Kimberla Lawson Roby gets me. She gets us. She gets "the black experience."
Ms. Lawson Roby has an appreciation for the black family, God, the black church and understands black life from every socio-economic perspective. Those are just a few of the reasons she's one of my favorite contemporary authors today.
Kimberla writes from the heart and from a deeper place than most African American fiction writers today.
I couldn't be more pleased with her new Christmas novella "A Christmas Prayer," the latest in the Reverend Curtis Black series. I, like many other people, am truly invested in this series. And I'm never disappointed with her books.
What could be better than a novel which focuses on the true emotions that come around during holiday time - including sorrow. Many of us are seeking to find joy during what is supposed to be a joyous time of year. And, even if, especially if you're having a rough time this year, you should read "A Christmas Prayer."
Order online, pick it up at your favorite bookstore, grab a hot cup of cocoa, curl up on the couch and enjoy. It's good for the season and good for the soul.
"Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas since losing her mother. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season, and wishes her family could be whole again. And even as Alexis prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis, and it might be exactly what she needs to finally embrace the one holiday that has brought her nothing but heartache." (From Hachette Book Group)