A SILVER SEASON
The novel depicts a sweet romance between widowed Savannah and Antonio. Savannah's grappling with her faith and her future are realistic. Oftentimes faith falls out the window when tragedy strikes, but Hudson-Smith does a great job at dealing with mourning and suffering. However, the dialogue is too preachy in spots and stilted in others. Also, romantic scenes are shown as flashbacks, written with a sense of reverie. All in all, this novel is a good read for fans of Terry McMillan.
Just as Savannah feels comfortable pursing a relationship with Antonio, another tragedy threatens to still her joy. (Kimani/new spirit, Nov., 256 pp., $14.95)