Life is a journey and at sometime during this journey, there will be adversity, lies, and secrets. This book shares the lives of two friends and a family thrust into a web of chaos and deception. It all starts when two young boys meet in grade school and become best friends. One is very poor and underprivileged while the other enjoys the trappings of the affluent and well to do. While in grade scchool they befriend the prettiest girl in the class. Although, one of the boys is plagued by the obstacles in his life, he is intensely determined to make something of himself.
This book will follow the family's journey through turmoil that leads up to the final climatic episode when certain truths are revealed through incredible circumstances that brings everyone to tears.
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This is a coming-of-age novel that will follow two best friends on their journey through love and turmoil. Life is a journey of constant change and growth, and at some point, adversity will confront us when we least expect it. It is my greatest desire that this story will inspire you to proactively deal with the circumstances and uncertainties that seriously affect the quality of our lives.
When two young boys, Loyd and Sherman, meet in grade school, they instantly become best friends. Loyd comes from a poor, underprivileged background, while Sherman enjoys the affluent and well-to-do upbringing. They were both born in the 1950s and the story takes place in the Memphis area.
Love is one of the most powerful encounters that can happen in a lifetime. Through the experiences of friends and family, readers will feel the joy of love and happiness, the sadness of tragedy and the distrust that develops when deception is the foundation of a cherished relationship. while the less fortunate one is more outgoing and sociable, he makes some presumptuous moves which allow him to succeed in his endeavors, however, the other friend continues to amass financial wealth that secretly intrigues their beautiful classmate.
As they grow up, their friendship endures but weathers many storms. Loyd and Sherman meet Sharron, the prettiest girl in the class, and the three continue a friendship throughout high school. To make matters more interesting, Loyd begins his transformation from a poverty-stricken boy to a successful, wealthy man. Then, when tragedy strikes and manipulation abounds, Loyd and Sherman's lifelong friendship becomes strained.
Loyd Townsend and Sherman Russell are about to meet and build a friendship. It is as if they came from different worlds, totally different backgrounds. Although their lives will take different directions in the years that followed, it was destiny for them to meet. Loyd and Sherman were born in the 1950s, which were the last years of 'Jim Crow' and the dawning of social unrest in the South brought on by the Civil Rights Movement. Both boys grew up in Memphis, TN, one in the Memphis Housing Project and the other in the suburbs. Loyd came from a poor family, impoverished, and lived in the projects. On the other hand, Sherman came from a different background of wealth and luxury. Sherman's father was a high-powered black attorney and was well-known in the city of Memphis. His mother had the distinction of being the first black female doctor on staff at one of the local hospitals. The Russell family was an upper class family. Sherman's parents lived in a nice neighborhood with a big house in the suburbs and drove nice cars. Loyd's family was a lower class family, he knew he was poor and lacked the material things that the affluent children had, but his charming looks and being vocal always advanced him to a higher level. Loyd was tall, light-skinned and had nice hair. As they would say back in the day, "good hair" he made those things work for him. Back in the day, a black man with fair skin was considered superior to a darker-skinned person. Loyd, a very precocious boy with high spirits was an inspiration to all who seek to better themselves. He did not know his father; however, he had high hopes of meeting him some day. His mother received public assistance and worked part-time as a housekeeper. Even as a little boy, he wanted to do well and put forth his best effort in everything he did.