How much should beauty determine a person's worth in
society, and how far will one woman go to gain approval? In this
compelling and thought-provoking novel, Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
explores the stigmas, labels, and fears that contribute to people's
feelings of unworthiness, confusion, resentment, and plummeting
self-respect, as well as the complicated issues of sexual identity.
Rochelle Jackson is a woman born without, as she calls it, the
"pretty gene." She more closely resembles a man and harbors a forbidden
secret. This mix of volatile emotion and the simmering resentment bred
by years of rejection becomes the destructive force behind her scheme to
dethrone Dakota North, Rochelle's beautiful cousin and a prima donna in
her own right.
When Rochelle lets loose with her vicious plan, it becomes an all-out
war that will leave both parties changed forever. In the tradition of E.
Lynn Harris, Jealousy has an emotionally wrenching plot and
characters dealing with tough issues, such as bisexuality and homosexual
relationships. Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders's powerful novel questions the
world's standards of value and provides a fresh perspective on the fight
for power and identity.