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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NEW REVIEW: Alretha Thomas - Dancing Her Dreams Away

Alretha Thomas
Dancing Her Dreams Away
Available Now!
3 out of 5 books

Sheila King is a beautiful talented young woman trying to live each day on a dollar and a dream. She struggles to pay her rent and bills on time, but her determination drives her to become "somebody" successful, that of an actress.

Shelia knows that being an aspiring actress does not pay the bills, so she finds a job at a club dancing with men for money... fully clothed of course, which leaves her days free for auditions. Sheila is ecstatic when her agent tells her that she landed the lead role in a movie. She thinks that all her dreams are about to come true. But she is about to realize that some things are just a little too good to be true.

Dancing Her Dreams Away by Alretha Thomas was an okay novel at best. Although Ms. Thomas had a good concept with this story, it just was not quite as complete as it could have been. The beginning of the story left me totally confused because it was like I jumped straight into the middle of a story. It's as if the reader was just supposed to know who people were, what was going on, and when and where the story was taking place. I was unclear on the main character's age until the very end of the story. The author makes it a point to describe the club that Shelia dances at, leaving the reader to picture it as a strip club, yet it is a club where the dancers dance fully clothed with men for tips. Maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time believing men would come to a club and pay tips to dance with women that are fully clothed. The character was portrayed as very naive, and at times I found myself rolling my eyes at how naive and gullible she really was. There were scenes in the novel that were unbelivable or down right predictable. Picture a drug addict with morals. The only thing that saved this novel from being rated any lower was the fact that the author pulled the story together nicely and showed the emotion and turmoil within Sheila's character.

Reviewed by Leona for Urban Reviews

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1 comment:

Alretha said...

FATHER YOU ARE AN AWESOME, AWESOME GOD. YOU'RE INCREDIBLE. I AM SO IN AWE OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR DAUGHTER LEONA AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE IN HER LIFE AND FOR GIVING HER THE PASSION AND TALENT TO READ AND REVIEW BOOKS.

MUCH LOVE.

SINCERELY,

ALRETHA THOMAS THE AUTHOR OF DANCING HER DREAMS AWAY.