Pale Moon Over Paradise
Set in the 1950s Jim Crow era, Pale Moon Over Paradise is Book 1 in a story full of racism, discrimination, and gritty realism.
They hung your brother. Can you trust him with your soul?
PALE MOON OVER PARADISE is the story of Leah, an African-American girl struggling to survive the extreme poverty in her family life and the horrific racial discrimination of the Jim Crow era in the Deep South during the early 20th century. Leah stands proud among the strong women like herself who have faced adversity, who were bent, but who refused to break. She proves she is larger than the narrow attitudes of racism in America that she is forced to confront.
Her brother, Jude, is a gifted musician, but like Leah, he is cursed. When Leah witnesses the aftermath of her brother’s lynching and then loses the only mother figure she has ever known, she feels her life is one deep chasm of uncertainty. But Leah is strong, and she endures in spite of the many obstacles Life throws her way.
With courage instilled in her from a loving grandmother, Mama Toomey, Leah remembers the old woman’s slave story from the Civil War days and before, and she manages to overcome her fears.
Follow Leah as she matures from childhood to a strong single woman and faces the world with dignity and a true sense of self-worth.