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Here and Now

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In this powerful classic by New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby, two sisters as different as night and day must find the light in each other amid their darkest times . . .

Brilliant and vibrant, Marcella Jones had the whole world in her hands, until she gave her heart to the wrong man. Tyrone was handsome and charismatic, but he left her destitute, raising two small children alone--and yearning for the kind of life her dead-end job will never provide. Marcella's elder sister, Racquel, lives in a fine home, has a fulfilling career and the love of Kevin, her handsome, successful, supportive husband. Yet her desperate longing for a child is driving her into a deep depression, and away from Kevin.

Marcella and Racquel are so hungry for what the other has, they are tearing their lives apart. Only with each other's help can they heal the hurt and celebrate the joy of everything that's been given to them.

"Kimberla Roby is a true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game. With unforgettable characters like Marcella and Rachel, Here and Now reminds readers about their own lives."
--Eric Jerome Dickey

"Roby writes with high-octane levels of emotion."
--USA Today

ISBN-13: 9781496725134

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Dafina Books

Publication Date: 03-31-2020

Pages: 304

Product Dimensions: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.90d

KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, which include her popular Reverend Curtis Black Series and many standalone titles. She is the 2013 recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction, the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year, and the 2017 SOAR Radio Trailblazer of Honor award. In addition to the New York Times, her books have appeared on other national bestseller lists, including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence(R) Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few. Ms. Roby's numerous awards include the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award for Casting the First Stone, and a Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Will. Visit her online at