Walking in Tall Weeds

Author: Robin W. Pearson

Publisher: Tyndale House

Release Date: July 19, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Robin W. Pearson tells it like it is in her newest book!

McKinley Baldwin is returning to his childhood home of Hickory Grove, North Carolina after he fled to Philadelphia over a year and a half ago.  His parents aren’t bad, just stubborn with their traditions.  Now he has big news to tell, he is planning to ask the love of his life for her hand in marriage but knows that it will be a difficult step to take with his parents.  With a black dad and white mom, McKinley has learned all about the difficulties a mixed race can bring, and his future fiancé will be no exception to that as a white woman.  What complicates things even more is that she is the daughter of the furniture company that his dad works at and has a grudge against the family for years after they stole his grandfather’s land.  Can past hurts be healed?  Or will grudges be just as stubborn as traditions?

Robin Pearson has penned another impressive story tackling many of today’s toughest issues.  Set in North Carolina, Fred and Paulette are a mixed-race couple that have an only child, McKinley.  Pearson brings to light the issues that many mixed-race couples face from both a public and private perspective.  Possibly the most difficult issue are the issues with outside family members who can’t seem to hold back their thoughts and opinions throughout all the time these two have been married.  There is not a tremendous amount of spoken dialogue throughout the book but focuses more on intrinsic issues with thoughts that occur and how different people deal with those thoughts.  I love that Pearson has always managed to bring things to light that people deal with to help readers gain insight into what different people go through.  Great book as usual!

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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