Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blog Tour: In Black & White

Date Published: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Chamomile Books LLC

Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

Review: Micah always knew she was different. She was raised by her African-American mother and step-father. Having never known her biological father, the only thing the knew what that he was white. 

I really enjoyed how this story was set up. Not often do I see bi-racial families, and especially where the women are African-American. While the ending felt a little weak, I enjoyed the story overall. I liked the characters, and seeing how Micah handled this new, unexpected change in her life.

Catherine Lavender is from Baltimore, Maryland but now resides in the sunshine state of Florida with her miniature schnauzer named Ripken. She is an animal activist, as well as a supporter of the organization First Book which helps supply literature for underprivileged children. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys reading classic literature and playing the acoustic guitar.

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