This intriguing family drama will have you empathizing with the characters, and the ending of this captivating book will take you totally by surprise.

Set in Alabama and Kenya, this is a love story between two survivors. Once together, their love is put through the worst test of all.

Bishop "Chicken" Johnson had a promising boxing career ahead of him until the day he witnessed men murder his mother and father. His quest for revenge lands him in jail and eventually he's assigned to the Peace Corps.

Abeni Omorru, the wealthy, beautiful and reckless daughter of a prestigious Kenyan family, has also been changed by trauma in her past. She endured the horrendous initiation of female genital mutilation at the early age of 6.

(Apr., 288 pp., $21.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kathy Boswell