Come Sunday Morning

Come Sunday Morning

by Terry E. Hill

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Hezekiah T. Cleaveland is the handsome pastor of New Testament Cathedral in Los Angeles. His beautiful wife, Reverend Samantha Cleaveland, is the power behind Hezekiah and his megachurch, running their national television ministry with a firm hand. The problem is that she’s tired of living in her husband’s shadow.

When Hezekiah meets an unlikely lover and falls in love, he must grapple with the conflict between his religious beliefs and his actions. An unscrupulous reporter learns of the relationship and sees it as an opportunity: it will either establish him as an investigative reporter or make him a rich man through blackmail.

Jealousy and an unbridled lust for power drive Samantha to devise a plan that would remove the one thing standing between her and the spotlight she desires. During a Sunday morning sermon, a shot rings out in the santuary, and Hezekiah is killed. After the assassination, Samantha convinces the congregation that she has set aside her grief for the good of the church, and she is installed as the pastor of New Testament Cathedral. How long will she be able to carry on this charade?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601624215
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Terry E. Hill is a native of Southern California. He is the author of the award-winning Sunday Morning trilogy: Come Sunday Morning, When Sunday Comes Again, and The Last Sunday. His writing has appeared on, as well as in Crème magazine, Elev8/Hello Beautiful, Black Literature Magazine, and The Literary Network. In addition to his writing, Hill has served as the associate executive director for a Santa Monica nonprofit agency dedicated to serving battered women and children and the homeless.

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Come Sunday Morning 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. It easily kept my attention with all of the continuous surprises within each chapter. The bottom line is that you never know what another person is going through. It ended with what some may consider a happy ending however I can certainly see a sequel as there are still alot of unanswered questions. I am an avid Kimberla Lawson-Roby fan. Those of you who are familiar with her "Curtis Black" series of books will surely get enjoyment from reading about Hezakiah and Samantha Cleveland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was another page turner. I did not get bored reading this book.
RWA_Bookclub More than 1 year ago
From the outside looking in, it would seem as though the Cleveland family has it going on. Hezekiah is at the helm of a mega church that is booming in membership and broadcast to millions of views around the world. His wife Samantha is just as powerful and spiritually motivated, and truth be told, she is the momentum that brings Hezekiah to where he is in his career. However, if one were to look through the stain-glass windows and dig a little deeper into their story, they would come to find that there is a lot more than meets the eye. Betrayal, deception, corruption, and any one of the ten commandments are easily broken when it comes to this couple who are supposed to be leading their flock to God. Who will be left standing when the stench of their decaying blossom starts to waft all the way up to the pulpit? What a whirlwind! In seven days this church has more drama going on that it's almost unfathomable to understand how they even made it to that moment. This book reminded me of why it is so important not to elevate a man to the level of God. We all are imperfections of his creation. So much trust was put into this couple that it was almost impossible for many to see the truth that stood before their eyes. This was definitely a page turner. I feel a part two coming, the way the synopsis read had me thinking that Samantha would have a little more shown on her being in charge in the aftermath. If I'm right, then I'm eager to read the second installment. If this is not the case, I'd encourage the author to consider it because there are a few questions and loose ends at the end that should be resolved. While there were a few editing concerns, there was nothing major enough to reduce the rating as overall this was a very good read. Reviewed by: Nikkea Smithers RWA Bookclub President
ShellzB3 More than 1 year ago
If you like other people's drama, then you will love this. This book is so good, you will hate that it ended but will be glad it did.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Hezekiah and Samantha Cleveland are the prominent pastor and first lady of New Testament Cathedral in the city of Los Angeles. From the outside looking in, the power couple look as happy as can be, but in reality, it's a thin line between love and hate. A deep dark secret is leaked to the news media and the church that will send its members in an uproar. Will New Testament Cathedral be able to bounce back from the chaos and a fatal demise? "Come Sunday Morning" is one of those reads you can't put down until the very end. This book is full of drama and suspense that will have you saying, "What the what?" I wouldn't be surprise if this is really happening in the churches nowadays; anything is possible. Also, this novel leans toward trusting and believing in the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that you have to try him for yourself. "Come Sunday Morning" is a good read that I would recommend to others. Reviewed by: Tange
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and have moved on to the second in the series. It held my attention. My main dislkie was there was way, way to much "fluff" in it. There were to many pages and pages detailing the clothes, the houses, furniture, fixtrures, surroundings, cars jeweley right down to the landscaping and animals. All of that was fine to mention, but to keep going into it over and over again was way to many waste of pages. This book could easily have been 100 pages shorter. I found myself skipping to them to get to what was going to happen next. It also as a previous reader wrote reminded me of the Curtis Black series,which I also truly enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This kept me awake at night reading. Surprising story of religion versus reality. This LOVE story comes with major twist and turns. Scriptures were hardly mentioned in this novel, thus letting you know that it is all about the ALMIGHTY dollars and not the ALMIGHTY GOD!
TJenks More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! I wanted to read the next book in the series, but after reading the reviews, I will wait for the 3rd..... ;---) Check it out for yourself!!
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I thought, overall, this was a great book. Lawd, the Samantha is crafty! I sure hope she get's her's in the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 24 hrs. The storyline was fascinating. The author woven together several characters, and it was easy to follow them all.
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Very good book but the ending was horrible.....left Way too many unanswered questions. just when things were getting down to it the book ends. For this reason only i give it 3 stars. Could've been an easy 5 star.