When Diamond La Rue begins college, she is young, naïve and very protected by the close-knit La Rue family. From the cocoon of her grandmother’s brownstone in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Diamond must set out into the world and find her own way.Smart, ambitious and loyal, she seeks to balance her family life and education with the new relationships she’s formed as a student at Columbia University. At the same time, Diamond is expected to maintain the family secrets that surround her—the very secrets that could push the La Rue family over the edge.Can Diamond have a life of her own and avoid the mistakes and traps that have hurt those around her?Diamond’s loyalties are tested when family and friends begin to question her allegiances. Alliances are challenged, boundaries are re-drawn, and misunderstandings bring about rivalries and destruction.Set against the backdrop of a Harlem on the cusp of change, Diamond’s journey takes her from the hills of Harlem down to SoHo and out into the rich suburban enclaves of New York City and everywhere in between. Will Diamond La Rue find everything that she is looking for or will smoke get in her eyes?
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is a dramatic, moving, and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page! Coming of age stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes I was sold and knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it! It has been a while since I have been this captivated by a coming of age/women’s story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Nascha A. Joli who managed to delight me effortlessly with her tale that is unique and incredibly entertaining!
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is a fast-paced and brilliant coming-of-age tale that will whisk its readers away on a journey like no other. The reader in Smoke Gets In Your Eyes will be introduced to the protagonist of the novel, Diamon La Rue. In Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, the reader will follow Diamond on her journey throughout adulthood as she begins college. Diamond has always lived a sheltered life thanks to her protective family but it is time for her to break away and live the life she wants to. However, along the way, she will still feel the ties that bind her and will have to avoid mistakes made by her family before her as well as keep her family’s secrets and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Smoke Gets In Your Eyes!
The story of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Nascha A. Joli, the author of the book. Joli manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Joli’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Joli’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that Joli’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
While reading Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, the reader will be able to feel Nascha A. Joli’s pursuit of literary perfection. Joli’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Joli seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in her story through her fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.
Overall Smoke Gets In Your Eyes sends you into a tailspin of an emotionally charged journey packed full of exciting twists and turns that leave you both guessing and wanting more. Once you pick up Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! Of course, with such a fantastic piece of literature, I have to award Smoke Gets In Your Eyes five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below book lovers, you do not want to miss out!
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