Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow: Review

I was sent this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. 


"In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?

Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career.

Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital.

Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable—defend the officer.

As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime.

This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice and to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves."

My Rating: 3 Stars
Format: Paperback

I was excited to read this since it was dealing with issues that we have been facing as a country, and I was hoping it was going to be one of those books everyone needed to read.  This book deals with police brutality, prejudices, inequality and racism.

I really wanted to love this, but I just could not get into the story.  This jumps from character to character, and I just never really connected with any of them. 

I wish more would happen to keep my interest.  This is a very slow going read, and I just could not find myself getting into it.  I was not the plot or the idea around what this book was about, just the writing and story in general which lacked that extra oomph I am looking for in a great read.

It was still worth finishing, and was a decent read.

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