Boaz Brown by Michelle Stimpson

Boaz Brown by Michelle Stimpson

Boaz Brown by Michelle Stimpson

Right man…wrong color?
LaShondra has done the work on herself first. She’s gotten her education and, more importantly, developed a strong relationship with Christ. Now, she’s ready for a man—but not just any man. She wants a Boaz, a godly man…who’s gainfully employed…and it would hurt if he looked good, too. God answers with three out of three, but there’s a twist: her perfect man, Stelson Brown, isn’t African-American.

While LaShondra’s parents are happy about her professional success, they’re chomping at the bit for her to get married. Her father (who wouldn’t even let her bring her white friends home from school) and her mother (who’s gets word about the white man through the church folk grapevine) will have more than a few words for her when they find out—if LaShondra ever gets around to telling her family and friends about Stelson.

The racial climate at LaShondra’s job isn’t helping the situation. LaShondra suspects that the principal is buffering grades for certain students. Can she keep her integrity while keeping her job as vice principal?

Boaz Brown is the first novel of bestselling novelist Michelle Stimpson. In essence, it launched her career as a writer and is still one of her best-loved works.

“Sassy…refreshingly forthright…an excellent reading group selection.” -Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Thought-provoking…offers lessons for all” -Publisher’s Weekly

“Powerful…stylishly written…delivers hard questions in a tightly wrapped package of complex relationships, power struggles, and heart-melting romance.” -Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine (4.5 stars)

Boaz Brown was one of those books that I couldn’t put down once I started. LaShondra has spent most of her adult life getting her education and career on track and has put love on the back burner. Like most women, she has a list of qualities that she would like in a mate and near the top is that he is African-American.

“but the real truth is that if you are looking for a sinless, perfect man or woman with a history, as clean as a whistle, you may miss what is right under your nose, maybe even right here in this room.”

Stelson has all of the qualities on her list, except one major thing. His skin color is white. Boaz Brown did something that most fiction books fail to do: it made me think about my own prejudices. The romance is so sweet and and it serves as a great reminder that once we get out of own thoughts and once we stop worrying what others think of our choices that something AMAZING can happen!!!


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