Ground and the
sequel, In Due
Twelve Stones Publishing
Last year, I discovered author Jeanetta
Britt when she sent me a copy of her novels, Pickin’ Ground
and the recently published sequel, In Good Season. I found it to be a wonderful find after reading her first book.
From the beginning the story line held my interest.
Pickin’ Ground, Lottie Garrett is a young Black executive living in the Connecticut suburbs
and working in New York City at a fabulous job She has a good life. After she graduated from high School, she left her Alabama hometown vowing never to
return. Leaving her family behind a terrible secret situation that Lottie is
forced to run from for most of her life. Brttt was a stickler for action in this
novel. Something was always happening and the characters, which were well developed,
were always creating some drama. As the mystery unfolds, Lottie Garrett and boss,
Raymond Beck takes the reader through a hilarious series of maim from murder to kidnapping to political corruption. The supporting characters were interesting too.
In the end Lottie faced up to her demons of the past and had discovered a lot about herself that she didn’t
know was in her. Pickin’ Ground is a cross between
two genres in African American writing; the inspirational murder mystery. It’s
Christian mystery and it is gaining in popularity. Many times Lottie had to depend
on her faith to get her through the challenges she continued to face as they struggled to stay alive.
sequel, In Due Season is a love story on many levels. Lottie
is back in Alabama having come to terms with her past and reunites with her mother.
She becomes politically active in her prejudiced hometown and eventually sets her sights on elective office. The plot
is tied closely to the racial tensions in Alabama. What ensues will keep you reading page after page. And what about the love story; you ask? Well not to give the
book away; but you will find a sweet love story blended into the story line of this novel.
In Due Season was a quicker read but I thought both books were an enjoyable read. I recommend Jeanetta Britt’s novels to book lovers who enjoy and appreciate
You can order Jeanetta’s books from your local bookstore or go to www.poemsfromthefast.com to order them online.
You can contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org and at Twelve Stones Publishing, P.O. Box 763066,
Dallas, Texas 75376-3066