With less than a year of marriage, Stacelyn assumed she and her husband, Dr. Derrick Garrison would still be experiencing the euphoria of honeymoon bliss especially since both of them were Christians and had garnered success in their individual careers. However, the state of their marriage could not be any farther from that illusion of marital bliss. Instead her husband seems to have lost interest in her except for key times of the month.
Like any good Christian wife, Stacelyn prays and sets out to fight for her marriage. Yet the answers to her prayers appear to be coming too late and she falls into bitterness and into the arms of another man, who’s willing to show her the attention she craves. Meanwhile, Derrick moves farther away from the Lord as he wrestles with unresolved issues from his past.
Ms Campbell’s takes readers along a spell bounding tale of love littered with unresolved issues such as low self-esteem, insecurity, mental illness, and the impact of single parenting. At times I found myself rooting for the characters at others I wanted to chastise them. Although the key characters are Christian, the author does not try to present a fairy tale story but she shows how believers do not always heed to the voice of God. This book captured my attention from beginning to end and I devoured it in less than a day. While this is my first time reading any of Ms Campbell’s work, it will not be my last.
About the Author:
Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.
Wanda B. Campbell believes there is nothing too hard for God and through His love and power; He can heal you in EVERY area you hurt. Wanda believes with God’s help our darkest time can become our brightest moments. Her primary mission is to encourage everyone to experience the unfailing love of Christ. Wanda is not limited by race, age, sex, denomination or organization; believing the liberation that comes from Christ is free to all.
Wanda B. Campbell’s literary achievements include: Mommy’s Present, a short story appearing in the anthology The Midnight Clear, November 2006, First Sunday in October, January 2007, Crusin for Christ I Short Story Contest winner with Illusions, which landed a multi-book deal with Urban Christian. Illusions, the novel, February 2009,Right Package, Wrong Baggage, August 2010, and Silver Lining, August 2011. Her fourth novel, Unresolved Issues, is scheduled for release August 2012.
Wanda is a two-time winner of the Urban Reviews Top Shelf Book Award, two-time winner of Coffee Time Romance’s Critical Review Award, and a three-time Black Expressions Book Club Bestselling Author. She has appeared on the BCNN1/BCBC National Bestselling List multiple times and was nominated at the 2011 African American Literary Awards Show in the Christian Fiction category.
Wanda is a mother of three and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty-two years and two sons and enjoys spending time with her grandson.
Visit the author online at: www.wandacampbell.com
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of Unresolved Issues as part of Tywebbin Virtual Book Tour. Views and opinions expressed are my own.