Friday, September 5, 2008

pReview: Up Pops the Devil by Angela Benson

About the Book: This is the story of Wilford "Preacher" Winters and the four women—his fiancee' Tanya, his sister Loretta, his old girlfriend Serena, and his new friend Natalie—who complicate his re-entry into society as a law-abiding Christian man after being incarcerated for two years for drug trafficking. Two hard years in prison have changed Wilford "Preacher" Winters for the better. He did his time, now he's going to "do the right thing." But the women in his life have other ideas.

Tanya, the sleek and sexy mother of his two kids, is much too comfortable with her pearls-and-Porsche lifestyle, and she'll do whatever it takes to maintain it. His sister, Loretta, kept "the business" running smoothly while Preacher was inside, and she can't believe he'd trade Easy Street bling for a nickel-and-dime dead-end job. His one-time girlfriend Serena, now married to his main man Barnard, is hiding a secret—and if past sins come to light, they'll ruin several lives and a very new, very precious friendship between Preacher and Barnard's beautiful-inside-and-out sister, Natalie.

With his world about to explode all around him, Preacher's going to need every ounce of his new-found faith to remain strong. Because it takes a lot to become a new man, sometimes even a miracle.

My Thoughts: I'm stealing the preview thing from Deena, b/c let's get real, I haven't had much time to read this week. I'm about 100 pages into this one, and so delighted that it's the kind of book I easily lose myself in. I have to admit that I'm surprised by how Christian it's not Avon Inspire, just Avon. But it has a lot more direct Christian talk than a lot of CBA books. I guess African American literature can be more "Christian" or maybe there's something in the book that violates CBA standards? Thoughts?
Anyway, I can't wait to see how it all unfolds...I'm really enjoying it.
Check out Up Pops the Devil on Amazon.


Ladytink_534 said...

It sounds like a good book. I've heard praise about her book Amen Sisters but this sounds even better.

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