This is my first read by Author Ben Burgess Jr. I was deeply invested in this storyline. Juanita had a happy family until her husband was gunned down coming out of a store. Their lives changed drastically. They went from having enough, to just making ends meet. As a newly single mother trying to navigate raising two sons, one of whom blames you for the death of their father and is determined to punish you.
Just when she thought that things couldn’t get any worse, Jerami her youngest son was diagnosed with cancer. The time she needed to care for him only proved to drive a deeper wedge of separation between her and Jalen. It was his license to entertain the street life with his neighbor and friend Akeem. Juanita has vowed to make her boys number one in every area of her life.
Tracy and Debbie became best friends with Juanita and they created a village. They would need one another more than ever as the streets and the police threaten to destroy their sons. Each of the moms faced their own individual crisis yet it only brought them closer together. Even when tragedy struck with one of their own, they were never alone.
A Mother’s Love is the greatest love one can have other than from God and their fathers. I recommend this read to anyone who are raising brown boys single handedly.
Reviewed by Lacha’ J