The Ultimate Betrayal by Kimberla Lawson Roby (book 12 Curtis Black series)

The Ultimate BetrayalWhen you betray someones trust you are walking a line that you may never regain.  If you are granted that luxury of being trusted once again you should do everything in your power to stay in that person good graces.  But we all know that there are people out there who will take advantage of the grace that they have been given and mess up again and again until there is no more trust left.  How do you break this cycle and get people to trust you or will you ever be able to be trusted by anyone again?

Alicia Black has had some bad days and she have had some better days that is for sure, but life seems to be getting better since her and her ex-husband Phillip Sullivan are getting re-married.  Alicia has been praying for this since realizing her mistake and she vows that she will do the right thing this time.  Alicia is excited about the opportunity to get a second chance to build a life with Phillip and she can’t wait to be his wife but he is making her wait for the perks of being is wife.  That simple task she knows is the right thing to do but it makes her vulnerable to suggestion from sources that are not in her best interest.  As if on que, Alicia’s past comes back to haunt her and as much as she tries it is a struggle of good and evil.  What is Alicia to do and how will Alicia cope with this outside pressure?

The Ultimate Betrayal is book number 12 in the Curtis Black series.  While it is more focused on Curtis daughter Alicia, he does make appearances in the book.  The dialogue between family members and friends in this book make it seem more like real life than reading a book and because there are so many books in this series you know everyone involved so you are absolutely talking to the characters while you are reading.  It is a very easy read because you are familiar with the characters but it is in no way predictable.  Roby keeps you on your toes with this family and their situations and circumstances and that is what keeps this series going.  There is NEVER a dull moment.  I always look forward to the next chapter and I hope that this series never ends.  The characters could have stand alone books and still hold your attention because they are just that strong.  Kudos to Roby on yet another great novel!

The Ultimate Betrayal is available for purchase anywhere you find you favorite reads.  It is available in hardback, paperback, audio cd, audible, Kindle and Nook editions.

  • File Size: 917 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (June 9, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 9, 2015
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NT656HO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

 

 

 

The Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Rev. Curtis Black series book 11)

The Prodigal SonThe word prodigal according to Merriam Webster dictionary means ~ carelessly and foolishly spending money, time etc.  But in this case it is the reverse of the biblical verse Luke 15:11-32 The parable of the lost son.  What do you do when you are oldest son but not the preferred child?  Do you still try to win your father’s affection or do you just stand on the sideline and watch the show?

Matthew Black and his wife Raquel are living LAC ~ life after Charlotte ~ with all the drama and trouble that she caused them with the kidnapping of their son MJ.  Life has not been easy and trying to get back on track has been really stressing on Matthew but he loves Raquel and he is willing to try anything.  When things start going sideways in his marriage once again they are really on a path that Matthew is not sure if he is willing to try to bring it back from. While he loves his wife, but is his love going to be enough this time?

Dillon Whitfield is so glad to be around Curtis Black, that is all he ever wanted.  He is so amazed at everything with Curtis but what he isn’t amazed with is the Black children.  He understands that Curtis kids have the right to be around, he doesn’t want them around while he is around.  They have had him all of their lives now it is his turn, he has missed out on 30 years and he won’t miss out on one more day!

The Prodigal Son is not what you expect from the Curtis Black series because you don’t have much from Curtis himself but you DO have just as much of the Black family drama.  You have the children going through their own situations with the parents in the background but they are always there providing that right amount of umph that you need to say “I know that Curtis/Charlotte has something to do with this!”  You have the emotional ups and downs and it is the easy flow of the characters that you just know that it is a book written by Roby and you are glad about it and you can’t wait on with it.  Congratulations on another great novel!

The Prodigal Son is available everywhere novels are sold and in Kindle, Nook and Audible book forms.

  • File Size: 840 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EXTVS2S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

 

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Best Friends foreverFriend is a word that many people throw around and don’t know the meaning of or understand what it truly means to be a friend.  Many hope that they have friends but there are so many that don’t know HOW to be a friend, many times it leads to broken hearts and relationships.  The question is:  Are you a good friend and do you have real friends that are good to you?

Celine and Keith Richardson have been married for 12 years.  They have the perfect marriage, a perfect child and a perfect life until it isn’t perfect anymore.  What can be done to make everything like it was before or will life ever be like it was before?  Who has the most work to do or is it a collaborative effort?

Best Friends Forever is a book about love and loyalty, friendship and trust.  The cast of characters are very fluid with each other, they compliment and work so well off of each other that the book is more like talking to a friend than reading a book.  Roby is known for her books that have so much excitement going on in them and it keeps your heart racing but Best Friends Forever is like a breath of fresh air because you are interacting with your friend and easing through this book.  That is not to say that anything is taken away from this book, not in the least!  It is a quick story that starts and finishes and you understand why everything happened like it did.

Best friends forever will be released nationally on January 5, 2016 everywhere your favorite books are sold.  It will be released in hardback, audiobook and e-book.

  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 5, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2016
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X47ZQAK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

A Date With Destiny (Hallelujah Series) by Lutishia Lovely

A Date with destinyOften in life we think that we have everything figured out, what we want to do in life, how it will be done and how long it will take us to accomplish those goals.  But we have to remember that what we want for ourselves might not be in the divine plan for our lives.  Sometimes you have to just let it play out to see where your successes will land and also sometimes your failures.  These things are what makes us human and will get us on the right path in this thing we call life.

Pastor Nate Thicke and his beautiful wife Destiny Noble Thicke are loving their current life.  They had to learn the hard way that life has a crazy way of making you do what you are supposed to do, even when you think that you are going about it the right way already.  The age difference between Nate and Destiny was never in issue for them because love doesn’t recognize age but when you have outside forces testing your faith from every direction you need all the wisdom that you can get.

Ron Miller and his wife Janet are faithful members of Divine Grace, the church that Pastor Thicke is presiding over.  They have been with the church long before the Thicke family got there but as far as Deacon Miller is concerned, nothing is going to change just because a new leader of the flock has arrived.

A Date With Destiny is part of the Hallelujah Series.  It has the same characters as the Hallelujah Love Series but this seems to be starting a new chapter and that means the direction is shifting.  I enjoyed reading this book because it is an easy read.  Once you sit down and start reading it is hard to stop.  The characters are so well put together that reading it is almost like listening to an audio because you can hear everything that is spoken and their situations are so real you can feel it.  Once again, kudos to Lutishia Lovely for bringing us yet another #1 novel!

A Date With Destiny is due to release on December 10, 2015 so make sure that you pre-order and if you haven’t read the Hallelujah Love series, you might want to get a move on it!  You can pre-order from Amazon.com (Kindle edition only).

  • File Size: 1106 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Lovely Day Publishing (December 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01626321O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Who Me 4give? by Jo Ann Felton Carter

Who me 4giveWe have all had events in our lives that we deem as unforgivable, how we chose to deal with those events will determine much of our lives.  Sometimes we base our lives on the outcome of one event and other times we just let it go.  Is forgiveness for the person who wronged you or is forgiveness for ourselves?  What steps would you use to get to the point of forgiveness if that is the route that you choose?

Zinora and Zinye Rustin are twins in EVERY sense of the word.  From birth until age 17 they were one child in two bodies, then life happened and all of a sudden they are now two people!  What happens in the years to follow will determine how they react to others and their thought process.  Is there anything that could have been done differently while Zinora and Zinye were growing up to prevent where they are at this point or was this God’s plan all the time?  Who does forgiveness belong to?  Is there anything that can be done to re-establish this twin kinship or is it just over?  The decision belongs to whom?

Who Me 4give? is a book about forgiveness and who it belongs to.  It is a Christian fiction novel so there is scripture in there but is also has a story and a purpose.  This could be anyones’ story that is struggling with forgiveness.  We all have gone through it at one time or another but this book is explaining why one person decision impacts the lives of many.  I have always enjoyed read novels from Jo Ann Felton Carter and this one is no exception.  If you read this novel and don’t feel something moving in you from this story, you need to re-read it because you missed it! Congratulations Jo Ann on this novel, I look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Who Me 4give? is available and can be purchased through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), BN.com ( Nook and paperback) and Booksamillion.com( Paperback only).

  • File Size: 277 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Prospering Soul Publishing; 1 edition (January 20, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SU4QY6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

My Heart’s Home (The Heart series Volume 3) by Carla Terrell

my heart's homeThere is a very distinct difference between a house and a home.  A house is a place where you hold your belongings but a home is a place where love lives.  Everyone wants a home to live in with their family, but how do you continue on when that home has been invaded by the enemy and is threatening to destroy everything that you love?  How hard do you fight to maintain the love or should you just give up and walk away?

Seprah and Carson King are still young in their marriage and wildly in love.  Now to add to the love they now have a new baby, Laurence.  The universe seems to be in alignment with all of their needs until whirlwind Laramie King comes back to the States and everything goes to hell in a handbasket!  How can one person cause so much destruction and still remain calm and cool about everything?  Does he not care about his family and the pain that he is causing or is he so wrapped up in his happiness that he will do whatever it takes to make it happen?

My Heart’s Home is the third and final book in the Heart series and if you have been following this series you will NOT be disappointed!  The way that these characters interact with each other makes you feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a novel.  The story is so clear and flows so smoothly that you are feeling the emotions that the characters are feeling, it is almost like you are there with them.  I love writing like this because it brings you into the story and that is a sign of an author who is in tune with their readers.  I always look forward to reading the works of Carla Terrell and she did not disappoint this time, great job!  Continued success!

My Heart’s Home is now available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (paperback only).  Visit the author’s website to learn more about her and her other books, http://www.cyterrell.com.

  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Carla Terrell; 1 edition (March 7, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UEMXTQG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

Heart and Soul (Book 2 Heart Series) by Carla Terrell

heart and soulIt is hard to distinguish between what the heart wants and what is good for the heart, it sometimes feels like it is the same thing.  The main thing is trying to figure out if it is two different things which one should you go with and will you be happy with your decision.  These are some of the things going on in Heart and Soul book number two in The Heart series, good bad or indifferent, we will see if the heart really does win.

Carson and Seprah King are newlyweds and in total bliss!  They are enjoying their honeymoon with each other when Carson breaks it to his brand new wife that he is going to follow his calling and go into evangelism.  This doesn’t please Seprah but she loves her husband and will let him go with his following, even if it does mean that he has to be away from home frequently.  Carson loves his wife with his everything but his love of the Lord is outweighing everything else right now.  Will this new marriage be able to stand the distance or will Carson have to make one of the hardest decisions of his life?

Laramie King is still single and trying to get over his love that he had for Seprah so he is actively dating MANY women, including her sister Lonnie.  When the word gets out that criminal Cornell Hobbs has escaped, Carson entrusts Seprah into Laramie’s care.  Is this a wise decision considering Laramie’s feelings for Seprah?  Has Laramie totally gotten over his feelings because his brother and Seprah has gotten married and she is “off-limits?”  Should Carson be concerned about Laramie or should he trust him as being his brother’s keeper and watching over his wife as asked?

Heart and Soul is a book of love and life decisions.  It makes you realize that you can think with your head but ultimately don’t we really make most of our life decisions with our hearts?  The characters in this book play very well off of each other, you are reading this book like you are watching a movie and you sometimes find yourself talking to the book asking questions or telling the characters what they should or what you WOULD do.  I love the way that Terrell makes you feel when reading this book, this is any of us on any given day in any relationship.  I love the realness of this read.  I absolutely look forward to reading more from Terrell.

Heart and Soul is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Paperback and Kindle), BN.com (Paperback only) and the author’s website:  http://www.cyterrell.com/.

  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carla Terrell (April 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JST2EOE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled