As a fan of the New Days Divas series and the Always Divas series, I am highly anticipating the release of E. N. Joy's You Get What You Pray For. It comes your way, Jan. 27th
About the Book
Lorain has been a prisoner of secrets almost all of her life. At the age of thirteen, she'd managed to keep her pregnancy a secret, discarding the infant she'd given birth to and leaving it for dead. She also never revealed the fact that the baby's father was her middle school guidance counselor. Years later, Lorain's mother had finally met the love of her life, and Lorain couldn't find the courage to tell her mother that her new beau was the man who molested Lorain. To complicate matters, Lorain discovered that the baby she'd abandoned all those years ago had survived, and God had placed Lorain in the now adult child's life. It seemed liked the legacy of secrets had been passed on, too, as Lorain helped her daughter conceal the true details behind her own pregnancy.
Lorain has managed to maneuver the secrets and lies like a strategic game of chess, and is now living the lavish fairytale life of a doctor's wife. But even that is a lie. With the rug about to be pulled from underneath Lorain by the woman who raised her abandoned child, all Lorain prays for is that everything will end well. In this cycle of lies, secrets, shame, and guilt, will Lorain get what she prays for?
“How does a wretch like me go from the hood life to the good life?” Lorain had to stop and ask herself.
Growing up, Lorain had never been poor. The house she was raised in, though, teetered the property line of the good side of town and the bad side. Even when her father left the home when she was ten years old, he still stayed current on child support. Lorain’s mother kept a full-time job, never forcing Lorain to do without. So even though she might not have grown up having and getting everything she wanted, she’d always had enough. Now she had more than enough. And there were often times she felt she didn’t deserve it, but God had blessed her with it all, so obviously He felt she did deserve it. And who was she to argue with God?
Lorain now lives in a big, beautiful home on unmistakably the good side of town. She drives a fancy car, has beautiful children, a doctor for a husband, wears fine jewelry and travels the country with name brand luggage. Her new lifestyle has led her to ask herself the question, "Now with having everything I've ever prayed for in life, who needs God?"