"Sins of the Mother" by Victoria Christopher Murray
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?
Sins of the Mother is Urban Christian fiction at it's best. The story is gripping, chilling and heartbreaking while at the same time faithful, encouraging and inspirational. Victoria Christopher Murray has created characters who have depth and are real. The characters and story bring out every emotion in the reader.
Though Sins of the Mother is the fourth book in the saga of Jasmine Bush it is excellent as a stand alone book. Murray provides just enough detail to catch up the reader on the previous books, but doesn't take away from the novel by spending too much time in the past. The subject matter is especially difficult, and a bit deeper than most Urban Christian fiction, but throughout the book the reader is comforted by the knowledge that God is at work, hears our prayers, and protects His children.
Victoria Christopher Murray is a consistent story-teller through all of her books. Her works invite readers into the worlds of her characters and readers cannot help but experience the heartbreak, love, faithfulness and hope that her characters experience. Sins of the Mother remains true to this and is another great work.
About the Author: Victoria Christopher Murray is the bestselling author of several novels, including Lady Jasmine; Too Little, Too Late; and The Ex-Files. Murray is also the author of a teen inspiration series, DIVINE DIVA. She lives with her family in Inglewood, California and Washington, DC.