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THE CHOIR DIRECTOR
Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
Drama in the church is a popular theme, but there’s no déjà vu when the author is Weber. Readers get an unobstructed view of the secrets, fears, elation and sexual energy of the characters through first-person point of view and electrifying dialogue. The Choir Director is so magnetic, it draws readers into the plot and holds them captive until the last word. This is a masterfully written gem.
Aaron Mackie, the new choir director at First Jamaica Ministries is there to rebuild the church’s choir, attendance and bank account, but past and present ways with women could cost him his job. Plus, the scandal that had rocked the church prior to Aaron’s arrival pales in comparison to the wickedness and betrayal that threatens Bishop T.K. Wilson’s position and marriage. Once it’s revealed that someone is robbing the church blind, a lot of folk will be singing the blues. (DAFINA, Feb., 352 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed By: Robin R. Pendleton
Published: February 2011