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Desperate Hoodwives

(The first book in the Bentley Manor series)
A novel by


In the first book of a drama-drenched new series, four unforgettable women will do anything to escape the hood.

From their front stoops at Bentley Manor, longtime residents Miz Osceola and Miz Cleo have seen just about everything and know all too well that there's no happily-ever-after in the projects. There's only the desperate need to get out by any means possible.

Aisha has what every other ghetto girl envies: a loving man who supplies her with all the fashion, money, and accessories that scream "hood success." Now that her husband's in jail, Aisha may have to put something more precious than her designer gear up for sale in order to maintain her image. The cost may be too high even for her expensive tastes.

Devani knows she's found her way out of the hood when she sleeps with Tyrik, a star pro athlete. When Tyrik's calls get further and further apart, Devani's mother suggests the perfect scheme: become his baby momma. Will Devani's plans force her man to commit, or backfire with the worst of consequences?

Molly is so in love with her husband, Junior, that she doesn't care if she's the only white girl in the hood. Blinded by her love, Molly lets everyone walk all over her. But Junior may cross the line, forcing Molly to give back all the abuse she's taken.

Lexi has five children - and four broke baby daddies. Now she is married to Luther, Mr. Right in every way but in the bedroom. Determined to finally provide a good man for her kids, Lexi must struggle to fight her cravings for sex with her ex. Will she stay faithful to her husband or give in to a passion that may very well prove deadly?

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Used availability for De'nesha Diamond's Desperate Hoodwives

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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Desperate Hoodwives
Author(s): Meesha Mink and De'Nesha Diamond
ISBN: 0-7394-9142-3 / 978-0-7394-9142-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Desperate Hoodwives: An Urban Tale (Pocket Books Fiction)
Author(s): Meesha Mink, De'nesha Diamond
ISBN: 1-4767-0409-0 / 978-1-4767-0409-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Desperate Hoodwives: An Urban Tale
Author(s): Meesha Mink, De'nesha Diamond
ISBN: 1-4165-3752-X / 978-1-4165-3752-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Desperate Hoodwives: An Urban Tale (Bentley Manor Tales Book 1)
Author(s): Meesha Mink, De'nesha Diamond
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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