. It was nice to see their lives a few years later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cha | 2/7/2014

    " an easy read. the idea of a safe zone in the inner-city is intriguing but not believable. i do like the fact that all of the characters are multi-dimensional,i.e. none are perfect, except Blue, of course. I kinda don't like him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/5/2014

    " Just as gritty as book 2 of the West End books. Each book features one of the residents of the neighborhood and how they interconnect. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 2/2/2014

    " Creative -- the way she wove in the "past lives" storyline without ever committing either way (it's true/not true). The characeters were crisply drawn and the read fun. Who doesn't love -- and fear -- Blue? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 1/24/2014

    " I have read everything that she has published. I think that a new book comes out this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corliss | 1/17/2014

    " The book digs into problems in society that we, the general public, do not always think will touch us personally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawana | 1/14/2014

    " Another fine Pearl Cleage novel. I like the way the story built. I think the wrap up was a little hasty, but I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 quatina Rockmore | 1/12/2014

    " this book had a lot going on but the end was a surprise. I don't know if I liked it or not, but all in all the book was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea L. Griggs | 1/4/2014

    " All of our decisions have consequences that often affect everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/1/2014

    " Good reading! This is my second Pearl Cleage book. I really like her characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LJ | 12/19/2013

    " Wow...had a few surprising twists that I wasn't quite expecting. I think this is my least favorite so far in this West End series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlene | 12/18/2013

    " I have meet Ms Pearl Cleage and have enjoyed several of her books of whom you can relate as a reader and keep you interested until the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 12/17/2013

    " So so book that explores the dynamic of an African American community. At times, it panders to expected plot twists and does not really allow the characters to break out of roles we have seen before. This is an enjoyable summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Bates-moore | 12/15/2013

    " Good, easy read. It would have gotten five stars, except that I recall being annoyed that Regina's character wasn't a strong figure in the book. The male characters are well developed, but Regina's character development felt somewhat stunted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mayastlpmc | 11/29/2013

    " This book was too much. It is an ok read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Greer | 11/24/2013

    " This is a good story centering on Atlanta and bringing in characters from many of the early novels of Ms. Cleage. She focuses on corruption in government, the afterlife, the war in Iraq and much more. good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey Kenard | 10/26/2013

    " Loved this! And Ms. Cleage has the perfect voice for reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/15/2013

    " rounded up from a 3.75 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn Diamond | 1/1/2013

    " I felt really sorry for the soldier and the other trials and tribulations that this story brought but that is reality.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/17/2012

    " It a okay book it about a boy who brother was conviced of a murder he did not do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 5/31/2012

    " It was ok. I listened to this one and it was read by the author. She was an interesting reader. There were some shocking parts, but the ending was rather anticlimatic because she introduced so many characters and then they disappeared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/5/2012

    " Not my favorite Pearl Cleage book but a entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. Jones | 9/19/2011

    " I enjoyed the story (Ms. Cleage can tell a great story), but I was disappointed. I wanted more on the relationship between Blue and Regina. :( The General's storyline was magnificent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 9/13/2011

    " As a fan of Pearl Cleague this book was a resounding disappointment. It seemed to be a thinly disguised bit of propaganda for the authors viewpoint rather than an enjoyable or enlightening work of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seritasunflower | 8/12/2011

    " Great story that focused on my home town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mj Barnes | 7/23/2011

    " Pearl Cleage does it again! I really enjoyed my visit to the West End. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 4/21/2011

    " Loved this! And Ms. Cleage has the perfect voice for reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 2/21/2011

    " So so book that explores the dynamic of an African American community. At times, it panders to expected plot twists and does not really allow the characters to break out of roles we have seen before. This is an enjoyable summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/24/2010

    " Good reading! This is my second Pearl Cleage book. I really like her characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea L. | 7/30/2010

    " All of our decisions have consequences that often affect everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 quatina | 7/29/2010

    " this book had a lot going on but the end was a surprise. I don't know if I liked it or not, but all in all the book was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 4/12/2010

    " I have read everything that she has published. I think that a new book comes out this year. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 4/4/2010

    " As a fan of Pearl Cleague this book was a resounding disappointment. It seemed to be a thinly disguised bit of propaganda for the authors viewpoint rather than an enjoyable or enlightening work of fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mj | 2/23/2010

    " Pearl Cleage does it again! I really enjoyed my visit to the West End. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawana | 1/11/2010

    " Another fine Pearl Cleage novel. I like the way the story built. I think the wrap up was a little hasty, but I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/23/2009

    " I felt really sorry for the soldier and the other trials and tribulations that this story brought but that is reality.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 7/1/2009

    " It was ok. I listened to this one and it was read by the author. She was an interesting reader. There were some shocking parts, but the ending was rather anticlimatic because she introduced so many characters and then they disappeared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/25/2009

    " rounded up from a 3.75 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 12/18/2008

    " This is a good story centering on Atlanta and bringing in characters from many of the early novels of Ms. Cleage. She focuses on corruption in government, the afterlife, the war in Iraq and much more. good read. "

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About the Author

Pearl Cleage is an award-winning playwright whose play Flyin’ West was the most-produced new play in the country in 1994 and a bestselling author whose novels include What Looks like Crazy on an Ordinary DayI Wish I Had a Red DressSome Things I Never Thought I’d Do, and Baby Brother’s Blues, among others. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.