The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

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What would you do for five million dollars? Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings that signify their massive success.

But then the recession hits and rips apart the family’s financial ...

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Overview

What would you do for five million dollars? Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings that signify their massive success.

But then the recession hits and rips apart the family’s financial stability. Unable to support their three children and other relatives, Adam and Evia find themselves drowning in financial trouble and teetering on the brink of complete disaster. With nowhere to turn, the Langstons have no idea what to do.

Until Shay-Shaunté, Evia’s multimillionaire boss, comes to the Langstons with a five-million-dollar offer that seems so hard to refuse. Will the Langstons make this deal? Or will they recognize that the glitter of five million dollars may be far from gold?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Victoria is one of our best...an excellent storyteller."—-Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author

"Victoria is an exceptional writer who knows how to deliver a story."—-Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of Changing Faces

"Murray has always impressed me with her ability to live the life of her characters and make them come alive with each turning page." —- Indianapolis Recorder

I think I've found a new author to add to my list of favorites… Murray knows how to tell a story. I can't wait to read other books by this author. -Debbie Norrell, New Pittsburgh Courier

“Murray’s story has the kind of momentum that prompts you to elbow disbelief aside and flip the pages in horrified enjoyment.” —The Washington Post

“Murray’s characters are extremely likable…Murray’s fiction is Christian, it’s not saccharine, and this page-turning take on the Faustian theme should satisfy fans and newcomers alike.” —WalMart BookPage

Claudia Deane
The premise is pretty crazy, but Murray's story has the kind of momentum that prompts you to elbow disbelief aside and flip the pages in horrified enjoyment.
—The Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439194256
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 483,701
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray is the Essence bestselling author of more than twenty novels including: The Ex Files, Lady Jasmine, and The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil. Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction and Author of the Year (Female), Murray is also a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Visit her website at VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    A Must Read!!!!!!

    I am a fan of Victoria, I've read all of her books and she has helped me see things in my life, that I never really thought about and I must say this was the Biggest Eye Open especially the Epilogue. WOW, I highly recommend this book and also all her other books. Can't wait to see what she comes out with next.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    The Epilogue ALONE is powerfully thought-provoking!

    I am a new reader of Victoria Christopher Murray novels, and I must say that since "acccidentally" discovering her work via my NOOK two weeks ago, (beginning with "Temptations") I have downloaded and read SIX of her novels....in two weeks! As with the others, this novel does NOT dissapoint! The epilogue alone is such a powerful summary of many of the struggles that we deal with on a day-to-day basis, and how we usually fail to see "the devil in the details". I experienced an epiphany for a situation that I've been dealing with in my own life for the past year after reading the epilogue. I am now an official V.C.M. fan! Please excuse me while I go and download my next selction! Lol!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This book was good. Think Indecent Proposal. Life is good, husba

    This book was good. Think Indecent Proposal. Life is good, husband loses job, family falls on hard times, and a rich person proposes money to utilize husband for a weekend. Money will hook the failing family up as long as everyone handles their end of the deal. Of course, things fall apart.

    I love the way the author put the story together. I understand these type of tales have been told for years. The author does a good job introducing the Christian aspect without being preachy. You can't make a deal with the devil and think things will remain the same. The one thing I didn't like is that the pastor's wife in this story gave the worst advice ever. You get a little bit of bourgeoisie, ghetto, and everything else all wrapped up in one story.

    I like the main characters true connection albeit a tad unrealistic. Some character development was better than others. Money or the love it is the root of all evil. In this novel, we can see how its role affects the main characters. In all, it is an enjoyable story and it will keep you turning the pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Awesome author

    Victoria you put your foot in this book. This was an awesome book, loved it. Geraldine D.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Good read

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    The book was good..very well put!! I really enjoyed!! Did not ca

    The book was good..very well put!! I really enjoyed!! Did not care for the ending but other than that.. I could not put this book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Absolutely loved it!!

    Wow is all i can say....this book was awesome. I loved how the story just captivates you from the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    "Have I danced with Devil"

    I loved this book. It was so real, so today. It makes you look back at some events that have happened in your own life and wonder, "was that the devil"? Victoria really brought this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Interesting story line

    This was a good book. It shows how material possessions can lead us to make unwise decisions if we leave God out of the equation. Be watchful. Evil lurks everywhere.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Just "okay"

    This book was just okay. I definitely did not like the ending. Not one of VCM's best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    A good read

    Finally an author who writes a book without a predictable ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great read

    Excellent book she is a great author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Good Read

    This book has prompt a huge discussion on my job. When I told them the scenario we asked who would follow through with this plan and two of them says they would let their husband spend the weekend and get the money.
    But as we see in the book, the devil is busy and he does come in ways we think not.

    I believe that as children of God, no matter the situation, we just need to cry and trust in God for deliverance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Wow...

    This exceeded my expectations of being an Indecent Proposal-type book. A page turner I completed in a weekend. If my family would have left me alone so I could just read, I would have completed this in a day! Another good read by Victoria.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Awesome Book!

    This book reminds us that all decisions have consequences! This is one of the best books I have ever read!

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    good reading, sharpens your spiritual mind

    the book helps you to recognize that even going about your daily life, and things are going well, you must be aware of evil forces that may slip in and cause major harm

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Very slow

    This book progresses very slowly. The story line and title were very interesting to me, but the delivery is very slow. The author should have considered a sub plot in order to keep the reader interested while the main plot unfolds.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This is an awesome read! The story is representative of a lot of families lives' today and as you read, you can relate to the turmoil, tempataion, and the emotions. READ, READ, READ this book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Great read

    One word Awesome!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Excellent

    This book makes you think about every aspect of your life to determine if something is truly worth it

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