|About the Book|
Its 1964 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and the Robinson sisters-Ernestine, Annie Mae, and Viola-are making a way out of no way. Times are hard for the three maids who accept their plight, thinking they can do no better. But not Ernestine. Shes aMoreIts 1964 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and the Robinson sisters-Ernestine, Annie Mae, and Viola-are making a way out of no way. Times are hard for the three maids who accept their plight, thinking they can do no better. But not Ernestine. Shes a beauty- and says hell no, she wants more. She sets out to get it. Every Thursday is maids day off, so the three come back to their brownstone apartment to eat some good country cooking and party the night away at Teenseys Sugar Shack. But for some reason, Ernestine refuses to join them in the revelry. She gets dolled up and goes out alone. The feisty Viola accuses of her trying to pass and sneaking around to see a secret lover she has stashed in parts unknown. However, there is a reason for Ernestines disappearing acts, and she sets out to make her dreams come true. Meanwhile, the sisters get a call to go home to Alabama because their mother is gravely ill. Mama Rob begins to make a deathbed confession to them, but dies before she finishes. Fights between them ensue, and the only thing they agree on is that whatever Mama Rob was trying to tell them has to be in her beloved old steamer trunk. They sift through it and find a letter she wrote to them revealing a secret sin of the past. From then on, the sisters are at war, and refuse to accept what theyve learned. Will the secret tear the estranged sisters apart, or bring them closer together? Will they learn how to forgive everyone involved and lean on their love for each other to get them past the drama and the pain? Read Sins Of The Past, a tale of secrets, lies, and redemption.