Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made

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Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made

Tryin to Sleep in the Bed You Made Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children Through the years they were raised together as close as sisters Gayle the beauty pa

  • Title: Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made
  • Author: Virginia DeBerry DonnaGrant
  • ISBN: 9780312383725
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children Through the years they were raised together, as close as sisters Gayle, the beauty pampered by her working class parents, believes a man will make her world complete Pat, the brainy one, is the hand me down child whose mystery parentage haunts her She s deGayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children Through the years they were raised together, as close as sisters Gayle, the beauty pampered by her working class parents, believes a man will make her world complete Pat, the brainy one, is the hand me down child whose mystery parentage haunts her She s determined to finally make a home for herself in the executive suite at the top of her career And then there is Marcus Carter, linked to both women from the moment a childhood tragedy bonds them in secrecy Tryin to Sleep in the Bed You Made is than a novel it s the reading experience that swept the country You will be drawn into the lives of these honest and believable characters from the first page and they won t let you go until the last.

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    1. Nardsbaby Reader on said:

      Forever binding friendshipI read this book so long ago, yet it is still amongst my favorite. This book was well written and captivates what friendships are truly made of. We all grow and sometimes we part from those we thought we couldn't live without. Gayle, and Pat who are totally different become like sisters when Pat is left on her own. They are forever binded with a terrible memory. As they loose one another and fully run into their lives it seems that they reunite unexpectingly and with a [...]

    2. Laurie Smith on said:

      Great book! I read it when I was in my late 20s slightly after the internet had been invented. I remember that fact because I emailed the authors to say how much I enjoyed their book. And they responded! Wow, an author reached out to me! Like a celebrity. I have that email to this day-15 plus years later.

    3. Nastassia Leslie on said:

      Seriously. This is one of the best books I've ever read. My bestfriend gave it to me for Christmas last 2007, and I must've read it a million times. I'm not one to read. But, this book has really captured my heart. It reflects that sometimes, love and bond are really stronger than anything else in this world. I can see that this book was meant for me and my bestfriend. :D

    4. The Book Chick on said:

      Fantastic. Read it many years ago and it remains a favorite of mine.

    5. Delaney Diamond on said:

      What a story!Women's fiction can be such an emotional roller coaster, but I usually love it, and this was no exception.The characters were interesting and complex, even the secondary characters. I felt like I was looking at the lives of real people, and at times it made me sad and uncomfortable. I wanted everything to tie up neatly, but it wasn’t until the end that I got the feeling of satisfaction I needed after such an emotional upheaval in the lives of the characters. They’d all been thro [...]

    6. Shawnette on said:

      WOW!!!I enjoyed reading this book.und it hard to put down. The trials and tribulations of friends and their lives seemed so real. I felt for Gayle.d for Pat. This is a book that I will remember. Two thumbs up!!

    7. Chris Birdy on said:

      This is a story of three African-American children who grew up and grew apart before they could reconcile the true meaning of friendship. A young girl throws in her lot with a gambler and loses almost everything. The other became an over-achiever and workaholic while the boy tries to live with a secret which is destroying him. Gayle, Patricia and Marcus go through much pain and disillusionment before they learn the true meaning of happiness.

    8. Rnd on said:

      I remember reading this book a long time ago, and thinking that it was the best book I had read in a long time. It was different than the other books I was reading at the time, and I thought it was written so well.

    9. Adjoa Ife on said:

      This was one of the best books I have ever read. I cried like a baby and I have read it multiple times through out the years. I've since passed it on to another lucky lady and asked that she sign her name and pass it on. Love love loved this book.

    10. Tee on said:

      I loved this book! So interseting and so hard to put down, I almost didn't go to class this morning because I wanted to finish it. It started slow but eventually it picked up and when I say it picked up, I really mean it. So many twists and turns!! I'm a little sad that it's over

    11. Se on said:

      One of my all-time fav reads. Have read and re-read over half dozen times!!! Pat and Gayle really speak to me. Pat is my fav character in the book, Marcus is my second fav.

    12. Ari on said:

      While I'm still too young to know if my best friend and I will be able to withstand the challenges that life throws us once we are adults, I could see our friendship in Gayle and Pat's younger years. I think any girl will be nodding her head, laughing and feeling the pain of the main characters, the best friends. The character development is excllent. The authors make you really care about the characters' and their problems. I didn't want this book to be completely realistic because I wanted eve [...]

    13. Lynnetoo on said:

      I enjoyed the story of two best friends who were "throw-away" children at birth. The effects of being an unwanted child and the emotional toll it takes have different outcomes for each girl. The story also sheds light on the life of an unwed mother of the 50s and 70s; the options one has with money and without. The plot explores snobbery, class, income, skin-tone, hair, men-on-the-prowl and looking for love in all the wrong places.There is a prologue which seems shallow until you have read to pa [...]

    14. Papaya on said:

      I read this book for a book club and I love it. This book had me laughing on the train coming home from work and people looking at me like I was crazy. Pat and Gayle was good friend and had very different personalities. Pat was more worried about her future, when Gayle was more worried about getting married and not having to work. As they grow older they grow apart. But with Gayle losing everything it brought them back together. It also show how a women should never put all the trust in men as f [...]

    15. Katura on said:

      I really enjoyed this book. It's about two best friends who are inseparable while they are young. But as we all know, life has its challenges and in this story, those many challenges push the two girls apart. I liked how the story alternated from being told from Gayle or Patricia's point of view. I thought it was beautiful that as grown women, they eventually found themselves back to each other despite all the time and drama that had passed. One of the chapter titles sums it up perfectly, " . . [...]

    16. Iuli on said:

      I really liked this book not necessarily because of how it was written or the degree of sophistication. The themes of friendship, betrayal, suffering, and finding real love (not necessarily in a romantic way) touched a chord in me. So if you are down for those types of books I think you will really enjoy this one. It has a couple of interesting twists and turns and the chronological arrangement is nifty as well. I also liked the way the authors painted their characters: like real people that you [...]

    17. Keisean on said:

      I learned friendship between women is something that can surpass time, space and even anger. After finishing the book, I was left hanging, just a little. Then to my surprise and delight I discovered there is a sequel, so that makes me feel better knowing the story will continue and hopefully end a little better. I was a little disappointed with the return of Gayle's long, lost, dead husband in the cemetery. That was a little bit creepy and soap-opera like. But I guess it gave a nice vengeful twi [...]

    18. Stanjay Daniels on said:

      Wow! What a ride this book was! So many valuable lessons being transmitted to me, as the reader, from the two main characters, Pat & Grace. They met and became friends, sisters in life. Then life took them on separate journeys that ultimately led them back to one another. Biggest lesson: Life happens regardless of how we plan it. These characters went through things that weren't even on their agendas but they both showed such strength through it all and gave us the readers a glimpse into wha [...]

    19. Quanah Edwards on said:

      I read this book twice, once when it first came out and again in a book club about 5 years ago. It's a story of a friendship that spans 20 years and the ups and downs that come with being friends for that long. It's such a good read and you really get caught up in Pat and Gayle's lives. You root for both at different times, taking a side and then switching to the other side. Everyone who I have told about this book loved it.

    20. Shamekia Bailey on said:

      I read this book years ago as a teen and it has stuck with me throughout the years. It's undoubtedly one of my favorite books. This book taught you about life, friendships, love, selfishness and that family secrets always come to light. This book teaches you to value and appreciate true friendships. I would recommend this book to every reader who enjoys good clean reading!I miss this kind of reading!!!

    21. Carolyn Alleyne on said:

      I loved this book. The writing was great and the story kept me engaged. I thought I had read it before but since I never remember what I read, it took me a few pages to figure out i had indeed read it but I didn't mind reading it again. It's a story of hope and that no matter where we come from, there's always room to grow. At the end the characters didn't let their troubled beginnings stop them from having a bright future.

    22. Pamela Greer on said:

      I read this book when it first came out. the actual story is a little fuzy but I do remember it was a great book and the writing of Donna Grant and Virgina DeBerry was right on. This is a story of the past revisted and showing how we can't go back and change things we have done. Live your best life today.

    23. Tomara Calloway on said:

      I can't say how much I really enjoyed this book. This book takes you on a journey of a friendship from childhood to adulthood and has you feeling every emotion along the way. I intend to send this to my best friend of 28 years and hopes that she enjoys it just as much. (Maybe after reading it one more time.)

    24. Anita Dawson on said:

      A good read. The decades that passed in this book helped to develop the character profiles. There were so many emotions that were shared in this book. At times you rooted for the characters as well as felt their pain. Thanks for the read

    25. Samantha on said:

      I absolutely loved this book just as much as I enjoyed the first one. Kept me on my toes about what comes next and really teaches you a lot about life experiences and how to get back up and just keep on trying. Must read for ALL!

    26. Rhonda McKnight on said:

      My favorite things about this book was the awesome character development. Caring about characters is paramount to my really loving a book. I loved these people. Moving through their lives was an experience. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.

    27. T Pitts on said:

      I found this on an old bookshelf while cleaning out my mom's "junk room". I was captivated by the bright cover, and immediately fell in love with the first chapter. These characters felt like old friends, or actually, just a couple of cousins that I hadn't seen in a while. I appreciate the writing and the story overall, but the pacing kept me from fishing the book for a while. I whole-heartedly admit that at times, I would skip several lines or maybe a page or two to get to the next scene that w [...]

    28. Marian Merritt on said:

      I couldn’t finish this poorly written book about people for whom everything is urgent, dire, traumatic and unforgivable. No planning in their lives and no true love for the people they claim to love. I’m sorry I don’t see the appeal.

    29. Amber Davis on said:

      An excellent book. It’s full of laughter and tears. I love this friendship.

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