Having been passed over once for a big promotion, Anise Miller keeps her eye on the prize: a top-notch position in human resources. She's convinced that she's an excellent candidate, if only her employer would look past her skin color to see her true potential.

And if only her personal life was as straight and narrow. Her husband can't seem to understand why she is obsessed with work and not concentrating on starting a family. When she finds out that he's cheating on her, Anise becomes more driven than ever to succeed at work and won't stop until she gets what she wants.

A TASTE OF REALITY possesses both depth and realism. Roby adds her unique voice to this fresh novel. Although the story can be heavy reading, it's a must-read for every African-American female. Readers cannot help but be drawn into Anise's trials and tribulations. (Jan., 304 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton