Book Love: The Reverend’s Wife

Y’all, an extremely busy belle has had a little time to do some reading lately. A few weeks ago I received a review copy of The Reverend’s Wife by New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby.

The novel centers around a pastor, Curtis Black, and his deteriorating marriage with his wife Charlotte. For all of our lovely B’ham readers, Roby will be here tomorrow for a book signing. Don’t worry, this review is not a spoiler!

Lies, betrayal and adultery are in the mix, so The Reverend’s Wife proves to be very juicy. I’m not much of a juicy book type of girl, but Roby doesn’t go over the top with the drama, which is good. The novel is the 9th title in the Reverend Curtis Black series. Although the book started off slow in places, it proved to be a quick read and had an interesting turn.

This was my first time reading Roby’s work, and I must say that her writing style is very clear cut. I found the book to be a nice companion as I wound down after the work day. The novel deals with real issues such as faith and infidelity. I liked that Roby didn’t shy away from pressing issues. The book shows that pastors can mess up too, but I’m sure y’all are familiar with that!

If you are looking for a read that is filled with ample amounts of drama, but doesn’t rely on stereotypes, then this book is for you. When you read it, I’m sure many of the characters will remind you of someone you know (hopefully not yourself)!

The Reverend’s Wife was released May 1, 2012 and is Roby’s 17th book. Be sure to check her out at Barnes & Noble tomorrow (7 p.m.) at The Summit for a book signing. Any other great books you suggest we read?

Disclosure: The book was sent to us by the author for review. Our opinions are a belle’s own.


Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

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