Praise for LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG
LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG is the 2012 USA Best Book Award-winner for African-American Fiction!
EBONY.com calls LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG “This summer’s hottest read!”
Black Expressions Book Club Alternate selection for May 2012!
Charreah Jackson, Relationship Editor, Essence Magazine said, “Loved it!”
Love In A Carry-On Bag is refreshing and engaging, with instantly relatable characters caught in the dilemmas of modern life. I was pulled in at once and a little bit sad when I was nearing the end, as it was such an enjoyable ride. That’s the mark of good storytelling and Sadeqa definitely hit the mark.” —Lolita Files, best selling author of Child of God
“Love in a Carry-On Bag is absolutely amazing. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Best metaphors, best descriptions, Sadeqa Johnson makes me want to write better. I promise, you’ll love this one.”
—Victoria Christopher Murray, best selling author of The Deal, The Dance, and the Devil
With Love in a Carry-on Bag Philly sister, Sadeqa Johnson has written an old-school love story. It’s all heart, sould and realness with a touch of a trumpet man’s jazz reminding me of Spike Lee’s classic film, Mo Betta Blues. Pick it up and enjoy this real chocolate love.” —Omar Tyree, New York Times best selling author of 19 books, including Flyy Girl
This tale’s vivid portrayal of love travelling the distance will have readers flying high. A pure story from the heart that everyone will adore.” —Miasha, Essence bestselling author of the Secret Society trilogy, Diary of a Mistress and Mommy’s Angel
Sadeqa Johnson is a captivating novelist, who extrapolates the forces that pressure passion and sex in modern times. In the tradition of Terri McMillian and Omar Tyree, the distinctive style she has cultivated will smolder and smoke long after the last page has been turned.” –Jackson Taylor, author of The Blue Orchard
Can a long distance love affair really survive?
Erica Shaw spends her week babysitting the country’s bestselling authors for one of the top publishing companies in New York City. But on Friday nights she escapes to D.C., where her sexy-lipped musician boyfriend, Warren Prince, works and performs. Their connection is fierce, and the couple promises to never miss a weekend together. But when real life walks in—an overbearing father, an alcoholic mother, office politics, and a lucrative job contract—the couple starts unraveling at the seam. Tempers flare, violence breaks, while new lovers eagerly wait in the wings—to claim both of them.
Drenched in the perils of passion and the sweet-sounds of jazz, Johnson dives deep into the world of ambition and the stumbling blocks of family. Clever, fast-paced and sexy, Love in a Carry-On Bag is a modern day love story that marks the healing power of forgiveness and begs the question, how much baggage is really too heavy to carry.