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AN Inconvenient Friend (Urban Christian) Paperback – July 27, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Urban Christian
  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Trade Paper; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601628641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601628640
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.3 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rhonda McKnight is the author of the Black Expressions Top 20 bestseller, A Woman's Revenge (Mar 2013), What Kind of Fool (Feb 2012), An Inconvenient Friend (Aug 2010), Secrets and Lies (Dec 2009) and Breaking All the Rules (Oct 2013). She was a 2010 nominee for the African-American Literary Award in the categories of Best Christian Fiction Novel and Best Anthology. She was the winner of the 2010 Emma Award for Favorite Debut Author and the 2009 Shades of Romance Award for Best Christian Fiction Novel. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she's called Atlanta, Georgia home for fifteen years. Visit her at www.rhondamcknight.net and www.facebook.com/booksbyrhonda and follow her on Twitter @rhondamcknight

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The characters were well developed and the story flowed like silk.
Myra D. Rutledge
Samaria Jacobs is the conniving, scheming, backstabbing mistress of Dr. Greg Preston.
Minnie L. Dix
I love to read and I tell you this was a page turner for me I enjoyed this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Coissiere "The Tough Critic" VINE VOICE on July 31, 2010
Format: Paperback
Even the best-laid plans can go awry. In Rhonda McKnight's An Inconvenient Friend, Samaria Jacobs planned on getting her happily ever after with Gregory Preston, no matter the cost. However, Gregory was not a single man. He had already pledged his life to his wife, Angelina. Samaria came up with a foolproof scheme, but who would be the fool in the end?

Samaria, as much as she fought it, was a dutiful daughter. Even with her tough exterior, saying no to her mother was not easy. Her mother was the one person she was able to say yes to all the while regretting it, but everyone else in Samaria's life better watch out. She is a sharp, sassy, beautiful, smart woman. But somewhere she is missing something. It was not until she entered Angelina Preston's life, that she realized exactly what it was.

I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. For a moment, I had a look into the mind and life of "the other woman." Even though I do not condone another person coming between a husband and wife, I understood the reason Samaria did what she was doing. I recommend An Inconvenient Friend to readers of Christian fiction or inspirational fiction.

The author provided a copy of the book for review purposes.

Jennifer Coissiere
APOOO BookClub
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Bruner VINE VOICE on August 12, 2010
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Samaria Jacobs is a scheming backstabbing sista. She is only looking out for self and will do whatever necessary to make it happen. She never thought that Angelina would be her friend (her first and only friend) but her plan was already in motion. Samaria's past catches up to her - addict mother, loving ex-boyfriend and crime - but she finds Jesus in the process. Forgiveness is the center of this relationship drama. The action is fast and the ending will make you say with "friends like these you don't need enemies". Must read!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Brooks on August 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
I hope this isn't a sequel, because if so, there's something missing.
The story took an abrupt ending, and I was left wanting more!!! Don't get me wrong, it was a good story,characters were well developed, realistic,and storyline was unpredictable, transitions between characters were good(minor glitch), but I felt the ending left 'too' many unanswered questions.

Does Angelina and Greg's marriage survive? Will Katrice find a stable home? What about Samaria and Mekhi? Her mother?

I'm looking to purchase more from this author because I think she's a great writer, but I'm baffled!

*Edit to add---I got a 'little' confused toward the ending between Samaria and Angelina characters, I didn't know who was speaking.*

Overall rating: If book is a sequel-3.5 stars.
If book isn't a sequel- 4.5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Readers Paradise VINE VOICE on January 8, 2012
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I believe Mahatma Ghandi once said I would've been a Christian had I never met one.

When it comes to men Samaria Jacobs was taught by her mother to get hers and keep it moving. So with bills mounting, demands for financial assistance from her mom she comes up with a plan to get paid, a plan called "Operation Steal Greg" the problem? Greg Preston is married to Angelina.
Samaria aka Rae Burns pulls out all the stops to get close to Angelina Preston in hopes of becoming the next Mrs. Preston. She went so far as to buy, well I'm not going to tell you that you will have to read the book. But Rae Burns had me shaking my head throughout this entire book. What I enjoyed about this character was she remained true to the end, we all fall short of the glory of God and it is never too late to be redeemed.

As you become accquainted with the characters Angelina Preston and Samaria Jacobs, they are a contrast good girl bad girl. But you better believe my God is conflict capable and He does an excellent job of using Angelina for His good in Samaria's life. I kept wondering early on will Samaria hear the voice of God and give up her scheme to steal.

Along with wonderful characterization McKnight does an incredible job of introducing the readers to several different topics that plagues all of us; believers and non-believers, SIDS, infidelity, forgiveness, infertility, addiction, family loyalties and child welfare laws to name a few. Each issue is handled with sensitivity and the right amount of finesse. Sometimes an author can take the preachy-ness and scripture lessons a little over the top. What you find in An Inconvenient Friend is a great balance of rights and wrongs splashed with a heaping of God grace and mercy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book! I would tell people to read it because sometimes things are not what they seem, but it is too late. You live and you learn. I enjoyed this book.
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In Rhonda McKnight's AN INCOVENIENT FRIEND we are introduced to characters who are so busy living their lives that they are unprepared when something dangerous invades their space and threatens what they have worked for.

Samaria Jacobs knows what she wants and is one of those who is not afraid to do what's needed to get it. When it comes to Gregory Preston her least concern is his Christian wife,but she becomes fascinated with what not only brought them together but what might be the best way to break them apart.

Angelina, Gregory's wife, is trying everything she can to make thing work between her husband and her---and not allow the thoughts of what he might do cripple her. With friends putting doubts in her mind and Samaria showing attention in the relationship, it causes Angelina to act like the very woman she had struggled not to become.

I love this book mainly because it shows that sometimes it takes a reality check and a near disasterous situation to bring people back to their senses. The author gives us characters that are realistic and are living with crisis of faith that most of us can relate to.

This one is a literary masterpiece tha is definitely worth your time.
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