The Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby audiobook

The Prodigal Son: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel

By Kimberla Lawson Roby
Read by Peter Jay Fernandez

Hachette Book Group 9781455526130

The Reverend Curtis Black Series: Book 11

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The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year—not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home. Matthew, however, can't seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they'd been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he'll never repeat his parents' mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist. Then, there's Dillon Whitfield—Curtis' long-lost son—who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis' money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis' first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection—even if it means playing dirty. As jealousy builds and secrets pile up, both of Curtis' sons will be pushed over the edge and forced to take drastic action. Can these two troubled young men find their way back into the Black family fold, or will their family ties be undone once and for all?

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The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year—not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

Matthew, however, can't seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they'd been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he'll never repeat his parents' mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist.

Then, there's Dillon Whitfield—Curtis' long-lost son—who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis' money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis' first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection—even if it means playing dirty.

As jealousy builds and secrets pile up, both of Curtis' sons will be pushed over the edge and forced to take drastic action. Can these two troubled young men find their way back into the Black family fold, or will their family ties be undone once and for all?

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Editorial Reviews

“Roby writes with high-octane levels of emotion. She pushes her characters hard, spotlighting their flaws, showcasing their weaknesses, drawing in the readers to be more than bystanders.” USA Today
“Engrossing…the writing is cinematic and the juicy plot moves quickly…Roby has a talent for underscoring the universal challenges of people of faith, and more often than not, that strength carries the story.” Publishers Weekly on The Reverend’s Wife

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Author Bio: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Author Bio: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, and The Perfect Marriage. She is a 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year Award for a Female Award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show, and the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. In 2001, she was inducted into the Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English