The Devil Is a Lie
When Nina Lawson wins $16 million in the Texas Lotto, the Houston real estate executive and her fiancé, sexy personal trainer Rick Henderson, ecstatically begin planning their future—from paying off their credit cards, to setting their wedding date, to a spontaneous, spare-no-expense island getaway.
But Nina didn’t count on a second astounding twist of fate to befall her: her ex-husband, Todd Lawson, apparently isn’t her ex anything due to a paperwork mix-up. Now Todd claims he’s entitled to half her cash . . . and a string of Nina’s long-lost relatives are turning up for handouts, too. “Living the dream” is fast becoming a nightmare, and before it’s too late, Nina must take stock of her many blessings, not her bank account—or risk losing everything she values.
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Rachel Adams is trying to find a way to forgive her husband, Pastor Lester Adams, for having an affair. Her task is made all the more difficult by the reappearance of his former mistress, Mary Richardson, in their family’s church. Now pregnant, Mary claims that Lester is the child’s father and is intent on seducing him away from Rachel. Meanwhile, a tragedy rocks the foundation of the Adams family and everyone involved is confronted with an ultimate decision of forgiveness.
Questions and Topics for Discussion
1. What does Rachel’s dream in the novel’s opening chapter reveal about her fears? How is she able to overcome these fears by the end of the book?
2. Despite Lester’s continual refusal of her affections, Mary protests that the love she feels for him is real. Do you think this is true?
3. Rachel fears that her anger is interfering with her growth as a Christian. Do you agree with her decision to leave the church until Mary is removed? Likewise, do y see more