Love on the Line

A Novel

by Laura Castoro

On Sale: 08/03/2021

Love on the Line

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Love on the Line

A Novel

by Laura Castoro

On Sale: 08/03/2021


About the Book

Identity, attitudes, and culture collide as a mother and daughter's values and backgrounds are challenged by everyone around them in this newly updated version of a Laura Castoro classic.

Thea Morgan—no, Thornton—is thrilled about starting life with her new husband Xavier. After so many years apart, it was truly a blessing that they found each other again. But the new life is going to take some adjustment.

Used to being high-powered lawyer, Thea is having difficulty balancing that with her new role as the preacher’s wife in small town Arkansas. And the townspeople in Xavier’s new parish are watching her life a hawk—most of all, Mrs. Hattie Patterson, the chairwoman of Pastoral Relations Committee, who has her own ideas about how things should be done. With her demanding job and light skin, Thea will have to go far to prove to the people—Mrs. Hattie—of St. Hurricane AME Church that she can be who she is and still be one of them.

On the other side of the country, Thea’s daughter Jesse is having an identity crisis of her own. Off at college and away from those who’ve known her for her entire life, Jesse has the chance to reinvent herself. But is it a chance worth taking? The child of a light-skinned black woman and a white man, Jesse has blond hair and blue eyes. No one would know her heritage if she didn’t tell them, leaving Jesse to face a difficult realization: is she forging a new path in life, free of any preconceived notions? Or is she hiding her identity and denying her roots?

With skill and grace, Laura Castoro deftly examines issues of race and women’s place in the world that fans, new and old, will revel in for years to come.

Critical Praise

“Entertaining, touching, and insightful.” — New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Crossing the Line

"Laura Castoro is back with Thea Morgan and her daughter, Jesse, as they turn heartaches of the past into promises for the future. An authentic, warmly told story of love lost and reclaimed." — A'Lelia Bundles, Author, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker

“A wonderful and timely love story that shows us how love and faith can make a healing bridge between our past and the future. Moving and lovely.” — Sandra Kitt

“Laura Castoro writes passionate stories that tug at the heart and resonate with you long after the last page has been read.” — Francis Ray


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063092952
  • ISBN 10: 0063092956
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 08/03/2021
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life / Siblings
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / City Life
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / African American / Contemporary Women

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