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Renowned, Baltimore-based sculptor Tonya Mimms focuses on her artwork to the exclusion of everything, including her thirst for love. Then one day, Tonya’s firm footing in the artworld slips when she takes on a project that pushes her completely out of her artistic realm.
While running from the sculpture, Tonya bumps into Malcolm Holland, a handsome accountant with a dazzling gap between his teeth that lures her in the way a man’s secrets seduces a woman’s ear. Suddenly, Tonya joyfully finds herself in love with a man for the first time in her life. But Tonya’s happiness turns to fearful bliss when she happens upon Satin Pierce, a strikingly beautiful bookstore owner, who has one of Tonya’s sculptures on a shelf in her bedroom. Soon, Tonya becomes the centerpiece of a love triangle in which she is forced to choose between the man of her dreams and the woman destined to be her reality.
A multi-dimensional story, Water In A Broken Glass illustrates the complexity of art, love, and sexuality.
What are people saying about Water In A Broken Glass?
"Rose's meditative insights into family closeness and loyalty and her exquisite sense of detail make this a promising debut and a strikingly unusual romance." Whitney Scott, American Library Association.
“Odessa Rose has painted vivid descriptions of both the characters and the scenes in Water In A Broken Glass and has given us an engaging debut novel.”
“. . . sensuous story twists and turns . . . It's a joyous journey through eroticism and art alike . . . a major triumph of African-American lesbian literature.”
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“[Rose’s] gift for creating characters of depth, and settings that carry the taste of reality, make this book a real delight for those who prize vivid characters and realistic settings in their fiction.”
Ed Doyle-Gillespie, Word House
What does a woman do when she needs to prove that her boyfriend is not in love with his wife?
This is the dilemma facing physical therapist Jasmine Falls, who goes against her common sense and good home training and becomes romantically involved with Daniel Roberts, a community organizer with a wife and two young children. Jasmine is blissfully content with her secret love affair until it begins to cause friction between herself and her best friend, Candy, who sees Jasmine's love for Daniel as selfish, despicable, and just downright dumb. And then there are Jasmine's parents, who are well on their way to admitting that the daughter they reared to be open-minded but not stupid has fooled around and gotten herself mixed up with somebody else's husband.
Desperate to keep Candy from yip-yapping about her being a homewrecker and to keep her parents from lying awake at night wondering where they went wrong, Jasmine does the unthinkable. She breaks into Daniel's house. But unlike a more infamous other woman, Jasmine's goal is not to knock off Daniel's wife or make goulash out of the family pet. Her only objective is to do what every woman in her position wishes she had the guts and opportunity to do--become a fly on the wall of her lover's life so she can bear witness to the fact that Daniel is in love with her, not the woman he's been married to for the past thirteen years. The question is, does Jasmine see what is meant to be or what never should have been?
In this passionately written story of love, choices, family, adultery, and friendship, Rose shows the other woman in a way she hasn't been seen before, even by herself.
What Are People Saying About In The Mirror ?
“. . . intense . . . kept me coming back again and again until I’d read the entire book.” Talibah Chikwendu, AFRO American Newspaper
“Odessa Rose is the ultimate storyteller and does not disappoint with Mirror. This novel promises to open your eyes to infidelity like you’ve never experienced before.” Lady Brunchers Book Club
“In the Mirror evokes emotion. The story stays with you.” Classy Image Bookclub
“Take a look at In the Mirror. You just might see yourself.” Dahni McPhail, author of My Girl Is Your Girlfriend