In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic.
"The Girl Done Good"
New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Krull is known for compelling children's biographies like Harvesting Hope, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. Her concise yet informative Leonardo da Vinci bio presents a vivid and highly accessible portrait of a true renaissance man.
"A Very Short Biography"
In Another Man Will, the Turner sisters long for marriage - yet Mr. Right has so far been elusive. But when Dana finds herself attracted to a white accountant at work, Crystal reconnects with an old classmate, and Yvette meets a dashing older man, these women learn that real love is sometimes found in the most unexpected places.
Krull details Newton's lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history's greatest geniuses.
When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub - and her new man - to turn her luck around.… Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams.… And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star.…
Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real. Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top 10 Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground" in 12 short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other - and respect themselves. This is a complex, often humorous, and always on-point exploration of today's teens determined to find love and self-worth...any way they know how.
In Suspicions, author Sasha Campbell pens a provocative tale about the trouble that can arise when a person ignores the past for too long. Because Noelle Gordon owns the hottest beauty salon in the area, she hears a lot about her clients’ private lives. But when a baby is abandoned on her doorstep, Noelle finds that she is the one at the center of all the drama.
"A Comical Read"
Essence best-selling author Daaimah S. Poole delivers the scandalous and sexy goods her fans can’t get enough of in this sizzling tale of women trying to score. Adrienne Sheppard isn’t raking it in as an NFL star’s baby mama, so she’s looking to get wifed. Zakiya Lee is pregnant by the NBA’s hottest new player, but fame is wearing her out. And sports reporter Cherise Long has a pro athlete picked out too—but he happens to be Adrienne’s man.
Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat edits this collection of stories that puts a noir twist on the Haitian experience. From kidnappings gone wrong to deadly sibling rivalries, Haiti Noir features some of the Caribbean nation’s leading voices, including Gary Victor, Evelyne Trouillot, Kettly Mars, and Patrick Sylvain.
In Crush, three of today’s hottest romance authors offer tempting tales about crushes that compel women to risk it all for love. In Wanted: You by Lutishia Lovely features a man receiving erotic letters at his place of employment that shock his assistant. In White Mocha by Michele Grant, a woman who’s normally conservative about romance gets all fired up after enjoying an eyeful of a handsome coffee shop owner. And Cydney Rax’s From One Lover to Another stars a woman who shows her badgirl side when her ex refuses to take no for an answer.
"A Trilogy of Crushes"
National best-selling author Tiffany L. Warren has garnered popular acclaim for her tales of hope and inspiration. For many years, 17-year-old Zenovia has had to care for her schizophrenic mother Audrey. That’s why she is pleased - at first - when the Brethren of the Sacrifice show up at her door, offering to help her. After she and Audrey join their congregation, Zenovia begins to fear for her mother’s safety when the brethren encourage Audrey to stop taking her medication.
"Only GOD can judge us!"
While waiting for God to bring the ideal husband into her life, Tiffany has done everything a good Christian woman should. And just when Mr. Right begins to show an interest in her, her wayward sister, Shay, posts Tiffany’s picture and profile on a dating website without telling her. Posing as her sister, Shay immediately meets the man of her dreams. And that’s when things get crazy.
Mama's Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who travelled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an African American man, and started a family in San Francisco, where the more liberal city embraced them - except when it didn't. They raise a son and daughter, but the tensions surrounding them have a negative impact on their marriage, and they divorce when their children are still young.
Former Washington Post columnist Donna Britt’s memoir presents an honest and thoughtful look at a life spent giving to others. In 1977, Britt lost one of her brothers in a senseless police shooting. Plagued by her grief, she spent the next three decades putting her own needs aside to care for the men in her life.