The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.
"It made me cry"
New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby dishes out the juiciest of tales. Be Careful What You Pray For - the sequel to her popular The Best of Everything - is another delicious page-turner. Alicia Black’s first marriage didn’t work out, but she’s still praying for a prince. And so enters the magnetic Pastor JT Valentine. Has Alicia finally found the man of her dreams - or has love blinded her once again?
"Very good read; hard to put down"
Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it. Even if it means piling up thousands of dollars in debt. Even if it means denying to everyone - even herself - that her love of shopping has gotten way out of control.
"No better than a bad made for TV movie."
The Black household is swiftly deteriorating. Frustrated and angry at her prosperous preacher husband's obvious infidelities, Tanya cannot believe the man she once loved has been replaced by this pathological liar obsessed with material wealth.
"I loved this book"
New to Los Angeles, Hosanna Clark, a farm worker from Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein. Together they build a cosmetics company and a deep friendship. Then Gilda disappears, taking with her the company's assets. The loss leaves Hosanna financially ruined and emotionally damaged. Years later, after her death, Hosanna's daughter will look to collect the debt Gilda owes.
"Awesome. Very well written."
In Baby Momma Drama, sisters Jasmine and Stephanie struggle to understand the complicated relationships they have with the men in their lives. Luckily, they’ve got each other to turn to when the going gets tough.
"Indeed enough drama"
Motivational speaker and best-selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs pens moving tales that mix the stylings of Jan Karon and Terry McMillan. Faith Alexandria Morrell and her two sisters guard a dark secret. Needing direction, they join a local megachurch, where they meet people with problems of their own.
"Godly characters with real world problems!"
A finalist for the National Book Award, Lost in the City features 15 poignant short stories, each set in Washington, D.C. Far removed from marble monuments and the offices of rich politicians, the nation's capital that Jones captures is inhabited by self-willed African-Americans struggling to live their lives as best they can.
"CHAOS AND MORAL IDIOCY"
For 16 years, Kyla and Jefferson have enjoyed a seemingly perfect marriage. They share a wonderful daughter, a passionate love for each other, and a deep spirituality. But their happiness is shattered when Kyla finds Jefferson in bed with another woman - a woman who happens to be her childhood friend. If there’s any hope to repair their broken marriage, they will have to trust their faith like never before. Temptation is a moving story of contemporary people struggling through one of life’s most difficult obstacles - and trusting in God to steer the way.
"Learning to forgive.."
Fans of T.D. Jakes' Cover Girls will delight in Michelle Stimpson's debut book Boaz Brown. LaShondra Smith has been waiting for a man like Stelson Brown. He is intelligent, funny, and a man of God - but he's white. Can LaShondra get past her prejudices and fears and allow herself to love this man she's always dreamed of?
"Excellent and Very Honest!"
A juicy glimpse into the lives of contemporary blacks Player Haters blends romance, comedy, and drama in a novel that's hip, stylish, fun, and totally entertaining. A sassy reading from various narrators ensures hours of good times for adult listeners.
"The book that put Weber on my favorite author list"
Vanessa Davis Griggs combines Terry McMillan sass and Jan Karon spirituality in the second part of her moving Blessed Trinity trilogy about a congregation striving to gain Heaven while struggling with earthly concerns. Pastor George Landris has a monumental mandate for his flock. He wants them to cast off their strongholds (i.e., their weaknesses), and this sets off a flurry of soul-searching and repentance with humorous and poignant results.
Rochelle Alers has written over 25 nationally acclaimed novels and stories. Secrets Never Told is a featured alternate of the Black Expressions Book Club. The moving story of a woman who has lost her mother and the love of her husband, it addresses questions of connection, commitment, and honesty.
"Secrets Never Told"
The sister of acclaimed author Terry McMillan, national best-selling author Rosalyn McMillan crafts sweeping tales of African-American family life that evoke entire eras. In this book she captures the turbulence of the civil rights movement in Tennessee.
"As good as her sister with a different flair."
From Chelsea House’s Black Americans of Achievement series comes this biography of the legendary anti-slavery activist.
For years, Memory Patterson has been running away from her problems and conning her way through life. Then a chance encounter with Pastor Landris’ pregnant wife, Johnnie Mae, puts her on the path toward meeting the mother she never knew. But a storm is brewing on the horizon, and soon Memory, Johnny Mae, and Pastor Landris will find their faith tested.
Matthew Henson’s destiny was set when he met naval officer Robert Edwin Peary, in 1887. An African American son of poor farmers, Henson shared Peary’s desire to be the first person to reach the North Pole. In 1909, the men set out one one of their many voyages together. They battled sub-zero temperatures, deadly ice formations, and bone-chilling winds. Many times it was Henson who saved the expedition with his knowledge of Inuit language and culture. But when the men finally achieved their goal, few people believed them.
In Goodness and Mercy by award-winning author Vanessa Davis Griggs, Gabrielle’s girlhood dream of becoming a dancer slips away when life takes an unexpected turn. But after she meets the man of her dreams at church, everything seems to be falling into place—until a past secret threatens to tear her life all apart and puts her newfound faith to the ultimate test.
When young millionaire John Sebastian decides to win back the great love of his life, he vows to succeed no matter what it takes. But he soon realizes that he will have to prove himself worthy of her.
Lori Johnson makes her mark as an up-and-coming author with After the Dance - the delightful story of a budding romance. Thirty-something Faye thinks the notion of finding a "Mr. Right" is laughable, and has all but given up on the idea of true love. But Carl, the guy next door, feels otherwise. Little do they know it, but soon their lives will take a surprising turn.
"No Real Significant Story Line"