The Rev. Dr. Ephesus Cooper has always done everything right, including come home to help her mama shepherd the flock of Cornerstone Church. The small town of Fortnight, NC was expecting the same sweet baby girl who left, but the woman who returns is all business, or rather, all church. While Ephesus may not have a husband or children she does have a tenure-track position at the university, the approval of her formidable mother, and a new book on what it means to be over 30 and single in the African American church. Consequently, Minister Phe is ready to pronounce her life pretty much perfect until the tragic death of local 17-year-old charmer and troublemaker, Bryan DuBlaim, shocks the entire community. Ephesus is making her way to the pulpit to preach young Bryan’s funeral, when she quite literally runs into her high school sweetheart . . . and his very pregnant wife. The woman who also happens to be Ephesus’s former college roommate. It turns out that the Mitchells are also moving back to Fortnight, and one touch from Malcolm makes it clear that he’s still the devil in a dark-blue suit!
|Publisher:||Kith & Kiln Media, Inc.|
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About the Author
A love song -- written with an orange crayon on a torn paper bag -- for a teenaged aunt whose heart had been broken. Carolina Knight was five-years-old when she penned her first public piece. Now comes her debut novel, The Book of Ephesus, a sweet and stirring tale of new love and old wounds. Knight is a southern girl raised on grits and good books. An English Professor by day, she spends her free time creating characters that remind of her the tiny town from which she hails. Attuned to the lilt and lingo of Piedmont sand and Georgia clay, her goal is to introduce blackberry picking and the smell of pipe tobacco to those who’ve never experienced it and to present it to those who miss it like she does. Her work is an exercise in inspiration, romance, and memory.
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The Book of Ephesus is beautifully written. Simultaneously clever and intelligent, and warm and approachable. A grown person's love story. A story of family and community, mistakes, corrections, good and evil. Carolina Knight transports us to a magical small town in rural North Carolina and paints a picture more interesting and complex than stereotypes suggest. I enjoyed this book so much that I'm buying it for friends and family for Christmas.