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Secrets of Love and Redemption A Book By Allison Berewa


Synopsis - Minister Drew Smallwood becomes a victim of love when Rose Goodman writes a single-page note apologizing for the anguish she knows her sudden disappearance will bring. Unbeknownst to Drew, Rose is leaving town to escape the dark secret of an unplanned pregnancy because a baby would only jeopardize his hopes of becoming a pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina. The devastated young minister searches high and low, but to no avail. Where could Rose be? After fleeing to her hometown of Macon, Georgia, Rose takes on a new identity to start life as a single mother. She soon meets widower Deacon Jacob McClure, a much older man who offers her his hand in marriage and promises to become a father to her baby. Decades later, when Jacob is struck by an incurable cancer, Rose feels that she must tell her son A.J. the truth. Now a pastor, A.J. is shocked to learn that Bishop Andrew Smallwood is his real father, especially considering the two men had met many times over the years as ministers of the gospel. Drew's relationship with his wife Clarissa is thrown into turmoil when she learns that Rose is back on the scene along with a son she didn't know existed. As a result, years of lies and deception on both sides are uncovered, and pandemonium reins in the prominent North Carolina church. Romantic, thought provoking, and deeply inspiring, Secrets of Love and Redemption is also a story of sacrifice and pain, but the message of hope is consistently strong. African-American readers who enjoy love stories with a spiritual message will discover the true meaning of forgiveness when, in the middle of all this drama and heartbreak, God helps Drew lead his family and church community through a season of healing and compassion. In return for his patience and leadership, Drew gets a second chance at love and happiness with the family he’s missed out on for so many years.

The official book dedication and release celebration will indeed take place on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 5:30-7:30PM at The Historic Douglass Theatre located at 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. BLVD.




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Allison Randall Berewa
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