Zen Cooper: Grown Woman is the second book in the series and nothing less than extraordinary.
After graduating from Howard University, Zen returns to her hometown as the independent, zealous, feisty, young woman that she is. With her summer itinerary finalized, excitement builds as she reunites with her family. Those meeting her for the first time, are taken back by her wisdom and maturity at the mere age of twenty. Not even Zen’s grandmother could break her serenity when she insults her father’s family. But Zen handles her grandmother’s wrongdoing with finesse, leaving her to wallow in her own pity after saying “Grand, I’m going to leave now. I don’t ever want to disrespect you.”
With her family plagued with mental-illness, insecurities, and color barriers, it’s thrilling to see how much unreserved love she has to offer. Being the binding element in her family, she is able to bring closure to years of adversities and unite the Cooper and Jones families.
Once again, Mrs. Angelia Vernon Menchan has written a page turner that will have you experiencing the characters’ emotions. If you are a follower of the author’s work, then you will be pleased to know Thane Whitton and Cinnamon Black make a brief appearance. One of my favorite scenes is a conversation between Zen and her father, Charlie, when she casually shares her state of purity. If you are looking for a novel that is uplifting and empowering, then Zen Cooper: Grown Woman is definitely a good choice.
-Reviewed by LaMona