Drama, Drama, Drama. It is one dramatic scene after another in Sin No More. Reading this enthralling novel is like eating chocolate – the reader just can’t get enough. Every word is like a little sweet morsel and devouring this treat in its entirety took me about eight hours.
More often than not, books with the “soap opera” theme are made up of crudely vulgar material and explicit pornographic improprieties gravely deficient in decency. All of which are reasons that I am no fan of this particular genre. However, this novel is a clean version of the “dirty stuff” per se, and it has a redemptive value that puts Kimberla Lawson Roby in a class all by herself. It’s what gives Roby’s fiction its cutting edge. Her topics parallel real life, her characters hold accurate representation of various African-Americans, and the dialogue couldn’t be more precise. Roby is an exceptionally gifted author who chooses to share her talents with taste, and I admire her individuality.
In Sin No More the infamous Reverend Curtis Black, the protagonist everyone loves to hate, is actually trying to do right by his wife – though convincing Charlotte he will fulfill his promise to remain faithful and is finished playing the “pimping from the pulpit” game may be harder than he thinks. Unfortunately, the idealized couple is confronted with situation after situation that will put their love for each other and their faith to the ultimate test.
Curtis and Charlotte are not only dealing with baby’s momma drama, but the interim pastor at their church is making blackmail threats towards the good reverend. Not to mention that Charlotte needs to work out her own infringements with humility and compliance. With the odds rising against them, they must both be willing to be ready for the fight of their lives if they want their family to survive.
This book is definitely a pager-turner that will have you reading well into the night. My desire is to read the prior books leading up to Sin No More – therefore I’ll be well informed by the time Roby’s next book is released.