Yvette is a forty-one year old woman struggling to cope with losing both parents during her twenties—one to terminal disease and the other to life’s complications. Over the years, she learned to repress the pain of watching her mother die and the resentment of having her father casually walk out of her life. Now as she packs her bags to return to her Georgia hometown and the house where final goodbyes were never spoken, a growing sense of uneasiness intensifies.
Vera is the kind-hearted stepsister Yvette never imagined nor wanted. She was an innocent teenager when Yvette’s father, the Pastor, entered her life. Although broken from the loss of his beloved wife and daughters, he found a way to give Vera the love and affection she so desperately needed. However, a childhood secret threatens to compromise everything Vera holds dear.
When the Pastor’s health takes a turn for the worse, both daughters must decide if they have the strength and courage to no longer be confined to burdens of the past. Will Yvette overcome feelings of abandonment and forgive her father before it’s too late? Does Vera’s childhood secret hold the key to mending this family’s broken relationship?
Yesterday Mourning is a heartfelt and poignant novella about two women learning invaluable lessons of forgiveness, love, loss and ultimately—peace. It is an impressive debut from an author with an authentic voice and a love for storytelling.
Remember Me Not (a Collection of Poetry)
Similar to the raw and unbridled emotion in her debut novella, “Yesterday Mourning,” Renita Bryant pulls at the heart strings while calmly offering solace and refuge between the pages of “Remember Me Not.” The author so plainly and eloquently exposes the harsh reality of love, life and hope in several verses. BONUS: Don’t forget to read the additional short story in the back, Proposing Forever!
Remnants of Tomorrow (a Collection of Poetry)
Renita Bryant continues to offer vulnerability and transparency through her soul-stirring stanzas. First, it was the outpouring of pain and peace in her debut novella, Yesterday Mourning. Next, she gave us solace in the pages of “Remember Me Not.” Now, the author is back again to remind us of the highs and lows of living and loving in her new poetry collection, Remnants of Tomorrow. BONUS: Don’t forget to read the additional short story in the back, The Beaten Path!