Boaz Brown [NOOK Book]

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Right man…wrong color?
LaShondra has done the work on herself first. She's gotten her education and, more importantly, developed a strong relationship with Christ. Now, she's ready for a man--but not just any man. She wants a Boaz, a godly man...who's gainfully employed...and it wouldn't hurt if he looked good, too. God answers with three out of three, but there's a twist: her perfect man, Stelson Brown, isn't...
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Boaz Brown

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Overview

Right man…wrong color?
LaShondra has done the work on herself first. She's gotten her education and, more importantly, developed a strong relationship with Christ. Now, she's ready for a man--but not just any man. She wants a Boaz, a godly man...who's gainfully employed...and it wouldn't hurt if he looked good, too. God answers with three out of three, but there's a twist: her perfect man, Stelson Brown, isn't African-American.

While LaShondra's parents are happy about her professional success, they're chomping at the bit for her to get married. Her father (who wouldn't even let her bring her white friends home from school) and her mother (who gets word about the white man through the church folk grapevine) will have more than a few words for her when they find out--if LaShondra ever gets around
to telling her family and friends about Stelson.

The racial climate at LaShondra's job isn't helping the situation. LaShondra suspects that the principal is buffering grades for certain students. Can she keep her integrity while keeping her job as vice principal?

Boaz Brown is the first novel of bestselling novelist Michelle Stimpson. In essence, it launched her career as a writer and is still one of her best-loved works.

"Sassy...refreshingly forthright...an
excellent reading group selection." -Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Thought-provoking...offers lessons for
all" -Publisher's Weekly

"Powerful...stylishly written...delivers
hard questions in a tightly wrapped package of complex relationships, power
struggles, and heart-melting romance." -Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine
(4.5 stars)
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Reed Business Information - Publisher's Weekly
Set in Dallas, Stimpson's debut novel effectively uses flashbacks to dramatize the conflicts faced by her deeply spiritual narrator, LaShondra Smith. A successful school vice-principal about to turn 31, LaShondra yearns for Mr. Right. Naturally, this special man has to be not only honorable, compassionate and rich but also Christian and black, like Boaz in the Bible. On career day, LaShondra meets Stelson Brown, the handsome white partner of the Brown-Cooper Engineering firm, and is immediately
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149452095
  • Publisher: Michelle Stimpson
  • Publication date: 6/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 130,148
  • File size: 241 KB

Meet the Author

Michelle Stimpson the national bestselling, award-winning author of more than 20 books and 50 short stories. A former public school teacher, Michelle takes joy in teaching others through a good story. She and her husband are the thankful parents of two wonderful adult children. They also have one crazy dog (Mi-Mi) who loves to watch televangelists.
When not writing or spending time with family, Michelle enjoys teaching classes to youth and adults at the University of Texas at Arlington. She also facilitates courses at her home church. Visit Michelle online at MichelleStimpson.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is a wonderfully, inspiring debut novel. WOW, what a refreshing read! I loved how this author attacked racism in such a tactful way. When I finished this book I had to take a deep look at myself, and the many prejudices that I have in my life on various levels. I found it difficult to read this novel, because I found so much of myself throughout these pages and no one enjoys having all their flaws smack them in the face like that.~~~~~~~This book is great and I loved the main characters. LaShondra was not perfect, but she was very real. She faced her own prejudices and problems and instead of letting them get her down, she prayed about them, and slowly moved forward and overcame them one by one. She finally realized her Boaz was standing right in front of her, and I am glad she realized that before she let that wonderful man go. Stelson truly was an amazing man of God, one that every man can take a lesson from because his actions in all aspects of his relationship with LaShondra were based on true Christian love and respect. He truly knew how to treat a woman. His eyes did not see her as a black woman, but as a beautiful creation of the Lord sent to be a part of his life. This book touched my heart! I realize that history tells many painful stories of the past and we can determine how it continues, whether we remain ignorant, and just complain about the way things are or do we progressively move forward in an effort to change things and make them better. This book was a true lesson in the old adge that love knows no color! Way to Go, Mrs. Stimpson.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Love love love this book!

    FIrst, I want to say I am the kind of person who almost never reads the same book twice. I have read this novel three time since my inital discovery of it. I also haave gotten several people hooked. Its a very honest piece of literature that examines why we are the way we are. Its wonderful but its real. It makes you take a hard look at your self though. Its funny, witty, though painful in part ( your heart really goes out to LaShondra). The writing is wonderful. I never want to put it down. I love the characters and wish more men can be as real as this particular "Boaz" Brown.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    MUST READ

    I loved this book its really goood it made me want to keep reading!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    What a BOOK

    This was a inspiring book.I loved it from the beginning, I loved that she gave him a chance, and that they got over there hang-ups. It was a wonderful read, and I recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    The Best Book I've Ever Read!!!!!!

    This book was by far the best novel of any type I've ever read. Anyone who is looking for a great read that will consume you from beginning to end, then this is the book for you. I look forward to Stimpson's next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2004

    INSPIRING

    WHAT A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY. IN A WORLD WHERE THERE IS SO MUCH HATE, IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT TRUE LOVE CAN CONQUER & REIGN. LOVE IS LOVE, NO MATTER WHAT COLOR THE PEOPLE ARE. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ANOTHER NOVEL BY THIS AUTHOR.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2004

    EXCELLENT!!!!!!

    This book deserves 10 stars. Michelle did an excellent job of covering two very personal and touchy subjects: Race and Religion! What a wonderful, loving, sincere story. I opened the cover page and read straight through in two days! Great book, a must read. I am definately recommending this to my book club, Pages Readers Group. WOW!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2004

    Boaz Brown

    lashondra was me all over and i loved this book. it made me think and it is somewhat rare these days for you to put a book down and the message in that book still makes you think about how you treat people at work and at church. it should be a must-read for all american christians.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2004

    WHAT A BOOK!!!!!

    Boaz Brown was the kind of book that is hard to put down once you start reading it. It took me an entire day to read it. I love this book and how Ms. Stimpson created characters you can relate to. I recommend this book to all those who believe in love no matter what color that person you are in love with is. If you haven't purchased this book, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR????

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Boaz Brown

    I don't read a whole lot of Christian fiction because I find a lot of it too preachy and predictable. But Boaz Brown might have just done the trick for me! I only got it because I saw the advertisement in Essence and thought the cover looked interesting and someone had given me a gift card to Barnes and Noble, so I got it and I was thoroughly delighted! The whole issue of race was dealt with in a light that I had not considered before. It made me think about how much hate and prejudice still exists in the black community and it offered a realistic depiction of how one woman got past that and opened herself up to a world of possibilities. Aside from that, I thought a lot about how she conducted herself professionally as a vice principal. She went through a lot professionally as she went through this change. And her family - oh my goodness! Those people were just as goofy as any family I know! I was impressed - and that's pretty hard to do. You go, Michelle! I can't wait to read your next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    a must read

    This book is great for a reader who wants to become closer to God.
    I will read other books by this author. I have already purchased two more.

    this will make a good discussion on starting relationships, and finding great scripture quotes to discuss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Awesome continued

    And I'm proud"attitude. But he never argued with me, he just said "I'll pray about it". I finaly listened to God and accepted my Boaz. It has been 20 years and still strong in my relationship with Christ and more in love today with Boaz than when we first shared our love for each other. And we know with God's love and we stand firm together, we can battle the stares or whispers of others.

    I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    It was very good and sweet. i wish there were more books like th

    It was very good and sweet. i wish there were more books like this one out there! I hope my future husband can across this book in the meantime! 

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The story was very good.  However I have one problem with the bo

    The story was very good.  However I have one problem with the book was the male characters name.  In the book it is spelle
    d Stelson then later it is spelled Stetson what is the correct spelling?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    A simply good read!

    I was in a relationship with who I thought was my Boaz. I thought was some type of cruel joke that I would meet a man who was everything that I had prayed for but was of the wrong race. I learned a valuable lesson that race should not matter if a person loves God and you. This book along with prayer, the blessings from my mom and surprisingly mybroters helped me get through all of the negative comments from friends, family, and even strangers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Good Book

    I only selected this book because it was the book of the month in my book club. But I really love it. Has me waiting for my Boaz.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2005

    Deep Discovery

    This book changed my life. It helped me see prejudices within myself that I didn't even consider to be prejudices. It was very well written, very realistic and the story flowed nicely. The only thing I did not like was the constant flashbacks to the main characters childhood. I thought it was overkill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    Try the spirit by the Spirit

    If you were born in the COGIC you will understand all of Shondra's little messages. But just being a black woman courted by a saved man is all you need. Having a truly saved man of God is all a young woman should want, but when he turns out to be white or of a different race makes it harder, moreso when you have or your parents have faced adversity. Shondra lets you know that you have to go beyond the color and let God work a work in your life, not just for a relationship with a man but to gain Gods grace, mercy and love. I loved the book and couldn't put it down. Being saved, santified, and holy ghost filled I know you must love one another, no matter what their race is, those that are struggling within yourselves in a interracial relationship go for it!!! Know that it is God. I'm waiting for my 'Boaz'. Bless you Michele

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2004

    What a man

    LaShondra meets Stetson Brown. He has all the attrubutes that she desires in her ideal man. The only issue is he's white. She was raised to stick with your own kind. Once LaShondra gets to know and care about Stetson, she deals with her color issues and Christian beliefs.In the end, color doesn't matter. Stetson is the man for her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    Boaz Brown

    If you think you know the love of God but can't stand to see a black man with a white woman, you need to read this novel. If you don't mind your kids playing with black kids but really don't want a black son-or-daughter-in-law, read it. If you go to a church where pretty much everyone is the same color, read it. If you're in an interracial relationship (or wish other people WEREN'T) read it. If you think that white people are conspiring to keep others down, read it. If you think that only white people are prejudice, read it. If you want to do your part to shut out discrimination, read it. If you're sick of hearing about black/white issues, read it. JUST READ IT!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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