Be Careful What You Pray For | Kimberla Lawson Roby

Be Careful What You Pray For

I finished this book in less than four days, however it has taken me two weeks to compose my thoughts for this review. I just wasn’t sure where to begin, what to include or what to leave to out. Let me first start by admitting that Be Careful What You Pray for is the first book I have read from the Curtis Black series. It’s book number nine of 10. So YES! I have some MAJOR catching up to do.

Prestige, greed, deception, and divine intervention untangle the web of lies that makes a mega church pastor’s daughter learn the importance of being careful what you pray for. It’s worth the few hours to breeze through this read.

House Girl | Tara Conklin

House Girl

 

I can’t recall why I decided to read this book, but I do remember it was on a list with other books I had previously read and thoroughly enjoyed.

Two stories more than a century apart intersect in Conklin’s House Girl. A story of a “house girl” slave, Josephine, in the 1800s and her relationship with her mistress. Josephine’s story is one of a passion and artistry skill she and her mistress have and the illustrations they have created. While modern-day Lina, a litigation attorney, is brought aboard a reparations of slaver case in which art and generational lineage unfolds as she digs to find the truth behind some valuable and historical illustrations created in the 1800s.

With little romance, House Girl reveals a story of hope, heart breaks, lies, failings and triumphs as the stories of the past put together the puzzle of the present. As I closed the cover of the book, I was glad I did pick up House Girl to read!

The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen

sugar Queen

I was hesitant to read this book after skimming through other’s reviews, and even the inside flap. BUT I did! The Sugar Queen is a story of a young woman learning to embrace who she is meant to be and explore the life that is waiting for her just outside her sugary treat filled closet and romance novels. This young woman, Josie, is approached by a sassy mouthed, tough loved fairy who throws some gumption under her to create the life Josie has dreamed of and wanted for a long time. A tale of growing up and spreading your wings, but also filled with a couple of mysteries to be solved along this unexpected journey.