Owner of a small African-American bookshop, Miss Cozy has an unique gift: Customers who walk through her door rarely leave without a book that speaks directly to their life. But when Josephine--"Fina"--and Ross arrive in search of an obscure, unpublished manuscript written by a slave woman, Miss Cozy knows that all her visions have been leading her to this magical day.
Yet Miss Cozy has no intention of selling the manuscript--no matter the price. So she offers Fina and Ross an alternative. They can read it together at the store. It was not what they hoped for, but their interest in the extraordinary love story is about as strong as their uncanny attraction for one another . . . one they both sense runs much deeper than a kiss. In the course of a few days, Fina and Ross realize that this powerful book has special meaning for the two of them--and that the path to their shared future may be linked to something that happened more than a century ago. . . .
About the Author
Bertice Berry is a sociologist, comedian and inspirational speaker. She is also the author of three nonfiction books, including I'm On My Way But Your Foot Is On My Head: A Black Woman's Story of Getting Over Life's Hurdles; Sckraight from the Ghetto: You Know You're Ghetto If...; and You Still Ghetto: You Know You're Still Ghetto If... She lives in California, where she is raising her sister's three children. From the Hardcover edition.
"A simple love story to drive home the importance of understanding one's history . . . Entertaining but also enlightening."
"A TENDER LOVE STORY THAT SPANS GENERATIONS . . . Redemption Song leaves you wanting more."
--The Orlando Sentinel
"COMPELLING . . . THOUGHT-PROVOKING . . . Filled with life lessons wrapped in mother wit and family lore."
--The Dallas Morning News
"A SPARKLING, HEARTFELT DEBUT."