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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Televenge is “ . . . an emotional rollercoaster that ends as intensely as it begins. . . . those who commit to Cable’s tome will find themselves captivated and deeply devoted to Andie. Fans of Fannie Flagg and Janet Evanovich will be hooked on this saga of religion, romance, and crime.” —Shannon Marie Robinson, Library Journal

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Paperback, 584 pages
Published October 5th 2012 by Satya House Publications
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Claudine Wolk
Televenge is amazing! I read a review copy of the book and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. It reminded me a bit of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander and a bit of Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible. I would call Televenge a Mystery / Thriller, but definitely literature, with a captivating story. It well-written with terrific characters that is fast-paced. You won't believe how fast you will be able to rip through it.

Young Andie Oliver marries the love of her young life, Joe. Her dreams of a happy marriage w
Penny Shreve
Wow! I just finished TELEVENGE, having gotten a "review" copy as a journalist working for a community newspaper here in southern Illinois. It riveted me from the start! I have never read a book this long--except for the Bible! It was amazing! Should be a movie! The detail was captivating. I really appreciate the author’s approach. She kept it very real. And I really loved her note in the back about legalism. Grace really does flow in this book. The deliverance of Andie was a great metaphor of re ...more
Tina Harvey
I've been awake for four nights reading the advanced reading copy of this book! I think I may have showered once during that time. Maybe I ate, I don't remember. All I can say is be prepared. You won't put this down. The author had no fear writing this book. It's not written in Christianese--the author doesn't hesitate to use a swear word (or two) to be true to her characters. What guts! And yet, believe me, there's nothing offensive in it. It's beautifully written. Even the sex. She doesn't hes ...more
From the Beginning this book sucked me in like a paper clip to a magnet!

Andi Rose is a Southern girl. Raised in the Church, she wants a simple life. No college, no career, Andi wants a husband and a family to love mother and tend to. Long before her wedding day she picks him out of the rest. Joe Oliver is her destiny, he will be the one she grows old with. Right out of highschool young Andi and Joe marry.
Committed House of Praise Church members, the Oliver family expects Joe and Andi to grow in
Hannah Collier
Beautifully written, seriously suspenseful, honestly - it stayed on my lap until I turned the last page. I really just want to tell everbody about this book. I went to the Book Expo in New York this past June and stood in line for so many books that just were not what I thought they'd be. (I work in a book store. My mother is a librarian.) Certainly most books I got were not good enough to stand in line for. And then there was this book, and I thought, why should I stand in line for a book with ...more
J. Whitley
Cable has written a page turner for sure. When I first saw the book at our store I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, even though I read the synopsis several times. Growing up in a rural community in the South (near the area where the book is set), I was all too familiar with fire and brimstone preaching. A lot of that type of preaching is often directed at the GLBT community. Because of that, I probably would not have read the book had I not met the author at a City Lights Bookstore reading. In h ...more
Gail Gurley
Televenge is a remarkable work of literature by a gifted and dynamic writer. It's exciting and spellbinding, leaving the reader breathless and anxious for more. This is going to be a huge success in the world of best sellers! Good luck and God speed, Pam!!!
Barb Schumacher
Televenge is the new novel from Pamela King Cable. I received the Advanced Reading Copy and could not wait to review it. It tells the story of a young woman's journey to discover real faith, real hope, and real love. Surprisingly, the biggest obstacles to Andie Oliver's quest are church, communityh, and family.

Pam uses a first person narrative, which gives immediacy to the telling as Andie's life unfolds jointly for her and the reader.

Andie is barely out of high school when she marries her sweet
Elaine Stana
Simply stated, I loved TELEVENGE. Ms. Cable has managed to write a story that is relevant, with characters who are like us (no flashy big-city stock brokers or ad execs here) and with a depth that is amazing.

Andie Oliver is a woman who could be living in my town. She is very believable with strong emotions and simple dreams Reading her story, how she gets swept up into something not of her making yet almost impossible to fight, is addictive.

The novel also addresses the very real world of some of
Julie Murkette
As the publisher of Televenge, I'm obviously biased. However, this is the book that made me change my stance from "We will never publish fiction" to "We absolutely MUST publish this book!" There are few stories that pull you in and hold onto you long past the time you finish reading the book. This is definitely one of those. Galleys were available at Book Expo 2012 and the buzz was just about instantaneous. Library Journal chose it as one of their BEA picks! Our focus group readers were thrill ...more
Tammie Merrill
Pamela King Cable's first novel Televenge takes you on a whirlwind of emotion as you travel with Andie through her life journey. Ms. King's writing captures your heart and you will find yourself laughing and crying. This is a book you will not want to put down until you have turned the very last page!

This is a story that pulls you in and keeps you reading, of love turned cruel and evil robed in holiness. By the time you’re through you’ll have a new friend—Andie Rose, Televenge’s gutsy heroine. And you won’t forget her for a long, long time
Televenge by Pamela King Cable is a gripping novel in which faith and fundamentalism come to blows. Told through the heart-breaking, heroic journey of Andie Rose, Televenge is a blaring kalxon for the current religious climate of our nation, seasoned to near perfection with rich characterization and an embroiled plot.

Just before high school graduation, Andie Rose falls in love with Joe Oliver. He's charming and handsome, everything she wants in a husband. With sparkling dreams of owning her own
Televenge takes the reader into the world of the mega-church. Not the nice, comfortable church around the corner but the 10,000 seat stadium kind of church. The kind led by charismatic leaders asking for money to "do God's work here on Earth." It is also a story about a fear; fear of God, fear of a pastor and fear of going to hell. It's a story about the manipulation of people and the use of that fear to keep the church growing and the congregation in line. It's also a love story.

That is a lot o
Reading in Black & White
Pamela King Cable took me to a world I did not know existed until I read Televenge. In this work of fiction, we are introduced to a young lady named Andie who simply wants to be a wife and a mother. Andie’s family is not completely ‘sold’ on the local church and their larger-than-life minister but her husband, Joe and his family are so involved as if they are brainwashed.

Reverend Calvin Artury is the minister of this church and he has ambitions beyond his local congregation. Artury believes he s
Drennan Spitzer
Pamela King Cable's Televenge is a genre-bending ride. Set in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, starting in 1972 and spanning the 70s, 80s and even mid 90s, this is a hefty novel (over 575 pages!). And I have to admit it right now: I love a good, long read! It's impossible to pin this down as strictly suspense, romance, chick-lit, or even Christian fiction, but it certainly has elements of all of these.

Cable tells the story of Andie Oliver, married too young to a philandering husband, Joe. It quic
David Brown
Cable’s epic story focuses on Andie Rose Oliver who marries her husband Joe in her late teens and dreams of family and a continued devotion to God. However, Andie’s life and faith are shattered by the rise of Reverend Calvin Artury, the ruler of an extreme group of holy men that threaten to destroy everything Andie holds dear. Struggling for money, her husband begins volunteering to work for Artury in the hope of landing full-time hours down the line. Over time Joe changes, influenced by Artury ...more
Sara Strand
If you are a religious person, you need to read this book. If you are a women's rights person, you need to read this book. If you are one of those "let's just mind our own business" person, you need to read this book. I can't think of one person who should not read this book because it blew me away. How many books blow me away? Not many.

I'll be honest with you. When I first opened my package and saw how huge this book was, I know I said out loud, "Jesus Christ, I need to start looking to see how
Andie Oliver is a faithful woman – to God, to her husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury. Andie’s dreams of a beautiful home, children and a happy marriage are shattered when Joe is hired by the ministry team of Artury’s House of Praise.
As Joe gets sucked further into the ministry, Andie is determined to get them out of the cult and delves into the immorality and debauchery that lies beneath the polished veneer of Reverend Artury’s church. Her childhood friend Mavis seems to h
Katrina Stonoff
Fascinating glimpse into the world of megachurches and televangelism -- neither of which has ever had any appeal for me but which were utterly compelling to watch from backstage (so to speak).

Televenge is an odd book: the first half or more feels like a memoir. I'd love to have a heart-to-heart conversation with the author, to learn how much of it was lifted directly from life. I bet I could make a fair guess because some scenes felt so gritty-real that I felt guilty for looking (kinda like driv
Mya Murphy
Wow, just wow... This is hands down, I believe, the best book I have ever read.
Andie's character spoke to me the entire time. As someone who has had experiences in the
evangelism world, and a not-so-good marriage, as well. Not by the same man, thank God, I loved this book! Honestly, I believe everyone would enjoy Televenge, whether Christian or not. Everyone has gone thru heartache in relationships, and this is one hell of a story.
I give Televenge 10 stars out of 5 lol. Yes, this is truly an awe
Lynn Chandler Willis
TELEVENGE is simply breathtaking. The honesty and raw emotion in which this story is told is so real, I actually had to put the book down a couple of times and catch my breath. Pam Cable has touched gold with her ability to transcend levels of emotion to deliver a powerful, remarkable book. It's sad, it's disturbing, but most of all it's uplifting. It won't destroy your faith, it'll renew it.
I really did love this book even though it is too long. Pamela might need a better editor. I still gave it a 5 because, to me at least, the story was compelling and I also learned quite a bit about the subject. However, I would not recommend this to my friends ... probably because it is so full of religion that I fear they might become offended as if I were trying to "save" them.
Nice and fat novel, full of intrigue, romance, religion, faith healings, betrayals, and more! If you've ever watched or caught bits of televangelist programming, and wondered about the people behind the scenes, this might give you an insight (or perhaps not!) Actually enjoyed reading this and plan on reading Pamela's previous title "Southern Fried Women."
I enjoy that I could really see the characters in my mind's eye. The story itself was engaging and and a lot of points gripping. The only drawback for me was the author's inconsistent style. It did not happen a lot, but enough that I wondered why it was happening. Anyway, a good read!
Christa Kozy
An absolutely riveting read...I couldn't put it down! Pam takes you on such a range of emotions, you truly identify with Andie and her journey to find unconditional love. A MUST Read!
One of the BEST books I ever read hands down! So captivating! U literally cant stop reading it and when u have to u cannot wait to pick it back up again!!
Debbie Mulig
Interesting read on "mega-church" leaders and those that follow them. I had a hard time putting this one down. I read until 3 this am just to finish it!
Lisa Murray
In the library I was drawn to this book by its word mash-up title and the ominous angel on the cover. But I almost didn't check it out because of the pink "inspirational" tag on its spine. (More often that not, this means the book is a saccharine, Hallmark special sort of text.) I decided to take a chance and see how it went. Wow was I engaged. I picked it up mid-afternoon and finished that night. This has the grittiness of Flannery O'Connor's south with its warped religious characters and twist ...more
...In general, I think Cable has a great voice and I appreciated the writing style although at times the prose felt a bit heavy-handed and self-indulgent. The story is told in first person, mostly from Andie’s POV however we do get to experience the story from a few other POVs as well. Reverend Artury’s POVs are chilling. The first half of the book moved at a good pace, but the second half of the book, at times, felt a bit bloated and the pace bogged down with the tedium of Andie’s daily life an ...more
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Born in West Virginia, a coal miner's granddaughter, Pam was raised in a tiny town in Northeast Ohio and raised by a tribe of wild Pentecostals. Pam cut her teeth on the back of a church pew, grew up in clapboard churches, tabernacles, tent revivals, and for many years in a grand cathedral -- a mega-church.

Pam's first book, Southern Fried Women, was a finalist in Fiction and Literature-Short Story
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