What happens when two popular Christian fiction authors
bring together their two most infamous yet beloved divas in
the same book? Will their union consist solely of sparks
flying, hair weave waving hi-jinks and downright dirty
tricks —I'm talking the characters, not the authors--or will
these two fictional women find a way to work together?
In SINNERS AND SAINTS, Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, collaborate by throwing Lady
Jasmine Cox Larsen Bush and First Lady Rachel Jackson Adams
into the same arena, the church conference arena. The
American Baptist Coalition is in search of a new leader and
each of these ladies believes that their husband, Rev. Hosea
Bush and Rev. Leroy Adams, respectively, is the man for the
job. As such, each vows to do everything in her power to
make sure her husband is the victor.
Lady Jasmine appears to be a classy, moneyed manipulator
while Rachel, an unseasoned, middle class schemer. Truth is
they are a whole lot of like, in more ways than either of
them will ever admit, both possessing hearts bigger than
their shenanigans might imply.
With single minded determination, the women face off to
manipulate and secure their desired election results. When
an unexpected wrench is thrown into their plans, they find
they have to put aside their dislike for one another to work
together for an outcome they can both live with... for now.
That's not an easy pill to swallow, and neither is the rare
interference of their consciences which causes them to
stumble, although never to veer completely away from their
SINNERS AND SAINTS is a fun, fictional romp through the
world of church leadership conferences. Churchgoers and
regular attendees of these types of events will nod their
heads in acknowledgement as they laugh at the antics of
these two pastors' wives. Then they'll shake their heads in
dismay even as they turn the pages with ever increasing
speed to find out what Jasmine and Rachel come up with next.
Murray and Billingsley, both acclaimed writers in their own
right as well as good friends, write together in such a
seamless manner that it feels as though only one — and it
easily could have been either one — of them wrote this laugh
out loud story. At times, I worried that one of the
characters would be victorious, thereby making the other the
loser. I wanted them both to win. In the end, they both win
and lose, setting up a rematch in the sequel that is sure to
Two bestselling award-winning authors bring their favorite
heroines together in a novel bound to delight their legions
Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams are not your
typical First Ladies. But they’ve overcome their scandalous
and drama-filled pasts to stand firmly by their husbands’
sides. When a coveted position opens up—the President of the
National Baptist Association—each woman thinks her husband
is perfect for the job. Just when Jasmine and Rachel think
they’re going to have to fight to the finish, the current
First Lady of the coalition steps in…a woman bigger, badder,
and more devious than either of them.
Double the fun, with a message of faith, Sinners and Saints
will delight readers with two of their favorite characters
from two of their favorite authors.