- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (February 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476747172
- ISBN-13: 978-1476747170
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 118 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The scandalous characters unite again in Fortune & Fame, Murray and Billinglsey’s third and best collaboration. This time brazen Jasmine and Rachel, who has zero shame, have been cast on First Ladies, a reality TV show that builds one’s brand and threatens to break another’s marriage. Sorry, buttered popcorn is not included.” (Essence magazine)
“Priceless trash talk marks this story about betrayal, greed and stepping on anyone in your way. Best supporting character goes to Mae Frances, who nails all her scenes as a muse for Jasmine. A great choice for folks who spend Sunday mornings in the front pew.” (Library Journal, on Fortune & Fame)
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“Frenetic and deliciously slapstick sequel to Sinners & Saints…These frenemies [Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush] are drama queens at their best and smartest, a combination that will leave fans praying for their further misadventures.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Celebrated authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley combine forces in this unconventional tale about two ambitious women at odds.…This faith-based novel should keep devout fans on their toes." (Upscale magazine)
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About the Author
Victoria Christopher Murray is the author of more than twenty novels including: Greed; Envy; Lust; The Ex Files; Lady Jasmine; The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil; and Stand Your Ground, which was named a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Winner of nine African American Literary Awards for Fiction and Author of the Year (Female), Murray is also a four-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Visit her website at VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced four hit novels, Sinners & Saints, Friends & Foes, A Blessing and a Curse, and Fortune & Fame. BET released a movie in 2013 based on ReShonda’s book Let the Church Say Amen in which she had a minor role . She also had a role in the made-for-TV movie The Secret She Kept based on her book of the same title. Visit ReShondaTateBillingsley.com, meet the author on Facebook at ReShondaTateBillingsley, or follow her on Twitter @Reshondat.
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Where do I start??? This book was a welcome surprise to the Jasmine/Rachel rivalry! I thought it couldn't get more dramatic between these two, but a reality show sure does bring out the claws, huh?
The authors introduced the drama IMMEDIATELY and set the tone for the one-ups these two experience during a 2-month period. I was surprised that we jump right into it so soon, but I should have expected it from these two authors!! Despite the OMG moments, we find the ladies have *somewhat* matured - mainly in their relationships with their husbands. We see glimmers of an actual friendship throughout their struggles, heightened by the return of Natasia (Jasmine's 'nemesis') and the introduction of Mary (Rachel's 'nemesis'.
It pained me to see how dysfunctional these women were in relationship - but sadly, the book was quite indicative of real life. I found myself rooting for someone (anyone) to be the bigger person and initiate some healing of old wounds. We see glimpses of it, so I remain hopeful for these crazy gals.
I can definitely see yet *another* sequel, or perhaps a spinoff on one of the sidebar characters. Whadda ya say ladies??
If you like the series, definitely give this book a spin. If you're new to the series, get ready for a crazy ride with this infamous duo!
With all the maniacal fun going on there are also the serious issues about the custody of a little boy who biologically belongs to Mary Richardson. Rachel and Lester have been the caretakers of Mary's son during her long stay in prison. What will happen now? How badly does she want her child back with her? I was surprised that Mary didn't beg to see her son immediately after leaving prison. Then, there is the issue of leadership. Mary's husband, Nathan, is a preacher too. However, what he does behind closed doors is unthinkable.
Of course, Mae Francis and Oprah, Own, Gayle King can not go unmentioned. After all the reality show is being produced at the Own studio. Oprah remains above all the horrible shenanigans like lies and competitive moves. I guess this is why Fortune & Fame ends smelling like a rose. I would hate to see the Queen of t.v. brought low in such a good novel.
Victoria and ReShonda are two of the best authors always changing the book world game. Their stories keep your attention with interesting characters, situations and outcomes. These game changers are keeping the literary world relevent.
If you have not read this book, or any of the books that these two authors wrote together, you don't know what you are missing!!! I hope they work together again...they make an excellent team!!!
I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next installment of the series.