For Love of Him is a book containing short stories in a Jamaican setting. The characters include Maxine who on the death of her live in partner marcus was dtermine to get a better man and so she set out to trap Lance into a relationship.
There is Junior who is always drunk and Sissy who taunts him about this. Then duppies begin following junior at nights and soon no one in the village will walk alone in the nights for fear of the duppies. Junior finally decide to take a stand aginst the duppies and it is Sissy that decide to stand by his side.
Rufus falls in love with Little Lamb but the pastor of the church would have none of it. Little Lamb is sent to live with her cousin Granny Pearl where little Lamb inadvertently alerted her that her grandson is really the pastor's child and not her son-in-law's. Granny Pearltakes Little Lamb under her care and schooled her in how to get her man.
Aunt Essie did not know that she had a grandson and it was late one night when the bus driver delivered the boy for him to spend the summer holidays with her. It was only at the end of the summer holidays when he left that she recalled that she had not asked his name. When he left she was happy to see him go but she knew she would miss him so she had invited him to return for the Christmas holidays. Tony in the meanwhile was returning to a world of trouble. He was small for his age but a terror in a fight because he had been taugt to fight dirty. His mother had taught him not to hit girls but she had taught him how to use words with devastating effect.