Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction, Essence® best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray delivers a cautionary tale about debt and the dangers of an overly tempting offer. Married at 17, Adam and Evia Langston have worked their way up from rags to riches. But as they are enjoying all the trappings of their success, a financial downturn leaves them teetering on the brink of disaster. And that’s when Evia’s boss makes the Langstons a fivemillion dollar offer they can’t refuse.
©2011 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
This is a great read for people of faith; or people who THINK they are people of faith. It makes you examine what you truly believe. Belief is easy when life is good; but when thinks go wrong in your life, how strong is your faith then?????
I love to read and I love to listen to a good story!
I enjoyed the story.
I liked them all
No extreme reaction, but I was not surprised at the ending.....
I would definitely recommend this book because it was a very good read. This was my very first audiobook and I am hooked for life.
I can't answer this one.
The twins birthday party.
Shay Shantay because it would be fun people watching with her and it would be equally interesting to hear her conversation concerning her dislike of other people. She's such a schemer and so sure of herself, it makes me want to slap her.
Good story of love, marriage, family. A roller coaster of emotions that come along. Some parts were predictable, but it was a great listen.
yes, everything just too pat
I guess I just did not like the story or the characters. It seemed a waste of time
clear and easy to follow
I love this authors books.
I like them all.
Susan Spain brings life to this book!!
Say something about yourself!
This was a great book! I had my doubts at first, but it had me from the beginning, I did not want this book to end. The story line was awesome some time the choices we make can end badly. The Langston was a loving couple but one person can mess everything up be careful of your choices. Great title
I love this book I can say it never expected this book to be so good!
The message was moving
This is a must read
As usual Victoria Christopher Murray wrote a great book. Although at some points I wanted to reach in the book and shake Evia and then slap Marilyn, lol. I would definitely recommend this book.
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I picked this book because I had to see if 2 people could withstand the backlash of dancing with the devil. While I think the author did well with the writing there were things about this story I didn't love. Like Evia's mother, who threw her daughter out when she was a pregnant teen, but then she and Adam bend over backwards to give her money even when she continues to treat them like dirt. There is family loyalty and there is reality. Also I didn't like that Adam waited till the money was gone and they were destitute to deal with reality. How many smart minded people who understand the value of money would not make changes that would protect his family better? The fact that he didn't plan better for a rainy day was a surprise based on how money conscious he was. That didn't really add up to me. And Evia was a wimp in my opinion. She appeared to be a very strong woman but she fell apart when life got tough. What did they think would happen when they took the deal? But when you make a decision such as the one they made to get the money they wanted what could they expect? I would have liked Evia to have given back more attitude to Adam and her boss. Adam didn't seem to want to man up and deal with the choice that he made; and how his bad choices left his family destitute. He was open to putting the blame on his wife but I didn't see him man up and that was disappointing. I can see the author writing these flaws into the story on purpose but it made it less believable in my eyes.
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