Readers and critics alike can’t resist New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby’s beloved Reverend Curtis Black series. Now the classic novel that introduced the trials and triumphs of a church family and their congregation is available in a beautiful new edition—and includes a letter from the author.
Tanya Black has everything a woman could want: a fulfilling career, a beautiful daughter, an elegant home, and a handsome, charismatic husband who is pastor of a prominent Baptist church. And yet, none of it can hide the growing turbulence in her marriage.
Her husband, Reverend Curtis Black, once a loving, devoted, and passionate partner, has grown remote, and Tanya is thrown into doubt about what she once cherished. When she uncovers disturbing truths, confirming scandalous rumors about Curtis, she questions all that she’s ever believed in.
But it is when Tanya is dealt the worst kind of betrayal a woman can face that her life is changed forever. Plunged into a bittersweet journey of discovery, she finds herself learning painful new lessons about love, loyalty—and sensual temptation—and is forced to make some very hard decisions for her daughter, herself, and her future.
“Roby writes with high-octane levels of emotion.” —USA Today “Roby is the queen of redemption.” —RT Book Reviews
About the Author
KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over two dozen novels. She is the recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction, and the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. Her books have appeared on national bestseller lists, including USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence® Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle. Ms. Roby’s numerous awards include the First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award, the African-American Literary Award Show’s Female Author of the Year Award, and a Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. She lives in Illinois with her husband. Visit her online at KimRoby.com.