Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sins of the Mother

Sins of the Mother

Victoria Christopher Murray
originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining as any book on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”

Since Temptation, Victoria has written seven other novels and was a contributor to the first Christian fiction anthology, Blessed Assurance. She was also the Contributing Editor for the Aspire Women of Color Bible published by Zondervan in 2007. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers.

In 2008, Victoria’s first novels in her Christian fiction teen series - The Divine Divas – were published. “I was concerned with what our young ladies were reading. I decided to do something about that – give them stories full of drama, but with a message.” The Divine Divas has already been optioned to become a television series.

Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford and in Washington, D.C., she fellowships at Metropolitan Baptist Church under Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. She is also a member of the Long Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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About the Book
Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter?

Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.

But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace.

Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price?

Book Review
While shopping, her 4 year old daughter, Jacqueline was abducted and the police and the members of the mega church her husband presides over begin a frantic search for the child. Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, is notified about the kidnapping and flies in to assist in the search. Jasmines concern about her past coming to haunt her and the days of Jacqueline still not home, takes it's toll on the mother. Brian is there only to find the child he gave up all rights too. He has a life, a career and a love of his own who just so happens to be Jasmines arch enemy.
I’m not quite sure if was the stress of the kidnapping or unfinished business, but Jasmine wants to reconnect with Brian.

This was my first time reading any of Victoria’s Books, so Jasmines character was new to me. She obviously has a huge and crazy back story, but from what I read about her in Sins of The Mother, she almost felt as if she deserved this horrible event.
4 Stars

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Tyora Moody

Thank you for hosting Victoria Christopher Murray on your blog. Definitely check out the chronicles of Jasmine. This character goes way back to Victoria's first novel, Temptations. She has really grown over the years ... through a few interesting events along the way. ;)

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