The Sunday Morning Wife (Peace In The Storm Publishing Presents)

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Overview

The old saying is true. You never know what's going on in someone else's home.

From the outside looking in, Yolanda Clarke appears to have it all. She's a beautiful woman, and her husband, Timothy, is the pastor of BrightStar Tabernacle. They seem to have the perfect life. But, looks are certainly deceiving.

Yolanda has become a puppet on a string, totally controlled by Timothy. While everyone at church thinks he walks on water, Yolanda knows ...

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Overview

The old saying is true. You never know what's going on in someone else's home.

From the outside looking in, Yolanda Clarke appears to have it all. She's a beautiful woman, and her husband, Timothy, is the pastor of BrightStar Tabernacle. They seem to have the perfect life. But, looks are certainly deceiving.

Yolanda has become a puppet on a string, totally controlled by Timothy. While everyone at church thinks he walks on water, Yolanda knows the person behind the mask. His constant verbal tirades, physical and emotional abuse has become unbearable.

In walks Andre Hunter. He's the type of man that can make any woman forget all her troubles. His chocolate skin, pearly whites, and beautiful smile enthrall Yolanda. She has never entertained the idea of infidelity, but the abuse and lack of intimacy at home makes her adulterous affair justifiable in her mind. Andre gives Yolanda everything she's missing at home- respect, conversation, and passion behind closed doors. But, Andre is hiding secrets of his own.

Will Yolanda finally climb from the abyss of despair she's lived in with Timothy and move to a brighter tomorrow with Andre? Or will she forever remain "The Sunday Morning Wife?"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981963198
  • Publisher: Peace In The Storm Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,403,009
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The lure of enticing words has always captivated Pamela D. Rice. Even at the tender age of two, this soulful native South Carolinian would intensely gaze at books, pretending to read and embrace the content within the pages. Pamela became an avid reader, and soon found a natural progression and flair for expressing herself through illuminating words which resulted in her becoming a published poet while in the eighth grade.



Known for her stimulating and thought-provoking views, Pamela possesses a fervor for creatively giving a voice to victims who suffer in silence, afraid to speak for themselves. Inspired by everyday situations and social exchanges, Pamela has always enjoyed observing people and dissecting their interactions; this hobby became her muse. It is her desire to become a literary vessel that brings light to the social ill of domestic violence and its reach beyond all racial, cultural and socio-economic class. Through inspirational prose, she is destined to heal the human soul.



When Pamela is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring other cultures.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    do not buy

    Book downloaded.. started reading it.. it froze..called customer service
    2 hours later problem not solved... freezes your nook.. waiting refund..

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Good from what i was allowed to read!!!

    I was really getting into the book at the very first page however after getting to page 12 it frooze my nook!!! I was not able to do anything!! contacted cs and she tried to download it also and she got to page 12 and had they same problem! it started out very intersting and I really want to see how this turns out but I guess that will be a hard back purchase for me. Also I am still waiting for my refund/credit!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2010

    Great book for book clubs!

    Pamela D Rice's novel _The Sunday Morning Wife_ deals with domestic violence in what should be the perfect home. The main character, Yolanda, is married to the head minister of a large successful charismatic church. While he puts on airs that all is well at home, he comes home and repeatedly abuses his wife mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is a disturbing story which unfortunately is all too real.

    Stories of domestic violence are not new to the literary stage. However, Rice places emphasis on the internal struggle of Yolanda to protect herself and the guilt associated with being a victim. This is for me where the greatest value in this book lies. All too often people outside of the violence assume that one could and should just walk away. But they do not realize how being dehumanized causes the victim to devalue herself and saps the strength out of her. Living day to day is the victim's greatest worry, leaving seems an impossible task. Rice successfully shows readers this struggle, and I hope enlightens them to this particular aspect of domestic violence.

    Rice's prose reads easily and draws the reader into this disturbing world. She shows how easily violence can be hidden, and ignored by others, and how difficult it is to end it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Loved it

    Great read i didnt want to put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Must Read

    Very Good Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Horrible!

    I have nothing good to say about this book. The author had a good idea for the story line. But, the book is terribly written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Good book

    Ending was predictable but overall a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Must Read!!!

    This was an exceptional read. I would recommend this book as a must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Excellent Read!!!

    Excellent book, once I started reading I didn't stop until I finished the entire book!! Very touching & realistic story. Loved it & can't wait to read another book by this author.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Let down,!!!!!!!!

    Could not get past page 70! What a rip off!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    Was a good book until it left me hanging on pg 70!

    Started off as a very good read and then I could not get past page 70! I am so disgusted!!! I see that I'm not the only one who has had issues trying to finish reading this downloaded book. I would give it a higher rating if I could JUST FINISH READING IT!

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A bonafide page turner!

    This book will not let you down! It is filled with Romance and Suspense!The characters are so well written that you will feel like they are real.The subject matter is very serious, but the message of forgiveness, prayer, hope, love and faith is inspiring! It was really hard to stop reading this book. I could hardly wait to see what the characters would do next.I will purchase more books from this author.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

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    Started out good

    The book froze up on page 12 was unable to finish the part that I read was
    very good guess I will have to buy the paperback.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    Seasons,

    From the outside looking in, it appears Pastor Timothy Clarke and First Lady Yolanda have it all. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pastor is physically, mentally and emotionally abusive as well as an adulterer. Yolanda has tried to be the humbly obedient wife he demands, but it's hard when she fears for her life.

    Andre Hunter has made himself known to First Lady Yolanda. While she knows that her thoughts are wrong, she can't help but wonder how it would feel to be truly loved. As Yolanda and Andre submit themselves to sin, life in the Clarke residence becomes more suffocating. Is the grass greener in Andre's neighborhood?

    Pamela D. Rice's 'The Sunday Morning Wife' starts strong. Itching to turn the page, I was rooted in my seat and ready. Unfortunately, the story lost its luster and barely recovers. The characters and story lack authenticity. And as a Christian tale, it doesn't seem as if God is truly apart of the story. Eventually the passion reawakens and you come to appreciate the tumultuous journey.

    Reviewed by: Crystal
    3.5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    Wonderful

    simply wonderful

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    highly recommended if it does not froze.

    never got a chance to finish what seemed to be a good book, only got to page twelve and it froze. after customer service tried to help, it will no longer open. I have yet to receive a refund.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    kim

    yes this book was getting good in then it froze up i was mad. i was about to take the nook back to the store and get my money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    Don't buy Nook version

    Like some of the others mentioned, this book froze by Nook as it got to page 12, I also have the Nook on my PC, and it froze that too. Get the paper copy!!

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

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    Despite a few story line flaws for technical merit, this is STILL an enjoyable read

    Are there room in the annals of Christian living where a Pastor's wife should be relegated second fiddle to a man masquerading as a man of God...to be used, physically abused, and one hidden from view other than to be exploited by the whims and fancy of obtaining money for ill-gotten gains? No matter what station in life people purport to be or destined to arrive at, there are certain behavior patterns that should be adhered and honored, especially in any marriage where God is reverent for real Holy Matrimony. In Author Pamela D. Rice's book, 'The Sunday Morning Wife', there's lessons to be learned on how to treat a wife and how not to abuse, or even take for granted privileges that are reserved for those willing to do the right thing. Not so for Timothy Clarke. That wasn't his agenda. You see, ole man Tim thought he had it made: he found and married a woman who had money, beat her into submission every chance he got, and forced her to live a lie while parading around in a role that would truly define a snake in the pulpit. Yes, he was Pastor of BrightStar Tabernacle Church, a man with no regard but to the demons that possessed him. But this is not Pastor Clarke's story. It belongs to his wife, Yolanda Clarke, a woman who only wanted to be the best wife to a husband who she thought embodied all that a man of God should possess.

    First and foremost, appearances are deceiving when only the outer shell is exposed, but both Timothy and Yolanda looked good together -- he of the debonair and suave persona with a killer physique that his congregation had come to adore and give reason to blindly protect him; Yolanda is no slouch herself. Beautiful, with good looks and the type of demeanor that commanded respect from both men and women, she considered herself the perfect wife to Timothy until she found out that beneath the veneer was a decadent and vile temperamental man...one much different than she ever imagined. Yolanda is in a bind, and in the right spot for Timothy to exercise abuse, lies, infidelity and a breach of contract that does shambles to God's covenant demanded for marriage. The gist of the story is a good one with the story moving moderately along as the main characters are introduced sporadically from Vicki, Timothy's 'other woman'; to Andre, who enters stage left with an agenda and a secret of his own; and to a few of the lesser characters, who in my opinion should have had much more than cameo roles, i.e., Ms Loleatha and Deacon Johnson. The author's main character epitomizing all the angst and misery of an abused wife, the pitfalls of infidelity, and applicable means in a predicted way of how she overcame and eventually triumphed. In the interim, she becomes a whipping post and a glutton for punishment at the hands of Timothy who only wants to have her inheritance money keep flowing and for Yolanda to stay in her 'place'. His affair with Vicki was superficial, with her only there to help bolster her meager means. Andre, who once had a fling with Vicki himself, enters Yolanda's life claiming to have changed. Will Andre actually be the one to take her out of her misery soon enough to be the factor that gives her sanity and hope?

    There's nothing wrong with the premise and theme of this story, but it's a little one-dimensional based on the aforementioned. Nevertheless, the author manages to weave a fast-paced angled web with a few loose ends. Despite the flaws I found, they doesn't outweigh or over shadow the author's verv

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    OMG

    Wow! the abuse some folks suffer. Yep even as the head of a Church. Good read and I'm hopeful it will help someone that's at a crossroads and needs to move on to save their life.

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