Book Review: The Book Of Harlan by Bernice L McFadden 

Where do I begin? This amazing book began in Macon, Georgia and traveled six decades, ending in Brooklyn, New York. Harlan Elliott is a jazz musician who was blessed to have some of the greats at his house for Sunday dinner. An opportunity presented itself and he goes to Paris for a gig… and doesn’t return for five years. Harlan has experienced some things in his young life that are unbelievable, but throughout it all…he survives. 
I learned so much in this book, especially the fact that African Americans were held in German Concentration Camps. It reminded me of why I fell in love with reading as a pre-teen. I lost plenty of sleep, which I don’t regret, because I just had to see what the characters were up to next. The writing style of @bernicemcfadden puts me in the mind of some of the greats, including James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Claude Brown, and Richard Wright…just to name a few. 

I highly recommend this 💎💎💎💎💎 page turner…especially if you like historical fiction. I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author. 

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Seducing The Pen Online Book & Blog Tour

Repost from @crownholdersinc:

#BlackFutureMonth, let’s celebrate the successful launch of ‘The Wicker Diary’ by Wil Harris. From three generations of diary entries, follow the drama and intrigue in the lives of two families as they look to the future in a sometimes unfair America. 

The Coffey family begins with black Civil War soldier Tanin Coffey, and his son, Tanin Jr., who struggled to survive as they came to grips with a postwar South, the failures of reconstruction, and the Great Depression. 

The story continues with Darius Coffey, a World War II veteran, who moved to Florida to work for a group smuggling drugs from Latin America to the United States. His wife, Leona Mihan Coffey, reveals her family’s lies and secrets. 

Daryl Christopher was raised by his Cuban mother and served in the Vietnam War before returning to Miami. After he becomes involved in organized crime, he meets Darius and Leona’s daughter Valarie and both of their lives are forever changed, as the next generation finds a place in the world, while making sense of their family’s tangled web. 

Join the #SeducingThePenTour for ‘The Wicker Diary’ by Wil Harris, share the material from this page: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CRJlyxZk