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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia DeBerry Narrator: Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid have been lifelong friends, as close as sisters. When they were teens their dreams led them down separate paths and away from each other. But they have reunited as adults, drawn back together by a bond of friendship that stood the test of time.

Now Pat and Gayle co-own the Ell & Me Company, a business they founded based on a character Gayle created years ago for her daughter. Things are going well, but real-life dramas ensue as each must face issues from the past in order to protect the future.

Pat and Marcus look like the perfect 21st-century couple - smart, talented, each at the helm of a high-profile enterprise and at the top of their game. But behind closed doors their marriage is challenged by the stresses of a two-entrepreneur household. Will their professional pursuits leave them time for each other and a family, or carry them into the arms of others? Will a paternity claim prove to be too much of an obstacle to overcome?

Gayle faces her own family drama and struggles to maintain control of her life. Despite dating other men, has she ever really gotten over her ex-husband, Ramsey, the gambler who left her and their daughter, Vanessa, in financial ruin? Gayle bends over backward to provide a stable, comfortable home for Vanessa and support her dream of becoming a dancer. And Vanessa, a rebellious and hurtful teen, seems just as devoted to making Gayle pay for every mistake she has ever made. And what ever happened to Ramsey?

In Gotta Keep on Tryin', Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant bring us heroines who will remind you, for better and worse, of women everywhere - women who know that true friendship keeps us grounded and that when things get rough, the bond between women can be stronger than any trials we face. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KaTrina | 12/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It shows true friends can weather any storm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Romona | 5/25/2013


  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kbrownhenry | 4/20/2013

    " I read this book for a book discussion group and really enjoyed it. The main characters are long time best friends and it is a story of friendship and supporting one another during difficult times. It was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Efundunke | 3/21/2013

    " If only I knew that I was reading a sequel:). The book was still good. Far From the Tree is still my favorite even though this is just my second read from the two authors. Picking up the pieces of everyday life...how can you not want to read? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 10/17/2011

    " Love these two authors! Very easy reads with great, believable characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yvette | 5/25/2011

    " Nothing. That some books could be rather boring with little or no substance and confusing story line "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana "DWJ" | 3/25/2011

    " First of all, how did I not realize this was a sequel to "Tryin' to Sleep In the Bed You Made" ?! I needed to read that again to remember where the hell it left off. This was kind of anti-climatic but a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/16/2011

    " It was ok. I don't know if I would have liked it better had I read the prequel, but I'm guessing not really. It wasn't a bad story, just not a great one either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tia | 3/3/2011

    " I was not happy at all with this book. The prequel was soooo much better. I had to force myself to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/14/2011

    " I had this book on my shelf for a long time. I didnt really think I would like it, but it was a great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tapley | 12/13/2010

    " I only got through about first 50 pages of this book. I don't think it was terrible, but I didn't find either of the main characters to be particularly sympathetic, and a story of soldiering on in the face of life's cruel ups and downs just doesn't interest me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 6/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was a just for fun read that I read a few years back, and was reminiscent of a sex in the city type storyline... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoinette Miley | 7/18/2009

    " Ups, downs, ins, outs, worth a trip to the psychiatrist and therapist and even to the local story for more tissue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenene | 4/12/2009

    " Loved it! Hope we don't have to wait another 10 years for a sequel!! This pair of authors are amazing and never disappoint! "

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About the Author

Virginia DeBerry is a New York Times bestselling author who was a high school English teacher for almost ten years before becoming a plus-size print model. She attended Fisk University and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She created Maxima, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for plus-size women, with Donna Grant, where she was the editor-in-chief, and has since become sought after as a keynote speaker, motivational/inspirational speaker, and panelist for a wide variety of meetings, organizations, companies, churches, and cultural and educational institutions. Virginia has also appeared on CNN and Good Day New York and been featured in Essence Magazine and Glamour, among others. She lives in New Jersey.