How far will a man go to protect his mother? If he's Derek Barlex, all the way to Africa. Derek has a plan: find a strong woman, marry her, and take her home as a companion and protector for his mother. He finds this woman in an African bar. She is feisty, beautiful, and makes his marriage more believable. His plan is perfect; except for one thing.he never planned on falling in love. All her life, Malaika searched for freedom. She's tired of being an orphan, tired of being homeless and tired of being someone's whore. When this handsome young American offers her freedom in return for her hand in marriage; she weighted cost. True love and 'happily-ever-after' are only found in fairytales. However, there are acts of convenience and this proposal proves the point. Even as she accepts the job, she is unaware that her 'happily-ever-after' looms close by. Nicy Bishop was born in Haiti, raised in New York and now resides in Texas. She's worn many interesting hats including those of wife, mother of four, soldier, community volunteer, and nursing student. Nicy loves the Lord and is very active in her church. "Writing is my passion and a source of healing. Christian romance massages the heart and expands its capacity for unconditional love. It shows the inherent beauty of relationships between people who have Christ in their lives or come to know Him in the process of discovering true love, despite life's trials," says the author. "My heart is for women: where we've come from, where we are now and where we have the potential to be. Military travels have afforded me the privilege of meeting many diverse people. These experiences lend to the creation of characters that embrace romance, spirituality and humor resulting in happy endings."