Elevate Difference

Love, Honor, and Betray

Before I started to read it, this book held lots of promise; the cover tells of the author’s previous books being on the New York Times bestseller list. Unfortunately, I had not had the pleasure of reading any other of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s books. Since reading Love, Honor, and Betray, I have come to realize that one of its characters, the Reverend Curtis Black, was at the centre of a series of an eight books by the same author. This series forms a sort of soap opera narrative around this character and his family that has apparently had quite a bit of success. Lawson Roby is certainly a very prolific writer, having published fifteen books since 1997 and been the recipient of many prizes at the African American Literary Awards Show. Her books have a cult following.

Since reading the book, I have realized that I am perhaps not the best person to critique it. My feminist bent is too strong to not be offended by much of what the novel contains. The easy good versus evil dichotomy is maintained throughout the novel, with the main character, Charlotte, painted as a despicable woman and completely vilified by the author to suit the narrative that centers on the “good” Reverend. For example, when the Reverend’s ex-fling passes away, he wants to take in his baby daughter, Curtina, and raise her in his family. However, his wife Charlotte openly hates this child and spends the entire book treating her badly, until the end when she realizes she may lose her husband. While multiple women chase after the handsome Reverend, he stays faithful to his wife while she cheats on him with not just one stranger picked up in a bar, but with a former lover whom she reconnects with on Facebook.

The action in the novel never stops. There are naughty photos of Charlotte sent by cell phone to blackmail her into a subservient sexual relationship. There is a crazed paedophile holding teenagers hostage in a high school. There is a spectacular car crash that almost costs the Reverend his life.

All the characters are attractive one-dimensional mannequins who live an opulent way of life. This lifestyle is probably eons away from any of Lawson Roby’s readers. Charlotte gets back at her husband by maxing out his credit cards ($25,000) at the shopping centre, her son with the Reverend, Matthew drives a brand new luxury car at the age of seventeen, and they have a fulltime housekeeper. The ultimate cliché was the Obama-style fist bump the Reverend and Matthew give each other often in the novel.

Perhaps if I had read the previous novels, this would be a more interesting story; I have been known to follow soap operas in the past. But, the only thing that kept me turning the pages was the fact that I couldn’t believe that it could be any worse. Towards the end of the book, I was able to conceive of a redemptive factor through the fact that Lawson Roby’s publisher had included discussion questions for reading groups. Perhaps the purpose of the book is to discuss its transparent dichotomy and its one-dimensional characters?

Written by: Sophie M. Lavoie, March 15th 2011

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When I think of the feminine added a few pieces of brick during the summer, the first thought is that the system in sexy ankle wraparound ankle straps have pointed heels speaking they not be new, there many years long unable to even remember the date originally appeared. Sexy Where is it? That is a thin ankle straps, Yingying a grip generated visual effects. T stage, this little sexy everywhere but also different, water table, thick heels, wedges, glasses with ...... basically meet the needs of women, of course, in almost all the good things in the end are double-edged sword, lace pointed high-heeled shoes is no exception, the relative advantages and disadvantages are obvious. Advantage is mentioned before it is a single product to enhance sex appeal and disadvantages for the wearers legs, has a very high skill mix requirements, it is the sexiest piece of bandage will expose the wearers own some regrets For example, bandy legs or legs straight enough girl put it, in addition to people faster and more directly to find your short board, but no benefits. Short legs who also never have to walk around it, and we all know that is a big beauty heels can lengthen the leg line and optimize the proportion of women can be a shoelace ankle bound legs into two parts, Originally rely on the instep arch section lets legs look longer and thinner, with a self-defeating because of a backfire, then why bother. Furthermore plump leg lines, especially those who are not particularly well developed sinew meat recommended, because it not only will not play a modified role, you will be able to put that moment meant to completely understand what disgrace. So, a lot of stars in the selection of lace heels are extraordinarily cautious although the inherent advantages of a pair of legs is excellent, you can also still need to escape the minefield. Remember the purpose: the proportion of bare skin. With trousers, for example, 8,9-pants recommended pick on the card in about 5cm at the top of the ankle, both can see the laces, but also a modest portion of bare skin, adding a sense of lightness. Alternative style skirt the more, if you want to look more OL little step skirt is the best choice, may wish to challenge a slight knee leg style, like VictoriaBeckham; want to create the image of youth can be equipped tight skirts or shorts, some of the supermodel figure beat the street believe can give you some inspiration; go light Mature style would put a little bit of fairy chiffon ankle-length skirt it, when there is wind, when will be your highest retention rates at the moment; lady can not be a non-tutu, AudreyHepburn some classic image in the film I believe you will not be too strange.Shaoxing Municipal Public Security Fire Brigade became the defendant, Nike Air Jordan UK, Hit TV series Boss of happiness, the Fu boss is just a foot division, not rich but happy. Chen and Xie Xie Jing, although born to deaf people, but happiness has nothing to do with disability Xie Xie Jing Chen and most want to thank the people is their brother, and sometimes the family needed money, they are helping their brother brother said his brother which is deaf, has been very strong, very few seek to help others. optimistic, asked what desire, Xie Chens son said: My dad and my uncle are very creative, they like beautiful scenery, hoping to make more money, get out., http://www.ilynross.com/air-jordan-iii-c-3_9.html, Has repeatedly committing the crime of theft, http://www.jordanshoesaleonline.com/jordan-slides-mens-sale-c-6.html, Jordan Aero Mania Low - Men's, Although he did not lose, but as president of the Wenzhou Shoe Export Council, Guorong has not been idle, theres every move is being watched. How to avoid risks in the Russian market? Yesterday, Chen Guorong, said in an interview that this is a secret, because the experience is not a hundred percent useful fix will harm others. The implication, no one is safe pathway leading to Russias large exports of Wenzhou, somet 璁稿浗榫?chairman, told reporters: Russian market is not high safety factor, low profits, far away, the policy is not perfect, plus clearance is very dangerous large, so there is no direct access, are generally Wenzhou Russian guests to place an order that he need not fear. There are several other well-known shoe exports, but also for this reason escaped, even Guorong also admitted that he made a direct decline in the proportion of loss less abundance shoes, the shoe of the person in charge of the Russian market evaluation is: rational and irrational it is not clear where the market can not do, can risk more and more reporters tricks advice to other companies, they said there is no direct line of factories, semi-finished output does not pass, learning the local laws and regulations more useless because they will not tell you crap. So, survived does not mean forever spared, unless we do not enter the Russian market or only orders. 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There are many forms of exercise therapy, such as: walking, running, playing, swimming, hiking, etc. However, the choice of exercise therapy varies, in some cases, especially those with severe foot lesions (diabetic foot), the patients not suitable for exercise therapy. Is there a patient with diabetic foot disease can not exercise?, Hainan four days and three nights four pure play group (including Nanshan) Hainan China Travel Service Co., 450 from fat group day, 2006, along with a nationwide launch Jin Mo action, Henan team disbanded, Geng Jie fell into a career slump, then very confused, not knowing what to do in the future. Geng Jie said, the family would also like to Let him stabilized, but he finally could not bear to give up the motorcycle. There is no fixed salary, no show invitations, life suddenly strapped up, then we would be buying large sacks of potatoes and cabbage from the supermarket, so eat a whole year. Liu Jing said with a smile, Jie Geng is cooking time out of practice.

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