Friday, 16 December 2016

JOURNEY OF A COTTON BLOSSOM by J.C. Villegas

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Due to recent political events, the world has become a very scary place.
Research has consistently shown that fiction allows readers to experience different walks of life and have a better understanding of an individuals journey. JOURNEY OF A COTTON BLOSSOM by J.C. Villegas has written a powerful novel that couldn't be more appropriate for the strife this country is going through. I'd love to send you a copy of JOURNEY OF A COTTOM BLOSSOM (Brown Books Publishing Group, Fall 2016).
Born amid the bigotry of the Deep South, mixed-race Joseph is a slave in all but name. Separated from his mother at birth, he yearns to run away from his loveless home and find her. JOURNEY OF A COTTON BLOSSOM by J.C. Villegas is a riveting story that explores themes of slavery, racism, and finding one’s truth. Joseph takes readers on his journey from plantation to plantation, overcoming hardships, yielding joy, sorrow, and finding love along the way.
Years later, Joseph's son, Isaiah, faces his own journey: coming to terms with his homosexuality. But society is still slow to accept change, and Isaiah fears rejection from even those closest to him. From 1940s Mississippi to the civil rights era of the 60s and the push for LGBT equality, JOURNEY OF A COTTON BLOSSOM follows three generations of a family fighting for liberation. J. C. Villegas paints an eye-opening story that will inspire readers to open their hearts to love. Though her characters face different types of discrimination, they all draw strength from love and faith. Can Joseph find the mother he has never met? Can Isaiah survive injustice and adversity? And can they each learn to love themselves in the face of a world that challenges their right to exist?
With the recent trend in literature exploring slavery, racism and discrimination, Villegas’ work brings a powerful voice to the discussion.
J.C. Villegas was born and raised in the South, spending most of her days in Mississippi. She hopes that JOURNEY OF A COTTON BLOSSOM opens people’s eyes to how prejudice affects people on a personal and family level, as well as how it affects our society at large.