Forced to make his latest venture pay off or work an unfulfilling job with his father, freelance writer and blogger, Darrin Bainbridge sets out to prove that one of the most successful mega churches in Atlanta is corrupt. He’s certain that, with all the money floating through the church, Bishop Prentiss has to be dirty, and he’s going to be the one to expose him.
Emoni Prentiss, daughter of Bishop Prentiss, is tired of her predictable, boring life. Saved, sanctified, and stuck in a rut, Emoni’s tired of doing what is right all the time. Self-described as “unpretty,” she realizes she must do something more than wait on the Lord to find a good man. When she catches Darrin’s eye, how far is she willing to go to hold his attention?
The Bishop’s Daughter is a good example of the adage, when you’re busy making plans, life steps in to change them. The strength in this story comes from Darrin’s first person account. I found him both likable and irritating. Warren does an excellent job capturing a male’s point of view. His inner musings felt real to me. Sometimes a male character, written by a woman, sounds like a woman trying to sound male, but Warren writes Darrin’s character with just enough ego and sensitivity to make Darren feel real. Sometimes too real. Oooh, sometimes I wanted to take him down a peg or two. But I guess, that's how egotistical a man can sound when so many women cater to his every whim. My advice? Let him chase you!
Another thing I liked about this story is how Warren exposes the truth behind “chutch” versus “church” attendance. In my opinion, she describes the difference to a T. What a shame! You'll have to read the book to understand.