July 10, 2012

Destiny’s Divas by Victoria Christopher Murray

Destiny’s Divas by Victoria Christopher Murray is a novel about a gospel group made up of three women who aren’t as pure and genuine as they appear to their adoring fans. Sierra, Raine, and Liza are all big personalities that make this novel an enjoyable and fun read this summer.

Book Description
Sierra, Raine, and Liza are Destiny’s Divas, a fresh, new gospel group whose unique blend of singing and testifying has gained them fans across the country. They tell the world about how good God has been to them, but off-stage, each is living a life totally opposite to what she preaches—and each is harboring a secret that could ruin them all.

Twenty-something Sierra Dixon speaks about the joy of being single and celibate, though she is anything but, drifting from one relationship to another. Although she stresses the importance of unconditional love within the family, Raine Omari has hit her breaking point with her mother-in-law and is ready to take drastic steps. And when Liza Washington discovers that her pastor-husband is in the middle of a scandal that could bring down more than just their ministry, she knows she must do something to stop him. One fateful evening their secrets are exposed, and one diva commits an act that could land her in prison for the rest of her life. Each has motive—who will crack?” – Destiny’s Divas

My Thoughts
Destiny’s Divas is a thought provoking good read. The Divas in this book aren’t dealing with necessarily average lifestyles, but they are “divas” and struggling with the images they are projecting to the world while actually being something completely different behind closed doors.

I enjoyed reading about each of the Divas, but one stood out as a favorite of mine: Sierra. She is like many people I know who pretend to be innocent and “Saved by God” and are now “saving” themselves for marriage. When in reality, she (like those women I knew) are anything but celibate.

Much like in reality, everything is not what it appears in this book, and the author does a fabulous job writing this novel to make sure your attention is captivated by her words throughout the book.

* Thank you to the publisher of Destiny’s Divas, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Sounds like my kind of book!