KINDRED SPIRITS - D. Camille
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
The Sable Inn in Grayling, Michigan, a small town about an hour’s drive from Detroit, is the setting for this positive, romantic, and passionate love story that features Lorna Sable and Jamal Winston. Lorna is the Director of Food and Design at the family-owned Inn. Her sisters, Lana and Lena, also have positions, along with their father, Lloyd Sable. If you are a follower of D Camille’s stories, these names are familiar. As a matter of fact, the first book of the series, KINDRED SOULS, features Lana Sable. Lorna’s “kindred spirit” is Jamal, Grayling’s bad boy, who turns his life around and becomes a successful businessman.
I love the “taken from today’s headlines” dilemma that Jamal Is facing. Getting approval and financing to grow medicinal marijuana is one of the storylines that takes center stage. I like Jamal’s character, a young Black man who has drive, intelligence and love for one woman, Miss Lorna Sable. The courtship and budding romance between Lorna and Jamal is the other storyline that runs hand in hand with Jamal’s dream of tapping into this lucrative new enterprise that will help people who suffer from major illnesses. Author D Camille never fails to infuse fresh, positive information and weaves it into a story that educates as well as entertains. I thoroughly enjoyed the passionate and sensuous love story that developed between Lorna and Jamal. However, learning about the use of marijuana from a medical and historical perspective is impressive. Kudos to D Camille!
To help Jamal’s cause, some familiar characters step up to speak on his behalf at a town meeting. Dr. Khayla Lewis Johnson, wife of Lance from THE BULL (The Black Land Series Book 2) speaks on the use of marijuana from a medical perspective, and Lavender Masters, a character from The Black Diamond Series and Lloyd Sable’s love interest, explains the use of marijuana from an historical perspective. At the end of the presentations, a few of the colorful denizens of Grayling reveal some thought-provoking confessions. The town meeting is a comical and enlightening scene. On the other hand, the nemesis of this story is Cassandra Riddick, aka Cassidee, who tries to come between Jamal and Lorna. The three have a long dismal history, but the final outcome that ends Cassidee’s interference is quite satisfying. Sorry, no spoilers. I will say this, however, there is a scene in the last chapter that captures the heart and soul of Jamal and Lorna’s romance. Jamal and company’s rendition of Dru Hill’s Beauty is inspiring. You’ll get that when you read the story.
KINDRED SPIRITS is an excellent story that I know you will enjoy. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend that you read the first book in this series, KINDRED SOULS to provide continuity and background. I promise you will not be sorry.
7th January 2018 | firstname.lastname@example.org