Miriam, Emily and Michellelee have been best friends since
they became college roommates years ago. Naturally, when
Miriam's husband, Chauncey, dies in a fire, Emily, her
husband, Jamal—Chauncey's best friend—and Michellelee are
there for her. But when, lost in grief, Miriam and Jamal's
comfort for one another turns into a passionate affair, the
two must figure out whether what they feel is real and where
their loyalties lie.
How can a woman, no matter the circumstances, sleep with her
best friend's husband? How can she so soon after losing her
own husband consider an affair with his best friend? What
does this woman need or lack to push her into such murky
waters? What makes her friend's husband, wallowing in his
own grief, turn to someone other than his wife for the
comfort he needs?
In NEVER SAY NEVER, just like a good Sunday morning sermon,
Murray's brand of Christian fiction will both delight and
disturb the recipient. Murray forces her readers to look
long and hard at unusual social questions though the long
lens of faith. It will be the rare reader who doesn't
wrestle with trying to understand the choices of the
characters, even if they don't align with her own. Some may
find at the beginning that they have one answer only to
discover by the end of the story that their answer is
neither so obvious nor certain. Then, as if the main story
weren't meaty enough, buried beneath the torrid affair lies
the undercurrent of race as it relates to love and
Victoria Christopher Murray has penned another winner. All
readers, no matter where they line up on the spectrum of
agreement with Miriam and Jamal's choices, will partake in a
slice of reading nirvana, relishing in an enjoyable, fast-
paced, gripping and thought-provoking read.
In this emotionally charged and inspiring novel about a love
triangle, secrets between best friends threaten to blow up
friendships and a marriage and change lives forever.
When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing
students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is
over. How is she going to raise her three children all by
herself? How will she survive without the love of her life?
Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband,
Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up
together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they
will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief.
Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral
arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope
that she has a future. But all the time that they spend
together—grieving, sharing, and reminiscing—brings the two
closer in ways they never planned. . . .