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William Ellis Colby, Caucasian, is dead. He has willed his thriving multi-million dollar advertising agency to his daughter, Sonya Ellis Colby, and his personal assistant, Velma Hannah (the woman he planned to marry and who is African American), Claire Colby, William's wife, unable to cope with her estranged husband's death, commits suicide. Sonya vows to make Velma pay for what she has done to her (Sonya's) family.
Sonya disappears, then returns home (after four years) with a vengeance. She assumes her position as second-in-command at the agency and manages to inveigle Vlema into her home where she drugs her and holds her captive. Callie Foster, a former maid of the Colby family—who has been locked in the house for the four years. Sonya has been gone and who hates Sonya as much as Sonya does Velma Hannah—comes to Velma’s aid. These three women—and Bradley Morris, head of the Creative Department at the agency, and who is secretly in love with Velma—make Bitter Inheritance a thrilling must-read.
About the Author:
Mildred Dumás’ outstanding record as a writer includes numerous stage plays—some of which have been produced by theaters around the country. One of her plays, When the Past Comes Back . . ., a drama about sorority hazing, received seven NAACP Theatre Awards Nominations in 2001. Bitter Inheritance is her first novel. It is awaiting funds to be made into a movie. Her fourth novel, Black Eden, a drama about the good and bad within a church, is being published along with this edition of Bitter Inheritance. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Mildred penned a book on natural healing, God’s Diet for His People, in 1998. Dr. Dumás resides in Southern, California.$2.99–$14.08
Reverend Benjamin Thomas has finally obtained the post for which he has been praying for years; he and his son, Forrest, are now Pastor and Assistant Pastor of First St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church. They are given a choice of housing: the parsonage beside the church or a mansion that was donated to the church by a deceased member, as the new parsonage. Because of its dark past: the horrors of slavery; a reported murder/suicide of a past pastor and his wife; and the disappearance of another pastor and his family; they are warned against taking the mansion. Despite the warning, Benjamin chooses the mansion. Forrest discovers that there is major corruption going on in the church, and that the chairman of the Deacon Board, Gaston Burton Davis—who is also the city’s mayor–is at the core of it all. He also discovers that his father is being used to further the corruption. Forrest, with the help of one of the mothers of the church, tries to save his father, and the church, from the negative forces that are working against First St. Marks. In the process, the practice of tithing is explored.
About the Author:
Dr. Mildred Dumàs is a novelist and a playwright. She is also an actress of stage, screen and television. Some of her movie credits include Lady Killers, The Hustle, and Chasing Papi. She is best remembered as Principal Brandywine on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous Show. Some of her plays have been produced at theaters around the country. Her play, When the Past Comes Back . . . (drama about sorority hazing), received seven N.A.A.C.P. Theater Awards Nominations in 2001. Mildred is also a Naturopathic Doctor and has penned a book on natural healing: God’s Diet for His People. Dr. Dumas lives in Southern California.$14.41
“Ms. Callahan offers a delightful and surprising story blend of history and fantasy set both long, long ago and also not quite so far away. Be sure to find a comfy chair before settling in with Cassie and Micah. Once you open the book, you won’t want to leave till it’s finished.”
- Sandra Byrd, author of the best-selling Secret Sisters series.
A misfit. An unlikely friend. A journey through a reality shattered by the tragedies of WWII. A discovery of a world beyond the pain of her own with the power to come out of the shadows and into a role that is hers alone. A battle between two worlds – will it always be one or the other_ Poverty or royalty; weakness or bravery; who she is or who she wants to be? Can this Misfit, united with another, find a way for their dreams to become reality? Or will their dreams remain just that…a figment of their imagination?
About the author:
KARRIS CALLAHAN a young adult author and mentor who helps misfits embrace their differences and find their unique identity. Ever since she was young Karris has never been satisfied with the ordinary, leading her on many adventures in the process of pursuing studies and exploring her interests. She refuses to settle for anything less then to dream big dreams and is happiest while using her creativity to tell stories of all shape, size and form. Her deepest desire is to help others find their own voice and story in the midst of a world that has silenced many.$16.99