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A beleaguered young woman in Haiti stumbles upon a major drug deal and unwittingly becomes a murder target. She meets an up-and-coming United States senator, who commits to helping her at his own personal cost. A compelling, realistic story of restoration and redemption set against a backdrop of politics and intrigue.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 242 Vendor: STL Distribution Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.50 (inches) ISBN: 0965662551 ISBN-13: 9780965662550 Availability: In Stock
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5 Stars Out Of 5
December 10, 2012
Carline Lissade is at the end of her proverbial robe. Living in squalor after her entire family is gone, and depending on the kindness of the poverty stricken people around her can only last for so long. Taking the last remnants of her courage, she goes to Port-Au-Prince and decides to sell herself in order to survive on her own. On her very first night, the man she goes with is not what he seems, and her bad decision puts her life in danger. Settling in a guest house, she then meets a senator who offers to help her immigrate to the Unites States. Despite the good intentions of those around her, Carline quickly discovers there is no hiding from the past. Will she be able to escape alive?
This book was not what I expected. I was expecting a slow read that would be chock full of political jargon from a country that I know little about. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was easy to read, with very uncomplicated language to convey to the reader exactly what was going on without any mumbo jumbo to wade through.
Now for the one thing that drove me crazy. Saints preserve us, the editing was awful. At first, I thought I wasn't paying attention and had made an error. But at least seven times in the text, the wrong name was printed. In most instances the same person kept having a conversation with themselves, and in two instances the name of a character that wasn't even present was there in the text instead of the correct one. At the very least, it made me pay attention, because I've never read a book where so many discrepancies occurred. While distracting, it was a very good story, and I even learned a little bit more about the country of Haiti.
This book was provided for free by the publisher through BookCrash in exchange for an honest review.
While reading The Colors will Change, I noticed that my heart was beating faster than normal.
This Louis N. Jones novel tells the stories of several people struggling with the consequences of foolish decisions - their own and others'. The heroine tying everyone together is Carline Lissade, a dirt poor, Haitian-native who lost her family and then, consequently, her faith in God. In a moment of desperation, Carline decides to sell herself to make money. That first choice results in her learning more than she should about an international crime ring. It also prompts her to seek refuge in America, with the help of a United States Senator.
The book is a page-turner covering topical issues like human-trafficking, drugs, and poverty; as well as personal issues like racism, love, infidelity and personal faith. Jones's characters navigate through it all by praying with and advising one another in the Word.
Carline encounters situations that are too good to be true and the issues are oversimplified. Nonetheless,The Colors will Change is both a good individual read and a great book club choice. Conquest Publishers gave me a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash, but it's worth paying for.
This is the story of a Haitian women who has seen more than her share of problems in her life. She will deal with prostitution, jealousy, illegal drug trafficing, and along the way she will meet someone who will change her life. Its a great read highly recommended!
This is a compelling story covering so many themes. Racism, faith, prostitution, drug trafficking, infidelity, plus more.
Though I found it hard to put down, there were a few scenes that didn't feel finished and a couple of major issues that seemed to be solved too easily. At times I found it hard to turn off the writerly editor in me.
But overall it is a great read and as it is filled with timely reminders of forgiveness and acceptance, I would highly recommend you grab a copy.