Better Late Than Never

Series: Reverend Curtis Black, Book 15
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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The stunning conclusion to the best-selling Curtis Black series

The past never stays where it belongs.... 

Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.

His buried past returns in an unwelcome visit when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, 12-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter that he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning. The horror of Curtis's childhood secrets, as well as Curtina's wild and rebellious behavior, takes a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they've experienced over the years now seem like child's play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within?

©2018 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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quitely exit stage left

The final chapter of the Curtis black saga. (Of course, there could be a spinoff with the grandchildren and Curtina.) The synopsis described the previous drama to this family as “child’s play compared to the turmoil they are facing” now. With the hint of something coming back from the past being “unwelcomed”, I waited for something to happen…..and I waited….and then waited some more. And then I received what was supposed to be that “something”. A familial relationship was repaired & someone slipped back into their addiction with little fanfare. The one storyline that had the potential to breathe some much needed drama was with one of the youngest Black family members. And it was glazed over. The buildup of that storyline was hushed as silently as a church member raising that one finger as they walk out during Sunday morning service. This series is known for its salacious drama.

While it was nice to get some background on Curtis’ family, I feel let down. At any rate, this was a good series overall. Even when there was a lull, you still wanted to know what was going to happen next. I suppose with all the drama that the family endured this somber and somewhat bland final book was a fitting end in some respect.

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Not what I expected...

I have been a FAITHFUL reader of this series and Kimberla Lawson Roby... but I have to admit, I am very disappointed with this one. I guess I was just expecting more details. It is a good book, just not as engaging as the other titles. I would normally find myself having to pause the other titles just to catch my breath! But not with this one... still a good read though.

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Good Ending!

Well Kimberla, this is our book we are discussing today at Book Club and I must say I did enjoy it, wish you were here on our Annual Day, but, this was a good quick book, I listened to it and it was a little slow starting off, but then I really got into it and the the inside of Curtis finally revealed, Now we all know why he behaved the way he did in the previous books. I thought it was a good story line and I thought he would retire and that would be the ending, but at least he and Charlotte are on an even page now. I will miss the "Curtis" series, but that means a new series "may" be getting ready to be born, I hope. I saw the mention of Texas, lol

Thank you Kimberla for all the Curtis Black series!

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Can’t believe it’s over

I was a little disappointed in the story. I have been a fan of the series since Casting the first stone. I liked how most of the characters grew and changed for the better. Even Curtis changed by the end. I was disappointed that Charlotte didn’t change. She stayed the same selfish, self centered and manipulative person throughout the series. I did like how the drama was toned down in this book. A lot of the time in the other stories I was like what else can happen, but this one was a little bit more believable. I will miss the Curtis and everyone. Goodbye to the Black family.

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The end is finally here

I have read every book in the Curtis Black series and it has finally ended!! It is bittersweet. There were some great messages in this book and it was ok. It did not have too much drama like the previous ones but I still liked it. I finished in one day.

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It was ok!!!

I love Kimberla Lawson Roby!!! And I have read all her books! However, for this to be the conclusion to the Curtis Black Series I’m not impressed at all!!! I’m kind of disappointed!!!

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Bitter Sweet! AMAZING LISTEN!

I put off listening to the last novel in this series because I didn't want it to end. It was worth the wait and your credit. It was well written, best voice actors for this novel. I love how it all came together and I cried tears of joy throughout most of the book. I started the series back over with book 1 and I'm so glad that I did because I had forgotten a lot of the events. Starting over from the beginning kept me wanting more and more. Hands down this is a must listen too and 5 stars all the way!

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Very good read...

It has been years since starting the Rev. Black series; however it did not disappoint just like the others.

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Wonderful Ending to a series!

I have been a huge fan of Kimberla Lawson Roby as well as the Curtis Black series since the beginning. Sad to have it end! Looking forward to more of her work.

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Great Conclusion

Great conclusion to a family I have grown to love over the year. Thank you for an ending that I can live with.

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