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by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Truth and lies . . .

At long last, the Reverend Curtis Black appears to be living the straight life. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling author now, and he and his wife, Charlotte, are raising two adorable children. But the ever-suspicious Charlotte doesn't trust that Curtis has put his womanizing past behind him. While he's on the road promoting his latest book, she knows that there just needs to beone extra-devoted fan in his flock for him to stray.

Secrets and lies . . .

Still, Charlotte is no angel herself, and she's been keeping plenty of secrets from Curtis while he's been away. For one thing, their daughter, Marissa, is behaving bizarrely, reminding Charlotte a bit too much of the man with whom she had an affair five years ago—an affair Curtis won't let her forget.

Then there are the disturbing visits from her so-called brother-in-law, a man once involved with drugs and the law. Curtis has forbidden the family to see him, but the guy simply keeps turning up on Charlotte's doorstep no matter how hard she tries to keep him away.

Charlotte believes with all her heart that things will be better once Curtis comes home.

Love and lies . . .

But Charlotte should be careful what she wishes for. She thinks love is enough to untangle the web of lies she and Curtis have woven for themselves. What she doesn't know is that when her husband finally returns, she'll have some tough decisions to make if she wants to save her soul and salvage her marriage.

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ISBN: 0060892498
ISBN13: 978-0060892494
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (January 30, 2007)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1866 kb
FB2 size: 1861 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 460
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Kimberla Lawson Roby really came through on this one. Many surprises and twists that were not expected. I like the fact that she took some of the spotlight from Curtis and introduced new characters to the storyline. There is also another side of Charlotte displayed. Now she is more confident and secure in her lifestyle with Curtis, or so she seems. We get a chance to see Charlotte as more than a conniving home wrecker and deceitful manipulator. There is a softer side to her, a gentle side, emotional, and loving woman underneath all that rage. With her children she tries to be the parent they need her to be.

Curtis is spending a lot more time away from home promoting his new book. He is giving her everything she hoped for, the money, house, cars, and prestige of being Mrs. Curtis Black. With all those material possessions Charlotte thought she would be the happiest woman on earth but to her surprise she was not. Their daughter Marissa has turned out to be a troubled child with signs of schizophrenia. Ironically enough Curtis nor Charlotte has any traits in their family but Charlottes ex does.

There are so many lies between the Blacks they are starting to lose count. Curtis has everyone believing he is a changed man but Charlotte knows her husband better than everyone else. He begins to get so deep into his lies that he has no choice but to confess everything to Charlotte. Really enjoyed this one!
Another great read from Kimberla Lawson Roby. It is part of a series. If you have not the read the entire series, the author does a great job filling you in on what you missed from the previous novels. However I love this series and recommend you read them all. I started in the middle of the series and have now gone back to read the earlier stories. This author has a great storytelling method that draws you into her novels and makes you feel like you know her characters. You will often love them and hate them all within the same novel. This book is definitely a page turner that you will not want to put down.
Well, the Blacks are back; and this latest saga centers primarily around Charlotte and her best friend, Janine. Charlotte is up to her usual deception; this time, she is more determined than ever to keep Marissa's true paternity a secret from Curtis. But when Marissa starts exhibiting signs of mental instability, Charlotte's worries increase that Curtis may discover that the psychotic Aaron is actually Marissa's biological father. Meanwhile, Janine's personal life is also in turmoil. After having finally decided to rid herself of her loser boyfriend, she finds that it's not quite that easy; Antonio refuses to leave, and worse yet, begins dealing drugs out of her home. When Janine finally takes a stand, she may find that she could possibly lose everything....

Throughout there is drama, in true Black fashion. Tragedy strikes the Black household, Curtis admits to a whopper, and someone from the past shows up to cause even more trouble (if that's even possible)....

Although not the Curtis-focused novel that we have become accustomed to in this series, there is still plenty of action to keep Roby's fans properly engrossed. A good read.

Kimberla Lawson Roby is an amazing writer... The Curtis Black Series is one of the best series I have read in years... It was a series that I just could not put down and had to get every single book in the series !!!!
Very good read ~ Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, I really have grown fond of the Rev Curtis Black, the 1st Lady Black (Charlotte), not so much LOL, however, she is definitely a funny character in the story ~ I'm not sure why she has a hard time telling the truth and being honest which keeps her in "hot water". Really enjoying the Curtis Black series. Looking forward to reading the other novels in this series.

Thank you Kmberla, great job on all your novels!

Happy Reading.
This continuation of book 4 in this series is so filled with drama that is hard to put down. You will find yourself reading this book every chance you get a break.
This series is amazing! Well written with well defined characters, plot twists and an unexpected death! Read the series! The good reverend and Charlotte are in even more mess.. Will the marriage last- what about Matthew? You have got to read this one!
The book came in fantastic condition and pretty fast. Not to mention it is a page turner for sure.Love and Lies (The Reverend Curtis Black Series)