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The Shoe Diaries


"debut author Baham deftly channels her own Sex and the City vibe to craft an emotionally engaging story featuring a superbly rendered protagonist whose realistically complicated and relatably messy life will long resonate with anyone trying to make positive changes for themselves..." -- Booklist 

"This was a great read, written in a beautiful, insightful way that will inspire you to look at your relationships, friends, and happiness with your life. We all deserve great things and to live happy." -- A Midlife Wife

"Excellent book and very much recommended." -- Confessions of a Bookaholic

"I was not prepared for the variety of feelings this book took me through, but I have to say it was well worth it... it's a really fantastic book with characters that shine, and it swept me up pretty effortlessly, A very beautiful and engaging read." -- The Smut Report

Black Fiction Addiction Author Interview 

"This story could be called “the black version of Sex & the City”, but it’s much more than that. Yes, we see a group of friends who go on a trip, buy shoes (which I love!!) and tell their stories with a glass of wine in their hands. However, the plot highlights the union between friends, family values ​​and how love always wins over fear. This is my first book by this author, and it won’t be the last." -- Harlequin Junkie

Authority Magazine Interview: Author Darby Baham on How to Successfully Navigate Work, Life, and Love as a Powerful Woman

ICYMI: Check out The Shoe Diaries virtual blog tour that went from January 10-February 4, 2022. Stops found here.
"Love is what drives everything—whether we are searching for it, reeling from a lost one, or happy in the relationship we’re in, or anything in between. So, when I write about romance and love, I see it as part of the revolutionary act of simply telling those stories" 
Darby Baham
Write for Harlequin's I Got the Call blogpost

Bloom Where You're Planted


"In the second empowering addition to her Friendship Chronicles, following The Shoe Diaries (2022), Baham once again displays her mastery of insightful characterization and her ability to write with heart and hope about life's ups and downs, all of which are made better with a little help from our friends."-- Booklist 

"One thing I can promise you is that Darby is not going to spare a single one of your feelings. She is going to hit on the whole spectrum of emotion, but I guarantee you you're going to love the story by the end." -- Aaron from Aaron's Reading Room

Black Fiction Addiction Author Interview 

"5 stars. If Darby Baham isn’t on your author reading list, then she NEEDS to be...  I honestly loved this story from beginning to end. [It] brought a heated passion I wasn’t expecting... But what I really, really loved about this story was the relationship Jenn and Nick shared...Things for them weren’t and aren’t always pretty but I loved watching them evolve." -- Kim from Read Your Writes


"5 stars. Bloom Where You’re Planted was not what I expected…and not what many faithful category readers will expect either. It is, however, not a bad fit for category romance or the Special Edition line... It’s a really sweet, heartfelt, and insightful book (it’s even interspersed with quotes related to “blooming” and personal growth), and while it is a rather atypical release from a Harlequin category line, it’s definitely worth giving a chance." -- Courtney Reads Romance

Read Your Writes Author Interview

How I Fell for Romance: featuring Darby Baham

Novel Noshing blog series: featuring Darby Baham

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