A MILLION BLESSINGS
This anthology offers three smart contemporary stories about relationships, faith and the mixed blessings that come with winning the lottery.
In Benson's "Shower of Blessings," Pastor Andrew Gooden and his wife, Sharon, are on the brink of financial and marital ruin when they receive a mixed blessing, a lottery win. "Second Chance Blessings," by Griffith, finds former Atlanta Falcon Craig Richards thinking he's lost his wife, career, wealth and health, until he learns he's destined for something greater than he expected. In McCollors' "Knight in Pink Armor," Dara Knight, a reluctant lottery winner, uses her winnings to revitalize a dying Atlanta district. (DAFINA, Mar., 320 pp., $14.00)