In The Best of Everything, Roby employs her trademark storytelling prowess to relate the tale of a woman whose life is complicated by the fact that her father is none other than Reverend Curtis Black.
Alicia Black Sullivan swore to never repeat her father's mistakes: she would never break any promises, she would never be unfaithful. And most important of all, when she got married, it would be for good. And she really does love Phillip, the assistant pastor of her father's church. She just happens to love money - and the things it can buy - as well.
Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it. Even if it means piling up thousands of dollars in debt. Even if it means denying to everyone - even herself - that her love of shopping has gotten way out of control.
©2009 Kimberla Lawson Roby; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
This was such a predictable, silly book. The characters were not developed. The plot was predictable and rather dull.
The reader is horrible, horrible, horrible! A total waste of a credit.
It took just to long to get into this book. the narrators voice was not right for this book. Its not what I expected and the book itself is not what I thought it would be. I guess I am just looking for another Curtis Black and that is not what this is about.
I like to shop, but thank goodness I'm not this bad! She was so spoiled, irresponsible and selfish that I didn't feel sorry for her at all. It was good to see the Rev. Curtis Black's spawn get what she deserved. Definitely a good read!
I enjoyed this book, but felt that Alisha's character development could have been stronger, and an attempt to connect her childhood experiences with Pastor Curtis Black would have made the book better. I think that the author did a great job with Alisha's husband's character development. I enjoyed the book overall, and I would recommend it to others who enjoy this author.
Better narrator you could not tell which of the characters were talking at the time. I could not connect with the characters. The story moved really SLOOOOOWWW. It was boring to me and hard to finish.
I might read the next book in the series, hopefully it will be better than this one.
Her voice was the same for all of the characters.
Theres a lot I would cut out.
Kimberla lawson roby's booka are awesome! i have beeb following rev curtis black since the beginning and im anxious to move on...this has been the best saga ever since Mary Monroe's God don't like ugly series!
Kimberla Lawson Roby is a talented author with a vivid imagination. I enjoy her work & look forward to moving on to her next project.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. It is one of a long series, but you need not read the others (the Rev. Curtis Black Series) to enjoy this story.
For what it was, it was a good story. VERY dramatic and soap-opera-ish. You find yourself rolling your eyes and shaking your head throughout the story. But not in a necessarily bad way.
Morality to the side. It would be Alicia. I wanted to slap her and ask her, "Girl, do you realize how good you have it? And you're messing it up!"
Once again, Alicia. You just know by the end of this story, she didn't learn her lesson.
No, just that this is an quick, enjoyable read.
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