Victoria Christopher Murray originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining as any book on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”
Since Temptation, Victoria has written seven other novels and was a contributor to the first Christian fiction anthology, Blessed Assurance. She was also the Contributing Editor for the Aspire Women of Color Bible published by Zondervan in 2007. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers.
In 2008, Victoria’s first novels in her Christian fiction teen series – The Divine Divas – were published. “I was concerned with what our young ladies were reading. I decided to do something about that – give them stories full of drama, but with a message.” The Divine Divas has already been optioned to become a television series.
Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford and in Washington, D.C., she fellowships at Metropolitan Baptist Church under Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. She is also a member of the Long Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Visit Victoria online at http://www.victoriachristophermurray.com/
About the Book
Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.
But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace.
Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price?
When Jasmine’s daughter is kidnapped the police and the members of her husband’s church begin a frenetic search her, but to no avail the child cannot be found.
Feeling she has nowhere or no one else to turn too, Jasmine’s becomes victim to the stress and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father when he arrives to assist in the search.
With her daughter missing and her old love back in town, Jasmine’s feelings for Brian begin to resurface. What’s a woman to do when the days of her past look as if they’re closing in on her?
Sins of the Mother makes you realize, what is done in the past is not always forgotten. In this story, Jasmine struggles to survive and event in her life to which she has no control. Ms. Murray pens a tale that is packed with so much realism that will leave you emotionally drained. As a first time reader of Ms. Murray books, I can surely say it will not be my last. Sins of the Mother, will not leave you disappointed. A great read to kick off the summer.
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