Sheree, the outspoken teacher. Shaina, the unhappily married housewife and mother. Morgan, the career-driven attorney. Maven, the bonafide hood girl turned business owner. Best friends for over two decades. Every Friday night you can find, Sheree, Shaina, Morgan, and Maven sitting at their reserved VIP table at Rico’s, the most popular thirty plus lounge in the city. The girls enjoy exquisite cuisine and specialized cocktails while dishing about life, love, and relationships.
There’s usually no room for secrets among the friends because they’ve shared everything; the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright scandalous and illegal. But that is all about to change.
Life has a way of bringing trouble right to your front door, and that is exactly what happens to Sheree as she deals with a present-day dilemma and a blast from the past that both threaten to expose a painful secret that Sheree has kept from everyone, including her girls.
Shaina has always been the envy of many who feel that she’s very fortunate to be married to a wealthy businessman and being afforded with an excess of material things. This “expensive” lifestyle has come at the expense of Shaina’s sense of self and independence and left her longing to prove that she’s more than a wife and mother. This leads her to a secret decision that could result in gaining her independence but losing her marriage and friendships.
Morgan has been so focused on her career and her family that she now feels that she is watching her life pass her by. Ready and open to new beginnings, Morgan is willing to shed her old life in more ways than one and walk into newness. But then a chance encounter leaves her with a devastating secret that could destroy her life as she knows it forever.
Maven exudes a tough exterior but on the inside, she’s just a broken little girl who still desires the love of a mother who has never been there for her. A new employee and an old flame enter her life, and they both bring secrets that could not only shatter her heart, but also put her on a different, unexpected path.
When secrets and lies threaten the bond between these friends, will the loyalty and the love they have for each other be enough to see them through? Or will the reservation at Rico’s be put on hold forever?
Sheree. . .
. . .Shaina . . .
. . .Morgan. . .
. . . and Maven
See what people are saying about Love, Lies, & Loyalty
Definitely was not expecting the book to end the way that it did! I love how real the characters are. Can't wait for the next book!
Definitely was plenty of love, lies, and loyalty in this novel! Great read from author Sheila Sewell. Already waiting for the next novel!
This book was amazing!! I really could identify in a way with each character. It was funny parts ,were sad, parts made me angry and parts just made me smile. I recommend this book to any woman who has ever gone through anything in life. Although these are fictional characters, they are so relatable. I'm ready for the next installment and I cannot wait to discuss the questions at the end of the book!! Way to go Shelia!!
OMG!!!!! The book was Gooooood!!!!! I read it in one day and I really enjoyed it. I’m already looking forward to reading the next book!!!! This was worthy purchase. Awesome job Shelia!!!!
Loved it,waiting on the next book.
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Shelia Lorraine Nelson Sewell was born and raised in the city of Natchez, Mississippi. She became a lover of books and reading at an early age largely due to her mom, who could almost always be found reading something; Whether it was the Bible or the daily newspaper.
Upon entering school, Shelia’s love for reading and books was fostered by her teachers, many trips to the school library, and the neighborhood book mobile.
Although Shelia became a teenage mother to her daughter, De’Ana, at the tender age of fifteen, this didn't stop her from pursuing her goals of becoming a teacher. She graduated with honors from Natchez High School in 1994 and went on to pursue a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998.
It was as a teacher that Shelia truly recognized her gift as a writer. She began to write plays, skits, songs, raps, and chants to use with her students. After participating in a writer’s workshop, Shelia learned that she had a natural ability to express her thoughts and feelings with her words.
Being an avid reader of novels, especially those written by African-Americans, Shelia began to dream of one day seeing her name on the cover of a book and having her characters come to life and tell their stories. This led to her beginning to write her first novel in the early 2000's. However life happened, and the unfinished book was literally put on the shelf.
It would take a move away from the place she'd called home for more than 30 years and leaving the comfort of family and friends behind, mixed with a back injury and some new experiences, in order for Shelia to finally complete her first novel.
Shelia currently resides in a suburb of Memphis, TN with her son. She will soon celebrate her twentieth year as a classroom teacher while working on her second novel.
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