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The Color of Love

Narrated by: Angela Starling
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Acclaimed for her moving depictions of interracial love, best-selling author Sandra Kitt delivers a passionate and provocative tale of modern romance.

An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone... not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint. Beginning a relationship with a perfect stranger is completely out of character for Leah. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. They couldn’t be more different. Jason is white, a streetwise New York cop haunted by his own demons. He’s stunned by his instant attraction to this vibrant black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts.

©1995 Sandra Kitt (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • K
  • 18-08-15

Wow!

This was an absolutely awesome story. The story makes you look at your own prejudices and think twice about what you say, do, and how you believe.

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  • Busybee9000
  • 10-05-15

LOVE HAS NO COLOR!

This was a pleasant story based in my hometown of New York City. they come from very different backgrounds. there are an interracial couple in New York City which shouldn't be a problem.he's a cop and all of the racial tensions in the city between cops the public start to interfere with there relationship. The narrator sounds pleasant.

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  • Kelli
  • 27-04-15

Oh my goodness ...Tear Jerker

This book was so very good I can't even explain. I'm in tears right now. As a black women married happily to a white male this just touched my heart.
It is so very nice to read a story about a subject so close to my heart.
This read was hard from a racial stand and must have been set in the late eighties or early nineties based on the references of the Vietnam War.
So I imagine things were slightly harder for interracial couples. But the fundamental issues are still there and I love overcomes and remains colorblind

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  • Tuty
  • 26-06-18

Really?

First let me say that I love Sandra Kitt 's work. Second the narrator did an amazing job! She really put on an excellent performance. Now...
This portion may have a spoiler or three. Please read at your own risk. I hate a character that has no back bone. I understand and fully believe that you must forgive and move forward. That being said, I don't know of any woman who would just go along with the regularly scheduled program after finding out she was betrayed in the worst way by someone so close to her. That entire situation was totally unrealistic to me. I darn near put the book down in frustration listening to Gail rant and rave with total disregard for Leah's feelings. Also, I don't believe I ever heard the exact year the story was supposed to be taking place.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-11-17

Good

I really liked this book and would recommend this book. I wish this author didn't use God's name in vain. You don't have to use " GD " to have a good book. I would have given it 5 stars if not for that. I didn't like how Leah let her sister and Allen basically run over her with their betrayal. What year was it 1920-1940's? For Leah and Jason to face all the prejudices with being an interracial couple. That part of the story threw me for a loop. I thought the author went a bit to much on that and how Leah was treated by her sister. I wish this book was a movie.

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  • Ann
  • 12-02-17

A Little Outdated But An Excellent Read

"The Color of Love" was written before dating and marriage between Black women and White men were a common occurrence. This well written book explores, with tenderness, the complexities involved in the evolution of the relationship between Leah and Jason.

I have read most of Ms. Kitt's books but this is her best. I wish she would write more.
Unlike the majority of the romance books written on this topic, it is not soft porn. This is an excellent love story written by a creative and intelligent writer. It is well work the READ and the Listen.

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  • T. Hosford
  • 08-10-15

great story

I first read this story when I was a teenager and was the very first interracial romance I ever read. I loved it then and now that I have had much more life experience love it even more.

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  • jc dexter
  • 12-08-15

eh

story was so drawn out about nothing. the love scenes were boring. the lead character was such a pushover. she had no voice. they couple was so extra with the interracial emotional drama with one another for what I would say we're minor issues, at least for the woman. you would think she was threatened or something based on how dramatic she was about the racial issues.

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  • GM
  • 18-12-19

What a waste of time!

I would advise the author not to write anymore romances. She would do better to write English textbooks. After I struggled thru the first six chapters I had to quit. The book is very flat and unrealistic. I can't even tell that Leah is black. She seems white in character. She is week, clueless and spineless. T is clear to me that the author needs to do more research on subject and the personality of her characters.

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  • LAQUETTA K.
  • 02-07-19

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The story line reminds me of 1960. Sisters who have problems like that would not be together.
I'm almost speechless.