LONG TIME COMING
Readers will be emotionally invested in the characters from the start. Kenisha’s pain and inner struggles lead to heart-wrenching scenes. Themes of faith, forgiveness and reconciliation make this a powerful testament to God’s faithfulness that will remain with the reader long after the final page.
Deidre Clark Morris knows that her husband has always longed to have a family. Unfortunately, after seven years of marriage, Deidre is successful professionally, but unable to have children. Kenisha Smalls is a struggling single mother of three dealing with terminal cancer. With an alcoholic mother and a crackhead brother, Kenisha worries about who will care for her children after she is gone. It quickly becomes apparent that God caused their paths to intersect. (ABINGDON, Nov., 301 pp., $14.99)