"Sinners & Saints" by Victoria Christopher Murray & ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Team Jasmine or Team Rachel? You might want to pick a side because these ladies are going to make sure they are the last woman standing.
Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams are not your typical first ladies. But they have put their scandalous and drama-filled pasts behind them and are focused on supporting their husbands in their roles as Pastor. Naturally, when the position of president of the American Baptist Coalition opens up both women think their husband is perfect for the job. When they find out who they are up against, the women realize that they may have to reach into their old bag of tricks. But will it be enough when both women come up against the current first lady, who has a plan of her own for the coalition?
Sinners & Saints brings together two of the most devious and dramatic first ladies ever seen in Urban Christian fiction. ReShonda Tate Billingsley's Rachel grew up in the church but went seriously astray as a teen. She turned her life around and stepped into the role of first lady, but drama continues to follow her around. Victoria Christopher Murray's Jasmine did what she had to do growing up, including becoming a stripper. She didn't make great choices but when she married her pastor husband she vowed to live a better life even though it was far from drama free. They have similar stories but these two women definitely won't be coming together any time soon.
When I first heard of this book I was thrilled! Two of my favourite Christian authors getting together to write a book was so exciting. This book did not disappoint. They took two well-loved and well-developed characters and put them into one hot book. The chapters alternate between Rachel and Jasmine but this book flows seamlessly. I was very impressed at how the book felt as if it was written by just one author.
This book is a page-turner. Just when you think one lady isn't going to be able to top the other one, she pulls something out of her hat and things quickly get outrageous! You can't wait to find out what the women are going to do next. It's like you're watching a Christian soap opera! And what is even more fantastic about this book, is that there is a second instalment that will be released in 2013!