Repost from @crownholdersinc:
Jasper’s Cafe On The Boulevard by Tracey Fagan Danzey: http://conta.cc/20Bh66I
Although the world hasn’t carved out a proper identity for Torie Lynn Harper, she is about to present one that will keep them all talking. Torie is an elite cultural “mutt” and social hybrid raised in an affluent suburban community in Connecticut. Following a move to the nearby city, she would learn that being Black, educated and gorgeous would prove insufficient to being heralded into this urban community that doesn’t embrace her. While she would find many that may look like her, undoubtedly, none that speak or share like mannerisms.
Desperate to fit in, Torie quickly becomes a member of a grassroots movement determined to thwart the closing of the iconic “Jasper’s Café” on the boulevard. Torie would soon become the envy of many and enemy to one following a swift climb up the corporate ladder.
Millie becomes unable to ignore her concerns as threats to her friend increase. The next 18 months would strip Torie of her family, a fiancé and her identity as she’d known it. Torie must search for herself amid deception, workplace improprieties and a weathered romance.
For the first time, both old and new friendships will be confronted with cultural differences, opening doors to humorous exchanges, tempered debates and social explorations. It’s an unraveling suspense that’s moving the story forward amid a group of friends that are sharing the most authentic and underexposed relationships.