Christian News Journal – Review

The Melody of the Mulberries by Tonya Jewel Blessing

In Book Two, The Melody of the Mulberries, sixteen-year-old Coral Ashby is determined to visit Charlie in prison. Charlie has committed atrocities against the Ashby clan, yet Coral feels called by God to minister to him. She is accompanied by a local pastor and friend on her travels to Charleston.

The Melody of the Mulberries is a story of redemption: experiencing help in the midst of trial, believing God has a better plan for those who struggle with condemnation, knowing racial tensions break the heart of God and understanding how there can always hope in the midst of spiritual darkness.