Nappily Faithful

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 22, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Hoping to get away from emotional baggage in Los Angeles, Venus and Jake move to Atlanta. Yet the constant cloud of the past follows them: a difficult pregnancy and Jake being charged for the murder of his accountant. Though Jake never spent one night in jail, he fears the case will be reopened and he'll once again have to fight for his freedom.

And the timing couldn't be worse since Airic, the biological father of Venus' daughter Mya, suddenly demands parental rights with the child he hasn't seen since her birth. A nasty custody battle ensues. Airic's new wife, Trevelle Doval, a famous TV evangelist--may be behind his sudden interest. Venus is in for the biggest fight of her life.

 

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Characterization!
Venus
Woman Annoyed
She was a woman with a lover. Likewise her feelings are ambivalent. She later becomes married to a new lover. Yet all the while she experiences separation
anxiety from her former lover.
The child she bears becomes the catalyst to entanglement between her and the lover she married. The kinship of the girl baby is attributed to her former lover. Just as her entanglement once included her former lover it is now transferred to martial relations fixated on child custody. The relief comes from a paternity test.
Trevelle Doval
Woman Full of Trouble
Broken, bent over woman searching for the right way in the LORD's holy temple.
She has acquired a husband who sleeps in a separate bedroom. Her nightmares keep them apart. Wonder how much she wants too let go of her past.
Greed returns by way of new man in her life. Who conveniently has a daughter that needs visitng and of course adopting? The night she gave birth a murder was committed against her virginal abusive task master.
Jake
A Man in Love
Airic
Man Reinventing Himself
Pauletta
Mother of Mother of Daughter
She is always the primordial source of comfort. The person to whom Venus refers in all ways, as she designs her superego. Question number three reader's guide gives clue to a reasonable person found on page thirtytwo.
Trisha R. Thomas has written a literary novel. The transitions are expletive in that they express an emotion or unknown meaning that creates episodes throughout the book. Where time is treated as a symbolic meatphor for longevity of friendship or familial relation. The erotica is present in limited format. Where we see some Christian persons are be outraged or amused, because of the topic. There is not enough to call it pornography. I give it a resounding yes.
The Judge at Municipal Family Court
Delma Hawkins
She a moral person, serving the public long and abundantly. Looked over because of color, she continued to hope.
The Trial of Her Career
Custody battle over a small girl child Mya, the daughter of Venus. Suspect father Airic, Trevelle Doval's new husband. Jake her father in question.
Fruit of the Womb Court Cases
Latisha Barrow fourteen and pregnant was remanded to the custody of mother and father who thrived on hell and damnation. Death by baptism! The consequence of giving birth out of wedlock. The confessional mother found truth after all. An admitted mistake during her 21 year career on the bench.
The other misconception came between an interracial couple. Mrs. Higgins didn't want her son to become too dark for his own good. Mr. Higgins was given full custody on the basis of that argument. However Mrs. Higgins received visitation rights.
Hudson
the Clerk Who Adored
Dedicated to Delma and in love with her persona.
Georgina the Lawyer
The person Jake and Venus turn too in a time of need. That she is an efficient professional there is no doubt. She is adept at calming their insecurities.
Wendy
Girlfriend
Confidential informant to Venus. We return to reader's guide question three and now continueto page thirtythree. Wendy has children Jamal and Tia. Her former husband now lives a separate life in the seaport of Sydney.
Keisha
The Good Daughter
The reading guide's first discovery tells us that "Jake and Venus have an obvious resentment toward each other in the beginning." Guess what?
 

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Contents

Glass Houses
1
Chapter 1 Venus
5
Chapter 2 Trevelle
13
Chapter 3 Jake
21
Chapter 4 Venus
25
Chapter 5 Here Comes the Judge
37
Chapter 6 Venus
42
Chapter 7 In the Interest of the Child
54
Chapter 30 Trevelle
172
Chapter 31 Best Intentions
180
Chapter 32 Venus
184
Chapter 33 Trevelle
186
Chapter 34 Venus
192
Chapter 35 Trevelle
196
Chapter 36 Hells Bells
199
Chapter 37 Trevelle
203

Chapter 8 Venus
58
Chapter 9 Sins of the Mother
64
Chapter 10 Trevelle
68
Chapter 11 Venus
72
Chapter 12 Good for the Soul
78
Chapter 13 Venus
83
Chapter 14 Do Tell
89
Chapter 15 Trevelle
94
Chapter 16 Jake
98
Chapter 17 Trevelle
101
Chapter 18 Venus
104
Chapter 19 Trevelle
106
Chapter 20 Jake
108
Chapter 21 Dead Man Tales
111
Chapter 22 Trevelle
116
Chapter 23 Truth or Consequences
120
Chapter 24 Venus
124
Chapter 25 Sins Revisited
135
Chapter 26 Trevelle
140
Chapter 27 Right May Be Wrong
145
Chapter 28 Trevelle
152
Chapter 29 Venus
161
Chapter 38 Venus
209
Chapter 39 Sons and Daughters
213
Chapter 40 Jake
217
Chapter 41 Venus
219
Chapter 42 Trevelle
222
Chapter 43 Venus
228
Chapter 44 Line Two
231
Chapter 45 Trevelle
234
Chapter 46 All the Kings Men
239
Chapter 47 Venus
241
Chapter 48 When Truth Knocks
245
Chapter 49 Venus
248
Chapter 50 Trevelle
257
Chapter 51 Venus
259
Chapter 52 The Chosen
266
Chapter 53 Venus
269
Chapter 54 Delma
274
Chapter 55 Venus
277
Chapter 56 Raising Hell
278
Chapter 57 Venus
285
Chapter 58 To Err Is Human
288
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TRISHA R. THOMAS is the author of Nappily Married, Roadrunner, Would I Lie To You and the top selling Nappily Ever After, which was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her debut novel was optioned by Halle Berry and Universal Pictures for adaptation to film. Trisha lives in Riverside, California.

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