Friends & Foes

IT’S “A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!”* when the bestselling authors of Sinners & Saints bring back their outrageous first ladies in this sassy, witty, and poignant sequel!

Now that Rachel Jackson Adams’s husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival—by promoting her new community center on the nation’s #1 television talk show! The power play won’t stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine’s TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition’s heaviest hitters turns up dead— and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer? Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

These are not your typical church ladies. Baptist church divas Rachel and Jasmine grudgingly join forces to solve the disappearance of a shady Chicago minister tied to drugs and thugs in this frenetic and deliciously slapstick sequel to Sinners and Saints. The sleuthing revolves around a hilariously botched TV appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as the devious gals try to sabotage each other’s—and their preacher husbands’—influence within the powerful American Baptist Coalition by sidling up to the queen of daytime. The guest shot disintegrates into an unholy cat fight, but the pair are forced to put aside their mutual distaste when Rachel stumbles upon what appears to be the murdered body of a popular pastor who was laundering millions in drug money. With the help of Jasmine’s mouthy pal Mae Francis—who wields influence with everyone from drug lords to civil rights preacher Al Sharpton to ex-presidential wannabes Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich—the pair slip past bad guys with guns and unscrupulous villains while trading insults in anything but charitable fashion. These frenemies are drama queens at their best and smartest, a combination that will leave fans praying for their further misadventures. (Feb. 26)

From the Publisher

“Frenetic and deliciously slapstick sequel to Sinners & Saints…These frenemies [Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush] are drama queens at their best and smartest, a combination that will leave fans praying for their further misadventures.”