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SISTER BETTY SAYS I DO
Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
Here’s an entertaining tale of what happens when those who are supposed to be spiritually strong find that their faith is subject to wavering in the most hilarious fashion. This visit to Pelzer, S.C., with Sister Betty and her church family, including her fiancé, is comical in parts but the story deals with some serious issues in such a way that one is inspired, spiritually educated and entertained at the same time.
Senior saint Sister Betty is engaged, and her trip to the altar has not gone smoothly. The wedding was postponed when her fiancé, trustee Freddie Noel, took sick. Lately he’s been acting out of character, and she’s sure that he is hiding something. She’s also dealing with her spiritual son — who is also her pastor — and his relationship woes with her younger cousin, Sharvon, and Ima Hellraiser, the niece of one of her nemeses, Sasha Pray Onn.
As Sister Betty’s life and relationships fall apart, she starts to exhibit signs that her faith may not be as strong as she believed. She finds that her once “dead” old ways seem to be resurrecting themselves and it takes a lot of “meddling” from family, friends and enemies to get her back on track. (DAFINA, Sep., 304 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Debbie R. Sims
Published: September 2013