Image of The Eleventh Commandment (Hallelujah Love)


Image of The Eleventh Commandment (Hallelujah Love)

Lovely gives each character a voice, including the men. The theme of realizing your potential and accepting yourself despite faults is not preachy and balances the fine line between spirituality and realism. The ending gives the reader hope, but strays from a cookie-cutter happily ever after.

Frieda lives the life of a pampered doctor’s wife with weekly massages, shopping trips and a steamy affair with her housekeeper’s son. When her husband becomes suspicious a about the paternity of their child, she works quickly. Hope is finally confident in her marriage. But after a blast from her husband’s past, she clings to her faith in God and her trust in her husband. Stacy worries over her husband’s knee injury and whether it will cripple his NFL career. His mood swings make her turn to God and spiritual advisers. Bo has always been jealous of those who throw themselves at his music-sensation husband. When a gorgeous actor gets too close, he moves to keep his relationship intact. (DAFINA, Mar., 320 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner