- 79,00 kr
Michele Andrea Bowen made a name for herself years ago during the African-American inspirational fiction craze. Now, in Pastor Needs a Boo, she's back with an amazing journey of faith, drama, and love.
It was a regular New Jerusalem Gospel United Church work day for Reverend Denzelle Flowers when Veronica Washington, Keisha Jackson, and Marsha Metcalf showed up after losing their jobs on the same day, same morning, and almost at the same time. Denzelle struggled to solve that first problem. The other problem—the lovely Marsha—would be much harder to solve. Denzelle didn't even know how to fight wanting to turn in the playah's card and getting "booed" up with the poster girl for "church girls." Marsha Metcalf and her fellow unemployed church members aren't Denzelle's biggest problem, though. He is running for bishop, and his enemies—a more ruthless consortium of corrupted clergy—want power badly enough to go to rather extreme lengths for it because the stakes are just that high. Now, his ex-wife was back and sleeping with the enemy, digging for dirt. Reverend Denzelle can't fight this battle alone. This pastor needs a ‘boo' who will stand by his side. Before the dust settles, both Marsha and Denzelle's faith and love will be put to the ultimate test.
This sprawling novel full of Christian hijinks, scandals, and steamy passion from Bowen (Church Folk) follows New Jerusalem Gospel United Church Rev. Denzelle Flowers and his "boo," Marsha Metcalf, as they fight their feelings for one another for more than 300 pages. In the backdrop is Flowers's run for bishop, which is threatened by political infighting, his treacherous ex-wife, and a potentially disastrous dance competition a la Dancing With the Stars. The women are all gold-diggers, except for Metcalf and Dayeesha Mitchell, Flowers's secretary. The men are generally recovering gigolos, or worse. The dialogue is often stilted and repetitive, the language is trite ("She felt the touch of his hand all the way down in her heart"), descriptions of material possessions shoes, cars, and suits go on and on. Bowen has written a Tyler Perry movie in novel form. Just as Perry has his fans and detractors, some readers will be amused by Bowen's novel. Others will find its entertaining moments eclipsed by sloppy writing and banal characterization.