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Guilty by Association

4.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  75 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Kevin "Kidd" Jamieson has a chip on his shoulder. How dare his father insist that his sons carry his last name when he did nothing but abandon his family? As far as he's concerned the Jamieson name is worthless and it shows as his anger seeps out into every area of his life and he carelessly leaves a trail of destruction wherever he goes.

When Kidd receives an invitation fr
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Lift Every Voice
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Nadine Keels
May I be frank? I'm aware of the stigma that African American literature, even in the Christian Fiction genre, has in many cases: the stigma that says the books must be poorly written, raunchy, or both. I can also presume, according to my experience as a brick-and-mortar bookstore shopper, that a novel like Guilty by Association, especially on account of its cover, would be shelved in a place other than the designated Christian Fiction section in some bookstores.

So, for the record, I must say th
May 20, 2012 Mztiffanydivine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guilty by Association is an awesome read. When I started reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book. But from the first page, I wanted to read more about the Jamieson family.

When Kidd finally meets his cousin Cameron and his brothers, he finally decides to move to Missouri to see what all the hype is about. Little did Parke and Malcolm know they would bump heads with Kidd. Kidd is just as reluctant as Parke and Malcolm, that’s until he meets
Guilty by Association by Pat Simmons - 4 stars
"Life isn't fair. We've heard it, we've said it, or perhaps we've thought it...guess what? You're right, but that's in our natural mind". This quote from the book sums up the life of bad boy, Kevin "Kidd" Jamieson. Kidd has anger and bitterness in his life. He has lost his job, lives with his mom and can't find a good woman. Then the Jamieson's enter his life without asking, talking about he is from a legacy of African Kings but all Kidd can think of
Jan 17, 2012 Sidne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: Kidd Jamieson grew up without a father in his life. He struggles and displays resentment toward the mentioning of his father name or even his father's family name. His close friend is killed and Kidd's mother wants him to leave town and go stay with family members on his father side. Reluctantly he abides. Every job the Jamieson family sets up for Kidd he works a few days and quits. The Jamieson family is very patience with Kidd's emotional behavior. Kidd is asked to assist the family w ...more
Maureen Timerman
Jan 05, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed reading this book, it was hard to put down!
Kevin "Kidd" Jamieson has lived his life with his Mom Sharon, and brother Aaron in Boston. He has never had a relationship with his father, and carries a very big chip on his shoulder because of it. He is hanging around with the wrong tough crowd. When his cousin Cameron comes to school in the area and wants to get in contact with his Jamieson side of the family.
At first Kidd doesn't want anything to do with him, but when more of the f
May 13, 2012 OOSA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Kevin ‘Kidd’ Jamieson grew up without his dad. As a result, he has a lot of resentment and rage going on inside of him. He has always given his brother, Ace, all the love and support he can by trying to be a brother and a dad to him. Kidd’s mom is a Christian woman and Kidd knows there is a God, but he’s a doubter.

After doing a genealogy search on the Jamieson family, the St. Louis Jamieson family find out they have cousins that live in Boston. Since Cameron lives in Boston he reaches out to
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In Guilty by Association by Pat Simmons, it shows that family will always be there in any time of need. Kidd Jamieson is a troubled kid living in Boston with his mother and little brother. Kidd has been holding onto anger toward his father for not taking a part in his life. Kidd’s anger has been blocking him from opportunities until his distant cousin makes an appearance.
Cameron Jamieson sees the struggle within Kidd’s life and decides to help him discover that he is an 11th generation descendan
Dec 04, 2011 Mia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life and a last name is all that Kevin “Kidd” Jamieson received from his father, but that doesn’t stop his father’s family from seeking him out. In Pat Simmons’ latest book, Guilty by Association, we meet Kevin Jamieson, a man with a chip the size of the Grand Canyon on his shoulders. Living in Boston with his mother and brother, he is recently unemployed and trying to make ends meet. Enter the other Jamieson’s, Parke, Cameron and Malcolm. Seeing that there was nothing positive about him staying ...more
Jul 11, 2012 Lyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guilty by Association was the first time I'd read a Pat Simmons' book. Won't be the last! I enjoyed this story so much because of the characters, so rich and real. The hero Kidd Jamieson, a young black man with a major chip on his shoulder, is not one to go looking into his roots. His family comes looking for him.

Since Kidd has rejected his father who abandoned him and his brother Ace and did his mother wrong, Kidd wants nothing to do with the Jamieson clan or their claim of descending from an
Christian Cashelle
I bought this book at the authors book signing some years ago and was just able to sit down and read it. I finished in a day due to me being anxious about kids and Eva's ending. I loved this book and how it incorporated scripture Into real life situations. Kidd's story is like so many black men and I'm glad he was able to overcome his demons. Eva's portrays a woman with patience but intelligence to know her limits. Loved this read!
Nov 28, 2011 MidnightAce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the pleasure of meeting Pat Simmons at the Cavalcade/Authors Chicago Tour and received this book, but I'm series reader by default and had to read all the other books first. I fell in love with all the characters. I also enjoyed scriptures as well, found some of them came in handy at times. Kidd came across having a very rough exterior, but was still a gentleman! The family support that was witnessed in this book was a nice touch. It is always refreshing to see African American men depicte ...more
Prima Lily
Aug 10, 2012 Prima Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a Pat Simmons fan, and I've been following her "guilty" series since it began. It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, I really loved it. I saw a lot of myself in Eva, and although she's a fictitious character, we have quite a few similarities: our faith, standards, career path, and perhaps what was most eerie was the fact that we both have a beauty mole behind our right ear--that was strange. I loved the plot of the story and how the plot was carried out. I'm happy with ho ...more
Sophie Sealy
Sep 10, 2013 Sophie Sealy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christian Romance Fiction at its best. There are a few writers who have the ability to move me......give me chills, have me crying, smiling and cheering. This is the 4th book in the Jamieson's legacy. Kevin Kidd Jamieson's story.
Teri Rainey
Jul 15, 2012 Teri Rainey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have really enjoyed this series and I cant wait to read the next one
C. Williams
Nov 02, 2012 C. Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the interaction between Ace and his cousins.
Jessica Jackson
May 09, 2013 Jessica Jackson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot.
Mar 19, 2012 Hope rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pat is the multi-published author of several single Christian titles and eBook novellas, and is a two-time recipient of the Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.
As a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth, Pat is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in h
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