Where Women Are Kings
Author: Christie Watson
Publisher: Quercus Books
Release Date: August 29, 2013
Elijah, seven years old, has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties – and that her being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son.
Deborah, Elijah’s birth mother, is ever present, and her love for her son is a constant reminder for Nikki of something she’s not part of, that she’s never had.
Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed of, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a surprise event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.