Hargrove burst onto the literary scene with the acclaimed work, The Making of Isaac Hunt, the story of a black man with blue eyes and skin so fair he could pass for white who goes search for his biological roots takes him to the small Southern town of his birth where more than one would rather the truth remain buried, and at least one is willing to kill to do so.
Hargove followed her debut success with book 2 in the Isaac Hunt series, Loving Cee Cee Johnson, which continues the saga of family, faith and forgiveness in Pettigrew. Cee Cee Johnson, an African American reporter, has avoided her hometown, a place filled with poverty and hate, until an assignment takes her home and leads to the unraveling of well-crafted life, one rooted in hard work and a big lie.
A native of North Carolina, Hargrove hails from the farm-rich northeasetern corner of the state. Growing up, she spent much time exploring the backwoods of her farming village along with her sisters, which fueled her love for words, color and other creative pursuits, like knitting, crocheting and painting.
In addition to writing and speaker, Hargrove is actively involved with racial reconciliation through the Christian Community Development Association, a national organization, and local monthly Supper Clubs, "gatherings of Christians of all races to share a covered dish and honest conversation about race."
Learn more about Linda Leigh Hargrove and her books at her website, http://llhargrove.com/, or one of the two blogs she writes, 17seeds.org, a blog focused on racial reconciliation, and UrbanFaith.com, a group blog intersecting faith with urban culture. Readers may also connect with her via her author Facebook page.
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The 2013 Black Christian Fiction Author Parade:
Feb 19 -- Wanda B. Campbell
Feb 20 -- Monica Carter Tagore
Feb 21 -- Linda Leigh Hargrove
Feb 22 -- Michelle Rice
Feb 25 -- Shelia Goss
Feb 26 -- Shelia Lipsey
Feb 27 -- Sherryle K. Jackson
Feb 28 -- Vanessa Davis Griggs
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