Kidd Jamieson simmers with anger when he thinks about his absentee father---so when his genealogist cousin starts talking to Kidd and his brother, Ace, about family pride, it's a tough sell. It seems that they're all 11th-generation descendents of a royal African tribe---but will this knowledge empower them to become strong, successful black men? 300 pages, softcover from Lift Every Voice.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 300 Vendor: Lift Every Voice Books Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802403808 ISBN-13: 9780802403803 Availability: In Stock Series:Jamieson Legacy
The second installment of the Jamieson Legacy Series, The Guilt Trip, is the story of Aaron "Ace" Jamieson. Ace is living a carefree life. He's good-looking, respectable when he's in the mood, but his weakness is women. When a woman tries to ambush him with a pregnancy, he takes off in the other direction. Responsibility as an option is something he learned from his absentee father.
Talise Rogers has a bright future ahead of her. She's pretty and has no problem catching a man's eye, which is exactly what she does with Ace. Their chemistry is undeniable and their passion explosive. Trapping Ace is the furthest thing from Talise's mind, when she learns she is pregnant. She is determined to be a good parent.
When Ace rejects her she lets him know, " I want nothing from you Ace, not even your name," and she means it. But Ace's big brother and cousins don't plan to let the child who represents the twelfth generation descendant of a royal African tribe leave the fold. Whether Ace decides to accept his responsibility or not, his family embraces Talise and baby.
As for Ace, they turn him over to the LORD. How long will he be able to endure the guilt trip he's experiencing because of his choices? What will it take for him to accept responsibility and turn from the going down the same path his father took?
PAT SIMMONS is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth. She is passionate about digging up the dirt on her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She has been a genealogy enthusiast since her great-grandmother died at the young age of ninety-seven years old. She has won numerous awards for her previous novels and was voted the Best Inspirational Romance for 2010. She was also a nominee for the African American Literary Award's best Christian fiction award. Pat is best known for her Guilty series. The Jamieson Family Legacy trilogy: Guilty by Association, Guilt Trip and Free From Guilt is a continuation of first three Guilty Series books and the of the story of the much-loved Grandma B.B character and her new sidekick, Mrs. Valentine. Pat and her husband live in Missouri and have two children.