After the death of her American husband, Josephine Myers Blakely has moved back to Jamaica, the land of her birth. Married at nineteen and widowed at forty, Jo is adrift in a sea of grief. Then a chance meeting with a shadowy family member sets her on a path to help her family atone for generations of sin...or perish with them in the fire of their own destruction. She must find the strength to walk between two worlds, reconciling them, not only for her family’s survival, but for hers as well. To find her destiny, she will learn that life was never meant to be lived in a straight line.
Redemption Songs is a fictional but contemporary telling of societal life in Jamaica; where lessons of taking responsibility for oneself and others, of righting wrongs, of recognizing duty, honor, loyalty, equality, and fairness are universal. But it is the greater message of love, loss, betrayal and finding love again that makes Redemption Songs an enthralling read.