Inspirational story of a successful Chicago, Illinois based defense attorney who struggles to find her place in the world as the child of a prominent educator and Civil Rights leader. Entering a period of tranquility and romantic bliss, she is met with a health challenge, one she didn't see coming (especially at this happy period in her life). She knows she must muster the courage to face this new challenge, but can she?
Denise gives an overview of the book:
"Six years. That's how long Portia had loved her boyfriend, Darryl. Six years. Five months ago he broke her heart. It was late September. An orange glow went across the sky; it darkened with the descent of the sun. The air was crisp and cool -- a day filled with temperatures Portia called "Peppermint Weather." Darryl drove his compact to her house. As usual she could hear him approaching before he opened her house door. A rhythm and blues cut blared through the radio. Darryl didn't drive anywhere without the radiio turned up loud. Portia hurried to the door. They had been having loud, heated disagreements. At the end of their arguments that often spilled deep into the night, Portia blamed herself for bringing disenchantment into their relationship. She begged him not to leave when he threatened her with solitude. It was her role in their romantic affair. To accept the blame. To always be the one who was wrong. . . .
Darryl walked through the front door while Portia was fanning out the kitchen. "Hey, Baby!" he called out to her, pulling off his jacket and hanging it in her livingroom closet.
Portia was silent. Her heart raced.
Denise Turney is a professional writer who brings more than thirty-two years of book, newspaper, magazine, radio and business writing to a project. She is the author of the books Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Rosetta’s Great Adventure, Long Walk Up...