Son of a Preacherman
Billy Ray Matthias, son of the new preacher and Benny Freeman, daughter of an oil rich rancher find each other at a time when both are escaping shadows from their past. Billy Ray is open for exactly the kind of relationship that shut Benny down.
1921 Tulsa Oklahoma is a strictly segregated oil rich boomtown. The African American region called Greenwood District is a prosperous self-reliant enclave dubbed the Negro Wall Street. Racial tensions come to a head from a singular incident igniting a murderous and destructive riot against the blacks in the District.
On the heels of his own personal tragedy, this catastrophe summons Billy Ray’s faith and determination beyond natural endurance. Unable to reconcile her faith, Benny is emotionally ill equipped to endure such death and chaos on her own. The mind numbing violence could alter everything the steadfast man of faith and church girl believe and end their lives. Has the spirit of hatred prevailed in destroying Greenwood District? Will their love of God and each other be strong enough to sustain Billy Ray and Benny?
Published by LEVB/Moody Publishers