Sunday, June 25, 2017

{Blog Tour} In Black & White - Catherine Lavender (Review)

Catherine Lavender - In Black & White - Review Tour
Date Published: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Chamomile Books LLC

Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

Review Tour - June 19 - June 30

This book follows Micah who is trying to figure out who she is based on the past and her father.  Micah did not know her father and wants to know more about him.

The author did a great job keeping with the realness of the time period in which parts of the story is told.  The major issue of race is well displayed in this book and the author takes her time to really showcase it.   The author kept the book engaging and I couldn't put it down. 

Micah has recently opened her own bakery that she is working hard on making a success.  During this time her biological father that she didn't know passes away.  She is contacted by a lawyer and she learns the identity of her biological father.  Everything happens pretty quickly in the book once Micah learns her father's identity.  Micah has a lot of decisions to make as well as figure out who she can trust. 

Micah goes out searching to figure out what happened between her father and mother during there time together.  Since Micah's mother has Alzheimer's she is not able to shed light on what happened.  It is interesting to watch as Micah pieces the story together of her parents and learns exactly what happened.  I loved the clues that all came together into one big picture. 

The story takes a lot of twists and turns and it is a very interesting read.  The idea of race is very prevalent in the story and the author does a great job to show what happened in the past and how it effected the future. 

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  I did find portions of the book hard to put down and very gripping, but there were sections that were easy to stop at.  Also, this book does give you a lot to think about so it was nice to take a break and sort out my thoughts.

I received a copy of this book from My Addiction is Reading to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 4/5

About the Author
Catherine Lavender is from Baltimore, Maryland but now resides in the sunshine state of Florida with her miniature schnauzer named Ripken. She is an animal activist, as well as a supporter of the organization First Book which helps supply literature for underprivileged children. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys reading classic literature and playing the acoustic guitar.

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