Book Reviews of The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue
The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue
Author: Barbara Samuel
ISBN-13: 9780345477750
ISBN-10: 0345477758
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I wasnt sure how I would feel about this book at first. But I got drawn into the characters. You feel Trudy's pain, and how she is torn over her feelings for 2 men. She loved her hubby for 20 something years. Then he betrays her. She meet's Angel who is not only hot, but awakens her mind, her passions that were lost along the way during her marriage. Jade, who fell hard for a major player, struggles to get over the love and move on with her life. She finally meets a man who deserves her.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had a really hard time with the women in this story. It would have been nice if one of them actually had some fire or even anger. But no, they were just depressingly pathetic doormats(And maybe too similar?). I couldn't sympathize with them at all. Out of all the characters, I ended up liking Shannelle the most because she did things. Actually, that wasn't true. I think I liked Annie the best. At least she spoke her mind and had a little spirit. But seriously 1/3 through the book I was alternating between killing myself or throwing the book against the wall with frustration. And when the "good" parts happen, they weren't that great.

I actually thought the writing flowed very poorly. It was very slow at some points and jumped around in others. I have read one of Samuel's short story and was intrigued enough to search out one of her novel. But now I'm not sure that was such a good idea. This one was a drag for me.
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After I got into this I really liked the way the author treated the subject of divorce and being widowed. All the women realize their dreams and each have a different story. Really nice book for women.
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It has been years since I read this book, but I still remember it. It is a wonderful story and is just one of those books that makes you feel and empathize with the characters and those feelings remain with you. Each woman's story feels real and like something you could relate to because you have either gone through it or a friend has. Just a great read.