Joan L Sample Novels

Life, Will It Take Me Under!

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Five Stars

on November 3, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
This is not what I expected.
Not at all.
At one point I kept looking back at the cover to make sure that I was reading the same book that I thought I was.
The poignancy and insight of the authour's take on things...amazingly eye-opening.
I highly, HIGHLY recommend this to anyone.
You will be fine.

5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ, July 1, 2013

P. Morris "brown sugar" (albany georgia)
This review is from: Life, Will It Take Me Under! (Paperback)

I am an avid reader. I read this book when it was first published and I couldn't put it down. Surprises and excitement throughout the book. I loved the story line. Shows how a person can easily be influenced by others. Ms. Sample is a great writer and I am anxious to read her next novel. I am tempted to buy the kindle edition and read it all over again. LIFE IF YOU LET IT, CAN TAKE YOU UNDER. This books shows you what can happen if you let it.

 5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down., November 21, 2013

This review is from: Life, will It Take Me under!
I found this book while browsing in the lender library and what a find it was!

The story circles around Jade, her sister Kim and Kim's friend Myra. Kim is a shy girl without a lot of friends. That all changes when Jade's family rent out a room to another family. Kim meets Myra, a daughter of the new tenant. Myra is the complete opposite of Kim. With Myra's influence, Kim opens up but for all the wrong reasons. Their friendship would take Kim to dangerous extremes. Kim is then exposed to a world of drugs, prostitution, and violence.

The book is an easy read and I didn't stop until I finished it.

I really liked the appendix in which the author attempted to educate people about HIV.

Overall great read. Recommended.

 Great Book

By Frederick on August 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
I don't normally read the urban novel, but a friend recommended it to me so I gave it a try and quite surprisingly, I loved it. I would like to see what else the author Joan L Sample has out there.

September 13, 2011 at 4:23pm 

Just finished a book called Life, Will It Take Me under! By Joan L. Sample.; it was a really good story for young teenagers to read. Joan was a former co worker at Elmhurst but left to pursue a career in writing. Did a great job on her first book 

Mar. 8, 2010 by Dina Torres

This novel was very good. I would buy more novels from this author. So please keep me informed of any new releases from Joan L Sample for sale on Lulu and anywhere else.

 Mar. 5, 2010 by Kia M. Smith-Cummings

I really enjoyed the book; I was so into it, I couldn't put it down.  I Can't wait for the next one to come, so I can be engulfed in that book to. Keep them coming Joan! Never stop, because you truly have a gift.


Mar. 5, 2010 By Nicole latent

This is a great book; I ordered the first edition off of Amazon a few months back. Very powerful novel with a lesson to be learned! Insightful, educational, captivating, sad and full of life. This is a must read for all ages! I can't wait to see what else this author comes out with.


Dominique’s Review: This was a good book! Joan Sample gives a book that touches the lives of many. It is reality.

Some things we don’t see upfront. The story goes through the life of a woman who is overcome by the things of the world. She is heavily influenced by friends... and others and her life turns upside down. Joan brings a heartfelt story.

This book is a must read for young girls; a wakeup call for our generation and the generations to come. Great read! Purchase the book today!