Saved in the City

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New Spirit/BET Books, 2005 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Twenty-one-year-old Patterson Haney has always dreamed of leaving her small Georgia town, moving to New York City, and becoming, a model. She's been blessed with the looks and the spirit to succeed, and she knows that God will guide her every step in the competitive profession. But when she meets smooth-talking, gorgeous Miller Baisden, it's her personal life that poses the greatest challenge, as Patterson is torn between the powerful attraction he awakens in her--"and her desire to maintain her morals. Pampered native New Yorker Macy Baldwin has taken a lot for greated, including her wealthy parents' financial support--"until they cut her off for flunking out of college. Pretty and fashionable, Macy decides to pursue modeling. If things don't work out, she can always fall back on her plan of finding a rich husband. And when she discovers that a handsome. Widowed fashion designer needs a nanny for his little girl, Macy is sure her erratic prayers have been answered. But when she finds herself actually working for a living, she realizes God works in mysterious ways. Born with the striking features and statuesque height of a true Nubian Queen, social worker LaRue Arnette has often been mistaken for a model. But when she surprises her Baptist minister father and devout mother by quitting her job and leaving California to give it a try. She can't help but wonder: is she fleeing from her true calling? A certain tender-hearted Reverened may be the one to lead her to the answer that's always been in her heart. As these three brave women make fast friends, they find themselves struggling to merge their vastly different personalities into one harmonious--"affordable--"living arrangement. Atleast they have one thing in common--"they're each ready to take on new challenges. But are they ready to accept His will for their lives?

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I read this book after checking it out at the library. I finished it and returned the book back to the library. I guess it's one of those stories that really caught my attention, so much so that I ... Read full review

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How unlikely - 3 black women from three different backgrounds together in New York City. Those three backgrounds is unique for a reason. Each possesses what the other does not from how to get along in ... Read full review


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Jacquelin Thomas' books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction in the Young Adult category. Jacquelin has published in the romance, inspirational fiction and young adult genres.

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