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Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box
The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box

What your father didn't tell you and your mother didn't know!

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The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box by Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At thirty-five years old, she can’t figure out why her philosophy on men—and what they want from women—isn’t working. She’s trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships, until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in the counsel of a relationship expert as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love. Once he reveals the error of her ways, will Debra master the forbidden secrets to attract her soul mate or continue to keep love at bay?

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A Five-Star Review...
"Read [The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box] before starting in a relationship"
Debra Hampton comes home excited about making plans for a permanent relationship with her live-in boyfriend Vincent, only to walk in on a heartbreaking surprise: Vincent in bed with the first woman who welcomed her to their neighborhood. She then finds out that the relationship has been going on for quite a while, and the ring Vincent has been talking about buying was for the other woman, not her. The sad thing for Debra...this is not the only broken relationship she has dealt with.

Doc has been helping Debra's friend, Sherry, with her relationships so she introduces him to Debra. In this book, He discusses how he helps Debra deal with her broken relationships and learn how to make the right choices while dating.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but as I started reading about Debra's heartbreaking discovery, I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened. The situations discussed are things people face every day. The authors answer many questions about the difference in the way men and women feel about sex, dating and relationships. The Doc gives women advice on how to have a more lasting relationship rather than so many broken ones.

This book would be good for women to read before starting in a relationship; it just might save a lot of heartbreaks and hurtful situations. Even though this book is mainly for women, men will find it helpful as well, because the authors give their advice and tips on both sides of relationships, sex, love and dating. I would encourage anyone single to read this book and follow the advice of the authors.

Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite
Another Five-Star Review...

"You Can't Let the Actions of Men Affect Your Self-Esteem." - Doc Reed

Debra Hampton comes home and finds an unexpected surprise in her bedroom. This incident forces Debra to evaluate her past decisions when it comes to love, and that's when she is introduced to relationship guru, Doc Reed. Will Debra heed his advice or continue on her downward spiral when it comes to relationships?

"Relationships are all about control and who has it. Not so much control as to manipulate, but rather who is setting the pace of the relationship. Typically, one person is running and the other is chasing." - Doc Reed

This selection also introduces us to Debra's friends, Sherry and Rachel, who are having their own issues when it comes to relationships. Sherry, who has gone through Doc's crash course on love, offers her insight on Debra's problems. Rachel, who has the "perfect" relationship, is wondering after years of marriage if the grass is greener on the other side.

The Forbidden Secrets of The Goody Box is a valuable book. It's a reminder to us ladies to take control of our "GOODY BOX" before someone else takes control of it. The ending will have you pulling out your hair wondering what will happen next.

Reviewed by Orsayor OOSA Online Book Club


Another Five-Star Review...

"This book is a must read for women to gain a better understanding of self and the opposite sex." - MonicaMinutes 295

The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box keeps the reader glued to the book as you learn so much from the ladies and want to know what happens next. 

Reviewed by MonicaMinutes 295 of's Greensboro Single Women


A Four-Star Review...

"A Glimpse into the Minds of Males (by Venus Mason Theus) - Coleman takes readers along on an emotional roller coaster ride with the three main characters as they sort out their 'man issues.' Okay, that's what we've become accustomed to. However, unlike the typical 'girlfriend novels,' this novel gives you a 'back stage' pass into the complex minds of men and the sometimes twisted relationship games they play with women.

Although the backdrop is painted as an enjoyable read, the entire story is threaded with an admonishment for women to keep their heads and maintain their integrity when in pursuit of romance and companionship."
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Praise for The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box…
The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
Rating: 4 

Not My Goodies! Forbidden Secrets is a book that discusses matters of the heart and how they affect our relationships. A group of successful friends despite their differences handle these matters in a variety of ways as they strive to hurdle the obstacles in their lives. Help is provided by someone who has seen the other side of their situations and knows the impact in an intimate way: a man!

I simply loved the wonderful advice that was given throughout the book in regards to how to cope with relationships from the point of view of both men and women. I liked the fact that all the women in the book had different issues - but somehow related - which gave the reader an idea of how to deal with an array of personal issues.

The only thing that I wanted was more out of the end of the book. There was too much of a cliffhanger, but it has me eagerly anticipating the second half of The Goody Box Book!

Reviewed by
Tamara Walker
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“I started to skim through this book, but now I cannot put it down. This is an incredible book that all women must read.”
~ Lexi, talk-show host of The Lexi Show as seen on The Word Network
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“Coleman lays the hard-hitting arsenal out in the open in this refreshing and looong-awaited new spin on an ageless battle to tame the flesh! The Goody Box Book is not just a novel, but a woman’s must-have, must-READ handbook full of great teachings and insight on reaching personal and relational fulfillment. The Goody Box Book will have you pledging heart-gasm before orgasm!”
~ Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, author of Manna for Mamma and The Bankrupt Spirit
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"I praise God for Valerie. She tackled information about relationships that are often unaddressed. Purchase The Goody Box Book as a reference for yourself or a gift for someone else."
~ Marsha Beasley, radio-talk-show host of Gospel ConneXion
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"Normally, I avidly read non-fiction, but The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box was not fiction for me. I started reading the book on the bus on my way home from the Girl Get It Together conference and almost missed my stop. I could not blink or lift my head up to see where I was. I did not care because the book was captivating. I could relate to each character. I saw myself, friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances, fellow bus passengers you name it. There must be more. I could not put it down. I wanted more. For me, The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box goes beyond the relationships between man and women as sexual beings. I feel that I can use the lessons from this book in interpersonal relationships across the board. I see this book as an excellent teaching tool on how humans deal with one another period. I love how the authors teach life lessons without preaching and without being judgmental. I love how they present their case without shoving it down the reader's throat. I like how they deal with the sensitive matter of sex without being obscene or explicit, thus respecting and expanding their audience. Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, we are ready for more."
~ Nozipo G.
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"First, let me say thank you for reminding me to keep the box “closed” – LOL. Second, let me thank you for the writing. I must admit I was not sure what to expect, although the snippet was an excellent preview. I, at first, believed that it was to be more informational – somewhat like Harvey’s “Act….Think..”.  But the way that the characters were woven was exemplary and the way it ended! That explains my delay in responding after finishing…I was not speaking to you, my feelings were hurt! When is the next book coming out --- I have to know what happens… Let me know – I want my preview copy! LOL
Lessons learned upon completion:  ANY relationship takes time and nurturing for it to grow in a HEALTHY manner.  This includes my relationship with God, self and others! I can’t leave the opportunity for someone else to do the “work” for me and me to expect the benefits of that work. Excellent work!  Thank you! "
~ April K.
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"I finished the book...Woo hoo! I couldn't put the it down.  EXCELLENT JOB!!  I'M A LOVER OF THIS BOOK!!!
You touched on many relationship situations females have experienced.  I know this will be a best seller and more importantly, it will help the ladies. The advice will open the eyes of women on how important it is to 'lock that box' and get a better understanding of men.
At times, I hollered out laughing and people looked at me like I was crazy. I love when a book has me so into it that I forget my surroundings.
Once again, GREAT JOB! I already recommended The Goody Box Book and will be passing it on to my nieces to read. They need to understand at a young age to 'lock that box!!'"
~ Miracle T.
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"Val, I so enjoyed The Goody Box Book. You did an awesome job.  I could hardly put it down.

I felt empowered and encouraged. Sherry showed me confidence as she held her ground. Debra's character showed me that you don't have to give up all of you. I learned from Rachel that communication is key and if problems go unaddressed, temptation can come. I was enlightened by the different types of men.

I can't wait to read The Goody Box Book sequel. Keep up the good work!"

~ LaToya M.

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"Valerie, I LOVED The Goody Box Book! Finished it earlier this week and then re-read it immediately and finished again last night.
As I read the book, it was easy for me to see each of the characters as someone I could know and interact with. I learned the most through Debra. Her journey was enlightening and I've already started labeling the predators! The Goody Box Book is a must-read for ALL women and men can get something from it too.

Now please, please, please tell me there is a sequel in the works..."

~ Tamarus S.

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"Val, you had me laughing yesterday! I love your humor; never knew. Proud of you and the endeavors God has you doing to change lives. Yeah, Val!"

~ Stephanie W.

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"I thank God for Valerie J. Lewis Coleman who unselfishly released The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box -- audible whispers of the Holy Spirit. Golden nuggets (truths) of relationship counseling, neatly sandwiched between candid conversations only shared with friends, offer a healing balm for persons hiding behind broken hearts and shattered dreams. I once was blind, but now I see... I once was trapped, but now I'm free."

~ Andrea Attaway-Young, author of The Secret Treasure

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"Finished The Goody Box Book and got mad because I finished it too quickly! LOL! I really enjoyed the book and could see myself all through it. Time to make a change and do things differently. Tired of the same old same old. I plan to go back and read The Goody Box Book again, but  this time with a highlighter! Wonderful job!"

~ Stacey F.

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"Hi, Mrs. Val. We spoke at the credit union the other day and I got my copy of The Goody Box Book. I'm almost done with it already. GREAT BOOK!!! A serious page turner that's both funny and informative."

~ Dana S.

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"I so love The Goody Box Book.  It is awesome!!"

~ Carolyn G.

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"OMG!!! I can't put the book down!! Lord have mercy. You have me thinking. I am so thankful for a man's perspective on what men really think about women. The Goody Box Book will be a number-one bestseller that every woman needs to read. Congrats!"

~ Theresa H.

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Why He Left You Her Workshop
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The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box
All eyes are on you as you make slow orchestrated steps toward the altar. The splendor of your tailored gown is magnified by the beaded embellishments. Your hair and makeup; perfect. The eloquently arrayed bouquet of fresh-cut flowers bombards your senses. For a brief moment, you stop, close your eyes, inhale the fragrance. The pianist seems to stroke the keys in sync with your racing heart. You open your eyes and gaze down the aisle to see the groom poised, ready to meet his bride. A full smile washes across your face, steadies your breathing. As you walk toward him, acknowledging each friend and family member with a glance, slight grin and head nod, you whisper a prayer to the Lord.
“Father, I thank You for this beautiful day. Everything is coming together as planned; even the weather is perfect. I ask Your grace upon this union that it may flourish. I have one question: When will it be my turn as bride? I’m happy for my girl, but… I’m tired of being alone, crying myself to sleep. Smiling at every man I meet, hoping; praying that he’s the one. I love my nieces and nephews, but I’m ready to be a mother. The official has shot the gun to start the foot race and I’m stuck in the blocks watching my girlfriends run ahead with husbands in tow. Why am I still single? What is it about me that keeps me on this side of matrimony?”
Limousines, receiving lines and head tables! Phooey!
Had enough of being a hostess, bridesmaid or maid of honor?
Let me be bold, blunt and to-the-point on something most men would never dare tell a woman: you have more power to have men eating out of the palm of your hand than you realize. However, when it boils down to it either you know The Forbidden SECRETS of the Goody Box or you don't. And most women don't have a clue as to how to utilize the power they already posses. If that describes you, then don't worry because it's not your fault! You've just never been taught the TRUTH about what men really CRAVE in a woman and it requires VERY LITTLE EFFORT on your part!
Now I have some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news: What we’re going to unveil in our new Why He Left You for Her Workshop will make a lot of the wrong kind of men VERY upset! The good news: They are going to be upset because we will peel back the curtain and reveal to YOU all of the SECRETS you were never given about men.
In this workshop, you will discover:
· Three things that lead you to make terrible relationship decisions
· Every man’s private marriage checklist
· A simple two-letter word that makes him want to pop the question
· Why he just won’t propose
· Little signs that tell you he’s the one
· Advice from men you’d be crazy not to take


Praise for the Why He Left You for Her Workshop…


I Found Out What Men Really Want In Women and It Blew Me Away

I thought I had a pretty good idea about what men wanted in a woman they considered for marriage. However, in this workshop I found out what men really want and it blew me away. This information will be my secret weapon for my next relationship.  Karen Jackson
Now I Know How to Avoid the Wrong Types of Male Hunters
The workshop provided tons of great relationship information especially communication. Now I know how to avoid the wrong types of male hunters. This info is priceless! Sharon Tuttle
I’ve Been Up for Twenty-Four Hours Straight…They Kept My Attention and I Loved Every Minute of It!
When I came to this workshop I had just worked two straight shifts. My only objective was to not fall asleep. Not only did I stay awake, but I laughed, played games and listened to every word. Valerie kept my attention and I loved every minute of it! I’ve been up for twenty-four hours straight and I’m alert and ready for more! Pamela Montgomery
I Learned Things About Men I Never Knew
Everything in this workshop was real and relevant! The examples and exercises were fun and practical. I learned things about men I never knew. I know this information is going to help me get what I want out of my relationship. Erika Preston
Val Was Hilarious and Extremely Informative at the Same Time!
I thought this workshop was going to be just another boring lecture, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Val was hilarious and extremely informative at the same time! If you’re single, you have to attend this workshop! Danielle Wright

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