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Ladies in Waiting Hardcover – 1 Jan 2002

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  • Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739428179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739428177
  • Package Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.2 x 2.8 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 7 April 2017
By Regina Nixon - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a book that I think every women needs to read. We all can connect to one of these character in this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be sorry 27 Nov. 2002
By Love me some books - Published on
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This was a wonderful book. When I first started reading this book I felt it was kind of boring but, I decided to keep reading. I am glad that I decided to do so.
The author did a wonderful job of describing each one of the characters and what led them to become ladies in waiting.
Marlene the preacher's wife could see the wrong in other people but was unable to see the wrong in herself or her son Malcolm. As time progressed she learned the error of her ways. Because of her not discipling her son correctly, her husband suffered the consequences.
Keisha's character was kind of disappointing to me because I wanted more for her.
Rosalinda really surprised me when she developed backbone and stuck to her decision. A wise one at that.
Alexis was my favorite character because she had to be brought back to reality the hard way but she persevered.
All in all this was a very good book and I am glad I decided to read it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Novel 21 Jan. 2014
By Thaxter Vella - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was a very good book!!!! I have already passed it on to one of my friends who is a Lady in Waiting!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Short of Beautiful 24 Sept. 2002
By Kindle Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This novel touched me. From the very first page until the end, it kept me captivated. As sad as the circumstances were, I really believe that Marlene and Jesse were in the situation they were in for "such a time as this" just like Queen Esther in the Bible. If life had kept on being honky dory, perhaps there wouldn't have been no Ladies in Waiting Prison Support Group. R.J.,Alexis,Keisha, or Rosalinda would not have made the changes they did, and probably stuck to the same men. One of my favorite parts is when Keisha and Tammy double-teamed on Zach in the prison waiting roon and the white woman(Celeste) starts to kicking his .... Personally, he deserved all that and more. Funny moment aside, this novel was so sweet, that it would be considered one of my favorites for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the end, God gets the Glory 21 Oct. 2002
By J.C. Wallington - Published on
Format: Paperback
Marlene Covington is the wife of Reverend Jesse Covington. She is a gracious and spiritual woman, always looking for the good in others, always ready to lend a helping hand. Rosalinda is the girlfriend of Ricardo. She has a problem of loving a man who is not in her best interest. When he asks her to make the ultimate sacrifice, she loses respect for him and it finally gives her the courage to break things off with him. Keisha Reed loves the father of her two children, Zach Martin. He does not help her out and is always looking out for his best interest even if it means taking food away from his babies. Nothing can make Keisha leave this man, even when she catches him cheating on her. Alexis is extremely beautiful and very rich and married to R.J., legitimately a stockbroker but has other dealings on the back burner. Anyone else in her shoes would be happy to have all that she has, but Alexis is miserable. R.J. makes sure she has all the desires of her heart, but kept her away from the most important thing, her family. All four of these women meet when they come together to visit their mates. The women are dubbed as Ladies in Waiting. Waiting for their man, guests of the State of California Correctional Facility, a prisoner.
Man seldom understands God`s plan, Reverend Jesse Covington is in prison, falsely accused of a crime he did not commit, but he is still able to fulfill his calling by witnessing to R.J. and bringing a sheep into the fold. Marlene is able to help a number of women who also have a man in prison to overcome obstacles and barriers set in their path by the devil. Under her guidance, Rosalinda, Keisha and Alexis show growth and make important decisions about their lives and relationships.
This thought provoking book has many messages. It talks about choices, salvation, forgiveness and friendship. If you have never been on the inside of a prison to visit or serve time, after reading this book, you would not want to experience either. The author does a wonderful job of telling and intertwining each woman's story. This inspirational book will make you laugh, fuss and cry with each Lady in Waiting as you become entangled in their lives. Highly recommended.
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