The Other Side of Goodness

The Other Side of Goodness

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by Vanessa Davis Griggs
     
 

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How far will faith and love go when an ambitious man finds himself in the fight of his life--with a woman who knows the other side of goodness all too well. . .

Fifty-year-old Alabama congressman Lawrence Rudolph Simmons will do whatever it takes to get re-elected--even switch parties from Democrat to Republican. With the political tide turning, Lawrence

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How far will faith and love go when an ambitious man finds himself in the fight of his life--with a woman who knows the other side of goodness all too well. . .

Fifty-year-old Alabama congressman Lawrence Rudolph Simmons will do whatever it takes to get re-elected--even switch parties from Democrat to Republican. With the political tide turning, Lawrence feels it's his best shot--along with his charisma, solid twenty-nine year marriage, and three great kids. But a buried secret from his past is about to be resurrected.. . .

It's been eight years since Gabrielle Mercedes gave up her baby for adoption. But when she learns the child desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, she doesn't hesitate to contact the congressman. Like Lawrence, Gabrielle will fight for what she wants, even if it means the truth could ruin someone else's life and career. . ..

"There are enough tears, hugs, and lessons learned before summer's over to appease readers, young and adult, who like a good dose of faith with their fiction." --Publishers Weekly on Ray of Hope

"Griggs address[es] the challenges of living by Biblical rules with homespun humor. Fans will be pleased." --Publishers Weekly on The Truth Is the Light

"A smart novel that addresses an issue that many in the church shy away from--divorce--with frank realism."--Library Journal on Practicing What You Preach

"I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind." --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758279286
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Blessed Trinity , #7
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
133,525
File size:
446 KB

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The Other Side of Goodness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Gabrielle character, yes she has been through so much and still facing one battle after another but her faith in God makes her keep believing and holding on no matter what she is going through.
ReadItNow83 More than 1 year ago
I won't share too much about the book because I want you to READ IT NOW. I read this book in five hours. What I love about Vanessa Davis Griggs writing is that it is true to life. She writes stories that Christians can relate to. I am talking about those of us who fall down, sin, and some time lose our way. She writes in a tone that doesn't condemn but nurtures. This book touches on relevant issues such as politics, family secrets, redemption and forgiveness. Once again, I am in awe of the gift that God has blessed Vanessa Davis Griggs with. I haven't read a book of hers that didn't touch me and make me want to strengthen my relationship with God... all the while entertaining me. READ IT NOW!
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Marlene-S More than 1 year ago
Vanessa Davis Griggs is an awesome writer. She pulls you into the story & you feel as though you are at one with the characters. Whenever I see her name attached to a book I immediately purchase it because I know that it will be worth it. This is a part one & two book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book by a great author! Can't wait for "the other side of dare"
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Review: "The Other Side Of Goodness" by Vanessa Davis Griggs never ceases to amaze me. Ms. Griggs' novel seem to really be right what you need to hear...about trust, love, divorce, politics, health issues....'bone marrow transplant,' breast cancer and above all the love of God. Definitely this was a Christian fiction that gets right to the heart. To see how Ms. Gabrielle has given her heart to the Lord was simply wonderful. Just seeing how she handles all that is going on around her was just beautiful in how this author has Gabrielle so well focused on doing the right thing. The characters... from Gabrielle.. Zachary, Pastor Landris, Johnnie Mae Landris,Congressman Lawrence Simmons, Malachi, Paris, Imani, Dedra, William, Jessica to Jasmine and many others... made this novel such a wonderful read. From the Author..."It’s been eight years since Gabrielle Mercedes gave up her baby for adoption. But when she learns the child desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, she doesn’t hesitate to contact the congressman. Like Lawrence, Gabrielle will fight for what she wants, even if it means the truth could ruin someone else’s life and career…." Now, I know that makes you want to pick up this wonderful read to see just what it is all about. You will not be disappointed! "The Other Side of Goodness" was truly a enjoyable ride that you will not be able to put down until the end... definitely showing how God can take a sinner and put them on the other side of 'goodness.' I recommend this book to all who would like to see how one can change and truly be of help to those in need.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was okay. The scriptural references became a bit much and at times they seemed out of place in my opinion. Although there were a few twists, the story line was kinda churchy and predictable but overall it was a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vannessa Davis Griggs is a phenomenal writer, however the ending in this book was very poor. I am turning the page thinking I am going to another chapter and realize it is the end of the book. Now readers have to wait another three months to figure out what happened. There was nothing in the book that stated another book was coming out, had to go to the website.