The Bishop's Daughter

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Darrin Bainbridge is your typical playboy in need of love, but not yet ready. He is a freelance journalist trying to break his big story. After a visit from his mother, Darrin gets an idea. He has heard all kinds of stories about "Hollywood" ministers who hold their church services on television, live in nice houses, drive nice cars, and have lots of money and women. Darrin is disgusted by it all especially when his mother Priscilla starts shouting praises for Atlanta Bishop Kumal Prentiss. Darrin decides to go ...

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Overview

Darrin Bainbridge is your typical playboy in need of love, but not yet ready. He is a freelance journalist trying to break his big story. After a visit from his mother, Darrin gets an idea. He has heard all kinds of stories about "Hollywood" ministers who hold their church services on television, live in nice houses, drive nice cars, and have lots of money and women. Darrin is disgusted by it all especially when his mother Priscilla starts shouting praises for Atlanta Bishop Kumal Prentiss. Darrin decides to go to Atlanta, become a member of the bishop's church, and expose him for the hustling fraud that he believes he is. He just never planned on falling in love with the Bishop's daughter.

Darrin suddenly finds himself torn between his new found friend and his possible big break.

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In this novel, 28-year-old playboy Darrin, a freelance writer, moves to Atlanta to investigate a famous television bishop whom he believes is a fraud. After joining the minister's church, he becomes friendly with the man's daughter, leaving him conflicted about his mission.


—Ann Burns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446195140
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 830,991
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tiffany L. Warren is a technology manager who lives in suburban Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and four children. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Farther Than I Meant to Go, Longer Than I Meant to Stay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2011

    Really good book!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book from cover to cover. Its a very easy read. I think most folks will identify with the characters as I did! There were some funny moments as well as a few twists and turns along the way. While it had a great ending, i could've read more. It was just that good. Will look to see what else this author has to offer. I have another good read added to my collection!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    A wonderful read!

    The characters seem very realistic and so are their conversations. Unfortunately, sometimes a book has a great premise, but the conversations between the characters don't flow very well ... seeming forced. That is not the case with this great book!

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    Wow

    Would love to read part too

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

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    Highly recommended for Christian readers everywhere!!!

    This book shows the mishaps of wrong conceptions and missed opprotunities!! The author shows that even in the cockiest of attitudes...there is hope to still be saved!! Can't wait to read the other books by this author.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    This is truly a page turner!!!

    I am an avid reader and this book was awesome! I finished this book in two days. I hated that it came to an end. I read this it until my eyes hurt from reading so much. Reading this makes you feel as though you are actually a part of the whole story. This book has kept my attention from the first page to the last. You can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

    When God steps in

    Emoni Prentiss, the daughter of a bishop, in her own words is saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. All of these are excellent qualities, but the one attribute she wishes she had - outward beauty, seems nowhere to be found. So when the very handsome Darrin Bainbridge comes to town and expresses an interest in her, Emoni is thrilled beyond belief. Little does she know, but she is only the means to an end for Darrin.

    Darrin only has one mission when he moves to Atlanta, and that is to prove that ministers of "mega" churches are greedy and selfish and will do whatever it takes to get what they want, even if it comes at the expense of fleecing the flock they have been called to lead. But when Darrin meets Bishop Kumal Prentiss, attends his church and gets to know Emoni, he soon finds out that God has other plans for him and he must decide what is most important.

    The Bishop's Daughter was a very enjoyable read for me, even though it wasn't quite what I expected. When I pick up a book in a certain genre, I already have an idea of how it's going to play out. But with this story, Warren took a totally different, yet very effective approach in delivering her message of faith, love and redemption.

    Readers, whether fans of Christian fiction or not, will be hard pressed to find fault with this very well written story.

    Renee Williams
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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    An excellent read....

    This was an excellent read. I finished the book in 2 days!<BR/><BR/>The book focuses on two major characters; Emoni Prentiss and Darrin Bainbridge. Each character is on a journey that seems to be parallel to each other. However, their lives intersect and they realize that they're both searching for the same thing; real love and a real relationship with Christ.<BR/><BR/>Emoni is the Bishop's daughter who feels like she's just going through the motions. She's getting older, but doesn't feel fulfilled in her personal life. Darrin is the only son of a father who doesn't affirm his passions. His mother is religious and made him go to church. So he never learned how to have a real relationship with Christ.<BR/><BR/>Darrin accepts an assignment to try to please his father which leads him to Emoni. Ms. Warren painted a true picture of how people struggle with their lifestyles as Christians. They want to do the "right" thing, but they battle the "wrong" thing in their actions. How do they reconcile their feelings and actions so they are truly walking with the Lord? Ms. Warren details the journey and gives hope to others that you can be true to your heart and your relationship with Christ. You can overcome; but there is a process.<BR/><BR/>I also like how the author tells the story from the different character's points of views in each chapter. It was very refreshing to read a Christian fiction novel that wasn't religious or preachy.

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  • Posted February 14, 2009

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    Awesome Inspirational Novel

    This is an excellent novel. I feel it captures the very essence of trying to make the transition to Christ. Darrin's journey began with trying to make a name for himself by blowing the cover on a Mega-church Bishop. Little did he know that his research would lead him back to Christ, fall in love and lead him to pursue his true calling.<BR/><BR/>This was a very inspirational and leave you wanting more.

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

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    Right As Rain

    Darrin Bainbridge is single, educated, fine and can cook. Salivating? Well stick to your appetizers, `cause this main course has more game than Milton Bradley. While he's honest, the last thing he's looking for is to be tied down with one woman. Maybe the problem is that Darrin hasn't met the woman that God has made for him. <BR/><BR/>Emoni Prentiss is `The Bishop's Daughter.' While she's never thought of herself as outwardly beautiful like her siblings, Emoni is still the full package, yet she's single. Well, technically she could have a man, Oscar, who everyone assumes will be her husband, but he's not the man she wants. She wants something that resembles what she reads in her steamy romance novels. <BR/><BR/>`The Bishop's Daughter,' by Tiffany L. Warren, has got to be one of the best books I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the flow of the story and the fact that the author wasn't afraid to show that Christians have real issues. This is the first novel I've read by Tiffany L. Warren and I already find myself looking forward to what she has slated to release next. Readers who may stir clear of Christian Fiction for fear that it will be too preachy need not worry, `The Bishop's Daughter,' while it teaches to walk with Jesus, is also dripping in enough sin to blow the roof off the church. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Crystal

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

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    What does it really mean to Love on another? Read and see!

    This was a refreshing, enjoyable and funny, yet honest story I really enjoyed. Darrin Bainbridge is a man living life large. He's so full of himself and can't get enough of women. He doesn't want to get tied<BR/>to anyone. He wants to enjoy them all. He's trying to prove to<BR/>himself and his father that he is a writer so he doesn't have to work<BR/>at his father's company - which is the last thing Darrin wants to do!<BR/>But Darrin is running out of time and money. He has to get this big<BR/>break soon so his rich father will keep paying his bills. Darrin gets<BR/>an idea when he sees Bishop Kumal Prentiss on TV one day. Investigative<BR/>reporting - that would be his big break. He will MAKE this happen one<BR/>way or the other and Bishop Kumal was his ticket to the big time.<BR/><BR/>Little did Darrin know what was in store for him when he meets the<BR/>Bishop. He didn't expect to meet the REAL DEAL. A man after God's<BR/>own heart, a man that lives what he preaches and a man that lives<BR/>within his means. This turns Darrin's world upside down. This wasn't<BR/>supposed to be happening yet it was. He starts to notice the Bishop's<BR/>daughter and she notices him. He has to stay far away from that girl;<BR/>she was marriage material and he didn't want any part of that.<BR/><BR/>I appreciated the authors honesty in how she portrayed Darrin a man<BR/>struggling with life on his own, making a name for himself and not wanting<BR/>to need his father or his money. I also appreciate the honest<BR/>approach to how Darrin responded to Bishop Prentiss and all the<BR/>confusion he felt in listening to the preaching of the word. Darrin<BR/>struggled with his feelings and what God was calling him to do. This is a<BR/>great story that illustrates the verse Romans 7:17 "..it is no longer<BR/>I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me....For I have the<BR/>desire to do what is good, but I can't carry it out." (by myself - we<BR/>need God - scripture goes on to emphasis that). I loved Tiffany's<BR/>portrayal of real people struggling with doing the right thing.<BR/><BR/>This is the first book that I have read by Tiffany and it won't be the last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2009

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    The Bishop's Daughter

    The novel, The Bishop¿s Daughter, is about a young ladies man named Darrin Bainbridge. Trying to jumpstart his writing career, Darrin relocates to Georgia. He attends a twenty-thousand megachurch and tries to find a church scandal. Darrin¿s target is Bishop Kumal Prentiss, who Darrin suspects of financial misconduct. <BR/><BR/>The turn in the story is that Darrin never expected to fall for the Bishop¿s daughter, Emoni. When Darrin finally does stumble upon the story of a lifetime, he¿s torn between lauching his career and protecting the woman he¿s come to care about.<BR/><BR/>This is a terrific novel that makes you feel you are standing in the middle of the action. Great read! Perfect gift!

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  • Posted December 31, 2008

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    terrific inspirational romance

    After his mom praised Bishop Kumal Prentiss with increasing fervor, freelance journalist Darrin Bainbridge moves to Atlanta with plans to investigate the celebrity minister. He figures he will not have to dig far to find dirt for a story and in turn obtain accolades from his father.<BR/><BR/>However, Darrin quickly realizes that God works in mysterious ways when Darrin visits Bishop Prentiss¿ Freedom of Life Church to join the congregation as an undercover reporter. There he meets THE BISHOP¿S DAUGHTER Emoni Prentiss. As he falls in love, Darrin uncovers the scandal that would make him famous and get his father¿s praise, but he must weigh that with being the righteous person his beloved pious Emoni warrants. <BR/><BR/>THE BISHOP¿S DAUGHTER is a terrific inspirational romance starring two fully developed wonderful lead characters. This fine duet is nicely supported by solid family members and the congregation. The story line is loaded with scripture as ¿Honor thy father¿ becomes increasingly difficult to achieve but the biblical references enhance the tale of love between the cynical undercover reporter and the title character. Their rotating perspective to include his blog augment a delightful realistic romance as doubting Darrin falls in love with the enemy¿s daughter.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Great Book!

    I loved this book. A must have for your collection.

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