The infamous Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte Black are back in Kimberla Roby’s latest novel Love, Honor, and Betray. This is the eighth installment of Roby’s series of the Reverend Black of his family. And this time around Charlotte is finished accepting the consequences of her husband’s all too savory past.
Set in the small town of Mitchell, Illinois, the Black’s marriage is put to the ultimate test when Curtis has to take in Curtina, his two year old illegitimate love child, when his former mistress Tabitha losses her battle to AIDS. Now Charlotte has stuck by Curtis’s side in past despite his adulterous nature. However, when it comes to playing mommy to Curtina, she just can’t bring herself to get over the consuming rage and hurt she feels from seeing the constant reminder of Curtis’s extramarital affair.
Now, Curtis, born again and walking the straight and narrow, tries to console his scorned wife, but is taken aback when she suggests he sends his daughter to live with her deceased mother’s sisters. He puts his foot down and makes it clear to Charlotte that Curtina will stay. So, with Curtis having laid down law about Curtina, what is Charlotte to do? Why turn into the arms of another man of course! Yes, Charlotte, the preacher’s wife, is no stranger to a speckled past herself.
Feeling neglected by his wife and tired of their constant marital problems, Curtis tries to busy himself with the business of preparing his church to move into a builder sanctuary. However, when three of his female members try to seduce and entice him into cheating on Charlotte again, his will, faith and love for his wife are put to the test yet again. The couple soon find themselves in hot water and this time it’s Charlotte who’s in too deep.
Roby does a great job at keeping readers entertained. Love, Honor, and Betray is Christian fiction with a subtle message and urban twist. You will not want to put this book down. A must read and great addition to any library or book collection!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: January 11, 2011
Genre: Urban Christian Fiction
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