Rihanna is an ambitious and independent thinker with her sights set on achieving whatever challenge, big or small, that’s presented. From counting, spelling, and creating macaroni necklace masterpieces to climbing on the kitchen table to survey her next great adventure, she believes she can do anything and with that mindset, she absolutely will!

Based on the real-life adventures of her goddaughter, Rihanna’s Can-Do Adventures is Renita Bryant’s brilliantly woven poem about pushing past limiting beliefs and living with childlike confidence and freedom. It’s a reminder to think you can because if you do, you will, and to never give up on yourself, your dreams, or your greatness.

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.