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The Preacher and the Prostitute

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Maribel struggled to forget her past, when she used to dabble in prostitution, made porn videos and was a nude poster girl. She became a Christian and turned her life around and made a decision to use her singing talent to give glory to God. However, she quickly realized that a young, single, attractive, talented girl was never going to remain unnoticed at church. First, s...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Jamaica Treasures (first published February 13th 2012)
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I don't normally read romance fiction, but my wife insisted, and I am glad she did. I thought i had the story line figured out based on the title but the twists kept me interested and the suspense held me to the end.
Author Brenda Barrett has done more than a wonderful job of helping the reader see life's difficulties at their worst and how faith and trust in God can see one through. While there are many circumstances that are found within the book that most every reader would relate to in some form or fashion, there are also blessings and hope for those who don't allow the circumstance to control them.
When former prostitute Maribel changes her lifestyle, gives her heart to Jesus and begins singing in the lo...more
Kay Swederski
I think this is one of the best books I have read in along time. I finished this book in one sitting. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. I loved the characters.

Maribel past was not the best she left home at the age of 17 because of an abusive father. She found a friend on the streets who helped her but her help was lead her into a prostitution and making pron videos and posters. One day her friend was shot right in front of her ~ Maribel decided that she needed to make a change....more
Deanna Gottreu
The Preacher and the Prostitute by Brenda Barrett is a very enjoyable story that shows how God forgives those who think they are the worst of sinners. In her past life, Maribel was a prostitute, a star in porn videos, and a model for nude posters. That is all behind her since she became a Christian and had her sins forgiven by Jesus. Maribel has a beautiful singing voice and has decided that she will use her voice to praise God. She had hoped to remain unnoticed in church but being young, single...more
Diane Rapp
A Lesson of Love and Forgiveness

When prostitute Maribel quits "the life" and earns a degree in accounting, she hopes to put her distasteful past behind her. She joins a church and dedicates her new life to God. But Jamaica is too small an island to keep secrets. Maribel lives in fear of the day her past might catch up with her. Hope is kindled when a handsome new preacher, Brian takes notice of the beautiful girl. The attraction is mutual and he's writing a book about forgiveness. Maribel dreams...more
The storyline was great. However I thought it moved a little too fast; I wish we would've been given a little more insight on some things. Like how did Thelma's affair begin & how long did it last? What was Felicia's story & how did she end up on the streets? What exactly was it that prompted Maribel to go on to college? A little more background into her mother, sister and maybe a glimpse into what may have caused her father to abuse them so bad? Did he suffer abuse as a child, was he an...more
Sharon Simmons
I love this author!

I love this author!

Great book it reminds you that no one's perfect. Brenda Barrett's books seem so real you think you know the characters. I love the way this book ended! Buy this book you will not be disappointed.
Nikki Bell
This book is a great example of how your past can come back to hunt you. How your worst critics are those who are in the church. It's funny how people will say they forgive you, yet their actions show they can't forget. Great read from beginning to end.
Natasha S. Hill
Great book

This was a great book! I don't want to give the book away but there are a few lessons you could learn from reading this book.
Keesha Harris

Great story about love, forgiveness, and triumph. One thing I've learned in life is no one is perfect but GOD.
Tramika  Chatfield
Ohhhhh!!! Awesome book!!! Perfectly written with a great lesson on forgiveness!!! I loved it!!!
Nice heart-felt story!!! I felt I was there observing first hand the tortuous asides going on by those who wanted to stand in the way of true love. Although this story ended favorably, as it should, I couldn't help but imagine a different ending also............
Heartfelt book, good read for a sunny afternoon if u aren't looking for car chases and bullets. Romance that makes a lovely story!!
Absolutely loved this book! One of my favs.. Different from the urban lit that I'm used to reading, but I loved it just as much!
looks and sounds awesome can't wait to read it.....
Loved this book! Very good read.
Lorena Moonen
Great story, well written!
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Allison Holmes
love it. Would read it again.
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