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The Reverend's Wife: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel | [Kimberla Lawson Roby]

The Reverend's Wife: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel

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. Black.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14
    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read! Love, love this series!"
    What did you love best about The Reverend's Wife?

    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


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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Having fun with the series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reverend's Wife to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think the audio edition of this book is better than the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the characters interacted, and how the author deals with the concept of forgiveness.


    What does Maria Howell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I am not sure...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, this book is fun and is an enjoyable part of the Rev. Curtis Black series.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Kimberla Lawson Roby's books! I hope the series continue!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-28-12
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2015

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    "A Soap Opera"
    Where does The Reverend's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What does Maria Howell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    If you could take any character from The Reverend's Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Jasmine 11-28-12
    Jasmine 11-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    I love Kimbela Lawson Roby. At least, I thought I did. I appreciated her storylines...the first four or so of them. Now they are starting to become repetitive and redundant. Every new installment of her Pastor Black series somehow involves either the Pastor or his wife cheating, procreating, and a bitter, misguided, and vengeful mistress/mister. It is starting to get old and boring. I wonder how many more installments she is going to make that involve such a storyline. It would be nice to see the characters grow and have real issues that real people deal with...like dealing with the economy or stresses of jobs and our kids or battling with identity crises among the African-American community. I'm not sure if I will read another novel in the Pastor Black series but if I do I am hoping that the plot develops a bit more than it has in previous novels.

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    Blue Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-12
    Blue Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Good one from Kimberla Lawson Roby!!!"
    Would you listen to The Reverend's Wife again? Why?

    I would not listen to this title again, but I would recommend it to another.


    Any additional comments?

    Though I was wishing for another ending to the Curtis Black series, I am still happy with the ending and that this family was able to get on the right track!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 07-26-12
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "another great book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes because i liked it. i would comment that the story is not developed to full potential as i find all these robey books (a good part of the story is conveyed thru conversation).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    curtis and matthew


    Which character – as performed by Maria Howell – was your favorite?

    cortina


    Was The Reverend's Wife worth the listening time?

    oh yes.


    Any additional comments?

    i am repeating myself. but more depth would make this a five star book all around. it is a little melodramatic but i found the book entertaining and will buy other books by robey.

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    Nahti Detroit, Michigan 07-19-12
    Nahti Detroit, Michigan 07-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Lord Have Mercy!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reverend's Wife to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the printed version so I cannot compare...however this was exemplary...the narrator kept my interest and was very engaging...made me laugh, cry, get angry...all the emotions were flowing...


    What other book might you compare The Reverend's Wife to and why?

    All of Kimberla's works are exemplary!


    Have you listened to any of Maria Howell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Probably have since I am an avid audio listener...again she was great!


    If you could rename The Reverend's Wife, what would you call it?

    I would not rename it...loved the title ...


    Any additional comments?

    Kimberla Lawson Roby is such a classy, clean writer...her stories are very real and as audio books they come to life. I have listened to several of them...excellent choice in narrators...good work!

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