Monday, November 23, 2020

Join in the celebration of #RRBCAuthor @sharrislaughter, #RRBC's November "SPOTLIGHT" Author! #Author of #OurLadyOfVictory

 Hello, beautiful readers! Today, I'd like you to join me in celebrating this incredible woman, author Shirley Harris-Slaughter. She is the #RRBC November Author Spotlight.

My focus today will be on her newly re-released book, Our Lady of Victory, and its new cover!

Book Blurb:

This is a second edition with updates on the state of this historic church. In the original publication files were lost then resurfaced with content altered along with missing photos during transition from one publisher to another. Such is the fate of an Independent Author.

This book evolved out of years of frustration at the total disregard and lack of respect for the contributions of Black Catholics in the city of Detroit. The author says, "We are not mentioned in the pages of history along with the other Catholic churches that sprung up during the World War II era, and that needed to be corrected.” The author did fulfill one dream since publication … that this church can now be found on the web even though it has merged with another church. It is now called Presentation-Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

I have read this book and definitely recommend it. Here was my book review:

I'm not big into historical reads, but it was interesting to learn about this small town and the people who came together to bring faith and camaraderie to the African-American community during a time when segregation was still taking place. The author provides factual accounts of its history while also bringing in the personal touch of stories from various people who lived through those times. She does a wonderful job of honoring those who fought to bring religion and education to an area that was being neglected. If you enjoy historical reads, you may enjoy this book. :-)

Check out the book trailer!

Shirley's birthday is this Saturday. Why not pick up a copy of her book as a gift for both her and you. ;-) 

10 comments:

  1. It’s so great that see Shirley being spotlighted everywhere today! Thank you for you ur support, Yvette!

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  2. Hi Shirley, I see you finally figured out how to change your photo. Lookin good! Thanks, Yvette, for sponsoring her today!

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    1. Lol! She looks amazing. Thanks for commenting, John. :-)

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  3. Happy Day, Shirley! Yvette it looks amazing on your blog.

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  4. Hi Everybody! I don't believe this. Its too much and all I can do is laugh hysterically.

    Yvette, you are the best and I thank you for hosting me today.

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    1. It is my pleasure! You are such an amazing person. You deserve all this love. :-)

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  5. Nice to see Shirley being featured. Thanks for sharing, Yvette.

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