The Holland Family Saga Part One: They Don’t Mind Dying by Clever Black

They Dont mind dyingFamily ~ a word that is supposed to mean more than anything in the world.  To some it means love, loyalty, commitment, respect, EVERYTHING!  To others it means nothing more than kinship.  Who you consider your family is something totally different, everyone that you consider family is not family by blood.  Those family members are those have proven to you that they are loyal to you and will have your back no matter what and that means more to you than bloodline.

Katrina Sanders is a beautiful little girl who wants nothing more than to be loved by her mother like all little girls.  Problem is due to circumstances beyond Katrina’s control she can not attain that love that she wants and desires so much so she has to get that love from somewhere else.  Manny Taylor and his mother Joyce would show Katrina what the true meaning of family is.

Manny Taylor Jr. is a teenager who has to live the life of the man of the household.  Living with his mother after his father was taken from his life way too early has made Manny become a man early on.  Doing the only thing that he knows to do to survive, Manny understands family and has his blood family plus his street family and there is nothing that he won’t do to protect either of them.

Ben Holland has been living with his aunt since his parents died when he was young.  When Ben becomes a teen and his aunt realizes that he is nothing more than kinship to her, Ben is forced to live on the streets and learn about life.  Ben soon meets Manny and becomes fast friends and realizes that this friendship is more family that he has experienced and this is what he needs to survive.  This friendship fast grows into a larger family and everyone experiences love and loyalty.  Learning the true meaning of ride or die, this begins the Holland Family Saga.

The Holland Family Saga has many characters that contribute to make this a very good book.  You have drama that sends you on an emotional rollercoaster  and that makes for an exciting action packed read.  I believe the word Saga is fitting in this title because it means a long and complicated series of events but it comes to a head and when it does it is explosive!  I have enjoyed this novel by Black and I look forward to the next book in this series.

The Holland Family Saga: They Don’t Mind Dying is available for purchase through (Both paperback and Kindle).

  • File Size: 2098 KB
  • Print Length: 503 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985350903
  • Publisher: Clever Black Books (March 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007N922EI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled