I’m thrilled to have fellow Scrivenings Press author, Jacqueline Freeman Wheelock with us today sharing about her new release, God, Send Sunday. Stick around for a chance to win a PRINT COPY of this inspirational historical novel!
GOD, SEND SUNDAY
Heroine of God, Send Sunday, Sunday Duval’s belief in the permanence of God’s promises and provision is shattered as she watches a slave speculator kill her freeborn parents when she was six. Shielded to the extent that she’s never even seen a white person and having been assured by her father that her freedom was secured by God, she feels betrayed when she finds herself in a tobacco field in southern Virginia.
Over time and ever practical minded, Sunday decides to call a mental truce with the practice of slavery, but not with God. For her, God becomes the six-year relationship with freedom which, when she needed it most, turned out to be a mirage. She becomes incensed by what she views as African-Americans’ wrongheaded faith in the Trinity. There is no Christian God for blacks. There never has been. There never will be. And she is at a loss as to why her husband and the other tobacco-farming slaves would believe otherwise. Loving her son, July, with her entire being, Sunday, makes the boy an idolatrous recipient of her love and further denounces the One True God.
When her husband, a believer, suggests they join the Underground Railroad, she is further outraged and flatly refuses. This results in his leaving her and their son until he can amorphously “send for them.” An idea doomed to fail. Sunday encourages him to go with the veiled lie that she, along with July, would be happy to join him later in his quest for freedom.
But when Sunday herself is stolen and forced down-country to the cotton fields as part of a coffle, she is nearly destroyed when she realizes that she cannot orchestrate—not even partly—her own life. July is now without a mother or father. In painful fits and starts, she recognizes that her inner soul needs sustenance, and it is the God that so enthralled the rest of the slaves that she finally turns to.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Jacqueline Freeman Wheelock’s historical novels share the narratives of African American women seeking their identities in the difficult setting of the old South. A former high school and college English teacher, her first novel, A Most Precious Gift, debuted in 2014 and made Amazon’s Best Seller list in African American Historical Fiction.
Wheelock is a multi-genre author whose works range from short stories and devotionals to a memoir of growing up during and after segregation. Published multiple times by University Press of Mississippi, she has been a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers for over a decade. Jacqueline and her husband Donald have two adult children and two granddaughters.
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