A Sin and a Shame (Paperback)

A Novel

By Victoria Christopher Murray

Touchstone, 9780743287371, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (6/1/2013)
Mass Market (5/22/2007)
Compact Disc (11/1/2006)
MP3 CD (11/1/2006)

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After fleeing Los Angeles when her attempt to break up her best friend's marriage fails, Jasmine is now a changed woman...and a Christian. She vows to attend church every Sunday, swears off married men, and begins her search for the soul mate she is sure God has for her. Now living in the Big Apple, she has shed twenty-five pounds, shaved ten years off her age, filled her expensive apartment with designer clothes...all to begin her man-finding mission.

She quickly meets her dream mate -- a preacher -- who falls head over heels in love with her. Surely, God is good! But things start slipping when another man from Jasmine's past refuses to stay there, and an unexpected pregnancy threatens to sabotage all of her dreams. Will Jasmine's lying and scheming continue? Or will she finally learn that honesty is the only path to redemption?

About the Author

Victoria Christopher Murray is the author of more than twenty novels including: Greed; Envy; Lust; The Ex FilesLady JasmineThe Deal, the Dance, and the Devil; and Stand Your Ground, which was named a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Winner of nine African American Literary Awards for Fiction and Author of the Year (Female), Murray is also a four-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Visit her website at VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.

Praise For A Sin and a Shame: A Novel

"One of our best and most prolific writers, an excellent storyteller."

-- Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author

"Intriguing and well-written.... If you loved and hated Jasmine in Temptation, you'll love and hate her again."

-- Indianapolis Record