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"There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women: When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able able "There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women: When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able able to forgive? When an NBA superstar tells his mistress, Asia Ingrum, that he's decided to honor his marriage vows, her shook quickly gives way to revenge... but her decision may come back to haunt their five-year-old daughter. Every night Vanessa Martin wonders why her husband committed suicide. Even worst, she contemplates joining him in eternity. Will Vanessa be able to gather the strength to live again? Sheridan Hart is finally finding her way after a lie destroyed her seventeen years of marriage. Her new love is ready to get married, but will she commit to this younger man or is her ex-husband taking up too much space in her heart? When their pastor asks Kendall, Asia, Vanessa and Sheridan to meet weekly for prayer, they can't imagine they will have anything in common. But then a devastating tragedy strikes and these strangers are forced to re-examine their choices. Will they find true friendship, or will prayer-and their union-fail them?


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"There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women: When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able able "There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women: When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able able to forgive? When an NBA superstar tells his mistress, Asia Ingrum, that he's decided to honor his marriage vows, her shook quickly gives way to revenge... but her decision may come back to haunt their five-year-old daughter. Every night Vanessa Martin wonders why her husband committed suicide. Even worst, she contemplates joining him in eternity. Will Vanessa be able to gather the strength to live again? Sheridan Hart is finally finding her way after a lie destroyed her seventeen years of marriage. Her new love is ready to get married, but will she commit to this younger man or is her ex-husband taking up too much space in her heart? When their pastor asks Kendall, Asia, Vanessa and Sheridan to meet weekly for prayer, they can't imagine they will have anything in common. But then a devastating tragedy strikes and these strangers are forced to re-examine their choices. Will they find true friendship, or will prayer-and their union-fail them?

30 review for The Ex Files: A Novel About Four Women and Faith

  1. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    Loved this! The second installment in what I am not considering a series is another excellent work by VCM. Four women, opposite in nature but alike in circumstances, forge a bond through fervent prayer and belief.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brooklyn Darkchild

    This is what I've always wished Christian fiction was like, so I guess it really didn't surprise me to find that Ms Murray never really thought of herself as a "Christian Fiction" author. "My work is too edgy," she said in an interview at the back of the book. Life is "edgy," and the things we, even as Christians, go through are not always pretty. As much as we long to follow God's edicts, and to please Him in all our ways, it is extremely difficult to live a Godly life in an UnGodly world. These This is what I've always wished Christian fiction was like, so I guess it really didn't surprise me to find that Ms Murray never really thought of herself as a "Christian Fiction" author. "My work is too edgy," she said in an interview at the back of the book. Life is "edgy," and the things we, even as Christians, go through are not always pretty. As much as we long to follow God's edicts, and to please Him in all our ways, it is extremely difficult to live a Godly life in an UnGodly world. These four ladies were all going through a break up, even though one woman: Vanessa, lost her husband through suicide. Asia was in a long term relationship with a married Baller when out of the blue he decides to leave her, and the daughter they have together, and concentrate on his marriage. Sheridan's husband left her for another man but now that she's moved on her ex has decided he misses her and wants their old life back. (Don't they always???) And poor Kendall came home from work one day to find her husband of one year in bed with... Her sister. Not all of these characters considered themselves to be Good Christians. Kendall even got so mad at God she told Him off, and now that her sister is dying from leukemia, Kendall steadfastly refuses to Do The Right Thing. I think that's what I enjoyed the most about this book: Even though these women went to church they did not always follow a Godly path. They didn't even always WANT to: none of that The Spirit Is Willing But The Flesh Is Weak crap for Asia or Kendall, them chicks was just Down Right Wrong. And the most Christian woman of all, Vanessa, who always had an encouraging Bible quote for her fellow group members, succumbed to the Less Than Godly forces around her. Good doesn't always triumph over Evil in real life. Each of these women must find her own way back to the right path, and not all of them make it. Their journey is told in a manner that is well written, never preachy or smarmy, and always remains true-to-life. That was the nicest surprise of all.

  3. 4 out of 5

    DeTerrius Woods

    Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned! This was my second read by Victoria Christopher Murray and I must admit that I'm impressed. After reading the appealing "Stand Your Ground," I knew I had to check out some more of this author's work, and I have to admit that I was hesitant after noticing that her books were categorized as Christian Fiction...thank God I gave it a chance anyways.This novel was packed with drama. I somewhat noticed the non-existence of sex and explicit language but that was o Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned! This was my second read by Victoria Christopher Murray and I must admit that I'm impressed. After reading the appealing "Stand Your Ground," I knew I had to check out some more of this author's work, and I have to admit that I was hesitant after noticing that her books were categorized as Christian Fiction...thank God I gave it a chance anyways.This novel was packed with drama. I somewhat noticed the non-existence of sex and explicit language but that was okay because V. Murray's compelling writing made me not care. As for most books that I've read these past few years, I didn't care too much about the characters, but I loved reading about three of them; Sheridan and her mixed feelings for her husband, Kendall's lack of wanting to help her dying sister after finding out about the betrayal, and Vanessa's troubling thoughts of connecting back with her husband after he committed suicide. Those three were very intriguing plots. Asia on the other hand...I wanted the skip her chapters. Her plot of revenge by adding her daughter to the mix pissed me off so badly. I was completely disgusted at how low down and dirty she went just to make a man--that was never really hers in the first place--hurt because he wanted to do right by his wife. I'm not saying I couldn't understand her frustrations...after years of the glamorous life, good sex, and only giving herself to him, I would feel some kind of way about him deadened most of that as well. Although I wasn't quite fond of her storyline, I must admit that I did love her character development. She was the most developed in my eyes. (Kendall would somewhat be second.) If the rest of the Christian Fiction genre is anything like this author's books, I might delve into a few more authors, but I'm most certainly reading the continuation of this novel and the rest in her portfolio. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

  4. 4 out of 5

    India Jones-Tanner

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Four women who appear to have nothing in common are put together by their pastor. They all have their reservations about being forced together, to pray, but maybe Pastor Ford was on to something. Sheridan is still dealing with the revelation that her former husband is gay. She thinks she has moved on with Brock, but something is holding her back from truly making a commitment to the man se "loves"? Asia's main goal is to marry a baller! She thinks she has it all when Bobby Johnson sweeps her off h Four women who appear to have nothing in common are put together by their pastor. They all have their reservations about being forced together, to pray, but maybe Pastor Ford was on to something. Sheridan is still dealing with the revelation that her former husband is gay. She thinks she has moved on with Brock, but something is holding her back from truly making a commitment to the man se "loves"? Asia's main goal is to marry a baller! She thinks she has it all when Bobby Johnson sweeps her off her feet. She really feels that her plan is coming to fruition when she has their daughter Angel. But wait, one problem, Bobby Johnson is already married and he just told Asia that he is about to give his marriage a real chance at surviving. How far will Asia go to keep her dream alive? Kendall is a woman scorned. She comes homes to find her husband in a very compromising situation with her sister. Kendall's heart immediately hardens. But, will a death scare thaw some of the ice? Or will Kendall let her hatred and anger consume her and sentence a love one to death? Vanessa is trying hard to piece her life back together after her husband commits suicide. But, she is having a tug of war with her heart and brain. One is saying take yourself out of your misery and go and met your husband. The other is telling her everything is going to be okay. Which will Vanessa listen to? After a major situation hits the group, will prayer be enough to sustain the ladies, or will their faith crumble? I really enjoyed re-reading this book. After being a little bit older and wiser, I realized the author was trying to convey that God's grace is sufficient. I recommend this book if you haven't read it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Metris

    EXHALING… The Ex Files had me holding my breath…I wanted to strangle some folks, slap a daddy, hug some people & tell them it will be okay…. OMG.. I wanted tell somebody to back back cause u missed your opportunity & I wanted to shake a couple of ladies & tell them to wake up & open your eyes. Ex Files is a story of 4 ladies with some type of EX-Men issues coming together and creating a bond through a prayer group. You never know why God bring people into your life, but I have to say it's always EXHALING… The Ex Files had me holding my breath…I wanted to strangle some folks, slap a daddy, hug some people & tell them it will be okay…. OMG.. I wanted tell somebody to back back cause u missed your opportunity & I wanted to shake a couple of ladies & tell them to wake up & open your eyes. Ex Files is a story of 4 ladies with some type of EX-Men issues coming together and creating a bond through a prayer group. You never know why God bring people into your life, but I have to say it's always for a reason whether good or bad, but he does it for a reason. Once again Victoria has brought to my attention some issues that I have within me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sammy

    2.5 really: A few months ago, I was walking through Half-Priced Books, and I came across The Ex Files. After reading the back, I decided to buy it for $4. Was it worth that $4? Hard to say… Here’s what I gathered from the back: Kendall’s husband left her for her sister, Sheridan’s husband left her for another man, Asia’s baby daddy left her for his wife, and Vanessa’s husband committed suicide. Each woman deals with heartbreak in a different way--from depression to revenge. Interesting plot, ri 2.5 really: A few months ago, I was walking through Half-Priced Books, and I came across The Ex Files. After reading the back, I decided to buy it for $4. Was it worth that $4? Hard to say… Here’s what I gathered from the back: Kendall’s husband left her for her sister, Sheridan’s husband left her for another man, Asia’s baby daddy left her for his wife, and Vanessa’s husband committed suicide. Each woman deals with heartbreak in a different way--from depression to revenge. Interesting plot, right? That’s what I thought! But now it’s over a month later and I’m just now finished. Part of this is due to it being almost 400 pages long, but part of it, too, is because I actually had to put it down at one point. It says on the cover that it’s a faith-filled novel, but I didn’t even consider everything that meant. So when I got to the part where two characters are casually talking about how homosexuality is a choice--and a wrong one at that--I was floored. It shouldn’t have come to me as a surprise, especially since one of these characters is a pastor, but I was shocked to be reminded that some people truly believe homosexuality to be a sin. This along with some of the comments about suicide made me a bit uncomfortable, and when I first set it down, I didn’t pick it back up for three and a half weeks. Part of this is because second semester started and all of a sudden I was really busy, but it was also hard for me to go back to a book that was preaching ideas I just couldn’t get behind. So that’s part of the reason why I give this book 3 stars. Other than that, the characters were alright, but not ones that I fell in love with. I didn’t really understand Sheridan or Vanessa, so I didn’t connect with them, and by the end of it I was so done with Kendall, I didn’t even want to read the chapters devoted to her. Then we have Asia. I didn’t mind her, but her morals were pretty questionable. And I don’t want to spoil anything (in case this review for some reason prompts you to read the book for yourself), but what she does it horrifying and awful. I enjoyed watching her character develop, though. Another sidenote is that some parts were really cheesey. There was one part at the end with Sheridan that actually had me rolling my eyes. Also, I found a blatant typo, and I always find that to be weird. I mean, didn’t someone read this before it got sent to publishing? How was “reuion” missed? Did the editor just get bored and skip that part to get to the end? Because I’m not sure I blame them.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nardsbaby Reader

    Connections Kendall Stewart, Asia Ingrum, Vanessa Martin and Sheridan Hart are four women who all attend the same church and find themselves in the same boat, recently single, broken-hearted, and trying to figure out how to recover. Pastor Ford decides that connecting these women in a prayer group could perhaps benefit them all. Though Sheridan is divorced and dating, she's still dealing with the loss of her father and trying to get her life together for the next level. Brock, her boyfriend, is r Connections Kendall Stewart, Asia Ingrum, Vanessa Martin and Sheridan Hart are four women who all attend the same church and find themselves in the same boat, recently single, broken-hearted, and trying to figure out how to recover. Pastor Ford decides that connecting these women in a prayer group could perhaps benefit them all. Though Sheridan is divorced and dating, she's still dealing with the loss of her father and trying to get her life together for the next level. Brock, her boyfriend, is ready for happily ever after, but he believes that Sheridan is still praying for the reconciliation of her marriage. When Pastor Ford announces that she wants Sheridan to head up this prayer group, with so much going on in her personal life, can she handle this? Asia has faithfully been the other woman for ten long years. She's never fretted about his love, as she's been living comfortably, and their child is a part of his life. After finding out that her long-time lover is retiring from basketball, Asia is confident that she will no longer be grouped in the mistress section and is looking forward to her upgrade. Will she like her newest role? Kendall eats, sleeps and lives for her work. So much so that she walks in on her husband being unfaithful. Talk about a slap in the face. Though Kendall is reminded of his adultery every single moment of every single day, her heart breaks as she learns that her ex is to wed his mistress, her sister. If that weren't enough, her sister is very sick, and Kendall`s father wants her to forgive her sister so that they may be a family again. Can Kendall let go and forgive? Vanessa is a recent widow. Her husband committed suicide and while she`s taken the time off and has tried to adjust, Vanessa still doesn`t understand why he did it. Even worse is that though her family and new prayer group are trying to be there, Vanessa feels alone. Does she have the will to fight this loneliness? THE EX FILES by Victoria Christopher Murray has been sitting on my shelves for years collecting dust. I'm really upset that it has taken me this long to pick it up, but I'm so glad that I have. I loved the uniqueness of each character and how each woman, while strong, still struggles and eventually grows and not only recognizes God, but the power that each woman brings to this group.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nochu

    Do you find forgiveness the hardest thing to do in life? Are you afraid to make the necessary decisions because you are afraid of the outcome? How does your faith measure up when it comes to friends, relationships, family, and life itself? Victoria Christopher Murray bought together 4 women from different walks of life to help each other on their journey of life. It was not an easy task because keep in mind, when it comes to women and personalities, you have a mixture of all types. Some women are Do you find forgiveness the hardest thing to do in life? Are you afraid to make the necessary decisions because you are afraid of the outcome? How does your faith measure up when it comes to friends, relationships, family, and life itself? Victoria Christopher Murray bought together 4 women from different walks of life to help each other on their journey of life. It was not an easy task because keep in mind, when it comes to women and personalities, you have a mixture of all types. Some women are strong and some are weak. In this novel, Victoria creates both types. Sheridan, Kendall, Asia, and Vanessa all have one thing in common, they all have ex's. Will their strength and their faith prevail throughout the novel? The book started off really slow in the beginning and then it soon picks up. At one point, I had to put the book down because I actually had to cry. Do realize that with one of the characters, if you play with fire, you are bound to get burned. Holding on to the past does not promise you a happy future. Lastly, family can disappoint you quicker than a stranger. While you read this Christian fiction, believe it, if it exist in this world, its in this book. There is no color line here either. The things that happens in this novel, you would think it only happens in the "white girl world", think again ;-)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Literary Jewels

    The Ex Files is a story of four women who meet in a support group and initially thinking they have nothing in common but after talking they realize they have more in common. Sheridan is divorced from her ex-husband who preferred to be with a man. She’s still dealing with the hurt of losing her husband to man. She has moved on in the present but is her heart still in the past. Kendall ex-husband had an affair with her half-sister Sabrina. And now her sister is engaged to her ex-husband. Kendall w The Ex Files is a story of four women who meet in a support group and initially thinking they have nothing in common but after talking they realize they have more in common. Sheridan is divorced from her ex-husband who preferred to be with a man. She’s still dealing with the hurt of losing her husband to man. She has moved on in the present but is her heart still in the past. Kendall ex-husband had an affair with her half-sister Sabrina. And now her sister is engaged to her ex-husband. Kendall wants nothing to do with her sister at all even when a health care emergency Kendall isn't interested. Vanessa husband committed suicide and that truly broke her heart. Asia ex-boyfriend is a retired NBA player with a wife. After many years of cheating he breaks it off and Asia wants revenge. This was a great read being as though I normally do not read Christian fiction. What was refreshing was even though these women had all of these different issues, they were still strong in faith. I give this book 5 stars. I’m continuing on to book 2 as it takes place eight years later. Reviewed By: Kenisha Parker for Literary Jewels

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    I've read all of this pop fiction author's books, even if I shouldn't say it :o). Of course, they're not high literature by any means, but I like how super quickly they read and the reminders of Los Angeles (they're all set there). They don't turn me off as much as they may (and do) turn off some of my friends (LOL). This particular one, which I'll finish tonight, has a part that made me raise an eyebrow for a long time, however, and think more about the super conservative form of Christianity t I've read all of this pop fiction author's books, even if I shouldn't say it :o). Of course, they're not high literature by any means, but I like how super quickly they read and the reminders of Los Angeles (they're all set there). They don't turn me off as much as they may (and do) turn off some of my friends (LOL). This particular one, which I'll finish tonight, has a part that made me raise an eyebrow for a long time, however, and think more about the super conservative form of Christianity that I despise. Murray also tries to throw a lot of stuff in when that's not truly necessary -- adultery, terminal illness, and domestic abuse all at once, for example. Still, I am warmed by the way I can relate a bit to the characters in these texts -- folk trying (sometimes feebly) to walk with God while living full and open lives here on earth. They pray and stuff when the going gets rough, and I do too. And Murray writes that.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Interesting story of 4 women who are working through varied relationship problems: Sheridan - Husband left her for a man; Vanessa - Husband recently and unexpectedly committed suicide; Kendall - Husband was discovered in bed with her younger sister; Asia - Long-Term NBA star boyfriend left her to refocus on his marriage. These ladies are brought together by Pastor Ford, who suggests that they form a prayer group. With some twists and turns in the plot, Ms. Murray is able to string together a sto Interesting story of 4 women who are working through varied relationship problems: Sheridan - Husband left her for a man; Vanessa - Husband recently and unexpectedly committed suicide; Kendall - Husband was discovered in bed with her younger sister; Asia - Long-Term NBA star boyfriend left her to refocus on his marriage. These ladies are brought together by Pastor Ford, who suggests that they form a prayer group. With some twists and turns in the plot, Ms. Murray is able to string together a story of love, heartache, tragedy, and faith. Some parts had me angry with Kendall and her hostility towards her sister (while not as much, the ex-husband)and wanting to just strangle Asia for her destructive and disgusting decisions. Quick read, faith-based message.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    Interesting read I like the way the women came together to support each other. But it also shows that you never know what one is going through. and how they handle pain. I think if they were really paying attention to Vanessa they would have seen the signs of her telling them GOOD BY. instead they viewed her as one of the strongest of the group. THE person she tried to reach out to (her best friend) was too occupied with a man to see what was really going on with her. I really dislike Asia a ver Interesting read I like the way the women came together to support each other. But it also shows that you never know what one is going through. and how they handle pain. I think if they were really paying attention to Vanessa they would have seen the signs of her telling them GOOD BY. instead they viewed her as one of the strongest of the group. THE person she tried to reach out to (her best friend) was too occupied with a man to see what was really going on with her. I really dislike Asia a very selfish person. she now consider these ladies as friends, but how can you be a friend when you lie and deceive the people you suppose to look up too?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Belinda

    Victoria Christopher Murray is one of my favorite Christian fiction writers. She was all over The Ex Files. This book was about letting go and let God and also forgiveness. The characters were awesome: Asia, Sheridan, Vanessa & Kendall. They each had some heavy duty burdens to deal with. Excellent read! I notice whenever I read one of Victoria's book , her pastor remains as the same character in each of her books. Victoria Christopher Murray is one of my favorite Christian fiction writers. She was all over The Ex Files. This book was about letting go and let God and also forgiveness. The characters were awesome: Asia, Sheridan, Vanessa & Kendall. They each had some heavy duty burdens to deal with. Excellent read! I notice whenever I read one of Victoria's book , her pastor remains as the same character in each of her books.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Devon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked this book a lot until Vanessa committed suicide. I know that's real life but it seems like the punk way out and I think the author should have shown how people overcome their intense grief. While I know that she was taking a risk and it was such a great twist in the story, that part just bothered me. I love the author's style of writing and the topics in her books because they are very relatable and full of drama honey!! That's the kind of thing I need to help me escape my own drama. I liked this book a lot until Vanessa committed suicide. I know that's real life but it seems like the punk way out and I think the author should have shown how people overcome their intense grief. While I know that she was taking a risk and it was such a great twist in the story, that part just bothered me. I love the author's style of writing and the topics in her books because they are very relatable and full of drama honey!! That's the kind of thing I need to help me escape my own drama.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michael Bell

    I thought that this was a so so novel. The women going through emotional trauma and meeting in a prayer group was not really gripping. One young lady experiemented with her sexuality and it shouldn't have been a big issue. Asia lost out on her baby daddy and a child abuse case somehow arose. Maybe I need another one of her books. I thought that this was a so so novel. The women going through emotional trauma and meeting in a prayer group was not really gripping. One young lady experiemented with her sexuality and it shouldn't have been a big issue. Asia lost out on her baby daddy and a child abuse case somehow arose. Maybe I need another one of her books.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ms Goss

    It was okay, but I think that if I wasn't a christian I wouldn't like it. It was a little slow to read, and the characters were barley believable. They were too good, and I don't believe that anybody is as good as these characters supposedly are. It was okay, but I think that if I wasn't a christian I wouldn't like it. It was a little slow to read, and the characters were barley believable. They were too good, and I don't believe that anybody is as good as these characters supposedly are.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Definitely a 5 star read. This book touched on 4 women who came together with prayer. They all had their own issues but with God's help they made it through their own way. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this book. Definitely a 5 star read. This book touched on 4 women who came together with prayer. They all had their own issues but with God's help they made it through their own way. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Sealy

    This is a very emotionally book for me. This is my second time reading it and my feelings never change. I connected with the despair Vanessa went through the super stubborn streak that Kendall possessed.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Arnetra

    I recently met the author so I'm going to make my best effort to finish this book. I recently met the author so I'm going to make my best effort to finish this book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mahoghani 23

    A book I enjoyed reading.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bridget

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest. I liked how short the chapters were which made it easier to read with my busy work schedule.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Iona Sawyer

    Ex Files truly is a story for all. Gives you 4 very different experiences that truly give show how prayer can combine you.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dorothy

    Excellent book! :)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lyn

    Emotional. Love love loved it. Awesome as always.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ke'Antrice Lamb

    I read the second part of this book before I read the first. (I absolutely dislike reading sequels out of order) I read this book to see exactly where these women come from and their exes as well. Victoria Christopher Murray really makes her characters related and very lifelike. Various themes and situations presented themselves in this book that every woman (really anyone) can relate to. I do wish that Vanessa could've gotten help for her issue. I read the second part of this book before I read the first. (I absolutely dislike reading sequels out of order) I read this book to see exactly where these women come from and their exes as well. Victoria Christopher Murray really makes her characters related and very lifelike. Various themes and situations presented themselves in this book that every woman (really anyone) can relate to. I do wish that Vanessa could've gotten help for her issue.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Thomas

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was so good! I was truly sad when Vanessa killed herself...I pray never to experience that kind of pain. I didn't like Asia at all, the way she manipulated her child pi$$ed me off in a real way. I don't feel like her BD deserved it either. I'm glad that Sheridan made an intelligent decision. Kendall needed to heal. Excellent book! It was so good! I was truly sad when Vanessa killed herself...I pray never to experience that kind of pain. I didn't like Asia at all, the way she manipulated her child pi$$ed me off in a real way. I don't feel like her BD deserved it either. I'm glad that Sheridan made an intelligent decision. Kendall needed to heal. Excellent book!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tonya Williams

    Good book! Loved the story very much!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    This book had me all in my feelings. I wanted to shake some sense into all the characters. As usual Victoria delivered a winning novel that left you wanting more.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tyora Moody

    The Ex-Files by Victoria Christopher Murray About two to three years ago, Victoria Christopher Murray released a book titled Grown Folks Business. This novel was perfectly time around the controversy of “down-low” men in the African-American community. The protagonist from Grown Folks Business, Sheridan Hart, returns in this book. Sheridan is still having difficulty committing to the younger man she’s been dating for the past three years. The breakup of her 17-year-old marriage is still painful an The Ex-Files by Victoria Christopher Murray About two to three years ago, Victoria Christopher Murray released a book titled Grown Folks Business. This novel was perfectly time around the controversy of “down-low” men in the African-American community. The protagonist from Grown Folks Business, Sheridan Hart, returns in this book. Sheridan is still having difficulty committing to the younger man she’s been dating for the past three years. The breakup of her 17-year-old marriage is still painful and while Sheridan is in denial, she still has feelings for her bisexual ex-husband. Sheridan’s pastor asks her to lead a new prayer group that consists of three other women. Kendall Stewart is working her way through a divorce, but she is not about to get over finding her husband in the bed with her sister. Now that her ex husband and her sister are a cozy couple, Kendall is being torn apart inside by bitterness. Vanessa Martin’s husband recently committed suicide. Vanessa seems to be the most spiritual of the group but she’s hiding something. Beneath her joyous countenance, there is deep pain and grief. Vanessa is consumed with being with her husband in death. Asia Ingram has officially been dropped by the NBA superstar she’s been having an affair with for years. Now that Bobbi’s wife is moving out to LA, he no longer needs Asia to be his “surrogate” wife. Asia is steaming mad, especially since she and Bobbi share a five-year-old daughter. She’s not letting go easily and has a laid out a revengeful plan. Sparks fly more than prayer when this group of women assemble. Sheridan is wondering if Pastor Ford had the right idea about forming this group. Soon as the weeks go by, the women start to trust each other. It is through this growing friendship that they all will make it through the hardships that will strike them individually and together. This book has sat on my shelf for a while. It seems most books that sit around for a while are usually well worth the wait. I remember back in 2001, Sharon Ewell Foster, Angela Benson and Victoria Christopher Murray were my first introduction to Christian fiction. Well, in 2007, Victoria Christopher Murray does not disappoint. As a matter of fact, her novels get better and better. Her books are definitely edgy and push the drama envelope, but I have to say I cried at least two or three times. Victoria knows how to push your emotions through her characters. Very well written. This is one book you surely don’t want to miss.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    I really enjoyed this book. It is so well written and the characters just flowed together. And it is clean with no language. I just could not put this book down! I finished this book in one evening.

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