Colored Sugar Water by Venise Berry
A Spiritual Tale

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Colored Sugar Water introduces Lucy Merriweather and Adel Kelly, both dealing with life issues. Lucy is thirty-five, single, and in great shape thanks to her career as a fitness manager for a string of Texas health clubs. Adel is the vice president for human resources at American Oil, pulling in a six-figure salary and annual bonuses. Unfortunately, neither is happy.

Lucy struggles with her emotional and spiritual dreams. Her boyfriend Spencer, a basic kind of guy who loves his mama, sports, fried chicken, and Lucy in that order doesn't seem to measure up. So she decides to get out of her rut with a Sexy Soul Psychic named Kuba. Self-assured and sensitive, Kuba seems to know exactly what women want. Or does he?

Adel struggles with a husband, Thad, who refuses to grow up and a job that is less than satisfying despite its financial gains. She is eventually forced to reexamine her faith as she searches for a life that brings her closer to happiness and fulfillment.

Filled with the humor, passion, and pathos of modern relationships, Colored Sugar Water tells the story of two women who discover the power of their unique spiritual gifts. It further establishes Venise Berry as one of the freshest, wittiest, and wisest writers on today's fiction scene-as New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey wrote, "magnificient and honest, Venise Berry's writing comes from her soul."

About Venise Berry

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Venise Berry is the author of the Blackboard bestsellers All of Me and So Good. She is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Iowa.
Published January 1, 2002 by Dutton Adult. 259 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Continuing where she left off in All of Me (2000), Berry ignores the tenets of good storytelling and aims clearly for a single racial market.

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Lucy, the regional manager of a chain of fitness centers, has been courted for years by Spencer, the upstanding owner of a McDonald's franchise, but when she hears the voice of sexy television hot-line psychic Kuba, she believes she finally understands true passion.

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From the author of So Good and All of Me, Venise Berry is back with Colored Sugar Water a very different novel from her first two novels.

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