May 19, 2013

Series Sunday: A House Divided

(Reverend Curtis Black #10)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"Life would never be the same, and he'd be ruined." ~ pg. 56

My Series Sunday pick is A House Divided, the tenth installment of the Reverend Curtis Black series by Kimberla Lawson Roby. Eighteen-year-old Matthew and his girlfriend Racquel are expecting their first baby together. Even though his parents, Reverend Curtis and First Lady Charlotte, are disappointed in their son's life choices, they are excited and ready for the arrival of their first grandchild. But getting along with the in-laws is difficult. Charlotte cannot stand Racquel's mother and the feeling is mutual. When their tension explodes into a physical altercation, Racquel goes into premature labor because of the stress. Of course, Charlotte is the one everyone blames.

Meanwhile Curtis is confronted by a mysterious person from his past. Cryptic phone calls and threatening letters start rolling in. Whatever the secret is, he cannot afford to let it become public information.

If you've kept up-to-date on the Reverend Curtis Black series, you expect this latest installment to be full of drama, scandal and twists. Well you will not be disappointed. There were a few moments where my jaw literally dropped while reading. I didn't think this family had more scandalous skeletons in the closet but behold, they came falling out in A House Divided. 

The novel is fast-paced. I felt like I was on a train ride going full speed while reading. I buckled up at the first page and held on to the seat until the last page. Well written, Kimberla.

Title: A House Divided
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Published: May 2013
Pages: 324
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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