It’s hard to embrace a novel when the main character is so unlikable. Lenora is selfish, closed-minded and she exhibits no signs of genuinely caring for anyone. There is no growth in her character and the overall story lacks a purpose.

Lenora Stone is a photographer who lives hand to mouth and whose boyfriend is seemingly unwilling to commit, so she is beyond ecstatic when she wins $5 million in the lottery and Gerald is ready to put a ring on her finger. But with her newfound fame come changes in her relationships and career for which she is not prepared. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jul., 304 pp., $24.99)
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B. Nakia Garner