After a lifetime of betrayal, Mrs. Stone is finished...but not
To survive, she must destroy her husband's young mistress,
enlist a murderer to catch a blackmailer, and, in exchange for
more than a million dollars, seduce a magnificent man of God.
For twenty years, Mrs. Stone has protected the Motown family.
Now, she must use the secrets in her notorious notebook to save
herself and heal her heart.
HEART OF A WOMAN breathlessly probes the depths of grown-up
love, men's fear of intimacy, and the loving possibilities that
await every woman's heart.
Nearly forty and flawless, the novel's central character, Jimi
Stone, is a woman of unique gifts-- a polio survivor with the
ability to “hear the hearts of strangers”-- a compassionate and
powerful woman, courageous enough to protect and, sometimes,
punish the people she loves.
Shocking, thought-provoking, sensual, and provocative, Heart
is set against the backdrop of Motown in its prime and
filled with vital, fascinating, characters, both, familiar and
new. Shrewdly spiritual, Heart spans four decades and
three generations of triumphant African-American women.
Williams’ gift for capturing voice, nuance, and people is
exceptional. For the discerning adult reader, Heart of a
Woman guarantees a captivating mix of laughter, drama, and,
Author of two critically acclaimed books, dozens of essays, and
two award-winning PBS specials, GregAlan Williams has starred in
more than 100 films and prime-time episodes including,
Remember The Titans, The District, City of Angels, The West
Wing, The Sopranos, The Game, and Tyler Perry's, Meet
Heralded nationally as hero and Good Samaritan for his rescue of
a brutally beaten motorist at the intersection of Florence and
Normandie – epicenter of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Williams
responded to these accolades with his book, A Gathering of
Heroes, hailed as “…a moving illumination on the meaning
of brotherhood.” (Kirkus Review) GregAlan’s deep and
revealing conversation about male values, Boys To Men – Maps
for the Journey (Doubleday/Bantam/Dell) was proclaimed,
“a powerful parenting resource” for African-American mothers
bringing sons to manhood.
Williams' eye-opening published essay, For Black, Brown, and
Beige, Baby Girls, inspired by his seven seasons on the most
watched television show in the world, Baywatch, affirms the
beauty of women of color and the self-worth of every woman, in
the face of cosmetic, manufactured, ultra-thin, and eternally
youthful, media images.
In 1995, the master story-teller's award winning,
turn-of-the-century, PBS, one-man-show, The Life and Times of
Deacon A.L. Wiley, won top writing honors during the Black
Film Makers Hall of Fame Film Festival. 1534
GregAlan's Emmy nominated collection of essays on growing
up African-American in the Midwest during the turbulent sixties
was also produced as a one-hour public television special in
In addition to his work with the fragile families and the Head
Start Program, as well as lectures and keynotes from Harvard to
Howard, GregAlan is long-time host of the Black College Quiz,
the nationally syndicated academic game show featuring top teams
from the nation’s HBCU's.
This January, the Emmy winner stars as Bishop Earnest King, in
Warner Brothers’ powerful prodigal daughter saga, Preacher’s