By Kimberla Lawson Roby
At lengthy final, the Reverend Curtis Black seems to be at the immediately and slim. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling writer now, and he and his spouse, Charlotte, are elevating cute young ones. however the ever-suspicious Charlotte does not belief that Curtis has positioned his womanizing previous in the back of him. whereas he is at the street selling his most up-to-date e-book, she understands that there has to be only one extra-devoted fan in his flock for him to stray.
Charlotte isn't any angel herself, and she's been preserving lots of secrets and techniques from Curtis whereas he is been away. nonetheless, Charlotte believes with all her middle that issues might be larger as soon as Curtis is domestic back, even though she might be cautious what she needs for in view that love will not be sufficient to untangle the net of lies she and Curtis have woven for themselves. And in any case, she'll have a few difficult judgements to make if she desires to salvage her marriage.
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