Yesterday's Promise (Second Chance at Love Series #1)

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Melinda Johnson has always felt called to ministry. So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda's ex-fiance. Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church's ...
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Melinda Johnson has always felt called to ministry. So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda's ex-fiance. Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church's Missions and Community Outreach Director. Frequent interaction with the new bishop incites bitter sparring-and rekindles long-suppressed attraction, which grows only stronger when Melinda develops a relationship with Steven's precious daughter, Brianna, who's still struggling with the death of her mother. Can Steven and Melinda set aside past pains, forgive each other, and learn to love again? Or will their opposing positions regarding women preachers keep them forever at odds?
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Melinda Johnson, mission and community outreach director at the Omega Christian Center, assumes that she will be the one chosen to take over leadership of the church when her father, the bishop, steps down. Her father, however, has someone else in mind—Steven Marks, Melinda's ex-fiancé. Though the two hold different views on church policy, they nevertheless find their old attraction rekindled. VERDICT This first book in a planned series by an author known for her urban CF series ("Rain," "Storm," "Forsaken") is sure to please fans and win her new readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603742078
  • Publisher: Whitaker House
  • Publication date: 2/25/2010
  • Series: Second Chance at Love Series , #1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,405,794
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include Get You Some Business, Don't Turn Your Back on God, and Can't You Hear Them Crying. Vanessa self-published her first three books and, in 2006, signed a five-book deal with Urban Christian/Kensington. Her first book with Whitaker House, Yesterday's Promise, released in Spring 2010 and is the first book in the Second Chance at Love series. Vanessa holds a degree in organizational communication from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a dedicated Christian and a devoted mother who also serves in her church as an ordained exhorter. Vanessa lives in Dayton, Ohio.
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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    Real Stuff, Real Issues, Real Good!

    A broken engagement, a grieving little girl, a bitter difference of opinion.

    I have to admit that I have never really considered the plight of the female preacher on the male dominated preaching circuit, so the plot of this story gave me pause and in the end taught me some things. Mainly, "It's a man's world" and it really is a struggle for the women to get in, even in the house of our Lord.

    I was impressed with this story, moved by it and as I've said educated by it. Miller's writing style and voice captured me from the first page and kept me up until two a.m. finishing the last. I admit that Melinda's character worked my nerves for a while. I couldn't see why she was being so stubborn about the broken engagement from Steven when it seemed to me it was a joint decision, but the author took me there, the explanation of the depth of that broken promise and all the preceded and followed it was pure story telling mastery. I love when an author ties it all together. Every little piece. Miller did that and so much more. I actually cried.

    I highly recommend Yesterday's Promise to anyone looking for a good read. I can hardly wait till the next book in this series is released.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Book one was very good!

    Just started reading books by Vanessa Miller but have enjoyed all thus far! If you read this one -- be sure and read book two.

    Waiting to try and get book #3 in paperback, it is only on nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Excellent

    Great book. It took me through frustration, anger, compassion, joy, pain and finally pure excitment. Make sure you read tge entire series. I wish that there were more books in this series.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Great book

    Can't wait to read the next book in the series! Great read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Good read

    This was a good story. It shows the struggles that women in the ministry face aall the time. Very good

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