Buried in her work as a professor, Donna creates a ‘new normal’ after her husband dies unexpectedly. Hiring a horse trainer, Donna’s world turns upside down when Samantha plays to one of her wildest fantasies. Forbidden love captivates both of them. Accepting Sam’s love was only the beginning of the social disaster confronting them.
Here we have the classic story of Cinderella, well, no, we don’t. This book is nothing like that fairy tale.
You know, speaking one on one, I must tell you, I was thrilled when Hallmark mentioned they would start making movies including a more diverse culture.
When you read this novel, you will get why that is important. I know there are so many who only judge a lifestyle by some outrageous performance in the street. Some judge a race solely by the actions they see on the late news.
Not all black people loot, kick white people when they are down, or push white folks in front of an oncoming subway train.
This, these actions are what many see in their living room.
They hear about the shootings in Chicago every weekend, and it is black on black. They don’t see the good that they do, and that is a problem we need to fix.
Conversely, not all white folks think black folks are ignorant.
This novel is not so much about race as it is forbidden, love.
Not all that long ago, interracial romances were not something tolerated by society. When Sidney Portiere played John Prentice, a black doctor who came to dinner; the movie was groundbreaking. This was 1967.
I was a child of the sixties, and I never had an issue with race anything, and I was raised in the south.
Gay, that was a tough one because of my exposure to Levitical teaching.
It wasn’t until I had a deep dive into biology and science that I understood where man screwed things up.
While I never had an issue with the person, it took this ‘enlightenment’ to be ok with their actions.
I won’t belabor the points here because I go into detail in the novel.
It took me writing about it, developing the characters, and having them interact did I become ok with who they are.
Who is Diamond Joe?
In short, for our story, he is a horse. Not just any horse. The story takes on a wild journey through the trials and tribulations of training a racehorse.
I think Diamond Joe is probably one of my favorite books that I have written. I haven’t read it in a while I might have to reread it.
If Hallmark wanted to make a movie with female lovers, this would be one to consider. My writing style was more dialogue so, it would be easy to make into a film.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Diamond Joe. If you like it consider leaving me a review.
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Much Love -TW