Although the world hasn’t carved out a proper identity for Torie Lynn Harper, she is about to present one that will keep them all talking. Torie is an elite cultural “mutt” and social hybrid raised in an affluent suburban community in Connecticut. Following a move to the nearby city, she would learn that being Black, educated and gorgeous would prove insufficient to being heralded into this urban community that doesn’t embrace her. While she would find many that may look like her, undoubtedly, none that speak or share like mannerisms. Desperate to fit in, Torie quickly becomes a member of a grassroots movement determined to thwart the closing of the iconic “Jasper’s Café” on the boulevard. Torie would soon become the envy of many and enemy to one following a swift climb up the corporate ladder. Millie becomes unable to ignore her concerns as threats to her friend increase. The next 18 months would strip Torie of her family, a fiancé and her identity as she’d known it. Torie must search for herself amid deception, workplace improprieties and a weathered romance. For the first time, both old and new friendships will be confronted with cultural differences, opening doors to humorous exchanges, tempered debates and social explorations. It’s an unraveling suspense that’s moving the story forward amid a group of friends that are sharing the most authentic and underexposed relationships.
” Loved this book!!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By E. Foster
I am an avid reader who truly appreciates good storytelling. This novel made me nostalgic for what good storytelling looks like. The.characters had just enough depth so that they became real to me. At times I felt like they were my friends and that their struggles were were my struggles. Ms. Fagan-Danzey does an excellent job of providing just enough detail so that as a reader, I was able to visualize the scenes clearly in my mind. I laughed. I cried and I found myself routing for true love and the truth to prevail. As far as first novels go – Tracey Fagan-Danzey hits this one out of the park!!! I look forward, with great anticipation, to her next novel!! Thank you for sharing your God-given gift of storytelling with the world!
About the Author
Tracey Fagan Danzey is an author and occasional blogger who has been described more than once as a natural storyteller. It is her passion for writing that allows her to create an experience, conjure emotions and share vivid views for her readers through her pictorial descriptions. To further pursue her craft and aspirations of becoming a published author, Tracey elevated her commitment by becoming a member of the Westport Writers’ Workshop, critique groups and book clubs.
“Where Is The Box For Someone Like Me?” is a project that advanced in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest and has since developed into Tracey’s debut novel, “Jasper’s Cafe On The Boulevard”.