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Black or White (Black or White Chronicles Series #1)
     

Black or White (Black or White Chronicles Series #1)

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by John Aubrey Anderson
 
On the shores of Cat Lake, in the midst of the most defined era of segregation in American history, a spitfire seven-year old white girl and spiritual eleven-year-old black boy live each day as best friends. Despite the idyllic scenery and their youthful innocence, forces of darkness trouble the girl and ultimately lead these children to make choices you will never

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On the shores of Cat Lake, in the midst of the most defined era of segregation in American history, a spitfire seven-year old white girl and spiritual eleven-year-old black boy live each day as best friends. Despite the idyllic scenery and their youthful innocence, forces of darkness trouble the girl and ultimately lead these children to make choices you will never forget. Author John Aubrey Anderson weaves a gripping tale of warmth, humor, and profound eternal truth.

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Publishers Weekly
Guardian angels slug it out with demons of darkness in a debut novel that's long on supernatural suspense, plot tangents and characters but short on subtlety. The white Missy Parker, her brother Bobby and African-American Junior Washington are inseparable young friends in the Mississippi Delta who find themselves drawn into a spiritual showdown with demons in 1945. After a bloody scene that goes on for far too many pages, Missy has a debt to pay that changes her life. Anderson is adept at leaving the reader hanging at the end of each chapter with intriguing portents of the next plot twist, but he spoils the tingly moments with overwrought death sequences and drawn-out conversion scenes when less might have equaled more. Sometimes, Anderson handles explicit faith more adroitly, such as a sweet conversion unexpectedly engineered by a young girl, reminding Christians that God doesn't always use those schooled in evangelism to change hearts. Some characters appear and then disappear conveniently (such as the one-dimensionally evil Halbert Bainbridge and his nasty son, French). Despite flaws and some awkward diversions when the author injects weighty theology into casual conversation, genuine flashes of strong writing and good characterization show Anderson's potential. A few loose ends dangle, promising a sequel. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805431681
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Black or White Chronicles Series , #1
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Black or White (Black or White Chronicles Series #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A story that will hold your attention from start to finish. John Anderson gives us a look at the spiritual forces at work that battle for the souls of mankind.Great reading.Looking forward to a sequal!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is riveting from the beginning to the end. John Anderson draws the reader into the story from the very beginning chapter to the ending chapter. As the last line implies - a sequal is very likely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a deeply moving book. It is a novel about religion, race and so much more. The author knows his subject and shares the story with the reader in a manner which cannot help but touch touch you. I highly recommend this book.