Wait for Love: A Black Girl's Story

General Fiction

By Wanda D Hudson

Publisher : Miss Luv's Books

ABOUT Wanda D Hudson

Wanda D Hudson
I'm Wanda D. Hudson, the author of Wait for Love: A Black Girl's Story and LuvMe. I also the fabulous comedian Miss WandaLuv and radio personality! Please visit my website to stay in the know! Miss Luv's Books - Because Everybody Needs A Little Luv!


In this chapter Lynnde has to decide how much does sex matter in her relationship? Hmmm... what would you do?

Wait for Love: A Black Girl's Story is the story of Lynnette Donna Lee's life. If you have ever been in love, or are longing for that special someone, you've probably experienced many of the same emotions as she. Join her on this adventurous, sometimes humorous, and sometimes painful literary romp. Lynnette bares her soul and her body many times in search of the man she'll marry. The only problem she has is with the men she chooses to give her all to. They show her they don't love her and then go to extremes to get the point across. Why does she keep holding on when the only love involved is nowhere to be found?

As a young girl, Lynnde felt love and admiration from her parents, but as she grew into adolescence and adulthood, she gained weight, and the love and admiration turned to absolute loathing from her father. This fact, along with many others, pushes Lynnde into the arms and beds of several men who have their way with her. She is physically, mentally and emotionally abused but keeps going back for more, all in the name of love.

WAIT FOR LOVE: A Black Girl's Story by Wanda D. Hudson is a look into Lynnde's search for love and marriage. In her corner is her mother and her best friend; each implores the notion to just wait for love. In her quest and impatience she comes into contact with some of the most derelict individuals the world has to offer. Accepting their behavior only forces Lynnde deeper into despair and into their emotional games. We travel with her through each of the relationships, which are graphic and the conditions deplorable. No two were the same but the results were always catastrophic.

What makes this book unique is the fact the main character is telling her story directly to the reader; she is having a conversation with us. She, at times is humorous, she tells us to stop laughing, stop rolling our eyes, close our gaped mouths and so much more. It is not until Lynnde decides to love herself first that her conditions begin to change. While reading, it was easy to place blame as to Lynnde's circumstances, but there are no cut and dry answers; her behaviors were really symptomatic of something deeper. The author had an uncanny ability to take readers into the heart of her character by crying, begging, pleading and cheering to Lynnde to move on and out.

Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

Lynette Lee has been a fool for a man ever since she started dating. Unfortunately being a fool has cost Lynette more than any woman should have to pay. So why does Lynette keep dating loser after loser only to learn the same lesson over and over again? Join Wanda Hudson in Wait for Love, A Black Girl's Story and explore the mind of a woman desperately seeking love.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Wait for Love, Hudson's debut novel. This is a must read for every woman that has ever sought love, or known someone that has sought love in the wrong place. Although Hudson tackled some serious and very real issues facing African American women in our society today, she managed to keep her readers laughing while doing so. Whether you laugh with Lynette, get mad at Lynette, or cry with Lynette, you will keep turning pages as you wait on her to find love.

APOOO BookClub

n her novel, "Wait For Love," Wanda Hudson explores the evolution of one woman blinded by the idea of love - "I gave into any and everything a man wanted. My life's mission was to have one and make him happy even if I wasn't."

The protagonist, Lynnde, spends her young adulthood in pursuit of love. With a single-minded determination, Lynnde manages to go from one bad relationship (I use the term lightly!) to the next, only finding solace in food. As her emotions run the gamut, so does her weight. Will Lynnde ever find the love she so desperately wants?

There is no denying that Hudson knows how to draw readers into a story. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to jump into the pages of this book to either hug or hurt Lynnde. Hudson weaves a story that is both fresh and familiar. I enjoyed "Wait For Love" and look forward to reading more from this author.

Ms. Toni - Avid Reader