If I Ruled the World
Joy, Joylynn Jossel
Kendra Norman-Bellamy, Maxine Billings
Format: Paperback, 289pp
Pub. Date: July 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
BBP Sales Rank: 43,886
List Price: $13.95
In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this
unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem.
Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home,
her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her
the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she's
got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother
fell prey to an addiction and Harlem's whole world fell apart. After several
life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then,
under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune
and opens up her own business.
Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred
charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem's heart.
But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the
one to decide her own destiny.