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Girlish...to Woman: A Review!

She's done it again, and by she, I mean Angelia Vernan Menchan. She has once again managed to take me through a barrage of emotions. Girlish was so different from Womanish in the sense that it was targeted at young girls and girls coming into womanhood. I know I've said it before when she wrote Womanish, but Mrs. Menchan always manages to show me myself in each of her characters. This time was no different. Let's get into it, shall we?

The first story was about a young girl named Trina. Her mother came running to Angel, desperate for help with rescuing the young girl from the clutches of a predator. When I tell you I hollered when Angel grabbed her glock, I ain't lying. But what took the cake was when she told Darnell she was going to lay him the hell down if he didn't bring her that young girl out of his house!

The next story was about a young girl named Jo and this story touched me deep down in my soul. I felt so many things for Jo, so much so that I can't e…

New Books Alert: A Christmas Kind of Love (A Sojourner Falls Tale)

Christmas is here and Sojourner Falls is in trouble…For two-hundred years, Sojourner Falls has been a safe haven for African-Americans looking to escape the ills of racism. The once lively town used to boast of joyous times and festive holidays, but after years of bad economic downfalls and low tourist turnouts, the town is going under.

When corporate attorney Blade Martyn gets a call from his older brother to come back home to Sojourner Falls, his first thought was to say hell no, as he had been saying for the last twelve years. But things were different this time around. Blade couldn’t put his finger on it, but something strong was tugging at him to come back home.

Grace Bellamy only has one thing on her mind: saving Sojourner Falls. So when Blade Martyn comes gallivanting in to save the day, she has no intention of falling for the man who had come to steal Christmas like his name was the Grinch.

Together, Blade, Grace and the rest of Sojourner Falls must figure out a…