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Overview Cee Cee Johnson is an African-American TV reporter at the top of her game in a mostly-white profession, thanks to hard work and one big lie. When her life spirals out of control during an assignment in her hometown, she asks herself some tough questions about the relationship with her once-abusive father and is forced to look at the essence of forgiveness.
Publishers Description The sequel to "The Making of Isaac Hunt" returns with a new character, Cee Cee Johnson, a reporter who lies about her identity. When given an assignment in her hometown, Pettigrew, Cee Cee comes face to face with the truth about herself, her father, and the love she so desperately needs. Join us on this roller coaster ride of emotions filled with suspense, as Cee Cee Johnson discovers what it means to listen, learn, love and forgive.
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LINDA LEIGH HARGROVE (M.A., North Carolina State University) is author of two novels including The Making of Isaac Hunt and Loving Cee Cee Johnson. She has published articles with Sharing Magazine and the North Carolina Journal for Women. Samples of Lindas writing may be found at www.FaithWriters.com. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and three sons.
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You Can Go Home Again May 30, 2009
Opportunity to leave small town America in order to pursue her passion was just what Carla Celine Johnson needed. The success of her efforts has landed the television reported a coveted interview that leads her right back to where she started - Pettigrew, North Carolina.
On assignment to interview Pettigrew's celebrity playwright John Manning, Cee Cee soon finds that keeping up appearances is not going to be as easy as she hoped. To her dismay, the past she does not wish to revisit is merged with the assignment many would kill to have.
How does one face the truth of the shadows of politics, stolen and unconditional love? With love and the willingness to forgive. In Loving Cee Cee Johnson readers are brought face to face with the necessity of being honest about who you.
Linda Leigh Hargrove has skillfully reintroduced characters from the first book in this series (The Making of Isaac Hunt) with new ones without slowing the pace. The unfolding of the plot shown through the profession of Cee Cee makes this a refreshing and intriguing read.
Reviewed by Dr. Linda F. Beed On Assignment Reviews
In Order To FInd Truth, You Must Listen, Learn, Love And Forgive Nov 9, 2008
Linda Leigh Hargrove, in Loving Cee Cee Johnson, tells a haunting tale of secrets that has destroyed families. Celine "Cee Cee" Johnson is a very successful television reporter. But something was not right - Cee Cee [...] was given a news assignment from hell. She had to return to her hometown of Pettigrew, North Carolina. She left Pettigrew as soon as opportunity presented itself and she never looked back. Now she must return to interview John Manning, a playwright and author. John is not an ordinary playwright. He remembered Cee Cee as a child and he was able to uncover the truth behind why her father burned her beloved Black Jesus figurine. Haunted by those tragic events, Cee Cee is forced to face the truth about her militant father, the white neighbor whom she hates and has secrets ties to her father, and the man who wants to expose her to the world.
Loving Cee Cee Johnson is a story of trust, faith, suspense, and forgiveness. The characters learn to come to grips with the events from their past in order to move forward. Yet, for Cee Cee, there is more involved. She also has to understand forbidden love, political secrets and a parent's love for their children.
I was captivated with this story from the beginning. Hargrove's writing was descriptive and inviting. She has a way of pulling the reader into the story and making them feel as though they are a part of what is going on. In fact, I went as far as to purchase her first book to read about other members of this town. I recommend this book for everyone.
Reviewed by: Priscilla C. Johnson APOOO BookClub
Loving Cee Cee Johnson - An Excellent Series Continuation Sep 8, 2008
In Loving Cee Cee Johnson, Carla Celine Johnson's assignment forces her to return to her hometown of Pettigrew, North Carolina against her wishes. A successful TV reporter, Cee Cee has lied to the public about her background because of pain and shame. There is no way she wants to go back.
Several characters from The Making of Isaac Hunt are also key characters in Loving Cee Cee Johnson as the narrative of the Benson family and the United Front continues. Filled with action and angst, drama and danger, the story quickly draws the reader in.
Like The Making of Isaac Hunt, Loving Cee Cee Johnson is a story about racial intolerance and reconciliation. But more than that, it is a story about human relationship - within families and with others. It is about love and forgiveness but most of all, finding the true source for both.