Liar Liar

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Stormy Adair Knight, a lovely, 26-year-old African American, feels incomplete without a marriage to a loving, faithful, God-fearing man. It seems as if God has answered Stormy's prayers when she becomes reacquainted with Camden Brooks, her pastor's son.

Stormy is elated when Camden proposes; however, ten months prior to the wedding, Stormy learns that Camden is cheating on her with another member of their church—but not just any member. He is ...

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Overview

Stormy Adair Knight, a lovely, 26-year-old African American, feels incomplete without a marriage to a loving, faithful, God-fearing man. It seems as if God has answered Stormy's prayers when she becomes reacquainted with Camden Brooks, her pastor's son.

Stormy is elated when Camden proposes; however, ten months prior to the wedding, Stormy learns that Camden is cheating on her with another member of their church—but not just any member. He is cheating with a man!

Stormy agrees to give Camden another chance. She goes through with the wedding, but it itsn't long before she realizes Camden hasn't changed at all. He's still very much involved with the third party from their church, and if that isn't enough, a scorned ex-lover from Camden's past resurfaces and begins to stalk them all. Will the marriage fall apart after enduring explosive episodes of scandal, lies, and deceit, or will they withstand the turmoil and live happily ever after?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933967110
  • Publisher: Urban Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2007

    Great debut

    Liar, Liar was an excellent read by newcomer, Latrese N. Carter. I read this book in two days because I was dying to know to what was going to happen next. The main character Stormy, made me mad several times throughout the book. I just wanted to shake some sense into her. However, I felt compassion for the characters Camden and Malik eventhough Camden was a dog in the worse way. I really enjoyed Liar, Liar and I look forward to future works from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

    Double-Dealer

    First it was Liza Minnelli, and then Terry McMillian, now Star Jones. Recently inducted into this club was Stormy Knight. I know that keen readers should know what I¿m speaking of, women who marry gay men. Well I got a question, are single women actually that desperate? Well after reading 'Liar, Liar' by tenderfoot Latrese N. Carter, it¿s sad to say, but yes, women are indeed that desperate. Gone are the warning bells, all these sisters can hear are wedding bells. Stormy Knight, thus far, has been unsuccessful in her quest to find a God-fearing man. See you have to be careful what you¿re actually praying for. Cause while you may say, 'Lord, send me a man who¿ll love me and treat me right,' you may be so anxious that you wind up settling for that fine brother who you later learn you really didn¿t know after all. Camden Brooks was no different. Well, he was in a sense. While he sought out Stormy, his motive was to help keep his secret safe from his family. While Camden tried to deny the fact that he was actually a gay man, he invited Stormy to become his personal whipping board. Can these two people live in wedded bliss till death they part or will a man put asunder? WOW! I figured by the cover that there was sure to be theatrics. As I began my journey into LIAR, LIAR, I couldn¿t help but wonder if an important issue had purposely been left out. Was Stormy mentally handicapped and no one wanted to discuss it? While I¿m a Christian, and I believe that God can do anything but fail, I also know that HE expects us to use common sense. I tried to read this book looking at it from a standpoint of her FATE, but then I realized that this same woman was having premarital sex, so she wasn¿t afraid of sinning it was actually that she was too desperate for her own good. Latrese, I have to commend you on a job well done. For one, I hated your main character two, you did a great job introducing readers to the fear that (some) women are suffering from. I would be lying if I said that I wasn¿t disturbed that this educated woman of God allowed so much turmoil to invade her life in the name of love. I pray that all people learn that love starts with self.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2007

    A Definite Page Turner!!

    The debut novel from Latrese Carter was definitely a page turner. Liar, Liar had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be taken on a rollercoatser ride because that is what her book did to me...it was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2007

    Great Summer Read!

    If ¿Liar, Liar¿ by Latrese N. Carter is her first attempt into the African-American fictional literary world, then I wonder ¿WHAT TOOK HER SOOO LONG!¿ because she is preaching to the masses!! This book is intriguing, thought provoking and down right inspirational! The story takes the reader through the journey of Stormy¿s desire to find ¿Mr. Right¿, but at what cost to her mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Once Stormy found her ¿Mr. Right¿ in Camden, all the qualities she thought were qualities of a God fearing man and the son of a well known pastor aren¿t what they appear to be. Camden¿s sexuality or lack to admit to his true sexuality, wreck havoc on Stormy¿s life but also Camden¿s D.L. lover, Malik, as well as his parents Reverend and First Lady Brooks. As you continue to read this book, you understand that this book isn¿t just about the drama that Stormy and Camden experience but it is a book with a message two-fold. One, the African-American community truly needs to acknowledge the homosexual lifestyle as to what it is, a lifestyle and try to work on accepting the individuals that choose that lifestyle and not shone them or put them in a `closet¿ hoping that the issue goes away. This type of thinking is hurting our community at a staggering rate every year with several heterosexual women contracting HIV/AIDS because of so many men being on the D.L. and not being honest with their sexuality with the people in their lives. Secondly, as African-American women, we need to start looking within and stop expecting a man to fulfill your worth as a human being. Self love is the key to finding and accepting the man that is truly for you and not just a show piece to say ¿I got a man¿, as our main character, Stormy, finally realized after all was said and done. I recommend this book as a great summer read but more importantly it¿s an exceptional body of work that needs to be shared with people of faith and any single female friends hoping and physically praying for God to send her ¿Mr. Right¿ instead of praying to be the best person she can be so that someone who is truly worthy of her love and devotion will fight to win her heart and hand in marriage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2007

    Awesome Read

    I loved this book!!!!!!!!! I read it cover to cover in one day! This book is soooo intresting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    Very Telling Read!

    Readers, take heed to the strong message in this novel. If a man looks good and appears to know God, doesn't mean he's good for you! Liar, Liar begins with the main character, Stormy, who is a good girl by all means falling in love with Camden, the pastor's son. Rumors circulate around the church that Camden is involved in a relationship with a younger member of the church, Malik. Once Camden is delivered from homosexuality, he tries to be a faithful husband to Stormy, but his urge to be with men proves to be stronger. First time author, Latrese Carter writes like a seasoned professional as she perfectly captures each character's deep-felt emotions and inner personal struggles. Liar, Liar is a gripping novel that deals with the church's inability to deal with homosexuality in context with all sin. As one character stated so eloquently in the book, 'hate the sin, love the sinner'. A word of caution, this book isn't for those who straddle the fence on this issue, as the author sends a clear message when it comes to the Word of God. Not only did I love this book, I learned a great deal from it as well. I'm looking forward to reading more from Latrese Carter.

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