Book Review by Linda Fegins
I loved Rhonda McKnight’s An Inconvenient Friend with its memorable, real and relevant characters and its underlying message about women friendships, trust, and redemption. I couldn’t wait for the sequel and I told everyone about the book. Read the review.
Rhonda McKnight‘s pens a superb, well written sequel to An Inconvenient Friend in What Kind of Fool, that did not disappoint me at all.
What Kind of Fool’s colorable characters with whom one can relate, along with the superb storytelling skills of Rhonda McKnight, is an excellent up-shot to the first book. It will satisfy readers from the first page to the end of the story, which is really a new beginning for all souls involved. My favorite character, Samaria Jacobs, the former“bad girl gold digger try to steal your husband” is now seeking the Lord and trying “hard to do right” and to turn from her cheating lifestyle , is back. I like Samaria, not because of her ways, but for what she represents that God can do in one’s life when one has sinned and failed, even if one has to pay the consequences. Rhonda adroitly and realistically develops this character in the sequel, as she does with all of the characters.
Greg Preston’s one too many affairs and his past affair with Samaria has cost him his marriage. Recognizing his past mistakes, He wants his beautiful, loving and saved wife, Angelina Preston back. How will Samaria change her life around when other past secrets are chasing her down? Will she find true love and peace? Will successful Angelina Preston go through with the divorce from her handsome surgeon husband Greg when she discovers some surprise news? Is this Woman of God ignoring the voice of God? Can Angelina find a way to forgive Samaria , when Samaria has come to admire and respect Angelina and truly think of her as a beautiful virtuous women who was the first woman to every truly show her love and real friendship? Will Greg finally admit his need for God?
What Kind of Fool is a well written story that captures the reader’s attention and heart, with touches of dramatic twists and rich, but not preachy, bullions of Christian faith that shows how God can guide our steps if we seek Him and allow Him to do so.
No, Rhonda McKnight’s What Kind of Fool did not let me down. The entertaining novel’s message of redemption, forgiveness, faith, unconditional love, and third and fourth chances, reminds us God has the answers. Each character learns of God’s forgiveness, unconditional love and the ability to walk in the newness of life. This story is so good that I recommended it to my book club. I think it would be a great book to liven up a Women’s Ministry by looking into the lives of colorable relevant characters. Meaningful biblical and life lessons could be garnered from this engrossing story.
My book club will be reading What Kind of Fool and I hope others will enjoy reading the book this summer as it make for great discussion. I read this book months ago. However,I could never quite eloquently pen the essence of the book the way I think it deserved. I still haven’t, but you will rave about this book.
http://youtu.be/m2R4qaN8Tpk – Book Trailer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rhonda McKnight is the owner of Legacy Editing, a free-lance editing service for fiction writers and Urban Christian Fiction Today, a popular Internet site that highlights African-American Christian fiction. She’s the vice-president of Faith Based Fiction Writers of Atlanta. When she’s not editing projects, teaching workshops about writing or penning her next novel, she spends time with her family. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for twelve years. Visit the author online at http://www.RhondaMcKnight.