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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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    Donna M Puorro Framingham, Ma United States 06-22-12
    Donna M Puorro Framingham, Ma United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't waste a credit"
    What disappointed you about The Reverend's Wife?

    The story was boring and poorly written.


    What was most disappointing about Kimberla Lawson Roby’s story?

    I know this is fiction but the story was simply ridiculous


    How could the performance have been better?

    I don't think anything could have improved the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely the worst book I have ever read. I will never buy a book written by this author again. I question how it got published! If I could have rated it a negative star, I would have done so.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bridgette United States 05-12-12
    Bridgette United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great disappointment..."

    I am a long time fan of Mrs. Roby, and I have read all of her books. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed. Curtis Black is no ordinary minister and his wife is not your average first lady. This book never grasped my full attention and the characters were "boring". I kept waiting for something, anything to happen, and it didn't. By the time the book wrapped up I was bitter. I wasted a credit on this. It happens to the best of us. I expected more and felt that this book was rushed. I expected more from the Black family and this seem like a formula that has already been used. Sorry Kimberla, you lost me with this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DEITRA APO, AE, United States 06-25-12
    DEITRA APO, AE, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2009

    I am a retired Army veteran and love to read. I like murder mystery, but enjoy nonfiction. I am a long time Star Trek fan.

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    "More of the Same"
    Would you try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby and/or Maria Howell?

    I love Kimberla Lawson Roby but the Curtis Black stories contain so much of the same drama that it is played out. New charactors and plots are needed. At the end of the book I notice his son has gotten the girlfriend pregnant so the drama continues.


    Has The Reverend's Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was okay, but the narractor often sound like they had dry mouth.


    Could you see The Reverend's Wife being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 06-16-12
    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Could the Blacks finally be on track?"

    I have loved the trials of the Black family since the first book and now in this latest book, could they finally be on track? I certainly hope not. Curtis shows that he is working to keep his promise to God; or is he? I could feel his struggles that he was having with his faith as he moves towards a decision that could not only upset his youngest child but also his congregation. The book was a wonderful listen and Mrs. Roby did not disappoint, however, Charlotte did work on my nerves with her begging and pleading. I cannot wait to see what the Black family will bring us next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Moebe TX, United States 05-17-12
    Moebe TX, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    Love this book but I did not like the narrator.





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14
    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2014
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2006
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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

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

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    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"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jasmine New Castle, DE, United States 11-28-12
    Jasmine New Castle, DE, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2011
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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