The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

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by Victoria Christopher Murray
     
 

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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

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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 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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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
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439194263
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
111,508
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Victoria Christopher Murray is the author of more than twenty novels including: The Ex Files, Lady Jasmine, The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil, and Stand Your Ground which was named a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. 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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The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Leslie Williamson More than 1 year ago
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!
PamT2u More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Victoria you put your foot in this book. This was an awesome book, loved it. Geraldine D.
MizBimmer More than 1 year ago
The book club I am in read this book. Wow...This is the best book I have ever read. It was not predictable like many books. This book was interested from the 1 page to the last. I could not put it down. It’s been two years since I read it. I am about to resurrect this book from my archives and read it again.
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I am a bid VCM fan, as usual she did not disappoint. It made me think about the scripture that says GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE YOUR SOUL
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Good read
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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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Wow is all i can say....this book was awesome. I loved how the story just captivates you from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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.
BumbleBee19 More than 1 year ago
This book was just okay. I definitely did not like the ending. Not one of VCM's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally an author who writes a book without a predictable ending!
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Excellent book she is a great author