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Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers

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From #1 Essence bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, a touching and funny story of faith, love, and tenacious friendship.

Lifelong friends Coco, Nita, and Tia are fed up with their bad luck in love. The beautiful and demure Coco has endured years of physical abuse from her boyfriend but can’t seem to drum up the courage to leave him. Tia, a single mother, has dated her fair share of slackers and cheaters and yearns for a stable companion who will be a father figure to her son. Meanwhile, the feisty and seductive Nita is getting fed up with her club-hopping lifestyle and wants to settle down. She just has to find someone worth coming home to.

Tia decides to take action and encourages Nita and Coco to try a new approach—“holy rolling.” Masquerading as God-fearing churchgoers, the three women don their Sunday best and attend a local conference for ministers, hoping to find reliable, responsible men. Their results are varied—Nita settles down quickly with Marshall, a hot young minister who she loves but whose lifestyle proves too sedate for her tastes. Tia thinks she has met the perfect man, only to discover he has a fiancée waiting for him in Atlanta. And Nita finds the man of her dreams and, most importantly, the courage to stand up for herself.

In her signature style, ReShonda Tate Billingsley once again combines spiritual themes and real-life drama in a compelling story of humor, heart, and hope that her fans are sure to relish.
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416578086 | 
  • May 2014
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That fool needs to die. I’m talking an acid-in-the-face, burning-in-the-bed, slow and painful death.”

Audra Bowen’s eyes grew wide as she stared at her friend. Juanita Reynolds, or Nita as she was called by those who knew her best, was never one to mince words, and the way she was glaring at Coco, their other friend, in disgust proved she was maintaining her sterling record.

“You need to put some arsenic in his coffee, lace his beer with cyanide, something,” Nita continued.

While Audra would never be that graphic, she definitely felt where Nita was coming from. She also knew that... see more

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Say Amen, Again includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Introduction

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

About the Author

ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the #1 national bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz teen series. She recently won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Say Amen Again. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Motherhood Diaries.Visit her website at ReShondaTateBillingsley.com.

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