A House Divided (Reverend Curtis Black Series #10) [NOOK Book]

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A HOUSE DIVIDED

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte--except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for ...
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A House Divided (Reverend Curtis Black Series #10)

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A HOUSE DIVIDED

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte--except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can't stand Racquel's mother, Vanessa--and the feeling appears to be mutual.

When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor. Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they've only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel's father, but that brings problems of its own.

While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis's coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can't even name?

Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?
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Editorial Reviews

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"For those thousands of fans, who can't get enough of the 'good' reverend and his wives, this is a book that should not be missed."—Philly.com

"Lively, action packed and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it until the very end."—Las Vegas Review

"Love, Honor and Betray is an entertaining read and remains true to Roby's style of creatively telling a story."—The New York Amsterdam News

"An intense gem in an authentic voice."—Publishers Weekly on A DEEP DARK SECRET

"Lively, action-packed, and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it in her grip until the very end.—Corpus Christi Caller-Times

"Kimberla Lawson Roby weaves truth into fiction."—Indianapolis Star

"Roby [deals] with real issues in her novels."—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"Roby's fiction...[addresses] issues that are important to women today."—Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Kimberla Lawson Roby has reached a pinnacle most writers only dream of."—Rockford Register Star

"Roby, a bestselling author with a devoted audience, knows well the recipe for success: equal parts heartbreak and romance, with liberal dashes of sexual satisfaction."—San Jose Mercury News"Kimberla's writing is magical."—Lolita Files, author of Scenes from a Sistah

San Jose Mercury News
"Roby, a bestselling author with a devoted audience, knows well the recipe for success: equal parts heartbreak and romance, with liberal dashes of sexual satisfaction."
Indianapolis Star
"Kimberla Lawson Roby weaves truth into fiction."
Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Roby's fiction...[addresses] issues that are important to women today."
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Roby [deals] with real issues in her novels."
The New York Amsterdam News
"Love, Honor and Betray is an entertaining read and remains true to Roby's style of creatively telling a story."
Rockford Register Star
"Kimberla Lawson Roby has reached a pinnacle most writers only dream of."
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
"Lively, action-packed, and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it in her grip until the very end."
Philly.com
"For those thousands of fans, who can't get enough of the 'good' reverend and his wives, this is a book that should not be missed."
Las Vegas Review
"Lively, action packed and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it until the very end."
Lolita Files
"Kimberla's writing is magical."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455526079
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: Reverend Curtis Black Series , #10
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 18,741
  • File size: 667 KB

Meet the Author

Kimberla Lawson Roby
Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series.

She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Love reading about Curtis Black

    I love her books I know this one going to be great



    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Happy

    I can't wait until this book comes out. Its gooing to be outstanding.

    Devotion143

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Review not summary

    Please my fellow book lovers, do not give away the e ntire
    Plot . Some people read the reviews to determine if we are
    Going to read the book don't telle everything.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Are You Ready for Some Drama? . If you know Rev. Curtis Black t

    Are You Ready for Some Drama?

    . If you know Rev. Curtis Black then you know this novel is full of drama which has you sitting still begging for more.
    Synopsis:
    Curtis and Charlotte’s son is on his way to becoming a father. Charlotte is stuck somewhere between--mad cause her son has been bamboozled by a young gold digging Jezebel and ecstatic because she gets to be mother to a newborn baby something she has wanted to do for quite some time. There is no one more capable of the task beside her husband Rev. Curtis Black. Vanessa and Charlotte are after each other one way or another arguing about everything from the baby’s name to the furniture for his nursery. After a very heated argument at the baby shower Racquel is rushed to the hospital and delivers the baby prematurely. Visitation is limited for Charlotte and even after the baby is released from the hospital. She then decides to take matters into her own hand with the help of an old friend to get custody of Baby Mj one way or the other. Will the Black Family be able to withstand the drama their family is going through this time or is it over as a first family for them? Or will they still even be a family at all?
    My Thoughts:
    This story brings back so many old sayings for me “What’s done in the dark will come to the light” and “What goes around comes around.” This was a great read and it left you wanting more! The issues in this book are well known for prior readers of the Reverend Curtis series. This was a Classic tale of “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” The disagreement over the baby's name and the nursery furniture also visitation between the families and so forth. I wanted the drama to begin in Chapter one but it wasn’t until about the third or fourth chapter that caught my “can’t put it down” attention.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    This book was good from the beginning to end!

    This book was good from the beginning to end!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    True Kimberla Fans

    Fans you will appreciate the tale of Curtis and Charlotte but it is getting a bit old. I love her other stories a lot better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Great Book

    Read in one day. We need more of Rev. Curtis Black!,,,,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

    As always good from beginning to end.  Waiting on #11....LOL;-)

    As always good from beginning to end.  Waiting on #11....LOL;-)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    A House Divided is the 10th installment in the Rev. Curtis Black

    A House Divided is the 10th installment in the Rev. Curtis Black series by Kimberla Lawson Roby and if you have been keeping up with this series you know that there is excitement and twists around every corner.




    Life seems to be repairing itself for the Black family since we were last here.  Curtis and Charlotte are doing well in their marriage after surviving yet another fiasco.  They are embarking on a new adventure in their lives – preparing for the birth of their first grandchild, and they couldn’t be more excited.  Matthew, Curtis and Charlotte’s son and his girlfriend Raquel are about to give birth to their baby boy and couldn’t be more happy and scared at the same time.  Matthew is continuing his education and away at Harvard while Raquel is home in Mitchell, IL, so the stress of being so far apart during this time is stressful enough without adding the stress that has already begun between Charlotte and Raquel’s mother Vanessa.  In typical Charlotte form she wants things her way, but she has run up on a mother that will not allow her to walk all over her or her daughter and we definitely see the explosion that is building within that situation. Curtis and his ministry at Deliverance Outreach are growing and doing great but when Curtis receives a anonymous letter from his past this worries Curtis.  Curtis is well aware of his past and what additional problems it may cause him and his family but if he could just figure out what this mystery person wants, maybe his skeletons won’t fall out of the closet, this time.  With the luck that the Black family has had with visitors from the past, Curtis just knows this could cause major problems for him.




    A House Divided is a very eventful read.  There are twists in there that make you speak out loud because you can’t believe that this just happened, but you definitely don’t want to stop reading until you get to the end ~ just remember to breathe because I found myself holding my breath when I got to certain parts!  Roby doesn’t disappoint with this installment, she keeps us on the edge of our seats with her strong story line and feisty characters that mesh so well together it is more like watching tv than reading a book.  I enjoy Roby’s work she is the continued professional and friend that is writing for US!  Keep up the great work, I look forward to more of your drama!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Shaking my head

    As always Kimberla NEVER disappoints. This was def, a page turner. I cant wait for the next book. Love her writings.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    A page turner

    This is a great book. Kimberla Lawson Roby truly took the Black family character to another level that I did not see coming. This is a page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Excellent Read

    Mrs. Lawson-Roby has done it again!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Greenville, Nc Greenviile, NC

    Good as always. Looking forward to one more pleaseee :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Page Turner

    Great summer read! KLR is an author with the best writing skills who holds her readers captive in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    The saga continues,a must read,

    Roby,always gives the reader, interest and intrigue.keep up the good work! This is my literary soap opera.I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Jacob?

    Where r u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Recommend

    Good read

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  • Posted August 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite Oh, the tangle

    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite

    Oh, the tangled webs we weave. That phrase was on a loop in my mind as I listened to A House Divided..A Reverend Curtis Black Novel wind up and then unravel. Two families are entwined together by a teenage pregnancy but that is the least of these people's worries. To what end will the First Lady of The Reverend Curtis Black, a glam-church pastor, go to see her paternal grandson? The answer will leave you hating the woman before the second chapter. But she is among others who have their own shady side. The grandparents are all well off by most standards. Her famous husband is as good at burying secrets as he is at leading the lost sheep to God. The other grandparents, while not as wealthy, are prominent in their own right. Neal is a neurosurgeon and his wife the poster model for the contemporary housewife. The baby and their daughter live with them as the father is off to a prestigious college out of state. Lost in the middle of all the chaos and devious behavior are the teenage parents who will eventually have to make some hard decisions in order to carry on.

    Wow. Can I just say, "WOW"?! This is one of those books that in your gut you know must be at least partially based on somebody in real life. You will be drawn into Kimberla Lawson Roby's emotional roller coaster story line. I wasn't into the audio book two chapters before I felt anger, contempt, sorrow, empathy, and the need to reach out and slap a certain character in the face just for being themselves. A must-read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Wow... a roller coaster ride!

    That darn Charlotte, she is always up to something. This is a good read and Pastor Black seems to be "calming" down.

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