A Time to Stand, by Robert Whitlow, is an inspiring book. It is set is Campbellton, Georgia, in the present day, and addresses racial issues often present in the current news.
Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, loses her job in Atlanta at the same time her great aunt suffers from a stroke and needs a caretaker. Adisa returns home to Campbellton to be near her great aunt and takes a temporary job with a local law firm. The only condition is that she represent the white police officer that shot a black youth. Adisa struggles with her decision to do so, but stands firm and seeks to represent the man in spite of her misgivings and pressure from those of her own race. As emotions in the community become hostile and angry, everyone involved in this case realizes that there is much at stake in its outcome.
This is an incredible book, not surprising from Robert Whitlow. I especially appreciated Thelma Armistead, who was willing to stand up in front of her church and forgive the man who shot her grandson. We need more people like this in real life.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Christian suspense novels.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.