Jackie Jordan writes about African American education and African American women's fiction. She loves to travel and research her family's genealogy.
Searching for Grace
A riveting story about an accomplished Black woman’s complicated family and her agonizing attempts to heal a broken heart and find meaning in her life. Neema Washington can’t find her place in this world, not in Nashville, Ghana, or Washington DC. Neither her exceptional intelligence, successful career nor stunning beauty lessens the painful memories that haunt her. She can’t seem to please her distant and controlling mother, who holds on to faint remnants of her privileged past. Her loving father is a perpetual martyr whose past sin weighs him down. The only man Neema ever loved, Nigel, the handsome Jamaican, abandoned her on Howard University’s campus 25 years ago. Consumed by decades of anger and self-pity, Neema tries to salvage a tormented life that is spiraling out of control. When she thought the stars were finally aligned in her favor, she stumbles upon the family’s horrific secrets.