A SINFUL CALLING is another great story in the Reverend
Black Series by Kimberla Lawson Roby. I love this series
because over the years I have enjoyed watching how the
Curtis Black has evolved. The stories involve infidelity,
murder, mental illness, revenge, alcoholism and greed and
with spiritual guidance individuals will be guided.
Throughout this life process Curtis will use his past
experiences and indiscretions to attempt to guide his
from making some of the same mistakes that he made. In
previous Curtis Black novel, The Ultimate Betrayal, when
sage advice from Curtis was ignored it lead to devastating
consequences. Now in A SINFUL CALLING those consequences
showing the effects. This novel will have many lessons
learned, including some for Curtis.
When Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend
Black, returned home saying he had received the calling
God to the ministry he married and founded his own church,
which has now become a 1,000 plus member congregation.
behind closed doors Dillon is not the pastor his
sees on a daily basis. The history of his relationship
Curtis plays a big part in the numerous erroneous
And then there is Alicia, the oldest daughter of Curtis
joins Dillon's congregation due to decisions she made that
a strain on her relationship with her parents after she
married Levi. Because of her betrayal her previous
was killed. His death weighs heavily on her conscience
leads to some mental issues that she attempts to handle on
own. That decision may have lasting effects.
If you're familiar with The Reverend Curtis Black Series,
you will see the similarities between what Curtis did in
past with what his children are doing now. The lessons
Dillon and Alicia learn are that sometimes we all need to
for help when we are heading down the wrong path or find
ourselves in a dark place. The lesson for Curtis is that
needed to step back and examine his life and the lessons
taught his children and realize that they were only
his example. They all learned the valuable lesson of
Dillon hadn't been called by anyone. He'd called himself and
he wasn't ashamed of it. But no good can come from . . .
A SINFUL CALLING
Two years ago, to
everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son
of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a
woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a
minister, and then founded a church right in the center of
his living room. Today he's pastor of a 1,000-plus-member
congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly,
behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint.
Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty
years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His
family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to
keep their distance.
Not Alicia, though. This
daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon's congregation,
leaving her father's church behind. The family has forgiven
Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer
she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will
never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less
and less. She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from
her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow
over their wedded bliss.
But when Raven decides she
wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a
devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways
they don't see coming. In the end, no one will be able to
trust anyone . . . and for very good reason.