Saturday, February 26, 2011

Will Love Ever Know Me By Tamika Newhouse

After finding her husband in a compromising position with her best friend’s sister, Charmaine Wright is forced to move on. To her friends, she is known as very levelheaded, but that all changes when, one by one, Dahlia, Jazzaray, and Nitrah discover that their friend they cared about the most turns out to be their worst enemy.
Dahlia Jones once had a hate for her ex, Troy Washington, who she planned to seek revenge on by having Nitrah Hill date him and break his heart. Two years later, Nitrah and Troy are now a couple with a child and Dahlia feels betrayed. But when Troy breaks things off with Nitrah, old feelings resurface, creating a fresh web of sex, lies, and betrayal.
Jazzaray is recommitted to Maxwell after divorcing but finds herself back in a cycle of lies when he, too, makes the ultimate mistake. With her heart on her sleeve, she fights the decision of “should I stay or go?”
In the final chapters, Jazzaray, Dahlia, Charmaine, and Nitrah discover the ultimate question they struggle with every day: Will Love Ever Know Me?

100 Words of Encouragement By. Tenita Johnson

In the midst of a trying economy and the failing housing and employment industry, one local author seeks to offer hope for the future. Tenita Johnson, author of 100 Words of Encouragement: Tidbits of Inspiration, knows first-hand the effects an economic downturn can have on any family. But after being unemployed for nearly two years, she decided to get up and do something about her current situation.
Johnson began sending words of encouragement as daily emails to five close friends. The positive feedback she received prompted her to compile 100 of the words of encouragement into an inspirational book. Biblically based, 100 Words of Encouragement not only offers hope to make it through the current state of this economy, but to persevere through any trying situation one may encounter in life. For example, author Kimberly Brooks describes the piece as “a must-have resource for encouragement regardless of the season you are experiencing in your life!” The written compilation also emphasizes the belief that if you can condition your mind to think positively, eventually your circumstances will follow.