"The Coldest Winter Ever" by Sister Souljah.

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The Coldest Winter Ever, by Sister Souljah is 413 pages long and was published in 1999 by Pocket Books. This is a great book about the way a family live solely off of drug money. The story was about the Santiago family. Ricky Santiago and his wife were the parents of 4 daughters; Winter, Porsche, Lexy and Mercedes. Winter was the oldest and Lexy and Mercedes were the youngest (they were twins). Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, rich daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Sharp, sexy and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves on her body. When their family is suddenly drawn apart for her father's careless mistakes, her street sense and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Her and her family had finally moved out of the projects of Brooklyn and into a fabulous house in Long Island. They knew that they were on top of the world, boy were they in for a real surprise.

It was only the beginning of the end. Being accustomed to the lifestyle that they lived, Winter, her mom and her sisters had all of the Gucci and gold that anyone could ever want. They were spoiled rotten and didn't need for anything. Her mother had never worked a day in her life; she was always taken care of by Santiago. Not long after they moved to Long Island the FBI came into their home and compensated everything that they owned, took Santiago to jail, the twins and Porsche to a foster home, Winter to a Shelter and left her mom out to dry. Although they had lost everything, unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. She sold some of her jewelry and hustled to get money...