Sunday, June 16, 2013

New From Victoria Christopher Murray - In Stores and Online Now!

Never Say Never

A 9/11 inspired story. What happens when two best friends marry two best friends...then one becomes a widow?

Now Available!
In this emotionally charged and inspiring novel about a love triangle, secrets between best friends threaten to blow up friendships and a marriage and change lives forever.
When Miriam's fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam's sister-friend Emily and Emily's husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief. Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope that she has a future. But all the time that they spend together—grieving, sharing, and reminiscing—brings the two closer in ways they never planned. . . .


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

San Francisco Black Film Festival - June 13-16, 2013

Tickets are now on sale. Trailers and a full schedule, see San Francisco Black Film FestivalFestival goers receive a 15% discount on View and Premier View hotel rooms at Parc 55 San Francisco, along with complimentary Internet and a complimentary continental breakfast for guests.  

All screenings are in San Francisco's Fillmore District, home to world-class restaurants, cultural galleries, unique shops and some of the city's best live music. For spots to dine or shop before or after the shows, see

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"A Place At The Table" by Susan Rebecca White

Arguably, "A Place at the Table" is one of this summer's best reads.  

It's a story about love, a story about pain, a story about lies, a story about race, a story about relationships and a story about food.  

Food, the common thread throughout the book which in the author's wonderful way connects the characters in a way that nothing else could.

To say this book is "deliciously delightful" is true.  But, there were many scenes which caused me to literally break down in tears.  I couldn't stop reading it.

Author, Susan Rebecca White brings all the pieces of the puzzle together with a surprise ending that I did not see coming.

I would love to see it adapted to the screen.

"Celebrating the healing power of food and the magic of New York City, A Place at the Table follows the lives of three seekers who come together in the understanding that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole. A Place at the Table tells the story of three unforgettable characters whose paths converge in a storied Manhattan cafĂ©: Bobby, a young gay man from Georgia who has been ostracized by his family; Amelia, a wealthy Connecticut woman whose life is upended when a family secret comes to light; and Alice, an African-American chef from North Carolina whose heritage is the basis of a renowned cookbook but whose past is a mystery to those who know her. These characters are exiles—from homeland, from marriage, from family. While they all find companionship and careers through cooking, they hunger for the deeper nourishment of communion. As the narrative sweeps from a freed-slave settlement in 1920s North Carolina to Manhattan during the deadly AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to the well-heeled hamlet of contemporary Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Bobby, Amelia, and Alice are asked to sacrifice everything they ever knew or cared about to find authenticity and fulfillment."

In stores and online now.

Sunday, June 2, 2013