2002 Gold Pen award winner for Best Christian Fiction
Marley Shepherd should be on top of the world—she’s a lawyer at a prestigious law firm and engaged to marry the crown prince of Atlanta black society. But soon she begins to see that her life—and her fiancé—are not as perfect as she thought. Marley seeks comfort in her mother and grandmother, but they are too consumed with anger at each other, and too blinded by their past, to save Marley from the disaster that will turn her life—and theirs—upside down. Then Marley has a spiritual awakening . . .
Jamellah Ellis is a graduate of Spelman College and Northwestern University School of Law. You can e-mail her at jamellahellis @msn.com or visit her website at www.jamellahellis.com. This is her first novel.
Advance Praise for That Faith, That Trust, That Love
“With writing that is magical, Jamellah Ellis tells a true tale that is so heartwarming you’ll be smiling long after the last page.” —Victoria Christopher Murray, bestselling author of Joy and Temptation
“Scenes like the ghetto-fabulous wedding will make you scream, while others are so sad they might make you wail. Jamellah Ellis’s writing is beautiful, and her real-life honesty is even more magnificent. I believe that I hear angels singing.” —Sharon Ewell Foster, author of Passing by Samaria and Ain’t No River
“Fresh prose and keen insight . . . Well-paced, heartwarming and a timely challenge to traditional attitudes in the Black church today.” —Hamil Harris, The Washington Post
“The author crafts a memorable portrait of her protagonist’s passage of spiritual rediscovery while effectively fictionalizing life-altering circumstances that can break even the strongest of us.” —Tia Shabazz, executive director and founder, Black Writers Alliance
“That Faith, That Trust, That Love is an excellent debut novel from a wonderful new Christian author who I’m sure will be around for a long time!” —Pamela Walker Williams, PageTurner.net