Can a prominent politician beat the odds to save a career, salvage a marriage, and keep sturdy equilibrium for balance amid love gone awry?
Monica “Dr. Moe” Anderson’s new novel, WHEN A SISTAH’S FED UP, gives us an up close look at how catastrophe and happenstance have ways of defining limits a woman will go to keep her sanity, and indeed deal with adversity. The novel’s protagonist, Faith Henry juggles three major responsibilities where timing and circumstance are magnified beyond her control. Subsequently it forces her to draw the line to eventually become the mistress of her destiny, but not before major decisions are made. As a wife, mother and mayor of Ulysses, Texas, her world is in turmoil.
The novel begins forcefully when a bullet from a sniper’s gun finds its target. Almost killed by the sniper’s bullet, the story starts slowly building momentum as the plot thickens to reveal supporting characters that give parity to the story.
Aiding and abetting this tale are several clever plot twists that give it dramatic effect. To wit: There’s Preston her philandering husband with problematic issues of his own who feels that a woman’s place is to take care of home; her daughter Sloane is involved in a secret relationship; and her son Trey is insecure who suffers from an identity crisis.
Making matters worse, there’s the issue of her Administrative Assistant who she has more than a passing interest in who, as the story progresses, adds pizzazz and intrigue of his own. Re-election time finds her in a dilemma, as she has to make numerous decisions that will impact her life. Coming to grip with her past, questions abound. Faith’s life has gone haywire as she questions her plight – who would go so far to want her dead? Who’s trying to destroy her reputation and her family’s good name?
I love this novel, and found it most entertaining! The characters are deft and deserving of substance that gives the story panache. Monica “Dr. Moe” Anderson has written a novel depicting how familial order can be compromised with the slightest imbalance to the height of calamity. Readers will be entertained as I was and will be wanting more. Dr. Moe didn’t disappoint and should be considered a worthy choice to be afforded accolades for a job well done!
I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars for all the reasons to deem it a page-turning delight.
Reviewed by Alvin C. Romer, The Romer Review, July 2006