First Review – Sade’s Secret by Sparkle (aka Shelia Goss)
Amazon: 4/ Mosaic Stones: 4.5
Heading: See No Evil
As children, we tend to look to our parents for protection, happiness, and some wisdom their parents are too out of touch to know. What happens when a parent allows the safety and happiness of her child to be the last thing to cross her mind? Sade Washington in Sparkle’s Sade’s Secret knows all to well what happens.
Sade and her mother, Joyce, attempts to live a normal a life as possible. Once Joyce allowed her boyfriend, Calvin, into their home life permanently, Sade’s life changed. This was the beginning of Sade keeping many years of secrets from her mother and her two best friends, Dena and Crystal. The things Calvin was doing to Sade made her change rolls with her mother for five years. Sade had now become the protector, instead of the protected. What was Sade protecting her mother from?
Joyce felt as though the one person who could possibly love her unconditionally was taken from her and Calvin was the only hope she had left. In trying to please Calvin, she missed the signs of things in her life going terribly wrong. Joyce’s wake up call showed up in the form of an empty pregnancy test box. In confronting Sade, Joyce got some answers, albeit not what she was hoping for, but answers nonetheless. When she asked who the father of Sade’s baby was, Joyce was caught off guard. Who was Sade’s baby father? How would they make it through such a difficult and stressful time?
Sparkle took me on an emotional ride within Sade’s Secret. If I could have killed or maimed a person or two, I would have. The main subject matter was very strong and at times upsetting. Sade and Joyce’s story provided a glimpse into the life of a mother depending on a man to provide her with all the love she needs, while sacrificing the sacred bond between a mother and her daughter. I recommend Sade’s Secret to readers of family drama and mother-daughter relationships.
The author provided an uncorrected proof for review purposes.
Words Mosaic Review
- Sade’s Secret by Shelia M Goss writing as Sparkle
- USA Today Review of Ruthless by Shelia M Goss
- Secrets Untold Review
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