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Her debut novel, Like Sheep Gone Astray (Grand Central Publishing, 2006), earned a Starred Review from Booklist and was featured on AOL’s Black Voices. Leslie is also a contributor to two devotionals in the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series (Adams Media) and writes poetry for Paintbrush Poetry, a home-based business she shares with her husband, combining her creative writing with his original artwork
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Author: Leslie J. Sherrod
Author: Susan D. Kersey
ISBN: 0982468210 

Between her personal life, workplace scandal and the immoralities of life, Diana struggles daily to stay intact by clinging to her faith, hoping it will make a difference in her life. Even during her trying times, she finds enough inner strength to help others through their trials and dilemmas. Her wealthy best friend is stricken with breast cancer, her estranged father resurfaces, and the rock in her life is taken away. But it isn't until her husband, Wynne, confesses his weakness and the other truth about him is revealed that Diana seeks refuge in the comforting arms of her first love. She eventually finds herself in a compromising situation that could potentially destroy her marriage and her character. She knows that there is always a way of escape from any bad situation. The question is... Does she really want to take it?  Available at:
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From the acclaimed author of Like Sheep Gone Astray and Secret Place comes a riveting new series with twists and turns to the end.

Social worker Sienna St. James is a woman with a complicated past and a confusing Tuesday morning. 
In one single day, every advance Sienna has made in getting over her long lost globe-trotting husband unravels in unexplainable fashion. From a mysterious package that hails from another continent to a new teen client who claims to have a missing sister, Sienna finds herself in the middle of a city-wide scandal, all while sorting out the painful details of her personal life. At the center are two suspicious foster parents, a mega-church ministry leader, and Sienna’s own fragile emotions over a man who changed the direction of her life. It’s a race against time as Sienna seeks closure from a love she never understood and answers about whether a little girl named Hope ever existed. And if she did, where is she now? 
In this first installment of the suspenseful Sienna St. James Series, finding hope in the midst of questions and chaos becomes essential when life takes an unexpected turn
Social worker Sienna St. James is no stranger to setbacks. As far as she is concerned, her estranged husband set her back and off course over a decade ago. Now, she has reclaimed her sense of hope and purpose, set up a new therapy practice, bought a new home, and has finally moved on. Maybe. 

When a wealthy, secretive new couple she’s counseling pulls her into their very real life-and-death drama, and her long-lost husband’s whereabouts can no longer be ignored, Sienna realizes the truth about what has kept her emotionally frozen and fragile—it’s fear. Ready or not, she has frightening challenges to overcome: a kidnapping, a teenage son who’s gone AWOL, a tired-of-waiting potential new beau, and a journalist who’s made it clear that he’s interested in getting more from her than the breaking news the twists in her life are offering. 
In her most chilling challenge yet, Sienna St. James believes she has come face to face with the terrorist responsible for the carnage in her hometown. Taking him on as a client in her therapy practice may be the only way to prove to herself and authorities that her time-tested instincts are right. 

Complicating matters are her damaged dreams and broken heart and the need to finally confront the one person whose absence from her life changed everything. The time of reckoning has come, and for Sienna, finding healing and happiness – and the savvy need to stay alive – hang in the balance.
All of Leslie's books are available at:
http://www.lesliejsherrod.com/
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​Author:  Nikki Chee
This book is written about a wonderful woman named Nia. Nia is a thirty something divorced African American mother of one daughter, Noel. She has proven that she can be a good wife and mother while creating a very lucrative career and extravagant lifestyle. Most of her life has been spent doing just that. Unfortunately, in the midst of it all, she sees that she has lost sight of what success truly means. She is now single with an adult daughter. She has a wonderful family. She has wonderful friends. The company she helped build is ranked in the top three of Fortune Five Hundred companies. She has stocks and bonds. On top of it all, she wins the lottery. What's the problem? They all consume her. Everything consumes her, even her intimate relationships. In fact, she admits she is suffocating.

Traveling with her friends, sets things in motion for Nia, but life isn’t always what it seems, especially to the person living it. Once Nia has embarked on her new life, she comes face to face with what has really been suffocating her. It is only when she faces her true self, will she begin to understand what changes need to happen in her life

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