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The Reverend's Wife by Kimberla Lawson Roby
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Apr 29, 12

it was amazing

The Black’s are back and better than ever in the ninth installment of The Reverend Curtis Black series. The Reverend’s Wife picks up with Reverend Curtis adamant about divorcing Charlotte once their son, Malcolm, leaves for college in a few months. Though both of their philandering ways has brought about children from outside of their marriage, Charlotte’s latest trysts have proven to be even too much for the reverend to handle. Especially since he has put a stop to his own wayward ways—at least in the physical form.

Charlotte’s distress over the future of their existence together drives her back to the bottle, and the behavior she exhibits under the influence draws a bigger wedge between her and the rest of the family. She has even pushed Malcolm, who hasn’t quite gotten over her last betrayal, even further away.

In the interim, Curtis continues to confide in Sharon, a female member of the church, who has developed an unhealthy liking to him and a more dangerous infatuation to Charlotte.

With Charlotte’s unrelenting efforts for reconciliation, she not only becomes more active in the church, but she begins to dote on Curtina, the reverend’s illegitimate daughter that she once despised. Leaning on the power of prayer, and realizing that neither wants to lose the other, the Black’s reach a breakthrough and decide to give their marriage one last chance.

However, Sharon’s obsession may prove too strong as she works overtime to break up their marriage and claim what’s rightfully her spot as the first lady of the church and Curtis’ new wife.

The Reverend’s Wife has a storyline that flows effortlessly and the characters pop with so much life and realism, you can’t help but to become involved—screaming at the pages and talking to the characters as if they can hear you.

Kimberla Lawson Roby has done it again and it’s even better than the last time! The Reverend’s Wife is a guaranteed page-turner with enough drama and surprises to keep you hooked till the jaw-dropping ending.

Michelle Cuttino
AAMBC Reviewer
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message 1: by La (new) - rated it 1 star

La Tashea I enjoyed this book. Now im going to read them all

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