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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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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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Good lessons

Life is full of surprises, no one else can tell your story. Thank God for forgiveness.

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Better Late Than Never

Thanks to Mrs. Robie for such a wonderful ride, over the years - from start to finish! I couldn't imagine what else could be said or done with this family, but she certainly made the ending interesting. Good story line with very relevant lessons every Christian, every Pastor, and every Church must learn before we leave this earth.

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Closure...

This is the final installment of the Curtis Black Series. I have been a fan of the series since the very first book. I have "watched" Curtis's growth. From his first wife to his third, Curtis is now living his life the way God wants him. Getting insight of his childhood kind of revealed why Curtis acted the way that he did in earlier books. It was refreshing to read about his renewed relationship with his ill sister. I was a little disappointed with Charlotte throughout the book. Her unhappiness made her selfishness resurface and her behavior was sickening. I do love that she eventually faced her demons as well. Nice ending to the series.

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narrator puts you to sleep

i'm a big fan of this author but this narrator makes it seems as tho the book is and or will be the most boring book ever. i could not continue to listen to this book with this narrator.

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Excellent

I have read all of Kimberla Lawson Roby's books. I have enjoyed most of them. However, this one is one of her best. Ms. Roby is at the top of her game. I hated for it to end. I wish this was not the conclusion of the Curtis Black series. I'm going to miss him!