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Publisher's Summary

Felicia Lyons, a stressed-out stay-at-home mom, struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. Felicia taps, utters mantras, and breathes her way through most situations, but on some days, like when the children won't stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away.

Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second the harried mother's innocent fantasy becomes a hellish reality. The call pulls her back into a life she'd rather forget. Felicia hasn't been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to the Philadelphia of her childhood, where she must confront the family demons and long-buried secrets she thought she had left behind.

From a phenomenal fresh voice in fiction comes the compelling story of what happens when the dream falls apart. It's the unforgettable tale of love, loss, rediscovery, and the growing pains of marriage.

©2016 Sadeqa Johnson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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No ending to any of the situations that opened.

I felt like someone snatched the book out my hand while reading and said " The End" before I was done.

Story fluctuated from interesting to get on with it too many times.

Narrator was okay with distinguishing between characters.

would not recommend this book.

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this story was excellent! It told the story of a woman her past and her future
well-read. this book will have you angry at her it will make you wonder what the heck is she thinking it it's really good.

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Skillfully Written!

This novel was skillfully written with its excellent storyline, flashbacks, realism and the ability to have me on the edge of my seat. Oh! How I long to find out what happens next. Thank you!

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New Fan

I selected this book based on a review in the March '16 issue of Essence Magazine...I'm glad I did! This was a great book; the characters were very relatable & I was disappointed when the book was finished. Robin Miles is a narrator I would listen to again.

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great read

This was a very chill book about the everyday life of a stay at home mom. However she has a past that could damage her family. I p

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Enjoyed it in full

Well read and the different voices for the various character types even though some seem to be similar. I enjoyed it and it was a good book overall.

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Great Audible selection!

Sadeqa Johnson is a wonderful storyteller and writer, which is what made Second House from the Corner a great read.

Sadeqa Johnson's attention to well-crafted relatable characters makes her writing shine. I enjoyed listening to this book. Very pleased with the performance of this as an audible selection.

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Touching

I love a book that makes you evaluate yourself and this was it! She brilliantly told the story of past and present while keeping you on the edge of your seat! I loved it and will read anything else written by this author!

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Frustrated with some of these folks

I have a strong notion to slap a couple of these people, maybe more! They made me plain mad. I am tired of entitled people and whining children!

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Love the story so much did not wanted it to end. Thank you so much.