I made several attempts to read and get in to the novel, Destiny's Divas. Finally, because I'm a huge fan of Victoria Christopher Murray I forged my way through the first 4 chapters, which is when the book really began to gain more substance for me. At that point, I almost felt "forced" to finish it as quickly as possible -- it that good.
In true VCM fashion, she caused me to question some things like:
Why didn't Liza confront her husband? Why was she so determined to believe Mann's different accounts as to why the attorneys were at her home? Why didn't she think it was more suspicious that Buddy announced her entrance in to the church so loudly, as if he were forewarning someone? Also, why was she not pressing the issue of the locked office door, when she knew that he knew the door was locked when he told her to come in?
I realize that Sierra had issues with needing love. As the youngest member of Destiny's Diva someone should have offered to mentor Sierra. Yes, Yvonne could have done more digging and prying in to each member's personal life. Knowing that as the youngest member, she didn't have any family, guidance would have been key to keeping or putting Sierra on the right path. By assigning a spiritual mentor, it may have caused her to open up and be honest about her blatant lies about her celibacy. Why was Sierra so willing to give up her own celebrity to walk in the light of her beau, Jarrod? Did she not appreciate her own gift, bestowed by God?
Rainebow, she had a different situation all together. It's difficult, at times, living with an in-law (I know firsthand, although we all love each other and get along), it's still difficult nonetheless. Beerlulu and her sisters could have maintained their allegiance to their native Kenya, and even introduced their culture to Nadia, in specific by having other teenaged Kenyan family members tell her about the ceremony of becoming a woman. It was certainly not Beerlulu's place t o rear Dayo's and Raine's daughter, regardless of the fact that she is Dayo's mother. The American way and Kenyan way of explaining a young girl' sentry in to womanhood a completely different. As a resident of the United States (New York), Beerlulu should have respected Raine's request to leave Nadia alone. I think that Beerlulu took "it takes a village" to an entirely new level.
In summary, it's easy for each of us, to say what someone else should or should do or have done. What we have to remember is that is only our opinion. None of us is perfect, and fall short on a daily basis, sometimes knowingly. But God continues to allow me an opportunity to come to Him and ask for His forgiveness, and get it right the next time. We should constantly improve our morals, and practice each day what is ethical, and that's hard to do each day. I'm glad that the ladies have been given another chance to get it right.