"Holy Rollers" by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Nita, Coco and Audra have spent their lives looking for love in the wrong place. Thinking that they can find love in the arms of flashy pro athletes, all they have ended up with is a string of bad, failed relationships.
So when a conference for young Baptist ministers comes to town the girls hatch a plan - pose as God-fearing churchgoers in the hopes of landing a prominent pastor. And the girls "holy rolling" seems to pay off when they all land a new man. But even a relationship with a man of God can be full of drama.
Holy Rollers is another great book from ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The characters are refreshing and their exploits will have you hanging your head. These aren't women who go to church to find God, these are women who go to church to find men. And you know that isn't going to go over well!
But while it seems like a recipe for disaster and there are good laughs, this book covers some very serious topics. Infidelity, domestic abuse, deception, even murder make up this book and these topics are dealt with in an honest, raw manner.
For me, Holy Rollers is Urban Christian at its best. It shows that living a life that is right with God is not easy, and even the best of us have will have troubles thrown our way. These ladies learn the hard way that when they cast off charades and open themselves to what God wants, then they will find contentment in themselves and the true love they are looking for.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is a gifted writer. Her stories are believable, dramatic and touching and Holy Rollers is a great example of her incredible gift of storytelling.