Faith Under Fire
Betrayed by a Thing Called Love
a memoir by bestselling author
LaJoyce Brookshire, the best-selling author of Soul Food and Web of Deception, takes a pause from fiction to share a true story more shattering than any novel. It’s her story. Her candid memoir, FAITH UNDER FIRE: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love (Karen Hunter Publishing/Pocket Books; January 2008) tells Brookshire’s story of survival against the odds and courage in the face of a troubled relationship and a terrifying illness.
LaJoyce Brookshire was married to a man she thought was her very own Prince Charming…but then discovered a veiled side of him…He knew he had AIDS but kept this deadly secret from her until his body betrayed him. The frightening statistics of HIV/AIDS infections in this country only prove that there are too many secrets in too many relationships—and many of them are harbored by families living in fear, ignorance, and denial. With the statistics raging even higher for African American women, LaJoyce boldly shares her truth after more than ten years of silence. Standing on her incredible faith, then as now, LaJoyce says it’s time to stop lying, start telling the truth, and begin to live life with the understanding that only the truth will make you free.
Standing on her incredible faith, then as now, LaJoyce says it’s time to stop lying, start telling the truth, and begin to live life with the understanding that only the truth will make you free.
As author of the novel Soul Food, she is the first African American to novelize a major motion picture. She was chosen by HarperCollins Publishing to write the novelization from the movie’s script on the strength of her first novel, the suspense drama Web of Deception. Due to LaJoyce’s expertise in marketing and publicity, Soul Food has out sold every movie tie-in book ever written.
About the Author
LaJoyce Brookshire is the bestselling author of the novels Soul Food and Web of Deception, and has contributed essays to Souls of My Sisters and GhettOver Girls. An ordained minister, a doctor of naturopathy, and master herbalist, she resides in the Poconos with her husband, childhood sweetheart Gus, daughter Brooke and dogs Phoenix and Lexi.
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FAITH UNDER FIRE: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love
By LaJoyce Brookshire
Karen Hunter Publishing/Pocket Books
On sale: January 2008