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Something Good by Vanessa Miller: Book Review

 **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

When three women find their lives inextricably linked after a terrible mistake, they must work together to make the most of their futures.

Alexis Marshall never meant to cause the accident that left Jon-Jon Robinson paralyzed—but though guilt plagues her, her husband hopes to put the past behind them. After all, he’s in the middle of selling a tech business—and if Alexis admits to texting while driving, the deal could collapse and cost them millions. Meanwhile, Alexis’s life is not as shiny and perfect as it may seem from the outside. She has secrets of her own. As she becomes consumed with thoughts of the young man she hit, can she reconcile her mistake with her husband’s expectations?

Trish Robinson is just trying to hold it together after the accident that left Jon-Jon dependent and depressed. As the bills pile up, Trish and her husband, Dwayne, find themselves at odds. Trish wants to forgive and move on, but Dwayne is filled with rage toward the entitled woman who altered their lives forever. Trish can’t see how anything good can come from so much hate and strife, so she determines to pray until God intervenes. Then one afternoon Marquita Lewis rings their doorbell with a baby in her arms and changes everything.

Vanessa Miller’s latest inspirational novel reminds readers that differences may separate us, but if we cling to each other, God can bring something good out of our very worst moments.

Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, with several books appearing on Essence Magazine's Bestseller's List. She has also been a Black Expressions Book Club Alternate pick and #1 on BCNN/BCBC Bestsellers' List. Most of Vanessa’s published novels depict characters that are lost and in need of redemption. The books have received countless favorable reviews: "Heartwarming, drama-packed and tender in just the right places" (Romantic Times Book Review) and "Recommended for readers of redemption stories" (Library Journal). Visit her online at vanessamiller.com; Twitter: @Vanessamiller01; Instagram: @authorvanessamiller; and Facebook: @Vanessamiller01.

When I first started reading this book, I must admit I wasn't sure I would finish it... all because I found one of the characters to be a bit annoying. Oh yes, in the beginning Marquita was not a character I enjoyed. She was rude and disrespectful, and I just didn't relate to the character at all. The other women drew me in though, so I kept pushing on... and I'm glad I did because by the end, Marquita might have just been my favorite.  As I got to see more of her story, I understood her actions a bit better and we got to see a tremendous growth in her in the end. And she wasn't the only one, the other women (and men) in the story came a long way too. Taking on mental illness, forgiveness, financial burdens, etc this story was definitely a bit heavy at points, but I really enjoyed seeing how these three very different women had their lives come together in such life changing and unexpected ways. 


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