The Cost of Baggage
With a rewarding career and a potential new love interest, Monique Daniels is at a crossroads in life. While she’s up for a promotion that would put her in a new tax bracket and has the perfect man to complement her new lifestyle, she’s carrying another man’s child on top of her other emotional baggage. If she doesn’t confront her past dysfunctions and acknowledge her role in them, she stands to lose everything that she’s single-handedly worked so hard for. Will the Cost of Baggage be enough to make her clear the relationship clutter in her life so she can finally move forward?
“An Awesome Tale Told Well”
I picked up this book at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Dallas when I visited Ms. Renae’s author table. My preconception was it would be a cute love story.
This is much more than a love story. it is a story about choices. It is a story about finding oneself and it is a story about what you desire could be right in front of you. The baggage Monique is carrying may cause her to lose the very thing she seeks. You will enjoy this read.
There have been very few books that I have read without stopping to scroll Facebook. The Cost of Baggage by Akela Renae did just that, this book grabbed my attention in the beginning and kept it for the duration of the book. The real-life situations caused me to evaluate my previous accounts, it verifies and empowers all at the same time. I look forward to reading more from this author if this is her first book I can only imagine the endeavors ahead.
Titled perfectly… THE COST OF BAGGAGE. This book shows how no one can afford baggage. Without permission, baggage makes you lose the most precious and valuable things you have. My heart crumbled when Monique lost what she couldn’t get back. This book shows how God didn’t create our bodies for us to allow so much garbage in. When we allow baggage to take over, we have nothing left for ourselves. Let go and let God. I’m waiting on part 2.
“Looking in a Mirror”
If we all take an honest look at ourselves, we would see just a little bit of ourselves in Monique. We all have baggage, and some of us have lost a lot because of it. For this author’s first book, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Can’t wait to see where life may take Monique and Mason.
About Akela Renae
Akela Renae is a first-time author. Her first novella, The Cost of Baggage is due out in 2015. The story idea came to Akela in the form of a dream years ago and she decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming an author.
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