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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (January 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060892501
  • ASIN: B001F0R9LC
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,251,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Flawed Rev. Curtis Black returns in Roby's latest melodrama (following Love and Lies). The repentant, 46-year-old Curtis has finally made amends with his 31-year-old wife, Charlotte: she's forgiven him for his five-year affair with Tabitha, but forbids him from seeing Tabitha or the infant daughter he fathered with her. An enraged Tabitha harasses Curtis, stalks Charlotte around their hometown of Mitchell, Ill., and threatens to go public. Haunted by her own daughter's death and determined to keep her husband's secrets, Charlotte decides to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, interim pastor Rev. Tolson, who knows a thing or two about Curtis's business, is smarting from his loss of power now that Curtis has returned to the pulpit from a book tour and speaking engagements. And Curtis and Charlotte risk losing their 13-year-old son, Matthew, after David, the man they believe is Matthew's biological dad, decides to seek full custody. Roby has got smalltown church politics down, but spends more time on stiffly repeated backstory and hollow finger-wagging than on plot, leading to a hurried, undermotivated denouement.
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"Bravo for narrator Tracey Leigh, whose strong performance hooks the listener on this soap opera-like novel. ... Leigh beautifully characterizes children and adults and expertly portrays Janine's abusive boyfriend. She brings to life the full range of emotions experienced by the large cast of characters..." -- AudioFile on Love & Lies --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series. Those titles include A House Divided, The Reverend's Wife, Love, Honor, & Betray, Be Careful What You Pray For, The Best of Everything, Sin No More, Love & Lies, The Best-Kept Secret, Too Much of A Good Thing, and Casting the First Stone. Kimberla also has 9 standalone titles: The Perfect Marriage, Secret Obsession, A Deep Dark Secret, One in A Million, Changing Faces, A Taste of Reality, It's a Thin Line, Here & Now, and Behind Closed Doors. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois. Web Site: kimroby.com, Facebook: facebook.com/kimberlalawsonroby, Twitter: twitter.com/KimberlaLRoby

Customer Reviews

It was good from beginning to end.
LBG
It just didn't seem very "real" to me and the author's writing style was just a little too canned.
Just Me
Ms. Roby is one of my favorite authors.
Peggy Gibson

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Novelist LJ on June 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Pastor Curtis Black was back and ready for a new beginning in Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby. He had been ousted from two previous churches because of his philandering ways. Pastor Black brought shame to the body of Christ, his family and himself. No more lies, no more cheating, he was a new man and he was determined to get it right.

He started a new church with, his wife, Charlotte, and she and his son, Matthew, were still standing by his side. Curtis was a new man, redeemed from his past, but the consequences of his sins have come back to haunt him. Tabitha, Curtis' former lover and their baby girl, Curtina, who was conceived in sin were back. If that was not enough, there was an enemy in the camp who was trying to put him out of his own church.

Tabitha was coming to get what she thought belonged to her, and married or not Curtis Black was going to be hers. Tabitha still loved Curtis and was ready to use baby Curtina as her weapon of power in order to have her man. Tabitha was ready for the battle, but she was not at all prepared for the war and bit off more than she could chew by provoking Charlotte and trying to destroy the man of God.

Charlotte was a woman scorned more than once, and this was the last straw. She was determined to keep Curtis away from Tabitha and Curtina if she had to die in the process. At times, she wished she would have divorced Curtis when she found out about Curtina. She could not allow that child into her house or family and it was up to her to find a way to keep her out.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dana Y. Bowles VINE VOICE on January 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Reverend Curtis Black is back, and seemingly on his very best behavior. So while Curtis is not creating any new drama, he doesn't have to; there is enough residual old drama from his past to pack this storyline chock-full of the usual Black nonsense. Ex-mistress Tabitha Charles has given birth to the good Reverend's love child....and wife Charlotte is furious. She has forbidden Curtis from having anything to do with baby Curtina; and Curtis is struggling with abiding by his wife's wishes and his need to be a father to his child...whatever the circumstances. To add to the confusion, David, Charlotte's ex-lover and the father of her son Matthew, has just become aware that he has a son and is determined to become a part of Matthew's life. When visitation does not work out to his liking, he threatens to take Charlotte and Curtis to court for full custody of Matthew. And the drama does not end there.....
I have always been a fan of this series, but this book just seemed to me to be somewhat repetitious. How much more can we take of this churchgoing couple? Trues fans of the Curtis Black series will not want to miss this one...but there is nothing creative or standout about this novel.

DYB
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Roby is an excellent writer and her work is well-edited. She does a great job revealing the consequences of affairs and infidelity, such as illigetimate children and medical issues. However, it is definitely time to end the Curtis Black drama. Black's character has been drawn out long enough. This would be a good time to end the series. If not, it would definitely be overkill. Nonetheless, I did enjoy reading the book.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Yasmin Coleman on January 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A witty, page-turning, scandalizing tale about marriage, family, church folks and drama-filled situations, Kimberla Lawson Roby's Sin No More (the fifth novel in the series) brings us another chapter in the Black household. The Reverend Curtis Black is back. His days of cheating, lying and scheming are over, and he promises to sin no more, as he claims he is reformed and a changed man. Or so he believes, but we all know that actions speak louder than words.

When pressures mount because of drama with his baby's momma, and the interim pastor who wants a more vested interest in the church that he founded, will Curtis really be able to sin no more? Let us not forget the First Lady, Charlotte. She has always been Curtis' match as she seems to have her share of skeletons rattling around in the closet and believes what is good for the goose is good for the gander. As she continues to mourn the death of her daughter, Charlotte refuses to allow Curtis to spend time with his infant daughter, Curtina, and she will do everything to protect her son, Matthew, from his biological father, David, the ex-husband of her cousin, Anise. As usual, she is planning and scheming and it is not good.

Sin No More is a entertaining and heartfelt story about the trials and tribulations of marriage, the strength of families, and how what is done in the dark will come to the light. While some scenes were over the top, and others a little predictable, fans of the Reverend Curtis Black will welcome his return and quickly turn the pages to find out what is going to happen next. As soon as the last page is turned, many will wonder when is the next book going to be released. I recommend Sin No More to readers who cannot get enough of Curtis and Company.

Reviewed by Yasmin
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