A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal
by Preslaysa Williams
Release Date: November 8, 2022
It was supposed to be the happiest day of Jaslene Simmons’ life, the day she’d say “I do” to Marcus Clark. But when her sister dies in a tragic accident everything changes—including her once rosy future with Marcus. Jaslene instead pours all of her energy into caring for her now-motherless niece and running the wedding planning company she and her sister had built, wanting to honor her sister’s dream even if she has to sacrifice her own.
As an archivist at Charleston’s Black history museum, Marcus shines a light on the stories of forgotten people. Researching history is better than dealing with his own heartache—and the guilt he has over the role he may have inadvertently played in the death of Jaslene’s sister.
Jaslene never thought she’d cross paths with Marcus again, but her need for an affordable office space brings her to the museum which is faced with the threat of closure. As they work together to save it, their buried feelings slowly reignite. They soon realize there is still room in their hearts for love...if only they can overcome their past.
In this follow up to her heart-tugging debut, A Lowcountry Bride (read my review here), Williams brings readers a slow-burn, second-chance romance about healing and moving forward in the wake of grief. Once again set against the lush and historic backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, the book not only shines a light on the lead couple but also on the Black history and culture of the Lowcountry as well as the author's own Afro-Filipina heritage.
I'm looking forward to reading A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal.
Have you read Preslaysa Williams yet?
Do you enjoy reading stories that focus on diverse cultures?
Have you ever visited Charleston?
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Ooh, this sounds so good! I have not read Preslaysa Williams before, but I am intrigued. Thank you for the recommendation!ReplyDelete
This is another new to me author. I do like to learn about various cultures and people. Thanks for the review and introduction.ReplyDelete
This book interests me greatly. I haven't read any books by this author before. I enjoy learning about different cultures. I haven't visited Charleston.ReplyDelete
A new author whose book sounds captivating. A delightful escape.ReplyDelete
I've heard a lot of great things about her books but haven't yet read them. I've never been to Charleston either.ReplyDelete
I read A Lowcountry Bride earlier this year and really enjoyed it! I’m looking forward to this one a lot.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a book I will enjoy. I have visited Charleston but there is so much to see, that short visit wasn't enough. I am working on a way to get back for another visit. Actually the foirst time we went there was for a nephew's wedding just a bit south of the city.ReplyDelete
I have not yet read Ms. Williams.
Stories of divers cultures appeal. I worked overseas (the Philippines) for 3 years and would be interested in seeing how she has blended the cultural influences.