The First Sunday
R. J. BerryISBN: 9781613461280;
Rose always knew what she wanted. But the Lord had other plans for her. In this engaging story, author R.J. Berry is inspired by certain events in her grandmother's life and loosely chronicles her life in the late twenties and early thirties. The story begins with Sunday Rose Tyler's birth and childhood in Kittman, Texas, a small community comprised mostly of African Americans, including the Tylers. In this community, Rose has big dreams that she is determined to fulfill-she aims to be a singer. At the age of seventeen, she leaves Kittman for the big city life in Dallas, convinced she will achieve her dream there despite the reality checks her older brother and best friend, Jimmie Lee, tries to give her. When Rose arrives, her life begins to take a new turn. She meets Mama Mae, a loving African American woman who takes her in to her poor home. Mama Mae helps her find a job cleaning a house. And then Rose meets JJ, whom she falls in love with. Soon Rose realizes she has found the...
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