My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title: A Generation of Curses
Author: Patricia Bridewell and Faatima Albasir-Johnson
Publisher: NCM Publishing
Release date (or anticipated release): June 19, 2012, ebook is now on Amazon.com Kindle
ASIN (if applicable): B0087B5LBC
Specs: paperback, 240 pages, and available as eBook version
Website (optional): www.patriciabridewell.com
Category: Christian Suspense Fiction
The prologue is explosive, where we read that Khadesia is marked as a "monster" or simply misunderstood. Was she guilty of a hideous, horrendous crime of murdering her ex-boyfriend? She was unable to convince the detectives, police officers, even her cell-mate; therefore, how will she prove her innocence to the judge while resting behind the prison bars. She fights to keep her sanity, put all the pieces together, and shares her past tragedy—the moment Laron was shot and laid in his pool of blood. Here, we have a woman who has been physically and verbally abused by a man who doesn't trust her, their relationship, and jealous lover who accuses her of cheating and watching her in the darkness. Later, Khadesia has a “Cinderella” lifestyle by marrying the man of her dreams—Malcolm Hill, assistant pastor of Solid Rock Ministries. Regardless of the rivalry between Malcolm and his elder brother, Corbin, in regards to passing the pastor’s baton to the next best man; debate between favored versus oldest. Then, Stacie, Corbin’s wife doesn’t want to be a stay-home mom and neither does Corbin want to step into ministerial leadership—both are pushing each other into roles they do not wish to partake in.
Dream Moment(s): So many woman have similar abusive relationships, and loved how the author(s) wrote the opening chapter with such conviction, emotion-rendered to get into the mindset/feelings of the female character, and brilliantly written to keep us on the edge of our seats with question marks that will hopefully have periods and exclamation points! Suspense and mystery is heightened just from the opening...
Dream 4 More: Mother Hill, first lady, believed in training a child the way they should go in which was her favorite quote/scripture too. However, she didn’t only speak about it or criticize how the young girls acted or dressed and decided to start “Classy Lady” classes for the young girls. We should not just “talk about it” but “do something about it”. These characters were linked so creatively and nearly attached to each one in a different perspective, well-written, and loved the story from start to finish. I hope these authors continue to write together and mesh beautiful, rich stories in the Christian Fiction genre.
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