BOBBY LOVE was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a husband, a father, and a professional cook. He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, New York and the metro Atlanta area, with his wife and children.
CHERYL LOVE was born in New York. She is a wife, mother, and nutrition coordinator. She currently splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and the metro Atlanta area, with her husband and children.
“The Redemption of Bobby Love is the perfect title for a story that explores both redemption and love with such vital, fulsome heart. At once tender and brutal, the Love family’s journey explores parenthood, marriage, the penal system, and the human condition of sustaining hope in the center of the storm. The systems that govern our most vulnerable are larger than one family, and yet this family’s story encompasses those systems with a power that will shake you.” — Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
“In this captivating memoir, Bobby and Cheryl Love share the astounding secret Bobby had kept for over 35 years of their marriage: that Bobby wasn’t his real name and that he had escaped from prison when he first met Cheryl...The Loves’ warmth, humor, and honesty shine from the pages.” — Library Journal (starred review)
"The full, astounding story of an unbelievable life and what it means for true love to endure above all else."
“This book is more than a jailbreak/escapee story. Sure, there’s lots of drama and tension, but in the hands of Bobby and his wife, Cheryl, faith and love take center stage in this well-paced book about forgiveness and revealing a person’s true self.” — Garden & Gun
“In this moving story of struggle and forgiveness, an escaped convict reflects on his life in hiding alongside his wife of 35-plus years...In parallel narratives from Bobby and Cheryl, those secrets are disclosed against the history of their unshakable love...Readers will be awestruck by this inspiring account.” — Publishers Weekly
“A warmhearted story of an ex-con’s long and winding road to an honest life.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A rumination on the justice system and the way that it can work in inequitable ways…. Coauthored in an alternating storyline by Bobby and his wife, Cheryl, the book sees the Loves rewind their love story and dissect Bobby’s ‘roadmap to destruction.’ … Bobby writes honestly about his own self-reflection, the realities of growing up in North Carolina during Jim Crow, and the impact that incarceration had on his early life.” — Booklist