Item description for Holy Ghost Corner by Michele Bowen...
Overview avvy forty-something businesswoman Theresa Hopson just can't figure it out. Through hard work, spectacular Sunday hats, and "Saved Hoochie Mama" underwear, she's made her Miss Thang's Holy Ghost Corner and Church Women's Boutique one of the hottest new stores in Durham, North Carolina. She's stayed strong in her Walk (thanks to the Fayetteville Gospel United Church and tell-you-'bout-your-business church elder Miss Queen-Esther). And she lives by the high standards she's convinced she needs to succeed.
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Studio: Walk Worthy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446530352 ISBN13 9780446530354
Availability 0 units.
More About Michele Bowen
Michele Andrea Bowen grew up in St. Louis, MO, with a large, church-going family. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and also the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in Social Work, Public Health, and Education. Michele became one of the groundbreaking writers in the area of contemporary African American Christian Fiction when her first novel, Church Folk, was published in the summer of 2001. She continued to delight her readers with down-home, funny, uplifting, and heartwarming novels like Second Sunday, Holy Ghost Corner, Up at the College, and More Church Folk. Now, she will reach out to readers with a brand new three-part novel series called "The Pastor's Aide Club." Pastor Needs A Boo, the first novel in the series, will be out this summer (2014). It answers, finally, all of the questions readers have had about Pastor-FBI Agent, Rev. Denzelle Flowers. But don't worry, the other two novels in "The Pastor's Aide Club" series, Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club, are sure to set to rest' questions readers have had about Charles Robinson and Veronica Washington, along with Charles' employee, Bay Bowser. When readers finish having some serious laughter-filled shaking my head' moments from Pastor Needs A Boo, they will definitely be ready for a second and third helping of Miss Michele's contemporary church folk' with Praying Like Crazy and The Sunday Soul Singles Club.
Michele Andrea Bowen currently resides in Durham, in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Holy Ghost Corner?
Very Disappointed Fan!!! Mar 16, 2007
Holy Ghost Corner was a disappointment to me, I struggled through this book for TWO WEEKS! I have read Mrs. Bowen's other books and found them to be great! (completed both books within two days) If I would have purchased this book the rating would be much lower but I checked it out from the library. (sorry Mrs. Bowen) Although I am very disappointed with this book I look forward to Mrs. Bowen's next book.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride Feb 10, 2007
Life is chock full of surprises and can always be assured to toss a few curve balls your way. In HOLY GHOST CORNER, Theresa Hopson is finding out that a part of her life is not as she expected it would be at age 47. She is a successful entrepreneur living a Godly life, but no real prospects for a future husband. She has been the proverbial bridesmaid all her life, never meeting a man who can measure up to her expectations. The men she has dated up until this point can be tossed back from whence they came. Even her current hot/cold relationship with Reverend Parvell Sikes is not going well.
Lamont Green, on the other hand, is not trying that holy matrimony scene nor is he trying to do the celibate thing. In fact, the more eye-candy, the merrier. Having experienced a divorce and raising a son, Lamont feels he is a seasoned man and therefore deserves to sow his oats, so to speak. His Aunt Queen Esther and friend, James try to show him he needs God in his life and that will lead him to a good woman.
Once Lamont comes in contact with Theresa again, he soon develops unexplainable feelings for her which he tries to fight. Theresa is unable to explain her state of being completely at ease around him. When they each finally let go and let God, the results are amazing and Holy Ghost Corner may never be the same.
Michele Andrea Bowen has written an outrageously funny, but sobering take on life in the Black church. I must admit, as funny as it was, there is a total ring of truth to it all. I was able to align each character with certain members of my church family, and that provided some laugh-out-loud moments for me. I love how she took issues like community development and weaved in a story about a church family working to save their community as well as dating as Christians. Ultimately, she shows God is necessary in all things; not just inside the Church walls, but in our work and personal relationships as well. Even though there were a few characters I didn't care for, I enjoyed the effort she put into developing each one. When this book drops, I believe there will be much to discuss.
Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Am I the only one who liked it? Feb 9, 2007
Well it seems the general consensus was that this book was boring, preachy, and not up to par. Well maybe I just love to read in general but I really liked it and would recommend it. So no it didn't really bring in the other characters of the other novels, but this one had it's own story and new characters. They certainly kept me entertained with their shennanigans! Keep up the good work Ms. Bowen!
very disappointed Jan 21, 2007
There's nothing else to say but I hoping Ms Bowen will get her "MO-JOE" back.
Didn't pique my interest like Church folk and Second Sunday Jan 19, 2007
This was a slow moving book. It had some interesting characters, but I would have liked to known what happened with the characters from Ms Bowen's first two books. Only thing that we know in this book is that Theophillus and Essie from Church Folk--now have a grown daighter who is a minister--Glodean Benson is married to Sonny Washington and is in her late 60's or early 70's. Only other characters from that first book that had any interaction in this book would be Eddie Tate and his wife Johnnie. I can hardly wait for Ms Bowen's next book!!!