Second time novelist
MBridgesis back with another Betty Jean title;
Getting Up and Getting On. This time her protagonist, Betty
Jean Carlson from her debut novel Are You Satisfied, Yet?,
is getting her act together and moving on...or so she thinks.
Yet, as the past comes back to bite her in the butt, Betty Jean
learns she is stronger than before and strongly focused on
finding her destiny.
Betty Jean is your younger sister, your best friend, your
co-worker and/or your neighbor down the street all balled up in
one. She is the average, contemporary, African American, young
woman struggling in a not-to-friendly world. You will applaud
this writer as she portrays wit, charm and intelligence in her
character. The sub-characters are Sheila, Betty Jean's best
friend and personal assistant, and black men of substance,
intelligence, wealth and sophistication. In following these men
through the story, you surely want to believe there are still
some good black men to be had.
Another interesting issue is the women's dating scene and their
desire to develop lasting relationships. I loved the de Monbleau
Family's plush lifestyle. Despite having a wealth of material
possessions, they maintained their values and moral upbringing.
The author also delighted the reviewer with that extra touch of
mystery in the storyline that kept me guessing as the story
MBridges has a natural gift of storytelling and writes books
that are easy to follow and keeps the reader interested. No part
of the book dragged, and twists and turns were not always
predictable. I look forward to more visits with Betty Jean, her
friends and associates in future releases. Getting Up and
Getting On is a combination of chick lit’ and women's
contemporary fiction. It touched my heart and tickled my funny
bone, page after page.