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Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of ‘A House Divided’

*Writing bestselling novels has become a way of life for Kimberla Lawson Roby, who has now penned her nineteenth and much anticipated “A House Divided.”

The book continues the saga of Rev. Curtis Black, a preacher with a past and unfolding continuous drama. Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte–except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen.

Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can’t stand Racquel’s mother, Vanessa–and the feeling appears to be mutual.

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New title release date May 7th!

When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor.

Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they’ve only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel’s father, but that brings problems of its own.

While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis’s coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can’t even name?

Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles? Order A House Divided now at  Fans of Kimberla’s novels find satisfying intrigue in the candid depictions of real life issues faced by her complex characters.

These issues include corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, overweight issues, and drug addiction to name a few.   Click here for book tour schedule and meet the amazing Kimberla Lawson Roby on the road. salutes Kimberla for her 2013 win for the NAACP’s award for Outstanding Literary Work and for all of her many achievements.