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Sin no more [sound recording]
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Adult Fiction ROBY

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Flawed Rev. Curtis Black returns in Roby's latest melodrama (following Love and Lies). The repentant, 46-year-old Curtis has finally made amends with his 31-year-old wife, Charlotte: she's forgiven him for his five-year affair with Tabitha, but forbids him from seeing Tabitha or the infant daughter he fathered with her. An enraged Tabitha harasses Curtis, stalks Charlotte around their hometown of Mitchell, Ill., and threatens to go public. Haunted by her own daughter's death and determined to keep her husband's secrets, Charlotte decides to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, interim pastor Rev. Tolson, who knows a thing or two about Curtis's business, is smarting from his loss of power now that Curtis has returned to the pulpit from a book tour and speaking engagements. And Curtis and Charlotte risk losing their 13-year-old son, Matthew, after David, the man they believe is Matthew's biological dad, decides to seek full custody. Roby has got smalltown church politics down, but spends more time on stiffly repeated backstory and hollow finger-wagging than on plot, leading to a hurried, undermotivated denouement. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

New York Times best-selling author Roby continues to explore the misdeeds of Rev. Curtis Black. Of course the title hints at his intentions, but with a new baby with mistress Tabitha tempting him and a blackmail threat from the interim pastor, the domestic melodrama continues in this fifth book of the popular series. Complicating the myriad issues is the desire of Curtis's stepson to find his biological father, while wife Charlotte pretends to ride the higher ground. The novel swings between recalling too much backstory and presuming familiarity with the characters. Narrator Tracey Leigh skillfully moves among the characters' personas. Not the strongest of the series, but it will have an audience of devoted listeners. [Available as downloadable audio from Audible.com.--Ed.]--Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Charlotte Black
Female
African American
Forgiven Curtis for his five-year affair with Tabitha; haunted by the death of her daughter; determined to keep her husband's secrets; the father of her son wants full custody.

Curtis Black
Male
Age: 46
African American
Charlotte's husband; bestselling author; has a successful ministry; always on publicity tours; has a child from his five-year affair with Tabitha.
Minister

Tabitha
Female
African American
Had a five-year affair with Curtis whom she had a daughter; wants to be with Curtis; stalks Charlotte and harasses Curtis; threatens to go public with Curtis's secret.



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