Forty-something businesswoman Theresa Hopson can't figure it out. She's stayed strong in her walk. And thorugh hard work--not to mention "Saved Hoochie Mama" underwear-she's made her church boutique a rousing success.Yet Theresa is still single. Assistant pastor Reverend Parvell Sykes, her most eligible prospect, is as sometimey as he is conniving. And though a friend's good-looking nephew, Lamont Green, has his own successful business, he hasn't gone to church in years. But when Sykes tries to turn the neigborhood into unaffordable condos, Lamont, Theresa, and the members of Fayetteville Gospel will use any outrageous means necessary to save their community...as Theresa learns to trust God's strength-and her heart-for the blessings she needs.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 386 Vendor: Hachette Book Group, USA Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 6.5 X 4 X 1 (inches) ISBN-13: 9780446564090 Availability: In Stock
Theresa Elaine Hopson, 46, owner of Miss Thang's Holy Ghost Corner and Church Women's Boutique is puzzled. She can't, for the life of her, figure out why even Baby Doll Henderson, despite her false teeth and her navy-blue-socks-with-yellow-jelly-sandals-wearing self, can find a man and she, Theresa, can't.
Theresa's been looking all of her life, and it seems like the only thing she finds are things that need to say lost. Like, for example, her on and off "friend" and sometime escort, the sneaky businessman, Reverend Parvell Sikes. So, when church mother Queen-Esther Green reacquaints Theresa with the older woman's backslidden player nephew, Lamont Green, it seems like the same old story.
But this time, Theresa decides to listen to God and what she hears soon brings a smile to her face with the realization that the Holy Ghost has been in her love corner all along.
Michele Andrea Bowen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an M.A. in History and a M.P.H. in Public Health. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
"Bowen's writing humorously explores familiar terrain for anyone who has witnessed church politics."
"Fresh, passionate and laugh-out-loud funny."
"Get ready for some Godly grit and gumption, served up hot and tasty."
"A funny, honest drama...Bowen deftly balances romance, church politics, and spirituality."
"Done with wit and intelligence. The cast is a delight."
"Bowen's newest release in the black Christian fiction genre revisits characters from earlier novels while it offers and entertaining mix of humor, morality, and steamy relationships as well as an intimate portrayal of academic politicking and college sports."