Anna is a black nanny who is devastated when her little daughter dies in a house fire. Desperate to fill her empty arms, she begins to mother Kim, the white daughter of the family she works for in Nashville, TN. As Kim matures, it is Anna who teaches her how to play gospel hymns on the piano, tells her about the birds and bees, and tries to protect her from unwarranted spankings by her mother.
J.P. Anderson a.k.a. Joyce P. Bauer has published two professional books, organized certification programs for two Presbyterian associations, and taught seminary classes at Princeton, Louisville, San Francisco, and Austin. Anderson is a certified piano teacher who enjoys spending time with her family, music, and reading. She resides in Cary, North Carolina