A Time To Stand: A Review

In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?
Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career.
Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital.
Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable—defend the officer.
As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime.
This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice and to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves.


A Time To Stand is book that deals with a very touchy topic of today. Police killing, prejudices, stereotyping, inequality and racism in today's society. A Time To Stand tries it's best to pull you in, but doesn't quite make it.

I really tried to like this book. A Time To Stand was very dry, and the characters were dry. And the book was a very slow burn. I tried to see it from every character and enjoy the story. You flip flop to each character so quickly there was no time to stop and really care about each character.

Lastly the end of the book seemed like such an easy way out, it was down to the last 50 pages or so when something big happens and then it's over. A Time To Stand is not a horrible book in any sense, it has family, a mostly caring community, but it does not give me that justice I was looking for.

I receieved this book in exhange for my honest review from BookLook Bloggers.



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