From New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby comes the ninth installment in her award-winning Reverend Curtis Black series.
It's been months since Reverend Curtis learned that his wife Charlotte had affairs with two different men, and for now, he continues to be cordial and respectful to her. But he's also made it clear that once their son Matthew graduates high school, he will be filing for divorce. Charlotte, on the other hand, continues to do everything possible to make amends in hopes of saving their marriage.
Unfortunately, Curtis is ready to move on and is being propositioned by a woman who desperately wants to become the next Mrs. Curtis Black. When the situation heads down a path that is frighteningly shocking, could it be the final blow to this once blessed union?
©2012 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I really enjoy audio books and I hound this one to be a good listen. I was a little disappointed in Curtis' snd Charlottes characters decision making but I guess that is what makes a good book. Overall I enjoyed this one and I'm looking forward to A House Divided.
A better narrator. New sub-storylines; twists and turns. It's like this: if you are going to write a series as OVER the top and dramatic as the Curtis Black stories, you either have to remain over the top or you should have written something more realistic. For instance, some of the whoring that goes down and Charlotte's evilness toward Curtina (previous book), her inability to accept responsibility for anything in... LIFE; Alicia's similar personality (previous book) and some of the blackmailing and extortion schemes. All are worthy of a daytime soap Emmy. But this book seems to straddle the fence and I'm bored. Very, very bored. I expect series to ebb and flow; some books will be far more exciting than others... but this story seems to be a drawing out of details that don't need to be discussed.
I'm committed to making it to the end of this darn series, so I'll read the Prodigal Son.
NO! This woman was so dry and boring. I HATE the way she narrated Curtina. The child sounds like a 45 year-old woman. Maria Howell's voice, while beautiful in natural tone, lacked the inflection or intonation that should have been used for such a dramatic set of characters and overall storyline. I thought Paula Jai Parker was terrible (she did the previous book) because she made everyone sound ratchet and country, but after nearly falling asleep on the road listening to Ms. Howell this morning, I actually MISSED Paula's annoying voice. I hate to be harsh but.... PLEASE Ms. Howell, stick to narrating literature of a different genre. I'm annoyed that she narrated the most recent book in the series. I'm almost tempted to just get the Kindle. I'm also trying to figure out why they can't stick to one narrator for the series....
Nope. It's a bridge to hopefully better books.
I've noticed that Mrs. Roby can be a bit "preachy" about certain things: the professional writing/editing process, black hair salons and hair care, etc. It's slightly annoying because she allows the narration to droll on and on about unnecessary details. I don't really give a flying flip about ceramic hair irons and why they protect the hair because of the thermal heat reduction capabilities (previous book) as this has no intrinsic value when it comes to the storyline.
The story line is flat. I like most of the books in this series but this one failed. The main characters, Charlotte & Curtis were big disappointments, and the character development was weak. I gave 2 stars only because I like the series, otherwise it would've been one.
I continue to enjoy reading how Rev Curtis Black and his family struggle with love and their faith every day and how the poor choices that they have made not only impact their lives but those closet to them. How many more secrets are there!! LOL
Yes, I think the audio edition of this book is better than the print version.
I liked how the characters interacted, and how the author deals with the concept of forgiveness.
I am not sure...
Yes, this book is fun and is an enjoyable part of the Rev. Curtis Black series.
Love Kimberla Lawson Roby's books! I hope the series continue!
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
This is the forth book I've read of the Rev. Black series, this one's pretty good. But I think this story line has run out of steam. The characters have FINALLY redeemed themselves.
Both the Rev. Black and his wife have become near and dear to me. Because I've watched them go through so many ups and downs thoughout the series. I just sit back and shake my head.
She's great at adding life to the characters. Plus with all of them you never get confused with who is who. Every voice is unique.
That's hard to answer, because I just want to ask both of them "Hey, when are you gonna learn?" Especially the wife, she just keeps making the same mistakes over and over again!
Like I said. I love this story line, it reads just like a Soap Opera. I can actually see the scenes played out. But I think the Good Reverend's story is kind of played out. I would love to revisit the daughter's story as was intro'd in "The Best ofEverything"
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