J.E. Smythe

J.E. Smythe

J.E. Smythe

Author J.E. Smythe, was born in Liberia, West Africa, raised in Providence, Rhode Island, and Gaithersburg, Maryland. J.E. is an attorney who attended Allen University and received her Law Degree from Massachusetts School of Law. While working as an attorney, J.E. just could not let her passion to write die. She decided to take her legal writing skills and write her debut fiction novel “A Few Good Friends.” J.E. currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is working on her next novel. She is a proud member of Zeta phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Four women became best friends in college, and the years have done nothing to break their bond. As life begins to hit them hard, they are even more determined to hold each other together.

Joanna is a successful marketing executive with drive and ambition. She’s tough enough to handle herself in a man’s world and smart enough to know her worth, but the fear of disappointment keeps her from opening her heart to the possibility of true and lasting love. Jessica is a doctor who loves hard and accepts people for who they are, but her dedication to the man she loves is constantly being tested. How much more betrayal can she take before letting go?

Nicole is a stay-at-home wife and mother. She has her hands full with two kids, making ends meet and enduring an abusive husband. When she finally decides to make a change and step out on faith, the unimaginable happens. Finally, there’s Victoria, the wife of a wealthy attorney. She lives the life of comfort and prestige, but fails to see past her own need for social standing-a quality that may cost her to lose friendships and the love of a good man.

In their quest for happiness, these four women discover the true power of friendship and its ability to change and even save their lives.

Zora Book

Zora Williams is starting 6th grade as the new girl at a new school. She feels everyone is against her especially her parents who are making her change school. She dreads the unknown, being in a new place, around new people, and even taking the bus. Zora has no choice but to face what could possibly be the worst day of her life.

Throughout her first day she is introduced to new friends, new enemies, and BOYS. But most importantly she learns how to accept the power in change and to be confident with who she is.

Grandma Eyes

LaCrae James is 19 years old, head strong and talented. She dreams of becoming a top dancer and will stop at nothing to make it happen. After meeting a man who promises to make her dreams come true, LaCrae decides to take the chance of a lifetime. She rebels against her mother and heads to New York City.

When Mae Dupuy’s granddaughter shows up unannounced on the steps of her brownstone in Harlem, Mae opens her home to her. Mae knows all too well the price a young, ambitious girl like LaCrae could pay if she makes the wrong decisions in the tough streets of an unforgiving city.

As LaCrae realizes that she’s stepped into a world that requires far more than she bargained for, Mae shares her own tale of joyful love and unimaginable pain, hoping her journey steers LaCrae back onto the right path.

Through Grandma’s Eyes tells a story that spans generations. This heart-wrenching, triumphant novel weaves together the past and present through a vivid cast of characters, and reminds us all of the enduring power of love and family.

Sometimes in order to move forward, we need to look back.

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