Stand by Me by Neta Jackson is a story about two women who are different from each other in many ways: age, race, maturity in Christ, marital status, and life experience. These two women don’t always feel at ease with each other and might even feel annoyed or frustrated at times. As the story unfolds, the author peels back the complex layers within each of these women. In the end, we find out how much they really need each other. It becomes clear that God has been orchestrating events all along.
The author touches on the controversial topics of racial prejudice and even spousal abuse. I felt the author just touched on the edges of these issues and perhaps did them a disservice by not delving deeper.
I enjoyed reading this novel. It was a bit slow at first. My interest in the story line picked up in the last ten chapters of the book. It was a satisfying conclusion.
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