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Title:
Better late than never
ISBN:
9781455569762

9781538713709
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xiii, 306 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood, which has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways. His buried past returns in an unwelcome visit when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter that he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning - the horror of Curtis's childhood secrets, as well as Curtina's wild and rebellious behavior, take a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they've experienced over the years now seem like child's play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within? --
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In this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Reverend Curtis Black series, Curtis's secret past returns in an unwelcome--but ultimately healing--visit.

Rev. Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.

His buried past resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter whom he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning.

The horror of Curtis's childhood secrets, as well as Curtina's wild and rebellious behavior, takes a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they've experienced over the years now seem like child's play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within?

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Author Notes

Kimberla Lawson Roby has published about 15 novels. Her debut title, Behind Closed Doors, was originally self-published through her company, Lenox Press. Her other works include The Best of Everything, One in a Million, Sin No More, Love and Lies, Changing Faces, The Best-Kept Secret, A Taste of Reality, It's a Thin Line, and A Deep, Dark Secret. She received the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for Casting the First Stone and the 2004 Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System for Too Much of a Good Thing. She is also the 2006 and 2007 recipient of the Author of the Year, Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title A House Divided. The Prodigal Son made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. She also made the list in 2015 with her title, The Ultimate Betrayal.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

The final book in the long-running series featuring the Reverend Curtis Black, including A Sinful Calling (2016) and Sin of a Woman (2017), is full of Roby's trademark drama, surprises, forgiveness, and hope. Curtis is shocked when he learns that Trina, his long-estranged sister, has only a short while to live. Curtis spends every possible moment reconnecting with her, even though this makes him remember his abusive childhood and parents he has never been able to forgive. Curtis' current wife, Charlotte, is depressed over having to fill the relentlessly stressful role of First Lady of the church Curtis founded, Deliverance Outreach. Then her father has a heart attack. With no break in sight, she returns to alcohol for relief. Curtina, their youngest, now 12, has become extremely disrespectful and addicted to her smartphone. Charlotte then learns about a more serious situation at her daughter's school. The Black family weathers extreme challenges well throughout Roby's best-selling series, and this title is no exception as they find their way back to their faith and each other for the saga's fitting conclusion.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2010 Booklist