“WHO SAID IT WOULD BE EASY” by author Cheryl Faye (Strebor/Atria Books – February 2011; $12.00), is the story of a man and woman, who through their faith in God through Jesus Christ, learn how to live and love in the face of tests, trials and tragedy.

Charisse Ellison is an attractive 29-year-old single woman who is new to her faith, but convinced that her relationship with God is the only way to the have the truly fulfilling life she desires – one that includes a husband and children.

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Stefàn Cooper is a 33-year-old bachelor who has no desire to change his marital status.  Tall, muscular and strikingly handsome, Stefàn is so used to getting what he wants from the opposite sex that he has come to expect that he is taken aback by Charisse’s indifference to his charms. With the sincere, albeit cynical, voice of Charisse’s best friend, Myra, constantly in her ear, and the encouragement of Stefàn’s humble yet discerning running buddy, Julian, the couple embark on a cautionary friendship that quickly leads to an intense romance.

The path they travel together leads them on a journey that challenges the bravado Stefàn has held on to for most of his adult life and forces Charisse to see that God’s answered prayers don’t always come packaged the way we expect.


Cheryl Faye was born and raised in Harlem, New York.  A legal secretary by profession, Cheryl is the author of five previously released novels; Be Careful What You Wish For, First Love, A Test Of Time, A Time For Us and At First Sight . Her short story, A Second Chance At Love, was included in a Mothers’ Day anthology Mama Dear. WHO SAID IT WOULD BE EASY? is her first foray into the Christian fiction genre.

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