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Heavenly Places

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When Treva Langston loses her high-powered job and moves back to her home town, only God can help her start a new life in an all too familiar place Walk Worthy Press introduces another compelling African American fiction novel following a long line of successful books including What a Sista Should Do by Tiffany Warren, Forgivin Ain't Forgettin' by Mata Elliot, and Church F ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Walk Worthy Press
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Dionna Johnson
Picked it up because it seemed interesting considering I had read the author but after the first couple pages, I couldn't get with it.
I heard good things about this book and knew I needed to check it out for myself - what I found blew me away. Here we have a cast of characters that focuses on Treva, a wife and mother but mainly a career lawyer, who has her world pulled out from underneath her when they make a move for her husband's sake and she can't get her career going again. She is "forced" into a Bible study by her sister with 4 other women who she can't stand, barely tolerates being a mom and resents (and rightfully so) h ...more
Much of this book is about the nuances in shades of color, mostly browns. Mama was light-skinned and gave birth to two daughters who were both different shades, Mama Patsy preferring the lighter of the two, Jillian. The older and darker daughter, Treva gave birth to three daughters, each a different shade. And on and on it goes.

It's also about Treva looking for a position of stature as a high-powered attorney -- something that she can flaunt before her mother whom she calls by her first name, P
Have you ever tried to decide whether you liked a book or hated it? This is a book about an African-American wife of a college professor and mother of three daughters and how she moves from self-hate to seeing herself as God does. Most of this change comes through a Bible Study she is doing with a group of African-American, largely middle to upper middle class stay at home moms. They are studying Ephesians and much of the book is their discussion of the book and quotes from the study guide they ...more
Jasmine Jones
Life Changing!!!

This book is amazing, I can see some parallels between my mindset and Treva's. As I read through this book, it felt as though God was sharing with me, who I am to Him and that my value and worth stem from me being made in His image, not my outward appearance and possessions. I pray that I get an opportunity to join a group like the one in the book, where I can get with other sisters of the faith to encourage and push one another closer to Christ!
This book is wonderful. The main character Treva is transformed through family, new friends and God. Awesome Christian fiction. I found it to be a real page turner.
Lee Ann
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I am currently reading this and really enjoy her as an author.
I hope she continues to write because I fly through her books.
Kim T.
Kim Cash Tate has an incredible ability to make it plain and make it real. I loved this book!
Great book about knowing who you are in Christ. Deals with prejudices, racial issues, forgiveness.
This book was excellent. Wonderful debut for this author.
I'm glad my wife brought this novel to my attention. A compelling first novel by Kimberly Cash Tate. Both moving and insightful. A must read for men, if you want to know how to treat a woman. Kimberly's memoir, "More Christian than African American" is a must read.
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