An incredibly sweet and touching story of adoption, Author
Lola Jayne will truly touch her readers' heart. Lara has
always been different; with her kinky hair and different
skin, she knows that though she is her parents' daughter,
she is not a blood relative. She wishes to meet her birth
mother, but is satisfied, for the most part, with her happy
life. When Lara's biological mother, Yomi, does appear,
Lara's reaction is not quite what she thought it would
be...she has a difficult time.
Readers meet three strong women: Lara, Yomi, and
Patricia. They each have an endearing story to tell you, a
memorable story of pain, loss, and happiness.
Each character is distinct and interesting.
Patricia is a bit of a pop
star and Lara is figuring out how her life. Yomi leads a
very intriguing, different tribal life. All of the women
are very different, but share a few characteristics that
tie them together.
Patricia and Yomi want the best for Lara. Patricia had
wanted a child for a long time before even considering
adoption, but eventually her stubbornness broke down and
she gave adoption a try. Yomi's life was difficult and a
glimpse into the lives of women living in third world
countries. Lara grows throughout the novel. Readers
will meet her through all stages of life, from infancy to
her romance with her boyfriend. The three female
characters are focused upon and have something special to
leave you with at the end of the novel.
The plot is not the fastest, but its
slower pace works perfectly with the subject matter. BEING
is perfect for anyone looking for "something
different, but familiar."
What other explanation could there be? With her dark
complexion and kinky hair, so unlike her fair-skinned
parents, Lara knew she was different. At eight she finally
learned the word \"adopted.\" Twenty-two years later, a
stranger arrives as she blows out the candles on her
thirtieth birthday cakeâ€”a woman in a blue-and-black head tie
who also claims the title \"Laraâ€™s mother.\"
Lara, always in control, now finds her life slipping free of
the stranglehold she\'s had on it. Unexpected, dangerously
unfamiliar emotions are turning Lara\'s life upside down,
pulling her between Nigeria and London, forcing her to
confront the truth about her past. But if she\'s brave
to embrace the lives of her two mothers, she may discover
once and for all what it truly means to be Lara.