Book: Reap the Hot September Harvest
Review from Pacific Book Review
Reviewed by: Candace L. Barr
Author Harry W. Kendall opens his Reap the Hot September Harvest series with Desiree, a short novel that follows the title character from a brush with death, through a journey of spiritual development, and a whirlwind relationship. Desiree Pierson is a freedom rider who becomes a bit of a celebrity for a short time for actions she can barely remember. After she is discharged from the hospital, time spent in hiding, and recovery, leads to further trauma, which takes years for her to recover from. After finally finding the right path for herself, she meets Alan Duberry, a pastor who is trying to find a new way to reach the Black community. Though his ideas are sometimes upsetting, Desiree finds herself drawn to his company.