Monday, July 4, 2011

Blues Along the River by Sandra Robbins

This week's featured title is...
Blues Along the River by Sandra Robbins
HP 959

Their marriage is not what they dreamed.

When Victoria Turner and Marcus Raines marry, they're both surprised to quickly discover they're not living happily ever after. Marcus continues to remember his late father's warnings about women betraying men, and he wonders if that is exactly what Victoria is doing when she refuses to abide by his wishes. Victoria is appalled that Marcus doesn't recognize how the South is changing after the war and that he can no longer treat his tenant farmers the way his father treated their slaves. Instead of being full of joy, their lives in their beautiful plantation home along the Alabama River reflect the blues sung by the workers.

Will Victoria and Marcus find the answers they need by turning to the Author of their love? Or will the pain of their pasts and their unwillingness to forgive leave their hearts empty and their home filled with bitterness?

Book Excerpt

He regarded her for a moment. "Your mother said you've always been impulsive. For now, I see I can't change your mind. As you get used to life here and see how the tenants need guidance, you'll change your opinions."

She shook her head. "I wouldn't count on it." Her gaze softened , and she reached up and stroked his cheek. "I don't want to argue with you, Marcus. I love you with all my heart, and I want us to be happy. Please try to understand how I feel."

His heart pricked at the sadness he detected on her face. How could he deny her anything? "I want us to be happy, too. I love you so much, Victoria, but you have to understand you've entered a different world."

Key Bible Verse

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

About the Author

Sandra Robbins and her husband live in the small college town where she grew up in Tennessee. Until a few years ago she was working as an elementary school principal, but God opened the door for her to become a full-time writer. It is her prayer that God will use her words to plant seeds of hope in the lives of her readers.

Question of the Day

What did you do over your 4th of July weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great story. My July 4 started with a 15 mile bicycle ride (I saw a snake--eek). Then I met with my co-author to plan our next project. Hope your holiday has been a wonderful one.

  2. Hey Sandra,
    The book sounds great, even though you kind of stole our title idea... (Oh well, we stole MS, so I guess we're even. :) ) I edited, did church stuff, and planned with Diane. I hope you are having a wonderful Fourth!

  3. It's nice to "meet" you Sandra! The book sounds wonderful. I went to see Cars 2 with friends, then celebrated the 4th with those friends and my kids!