Pastor's Woman [NOOK Book]

Overview

New preacher Wade Kendrick might as well have taken out an ad for a wife-- all the church mamas paraded their daughters in front of him every Sunday. But after a tainted past, Wade wanted a reserved, traditional woman. Everything his star gospel singer was not. But he only had eyes for her-- Pearl Lockhart, aka Ms. Wrong.

Pearl had her eye on gospel stardom. She didn't fit into the preacher man's world any more than he fit into hers. But he was one fine black man-- and their ...

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Overview

New preacher Wade Kendrick might as well have taken out an ad for a wife-- all the church mamas paraded their daughters in front of him every Sunday. But after a tainted past, Wade wanted a reserved, traditional woman. Everything his star gospel singer was not. But he only had eyes for her-- Pearl Lockhart, aka Ms. Wrong.

Pearl had her eye on gospel stardom. She didn't fit into the preacher man's world any more than he fit into hers. But he was one fine black man-- and their sexual chemistry downright sizzled. What was a sister to do?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426805585
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Harlequin Kimani Romance Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 162,901
  • File size: 162 KB

Meet the Author

Jacquelin Thomas is the national bestselling and award-winning author whose many adult novels include Defining Moments, Saved in the City, Soul Journey, A Change Is Gonna Come, The Prodigal Husband, and Singsation. Her short fiction is featured in the Pocket Books anthology Have a Little Faith. A driving force in the world of Christian fiction, she is the founder and producer of the annual Faith-Based Arts Conference, an event showcasing authors in the field.

Visit her website at www.jacquelinthomas.com.

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The Pastor's Woman


By Jacquelin Thomas

Kimani

Copyright © 2007 Jacquelin Thomas
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780373860326

The dark clouds looming ominously over Detroit, the thirty-four-degree temperature and thirty-fivemile-per-hour winds matched Pearl Lockhart's mood perfectly as she merged her Ford Explorer onto I-75 north on her way to Lakeview Baptist Church.

She left fifteen minutes early because she wanted to have a few words with the pastor. Just who did Wade Kendrick think he was, telling her that she should wear her dresses a little longer? What nerve!

The man had only been installed a few months ago as pastor of the church she grew up in, and now he was suddenly an authority on fashion.

Her sisters had invited Pastor Wade Kendrick to attend their annual family reunion last month and he seemed nice enough—until he made a chauvinistic comment regarding the roles of women in a Christian household, igniting a heated debate between him and Pearl.

He had a lot of nerve criticizing the way she dressed. God didn't care about the clothes people wore to church. He looked at the heart and not the garments. It wasn't as if she were walking into church dressed like a hoochie. Her skirts normally reached just above the knee. For goodness' sake, she was only twenty-five years old.

Pearl pulled her SUV into the church parking lot that sat on the corner of Monroe Street.

She climbed out a few minutes later, braving the November chill. Pearl pulled together the folds of her ankle-length leather coat and walked briskly toward the entrance of the church. She loved the city of her birth, but during this time of year, she developed a love-hate relationship with the Michigan weather.

Pearl moved easily but impatiently through the wooden double doors of Lakeview Baptist Church. "Good morning," she said to one of the deacons standing outside the sanctuary. Removing her coat, she headed down the hallway to the administrative offices.

She was relieved that none of her sisters had arrived yet, especially Ruby or Opal. They would try to talk her out of her plan, but Pearl had never been one to back down from a fight.

When she neared Wade's office, Pearl slowed her pace. The door was slightly ajar, allowing her to peek inside.

He was there, his bald head gleaming as he concentrated on the papers on his mahogany desk. Pearl had to admit that Wade was a handsome man with dark brown eyes and nice full lips. Even that secret expression she'd glimpsed from time to time made him sexy.

She'd heard through the church grapevine that he was only twenty-eight years old, despite his somber mood and old-fashioned attitude.

She knocked softly to get his attention. Without waiting for a response, Pearl pushed the door open all the way and struck a pose. "So what do you think of this outfit, Pastor? Does it meet with your approval?"

Wade Kendrick eyed the petite woman standing in the doorway of his office wearing a black leather skirt that was cut a good two inches above the knee revealing shapely, well-toned legs.

His left eyebrow rose up a fraction. Until today Wade couldn't ever recall seeing Pearl Lockhart wearing something so short.

She lifted her chin, meeting his gaze straight on.

Despite the rebellious spirit she was currently exhibiting, he couldn't deny that she looked beautiful with her sandy brown hair styled in twists and her clear mocha complexion free of makeup.

What he liked about Pearl was that she always wore a smile, although the one on her face right now was born of pure defiance. She was obviously upset about the conversation they'd had last Sunday regarding her clothes.

The only reason he'd said anything to Pearl in the first place was because he'd overheard some of the teen boys discussing her legs and saying she was the finest woman at Lakeview. Wade hoped to avoid further distractions but he certainly hadn't meant to offend Pearl, the youthchoir director.

"Pastor Kendrick," she began, "I don't think you should worry about what I'm wearing. God doesn't look at the clothes a person wears. He looks at the heart."

"Miss Lockhart, the Bible speaks about modest clothing," Wade stated calmly. "Scripture tells us that a woman who dresses immodestly causes men to think unholy thoughts. It draws their at inner heart. Just read the third chapter of First Peter."

Wade was not about to be drawn into another debate with her and prayed his response had put an end to the discussion. Pushing away from his desk, he stood up, saying, "It's almost time for service to start. We can continue this conversation after church if you'd like."

Pearl opened her mouth, then shut it.

A muscle flicked angrily at her jaw. Pearl glared at him before storming out of the office and disappearing down the hallway.

Wade released a long sigh. This was not the way he'd planned to start off the morning service. But he would speak with Pearl Lockhart when church ended and clear the air. Apologize if necessary. She and her family had been members of Lakeview Baptist a long time and Wade didn't want a rift to develop between them. He could do without having drama in the church.

When he walked into the sanctuary, Wade found that instead of sitting in her usual seat a few rows back Pearl had made herself comfortable in the front pew, her eyes full of triumph.

She was clearly not going to let this matter drop.

His eyes traveled to her shapely legs, the sight of them stirring something in him. Wade couldn't deny the teenage boys were right. Pearl Lockhart's legs were exquisite.

Stop looking at her legs, he told himself. Determined in his heart to keep his head and mind on the Lord, Wade signaled for one of the ushers to approach. "Could you please get Miss Lockhart a sheet or blanket, please?"

He stepped up into the pulpit and took his seat between his youth pastor and the assistant pastor. Wade couldn't see her face from where he was sitting, but he could only imagine she was shooting fiery darts through the podium at him with her eyes.

He would have to risk her fury for now because Wade didn't need any distractions, either. It wasn't always easy with church mamas trying to push their daughters in his face and overly aggressive women practically throwing themselves at him.

Wade's mind traveled back to Pearl. He could only assume that she was behaving this way to get his attention. She was a beautiful girl but he didn't go for the boisterous, party-girl type.

Instead, he preferred a woman more like him, conservative, with traditional beliefs. Even with finitely not wife material as far as he was concerned.

A tremor of disappointment slid down his spine.



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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Not Bad- recommend

    It was a ok read but very short so im sorry i waste my money on it. I wish there was a way to find out the length before you buy books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    It took me a long time to finish this short story

    And the courtship didnt have no real chemistry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Opposites can attract

    This was a good read. I was sorry that it ended and hope that there's a part two!

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Not recommended

    Pastor's Woman was easy and fun reading. Little disppointed that the book really had not major excitement. The were a lot of areas in the book in which the reader would feel like "here comes the drama" and nothing. This is more of a good book for teens.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    It's A Good Read

    It's a nice book with good characters and it does flow very well. I enjoyed reading this book while on winter break

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Great read

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Let down

    Although I knew this was about a pastor, I thought it would at least end with a marriage proposal or a romantic wedding. Instead it ends with another sister and not the primary character. Disappointing.....

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    LOVED IT! LOVED THEM ALL!

    I think this was my favorite one of them all.

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

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    I Was Almost The Pastor's Woman

    This book hit home to me. Recently I was almost The Pastor's Woman. I have to take a deep breath before I write this one.

    Women often dream of being The Pastor's Woman. It is a hard task, almost impossible.

    Pearl Lockhart, like myself never dreamed of being in that position. In fact, she fought the urges and allowed others to parade and compete for the position. Her music was her love and for that she was diligent and knew that music was a part of her life. She was not going to give that up for anything, not even to be The Pastor's Woman.

    Pastor Wade Kendrick saw something in her. He saw the fire, the humility, the heart and all of the other ingredients that it would take to be his mate.

    Pearl contained a possession of a true woman. She had to be a lady!

    If you need hope and have strong vows of celibacy, you need to read this book today! Believe, that there are still some men out there that are willing to wait.

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  • Posted November 26, 2008

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    LOVED IT

    This was a WONDERFUL book, when it caught your attention it held your attention. I love the on going stories with the different authors. It was WONDRFUL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    Was just ok

    I can't say really anything bad about the book. To me it really wasn't a romance novel. It had some love it in, but the author really focus on forgiveness. I was touch by the sisters love for one another. I wish I had more in the book, but you can't always have what you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    The Pastor's 'Pearl' of Wisdom

    This novel was definitely classic Jacquelin Thomas, quite refreshing and very inspirational. If you're looking for HOT and STEAMY love scenes this is NOT the novel for you. It had some passionate kisses, some warm embraces, and tender moments, but it was not about the sexual intimacy. This novel was more about forgiveness. Forgiveness of one's self and of others. Forgiveness is hard thing. Especially when you feel so guilty you can't even forgive yourself. Wade was a pastor who struggled with letting go of his past. Although he walked the path of righteousness, he still had difficutly laying his guilt down and moving forward with his life. Which, just once again goes to show that although he's a man of the cloth, he's still just a man, and struggles with personal demons, just like the rest of us. I enjoyed Pearl's character, she was definitely a very honest and outspoken woman, she didn't bite her tongue for anyone. I enjoyed the fiery debates between Pearl and Wade, it just made their attraction towards eachother all the more interesting. And once they got pass the petty arguments, they came to realize how much they had in common and how despite their differences they complimented eachother. And once again I enjoyed the relationship the Lockhart sisters have with eachother and with their extended family and friends. Thomas' novels always give me that spiritual refresher I need. Reminding me of the things I may need to lay before God in order to move forward on the path He has for me. I thought it was a sweet, endearing story. Looking forward to reading the next installment to see what trouble Miss Amber has gotten herself into. Good Job, Mrs. Thomas!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2007

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    This book is classic Jacquelin Thomas it's story held my intrest from start to finish and set the stage for the next book to come it just goes to show that sex does not have to be a part of a relationship this man had real live issues and Pearl loved Pastor Wade through them all. He finally knew what he wanted and he went after it and in trusting in the woman that he loved he found out that he was not guilty of the deed that he thought he was. Now for the the next sister lets hope that she can be a 5 star also.

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