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"The plot never loses its intrigue."

Readers' Favorite Review

"ABSOLUTELY brilliant."

— Amazon Book Reviewer

"A riveting page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat!"

— Amazon Book Reviewer

Song of Redemption by
Malika J. Stevely



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Proud International Book Award and New Generation Indie Book Award Finalist and recipient of Readers' Favorite 5-star review.

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About Malika

About Malika J. Stevely

Malika J. Stevely is an author of historical fiction, African American and women's literature and essays. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton where she earned dual degrees in English and Comparative Literature and Communications. She later worked as a newspaper reporter and in the field of marketing for several years. Mrs. Stevely has published a diverse array of articles and interviews with icons such as Dr. Maya Angelou.  
Malika Stevely is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women's National Book Association. She holds an office position with multiple organizations that promote stewardship and leadership.
Mrs. Stevely resides in North Carolina with her husband and children and enjoys dancing and singing show tunes at the top of her lungs. SONG OF REDEMPTION is her debut novel.

About the Book
About Song of Redemption

Inspired by true events. In 1932, a media frenzy ensued after the remains of Danielle, a gifted, enslaved songstress, were discovered in the wall of an abandoned mansion on the Soileau Plantation. Through her sister, who returns to the English and French-speaking parish to identify the body, newspaper reporters learn the complexities of Danielle's life on and off the sugar plantation as the former child companion of the master's daughter. Known for her proficiency in herbal remedies, beauty, and likeness to the Soileau & Sons rum and sugar product art, Danielle is flawed, yet favored by her lascivious master, Demetre Soileau, and despised by his wife, Etiennette.

Exposed to the society of Louisiana Creoles of color and free Blacks regarded as "les noirs libres," Danielle catches the tender eye of a free mariner and business owner, Alphonse Santee, who is instrumental in her thirst for freedom, love, and the struggle to mend her broken family torn apart by turmoil and Demetre. Captured between love and obligation, Danielle soon becomes pregnant and the agonizing secrets between Etiennette and Danielle begin to unravel.

Song of Redemption is filled with the rich culture of multi-parishes west of the Mississippi River. Malika J. Stevely artfully pries open a window to aspects of

pre-Civil War life for communities of color that are rarely discussed in detail. This unique blend of suspense, romance, and family saga invites readers into an unforgettable journey of the past that will leave audiences riveted while touching the hearts of untold generations.

The Reviews Are In!
This may be one of the best historical fiction novels I've ever read! The storyline never lets you down.


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