One Foot Outside the Door by Vina St. Fran

In book review, Pump up Your Book Promotion, romance on May 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher:Zam Publishing (May 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615137970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615137971
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  • Excerpt from the back of the book:

    On the mean streets of Los Angeles, Rodney King once asked the question, “Can’t we all get along?”

    Unfortunately when it comes to realtionships pertaining to matters of the heart between men and women the answer is most likely no.  The problem is, you’d have a hard time convincing Cyndarella Worthy this is the case.  You see, this beautiful, 30-something African-American woman, has finally gotten it right.  Professionally, life couldn’t be better.  She is the owner of Peachtree Productions, a successful minority advertising agency in Southfield, Michigan.  The same is said for her love life thanks to Cyndarella’s Prince Charming, Thad Mitchell, a handsome African-American gentleman who sweeps her off her feet.

     Cyn, as she is affectionately called, is adored by her family and three lifelong friends from childhood.  However, will it be enough?  Cyndarella has a blas from the past in the form of her high school sweetheart and first love, Bashar Bazzi, and Iraqi, Chaldean (Christian Arab) American who left abruptly ending their four year relationship without explanation.  The devastation fueled her drive to have it all, and finally she does.  Within months of her upcoming nuptials to Thad, Cyn is forced to confront the past when a secret is exposed.  The stakes are high to beomce Mrs. Thaddeus Mitchell, but when Bashar resurfaces, all hell breaks loose.  Will Cyndarella ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after, or will she find herself back in circulation on Detroit’s competitive and vicious dating scene?  I dare you to turn the first page and read on to find out.

    Haven’t we all had a rough relationship?  One that leaves us more heartbroken than we ever thought possible?  For Cyndarella Worthy, that relationship was with none other than Bashar Bazzi, her first true love.  Granted, his parents never really approved of her but Bashar made up for it by giving her everything he had, and more.  So when he decides to leave the country for some famiy business she is upset…she doesn’t want to be separated from him and really doesn’t understand why he feels the need to go.  But when he doesn’t return and she is brushed off with no explanation as to what happened from his family, and no contact from Bashar himself, she swears off relationships all together.  When she finally does open up her heart it is to Thaddeus Mitchell.  She is hesitant to get too involved too quickly, but when he passes all of her criteria for what make a “good” man she decides to give in to his proposal of marriage.  She is excited at the prospect of moving on with her life and finally getting married, unfortunately, fate may not let it come to be. 

    She is given information about her past love that may bring down the new love that she has been so happy and willing to embrace.  Bashar didn’t just leave her and not contact her for no reason, as a matter of fact he had an excellent reason and it was something that was well beyond his control.  After Cyn finds out, she is not only shocked but is also outraged at his family for not informing her.  Will she crumble and leave Thad to be with her first love?  Or is it too late?  You’ll just have to read to find out.

    About the author:

    Vina St. Fran is the author of One Foot OUtside the Door, her first novel published by Zam Publishing.  She lives in the Midwest part of the United States.  Vina has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MBA in Strategic Management.  She discovered and started writing at the tender age of seven.  Writing is her passion and she is currently hard at work on her second novel that will be a follow-up to One Foot Outside the Door as part of a three series trilogy.

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