(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In the tenth entry (after The Reverend's Wife) in the popular Rev. Curtis Black series, Charlotte and Curtis Black eagerly await the arrival of their first grandchild, but Charlotte ruins the happy occasion when she becomes possessive over the baby. Vanessa, the maternal grandmother, confronts Charlotte about her behavior, and a battle erupts between the two. A growing attraction between Charlotte and Vanessa's husband throws readers yet another messy and captivating turn. Curtis appears to be doing fine until he starts receiving strange letters and phone calls from a mysterious enemy threatening to reveal a long-forgotten secret no one, not even Charlotte, knows. Verdict A deeper exploration of the challenges that Matthew, the Blacks' son, faces as a teenage father might have been interesting. Nevertheless, Roby delivers a well-developed and entertaining plot and fascinating characters readers just love to hate. A good choice for fans of popular African American fiction.-Lisa Jones, Birmingham P.L., AL (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.