First Pages – With Grace

It is a dry land, sun-blessed. But plants need rain to grow. No rain deity has split the clouds and allowed rain on this land in far too long. It is as if their magic has left this place. In such a place, rich, fertile soil is as valuable as gold and as elusive as faerie-magic.

Only at Grace’s Peak is the soil nourished equally by sun and rain. Grace’s Peak is named for its owner.

At Grace’s birth, her father had gazed upon her beauty: her skin, deep brown like the top-soil used for growing things; her eyes, bright like stars in a pitch black Caribbean night.

He’d been pleased.

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Related links:
With Grace selected for the 2017 US Virgin Islands Summer Read Challenge
With Grace showcased during Antigua’s 2017 Carnival (post 1, post 2)
With Grace December 2016 launch
Excerpt from With Grace being read by Jojo Intsiful and Tamera George at a Black History Month event at the Barnes Hill Reservoir Park

Other First Pages:
The Jungle Outside 
Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure and (Spanish language edition Perdida! Una Aventura en el Mar Caribe)
Musical Youth
Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings
Oh Gad!
The Boy from Willow Bend