Clothesline Blues by B. Berry is a poignant tale that brings in some of the many atrocities perpetrated against people because of the color of their skin. Ms. Berry penned a novel that takes the readers on many journeys with the main ones being those of Hilda and her best friend Pearl.
Hilda is saddled with a man she once loved and she determined to get him away from but has to figure out how. Pearl is struggling to gain funds to secure a future for her and her daughter. The paths Hilda and Pearl travel takes us on roads of twist and turns that keep us saying wow. This is going on during the very turbulent times of black people fighting to put an end to being disregarded, disrespected, treated like less than and beaten/killed.
This novel allows us to feel what some went through and as they fought for change. We also see lies, secrets, acts of violence and revenge come to the forefront to possibly ruin lives.
A Perfect Affair by Lutishia Lovely was a very enticing and engaging read. I wanted to climb into that book, hurt somebody a few times, and shake to mess out of a couple other times. A Perfect Affair is a provocative tale that centers around an award-winning biologist, Randall Atwater and a freelance writer, Jacqueline Tate. They meet at a scientific conference on trends and technology in which she is there to do a feature story on him for Science Today. She is immediately drawn to this handsome, brainy, attentive, and reserved man. During this week long conference, she becomes determined to make him hers.
Jacqueline sets out to woo and get the man she has fancied herself in love with and will pull out all stops to do so. This she does despite him having a wife, Sherri and two children at home. As we experience this tale of love, determination and other elements, we are caught up in an emotional spiral of manipulation, lies, trickery and deception. All to what cost? Ms. Lovely spun a tale that entraps us in a web that keeps us right there awaiting the next turn, act, deed and reaction.
I give this novel 5 stars, April 27, 2014
Unraveled is an intricately woven story that captures your attention and captivates you for the very start. This is definitely an expertly written tale full of emotions, suspense, deviousness and drama that is centered around Dr. Samuel Bradford who has no recollection of being such and is on trial for his life.
Dr. Bradford awakens in the hospital after a mysterious incident leaves him near death with a severe head injury. In this world of the unknown he is propelled from one point to another by people he is suppose to be able to count on and trust. Through it all the only one that he is able to count on is his mother. Once he learns to live again and moves on doing such, he is able to function and even adds a wife to his life which is still very much shadowed in the unknown. Dr. Samuel Bradford is very well known for his achievements, is manipulated in unimaginable ways and ends up on trial for the murder of his wife….this trial alone is a cornucopia of deeds involving politics, control, greed, sex, lies, crimes and love.
Maxx Kilbourne created a book that is engaging and the keeps you on the edge of your seat in an emotional battle though out. I give it 4.5 stars and will definitely be on the look out for Mr. Kilbourne’s other books. Well done!! February 14, 2011