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Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM By Sadeqa Johnson

So good NY Times best selling author Jennifer WeinerSecond House from the Corner centers on the story of Felicia Lyons, a stay at home mother of three drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood But when an unexpected phone call threatens to destroy her li So good NY Times best selling author Jennifer WeinerSecond House from the Corner centers on the story of Felicia Lyons, a stay at home mother of three drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood But when an unexpected phone call threatens to destroy her life, Felicia is forced to return to her childhood home where she must wrestle with an ex lover and long buried secrets to save the family and home she loves despite the daily challenges.Felicia Lyons is a character who mothers can identify with and laugh along with You can t help but cheer for her in Johnson s engaging and well written novel Novelist Sadeqa Johnson should take a bow for her latest effort Fans of 2011 s Love in a Carry On Bag 12th Street Press , her first offering, will devour every word of Second House From the Corner Essence Magazine Johnson is a skilled storyteller with a breezy style, and the journey of Felicia, a strong African American woman, will have particular appeal for Terry McMillan fans Booklist
  • Title: Second House from the Corner
  • Author: Sadeqa Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781250074140
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover

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Jennifer Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
What a great book! Second House from the Corner is a standalone, women's fiction novel written by Sadeqa Johnson. This story follows a stay-at-home mother: Felicia Lyons as she struggles with her present-day role as "mommy", her aspirations for something more to fulfill her, and the resurfacing demons from her past. Ms. Johnson excels with Felicia's character development which allowed me to become effortlessly engaged and thoroughly invested, even when this character's choices felt cringe worthy [...]
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Monica **can't read fast enough** Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This was a solid three star read for me, but FeliciaDANG! My whole relationship with her came down to "No, she won't. No, she won't really. Damn, she did." There are two big problems that Felicia has to navigate and they both resolve pretty easily in the end, which was a little disappointing. I hate to say it, but in a story like this one I really expected a higher degree of messiness that would need to be painfully cleaned up. Still, I'm glad that I picked this one up and I would very happily r [...]
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La TonyaJordan Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
When you want that Kodak picture perfect life, at what lengths would you do to make it a reality? The lies you tell finally catches up with you like a spider spinning her web. This is what occurs with Felicia Lyons. She is a stay-at-home mom with three beautiful children in the suburbs of New Jersey with the pefect husband. The phone rings one morning and it is Martin her ex-lover. Faye's past has caught up with her and there is no way out. Felicia Lyons goes on a journey of self-discovery and r [...]
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Kim Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
The only part I didn't like was when Foxy cheated on Preston with Martin. More than once I might add.
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Laura.125Pages Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This review was originally posted on [125pages] The beginning of Second House from the Corner was amazing! A frustrated mom who feels like she is drowning, a husband who is an asshat, aspirations to be more true to herself. I was in book love. Then the "drama" started and it all went downhill so very fast. Felicia is struggling, feeling weighed down by her three children and a husband who won't even get his own dinner from the stove, she is trying everything to gain access to an exclusive socia [...]
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Elaine Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
I really loved this book when I first started reading it and immediately felt a connection with Felicia and couldn’t help sympathising with her as she strived to get through each day as a mum- getting the kids up, fed, washed, dressed and out to school etcetera and then home again and ready to start all over again, a job not helped much by the fact that husband Preston really is the oldest kid in her family – incapable even of getting his own meal dished up let alone looking after their chil [...]
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Shannon Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Y'all are the only people I'm telling that I read this foolishness.
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OOSA Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
That's LifeFull-time wife and mother, part-time actress, Felicia Lyons’ hands are full. Just when it seems she can’t add anything more to her cup which is running over, her past decides to pay a visit. The opening chapter immediately captures motherhood and never lets go. Johnson creates a believable cast of characters. The narrative is natural, which endears readers to the characters quickly. “Second House from the Corner” is easily recommendable.This is my first read by Sadeqa Johnson [...]
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Kristina Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
The Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson is a woman whining about her life (the complaining never stops). Felicia Lyons is an actress turned stay-at-home mom in New Jersey. She has three children under the age of four and a husband who is rarely home (as well as sexist, lazy, has a temper, and keeps her on a tight leash). Then one day she gets a call from her past. A past that Preston, her husband, knows nothing about. This call (really the man behind the call) has the power to ruin he [...]
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MaryAnn Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This was such a great book! Felicia Lyons and her husband Preston quickly drew me into their story and made me want to read more. I'm sure many stay at home moms could relate to Felicia's need to sometimes get away and have 'just me' time. That's what really pulled me in, the knowledge of how being with young kids all day can make you feel like you have mush for brains.It was easy to see why other choices looked good at certain points. I rooted for Felicia and Preston through the whole book and [...]
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Susan Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
3.5 stars. I received an advanced reader copy of Second House from the Corner. I liked this book - Sadeqa Johnson did a great job of writing a realistic mother of young children. The story was well written and held my interest. While I liked Felicia, I found her husband, Preston's reaction to her lie a little over the top and the fact that she would agree to leave her children was a little unbelievable. I also found the story with Shayla unnecessary to the book. The descriptions of love scenes m [...]
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Paula Allen Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Lately I've had trouble with books keeping my interest but Second House From the Corner didn't disappoint. A simple statement spoken by Felicia was misconstrued by Preston Lyons. When her past literally comes calling, Felicia's house of cards come tumbling down. The truth fully revealed results in betrayal, mistrust and catastrophe in a perfect middle class family. I was drawn in from the beginning and was so engaged, I would be upset when I was pulled away from the book. Great characterization [...]
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Shone Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
A page turner from start to finish which tugged at the heart string and before I could wipe the tears away had me cussing and saying Oh No! Well written with character one could identify with. The story read as if the author herself was sitting in front of you telling the story. This would be an excellent book club selection.#cillasbookmaniacs
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Deborah Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Page turner. Wonderful read. The author has a very fluid writing style that creates a vested reader in the head of this main character. Unknowingly, the reader is transported into a deep empathy for her, despite the slowly and shocking unraveling of her past. Highly recommend.
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Julie Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This was an interesting and quick read. Ms. Johnson writes with honesty and a sharp wit. She really doesn't hold back and it's refreshing.
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Reading in Black & White Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
No sophomore slump for Johnson! Full review will be posted on my blog during week of publication.
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Desiree Nicole Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
I mostly enjoyed this book although some parts leave the reader hanging. Like, who was the random girl who came to visit Felicia's mother and signed her name in the visitors log? Shayla was another person I would have liked more information on. It seems as if the author initially was going to develop Shayla's story about blackmailing Felicia and use it later on but it just fizzled out with an apology and confession from Shayla. I would have liked for Preston to find out what type of stupid, risk [...]
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Katrina Burchett Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
2.5Felicia Hayes Lyons lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. She loves her family and works hard as a stay-at-home mom. Her life is so much better than it was back in Philly years ago. Even when she's overwhelmed and can find no time for herself, she appreciates how far she's come. When an unexpected call dredges up bad memories and gets her involved in unhealthy relationships once again, will her marriage survive?The incident that happened when Felicia was twelve years [...]
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Kate Puleo Unger Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This book is definitely chick lit, but it is heavier than I was expecting. Felicia is a stay-at-home mom living the ideal life in the suburbans. She has everything she always dreamed of, but she has kept her past hidden to get it. Suddenly, the past is catching up to her in the form of an ex-boyfriend and her childhood best friend.I should have hated Felicia because she's so insecure. But we're all insecure when it comes to mothering. Her day to day trials were just so relatable. From the first [...]
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Alicia Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Finally- it feels so good to read contempary African American fictions that isn't street lit, Christian Fiction or Civil Rights related. I really enjoyed this book and think that Ms. Johnson is my new favorite auther. I originally wanted to read this one, but it wasn't available at my library so I read love in a Carry on. I finally got my hands on this one and it was worth the wait.I really Enjoyed Felicia as a character. At times I was frustrated with her actions and felt that they were out of [...]
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esthercise Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
I'm giving this 2 stars for now. I need to digest what I've just readReview to follow.6/26/17Okay, now that I've had the weekend to think about it. I think I'm going to bump this up to a 2.5 stars, because of its readability and the fact that I was engaged with the story. I was not, however, engaged with the characters. I didn't like ANY of the characters in this book, especially the main one. Throughout this story, I'm following her story and her many secrets and personal relationships. My main [...]
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CaShawn Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
very good. highly recommend.
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Kris Mehigan Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Ms. Johnson has a captivating writing style, particularly from her colorful turn of phrase, and a gift for creating authentic, unique voices for each character. While reading SECOND HOUSE FROM THE CORNER, I felt as if I were smack in the middle of each scene! The story sweeps you up in its current and doesn't let you go until the very last line. The only criticism is that I had difficulty buying the motivation behind Felicia's (protagonist) string of sketcy decisions. That said, my absolute favo [...]
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Marilyn Diamond Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
It could be me, but this book did not excite me the way I anticipated. I identified with Felicia Lyons, three children and a stay at home mother. The spousal abuse, abandonment and low self-esteem coming from a African American woman was a turn-off. Sometimes, we need to leave our pasts just where our pasts are. Our pasts are that for that reason. Perhaps if we dealt with a disgruntled housewife and solutions rather than throw dealing with Felicia's past and her house-hold was not a good mix for [...]
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Amiee Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
I'm so confused about my feelings for this book! I couldn't put it down but I hated Felicia's decision making! The writing is well done so you are drawn into her story and rooting for her even though you want to slap her outside her head!I would have rated higher except for the ending ended so abruptly I thought I was missing pages.
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Nia Forrester Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This is my second book by this author, and I think I'm starting to get her. She seems to gravitate toward the theme of how external perfection and the people who pursue it are sometimes masking deep pain and trauma. And about how the pursuit of perfection can be distancing in some ways, keeping you at arms' length from the people who are seeking to get closer to you. And I have to say, that's a theme I could read about over and over, and over again. If she stays that course, I will follow her on [...]
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Meagan Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
I'm not generally a fan of women's fiction as a genre (I actually kind of hate that books specifically about women's lives even qualify as a genre. Where's men's fiction? Apart from everywhere?), so I'm finding it difficult to place this within the context of other women's fiction. I can't quite put it into context. Is it exactly what I should have expected? Does it break the mold? I'm not sure. So I'll just tell you what I liked and didn't like about it. And fair warning - when I didn't enjoy c [...]
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The CurvyJones Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
So*scratches head* I don't even knowFirst things first did I devour this book? Yes. Did I make myself stop reading at one point because I was so enthralled in the story that I was stressed out FOR Felicia? Most certainly, yes. Did I yell at the book, roll my eyes, suck my teeth and declare a lot of people dumb as a box of hair, lowdown dirty and other such negative terms? Uh, yeah. That's all to say that this book is written well-- Johnson pulls you into the deep end and you're drowning before y [...]
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Lekeisha The Booknerd Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
Originally posted over at Lekeisha The BooknerdSo….is was not what I expected. Trust me, that’s a good thing. I love this story, and the way that the author brought out the best, and worst, in each character is really brilliantly done. I’m not a mother, but I’m an aunt who has taken on the role of guardian to more than one of my nieces, nephews, and cousins. I know how it feels to be frustrated to the point of madness. I love the way the author wrote the scene where the mother has her me [...]
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LaChelle Weaver Nov 14, 2019 - 00:43 AM
This was my first read by this author and I enjoyed it. It was a poignant look into marriage and motherhood, and the trials and tribulations of both. Felicia struggled to maintain her sanity while trying to preserve her own self-identity. As women, oftentimes we get lost in the daily routine of life and finding a balance. Felicia epitomized this. I loved her character. She took risks not knowing if the gamble would be a win or a loss. I didn't care much at all for her husband, Preston. He seemed [...]
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Second House from the Corner By Sadeqa Johnson So good NY Times best selling author Jennifer WeinerSecond House from the Corner centers on the story of Felicia Lyons, a stay at home mother of three drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood But when an unexpected phone call threatens to destroy her li So good NY Times best selling author Jennifer WeinerSecond House from the Corner centers on the story of Felicia Lyons, a stay at home mother of three drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood But when an unexpected phone call threatens to destroy her life, Felicia is forced to return to her childhood home where she must wrestle with an ex lover and long buried secrets to save the family and home she loves despite the daily challenges.Felicia Lyons is a character who mothers can identify with and laugh along with You can t help but cheer for her in Johnson s engaging and well written novel Novelist Sadeqa Johnson should take a bow for her latest effort Fans of 2011 s Love in a Carry On Bag 12th Street Press , her first offering, will devour every word of Second House From the Corner Essence Magazine Johnson is a skilled storyteller with a breezy style, and the journey of Felicia, a strong African American woman, will have particular appeal for Terry McMillan fans Booklist

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