Temptation

Narrated by: Caroline Clay
Series: Temptation, Book 1, Sinners & Saints, Book 1, The Jasmine Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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For 16 years, Kyla and Jefferson have enjoyed a seemingly perfect marriage. They share a wonderful daughter, a passionate love for each other, and a deep spirituality. But their happiness is shattered when Kyla finds Jefferson in bed with another woman - a woman who happens to be her childhood friend. If there’s any hope to repair their broken marriage, they will have to trust their faith like never before. Temptation is a moving story of contemporary people struggling through one of life’s most difficult obstacles - and trusting in God to steer the way. Narrator Caroline Clay captures all the emotions of loved ones fighting to preserve their sacred bond.

©2000 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2001 Recorded Books

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11 hour bible study



Decent plot, missed opportunity with execution, no character development, the story is extremely wordy and lulls in places. This was truly a bible study lesson & showcased how you can the bible can be used to badger you into being compliant.

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6/16/18-In this installment it's been 18 years since Scandalous, Jasmine is in her 40s and I have no idea who she is...She has done a complete 180 from the person who was presented in Scandalous. I take that back, she was shallow, materialistic, narcissistic & selfish, but not treacherous on the level that has been displayed in this story. I'm curious as to how this 40 yr old Jasmine became who she is? It could not have been from the 18yrs of unfulfilled marriage and being the cause of a stalkers death (scandalous) I'm hoping this will be explained at some point.

Kyla while perky, loyal with an air of determination in Scandalous -at 40 in this installment - she is naive as a 20 year old? I found that hard to believe. She made several naive statements i.e. if he loved me he couldn't be in bed with another woman. I think any woman in her 40s knows that sex and love are not dependent on each other. Her dialogue is unnecessarily repetitive. I didn't get the impression that she could not think or make decisions for herself, but that was who she was in this book.

Alexis was rigid , close minded & very unlikeable.

The push for immediate forgiveness was a bit much. The victim in this story was badgered into submission. You almost felt sorry for her. In 24 hours, she was expected to find her best friend in bed with her husband, accept it, forgive, forget and move on and be a dutiful wife. There is forgiveness and then there was this story. It didn't leave me with a good feeling about the overall message.

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Learning to forgive..

This was a great listen. For anyone that struggles with forgivness or even guilt this book is a must hear.

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Why do women have to forgive?

I have 4hrs left and I’m sick of these types of books! It makes no sense that everyone expects the wife to forgive her husband for cheating on her with her “BFF”. Then the audacity to use God and the Bible as their way to shame her for not wanting to talk to him is crazy to me!! The woman has a right to be hurt! I’m not going to finish this book.

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It was ok...

I did like the book but nothing wowed me like other books do. It was all pretty predictable. I easily got distracted at different times in the book because it bored me. It did show a great example of how to handle things in a Godly way even though it can be a tough situation sometimes. Other than that it was an Ok book.

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Jasmine's personality really took a twist

I liked the book, but I need the backstory on what happened between Jasmine and Kenny. I know in the first book Roman was her "internal" issue, but did Kenny find out about that? Like I need the backstory that leads up to the divorce and Jasmine's disposition towards Kyla. Because in this book she was a totally different person. I mean she was cutthroat, deceitful, And just plain nasty.

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Lacked Background

This story was really hard to get through. I only stuck it out because I listened to the previous books and happened to enjoy the first couple of books. The concept forced down the reader's throat of "forgive him cheating on you with your best friend because 'The Lord" was a very annoying perspective. The story was quite BLEH and predictable that I fought with myself to finish it while falling asleep on it very often. The bible thumping was too much too sheesh not subtle at all!

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But GOD

A depiction of life’s trials and tribulations with real emotion that that relies on the surrender and the Word of GOD. Loved the ending.

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Wonderful characters good book enjoyed every momen

I really loved this book the characters were so likable And so very real life.

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Didn't want it to end!!

Captivating! Emotional! inspiring! Ready for the story to continue in the next book! Great narrator!

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Loved It

Great book. Uplifting. Especially loved the insert of Scripture that was fitting to the situation