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Author: Carl Weber
Category: Contemporary Fiction
List price: $24.00
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New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber takes readers back to church, where preaching isn't always enough, nothing goes better with the Word than a song--and it's time for some hard-earned lessons in love, brotherhood, and betrayal.
Bishop T.K. Wilson has done all he can to make First Jamaica Ministries a success. But with his last choir director getting caught in a scandal, attendance and cash flow are down. To fill the pews and collection plates, the Bishop is counting on a new choir director, the charismatic Anthony Mackie, to revive the church.
Anthony Mackie has been waiting his entire life for the opportunity to prove he has what it takes to be a big-time choir director like Kirk Franklin. But while Anthony is more than up to the challenge, his ways around women, both past and present, could cost him more than his job.
Savannah Dickens is just one of the women who's caught Anthony's attention. The choir needs a soloist, and Savannah, a beautiful singer who once topped the charts, also needs the church. She has a voice that could break any man's heart, but now she just wants to be left alone to reclaim her faith.
First Lady Monique Wilson is far from being the typical first lady. She does and says what she wants, and doesn't subscribe to church politics. Despite her shortcomings and a past rumored to include a long list of men, she's willing to do just about anything to protect the Bishop.
The members of First Jamaica Ministries are also keeping the Bishop busy with choir in-fighting, romantic jealousies, and personal vendettas. You'd think the Bishop was being tested enough, but a final piece of the puzzle has yet to be revealed: Someone has been robbing the church blind. Someone whose connection to the Bishop is far too close for comfort. . . .
When the popular choir director of First Jamaican Ministries, the biggest church in Queens, New York, is presented a Man of the Year award, his wife announces to the congregation that he is gay, forcing him out of the closet and out of the church. Demoralized by their director's double life, the choir dwindles to only a handful of members. Bishop T. K. Wilson, determined to find a choir director who can make his choir great again (and his church famous), offers the position, along with a great salary and nice car, to Aaron Mackie, who has the voice of an angel, the looks of a cover model, and the charisma of a Kennedy. However, unbeknownst to Bishop Wilson, Aaron, whose angelic voice belies his devilish behavior, has been driven from his last position by a gun-toting minister who found Aaron with his wife, in the Biblical sense. Faith, hope, and fornication constitute the theme of this lusty tale as Weber's sex-driven choir director meets the hormonally active ladies of the First Jamaican Church. --Shelley Mosley