Sherri Lewis’ writing was put on hold while she attended Howard University as an undergraduate, then medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After working almost fifteen years in the medical field, Sherri left her position as a staff physician at a Georgia Department of Corrections’ Women’s prison to pursue writing and ministry full time.
Sherri is co-founder of the Faith-Based Black Fiction Writers of Atlanta with Essence Best-Selling author Tia McCollors. Selling My Soul is the anticipated sequel to Sherri’s debut novel, My Soul Cries Out. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Sherri online at www.sherrilewis.com.
About the Book
When Trina Michaels steps off the plane after her two-year missions trip in Africa, she realizes that other than longing to see her mother and her best friend, her heart aches to fly back to the place that now feels more like home than anywhere she’s… ever lived. And to the man who’s stolen her heart.
Her dream of a quick return to Mozambique fades within hours when Trina discovers that her mother has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Trina is forced to go back to her job as a publicist to cover her mother’s health costs.
She’s assigned a damage control client, Bishop Walker, a mega-church pastor accused of covering up a church sex scandal within his church involving the molestation of young boys. Representing him could cost Trina her most valued friendship, the love of her life, and her soul.
After reading and loving My Soul Cries Out, I was hoping the book would be followed up by a continuation with the characters I had come to care about. In Selling My Soul, the story picks up with Trina Michael’s without missing a beat. By far, my favorite part of reading Selling My Soul was experiencing Mozambique. Through scene and character descriptions my senses were invited to vicariously experience sights and sounds of daily living in an African village.
In addition to incorporating the richness of Africa, the story also brought Trina’s character to life, allowing me, as a reader, to see her complexity revealed in an authentic way. Because of Trina’s experiences, doing mission work in Mozambique, she returned home having to face many difficult trials: her mother’s health crisis, her sister’s out-of-control lifestyle, a mountain of bills, and finding a job during a recession.
In the midst of struggling with major life issues, Trina was even further tested when her former boss called and offered Trina her old job back—with a nice raise. What Trina didn’t know was that taking the job meant signing on to work with a client, Bishop Walker, who had hurt Trina’s friends, Monica and Kevin, so badly.
As Bishop Walker’s true involvement in covering up the truth surfaced, the more Trina was challenged to somehow see that justice was served without exposing her friends and causing even greater harm. I was thrilled that in the end the truth was brought to light and Trina placed her faith in the Lord and watched as His might hand brought about true justice and healing.
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