FALLING INTO GRACE
Stimpson’s latest is riveting, full of lively characters, laced with drama and coated with soul-searching and forgiveness. This book’s crossover appeal is definitely worth spreading.
Camille’s music career tanks when she convinces her group to fire her brother as their manager. Down on her luck and estranged from everyone, her voice finally opens another door. Her agent wants her to sing gospel since she’s too old to compete with Beyoncé types, so she joins a mega-church just to have a stage for her demo. But then Camille develops a conscience. Still, her obsession with being a star again won’t subside — nor will her feelings for the choir director. (DAFINA, Jun., 320 pp., $15.00)
Robin R. Pendleton