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Farther Than I Meant To Go, Longer Than I Meant To Stay [Paperback]

By Tiffany L. Warren (Author)
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A successful businesswoman, Charmayne Ellis feels pressured by the ridicule of her mother and sister into marrying the charming Travis Moon, only to discover that her husband has been hiding devastating secrets that cost her a career, her financial security, and her self-respect, but a Christian therapist helps her rediscover God's plan for her life. Original.

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The author of "What a Sista Should Do" delivers a new novel about a woman struggling with the decisions she made that were based on fear and societal pressures instead of God's plan for her.

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Studio: Warner Books
Pages   321
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.14" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   0.62 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2006
ISBN  0446693537  
ISBN13  9780446693530  

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More About Tiffany L. Warren

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel "What a Sista Should Do," was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, "Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay" was a national bestseller. In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded Warren Productions and released their first gospel musical. "What a Sista Should Do - The Stage Play" debuted in Cleveland, OH at the famed Allen Theatre.
Tiffany is also the visionary behind the Faith and Fiction Fellowship tour. Presently, the authors have visited groups in Atlanta, Houston, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Charlotte.
Tiffany's third novel, "The Bishop's Daughter" was released in January 2009. Tiffany resides in northern Texas with her husband Brent and their five children.

Tiffany L. Warren currently resides in Cleveland, in the state of Ohio.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Farther Than I Meant To Go, Longer Than I Meant To Stay?

What you won't do for love...  Mar 16, 2007
I can only describe this book with one word awesome! A story well told
Mrs. Warren gives us another book I'm sure many of us can relate to. This book came at the right time with the situation(s) I'm going through. It made me look at my situation like Charmayne had to look at hers sometimes we (women) would rather go through hell and high water to keep a man than wait for the one the Lord is preparing for us. We've all been there and done that...some still doing.

Anyway: We meet Charmayne, an over-weight, VP of a bank, living the good life, but she's missing one thing, Mr. Right. Everyone from her mom to the First Lady is pushing her towards finding the man of her dreams. Then unexpectedly she meets finer than wine, smooth talking, Travis-every woman's fantasy. Everything's going as planned, but read to see what happens when the Lord starts talking to her heart, giving her warning signs, but when there ignored everything starts to crumble even the lies surrounding their relationship.

This book is and was an eye opener-Listening to the Lord will keep us out of a lot of trouble... if only we would stop and listen.

Thank you so much Mrs. Warren!!!
He Ain't the One  Feb 25, 2007
Charmayne Ellis could probably be the poster child for full figured, saved and single women. She is successful at her job as a bank president, has good friends and active in the ministry. Beneath all the positives, she is unhappy. In her opinion, and in the opinion of her mother, sister and friends, she is incomplete without a man in her life. At close to forty, her biological clock is telling her that time is getting short, but how can she get married and start a family, when she can not even get a date. Add Travis Moon to the story and you have Tiffany L Warren's sophomore novel, Farther Than I Meant to Go, Further Than I Meant to Stay.

This novel starts with Charmayne breaking glasses and windows in her home. The tinkling sound of glass breaking soothes her frazzled soul. It also scares her neighbors who call for help and Charmayne ends up in the psych ward and subsequently on the couch of Dr. Rayna King. At this point, Charmayne relives the past to tell how she got to the present. Starting with her overly critical mother, perfect sister, seemingly supportive or non-supportive friends to Travis Moon and her down from grace..

When Travis Moon walked into her office, Charmayne found herself looking at all the qualities she wanted in a man. He was tall, good looking and employed. When he asked her out, she knew the Lord had finally answered her prayers. Was he the husband she had been praying for? After all, he was saved, a "minister in training" and most of all he loved big women. His talk of marriage and children where just what Charmayne needed to hear. In her eagerness to get married, Charmayne ignored signs from the Lord that said "Wait".

I found this book to be an easy read. I laughed, cried, shook my head and empathized with Charmayne. The one thing I thought as I was reading was the saying I heard a pastor say once. "He who findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, not she that findeth a husband". Warren did a great job of delving into the psyche of a woman desperate to please others and in the process sacrifice their values. I really liked how Warren used the counseling sessions and the reader could see how Charmayne emerged into a new and improved woman. My local bookclub had a lively discussion regarding many issues in this book. I highly recommend this book to single sisters and book clubs.

Review by Jeanette for the Motown Review Book Club.
Good Christian Fiction  Feb 19, 2007
This was a good christian read. I love chrisitian fiction and this was one of the finest. I know many who have fallen for the good looking man and have lost everything including their soul over wanting to be in love. Tiffany Warren, the author, kept it real.
(RAW Rating: 4.5) - Life Turned Upside-Down  Feb 10, 2007
Thirty-six year old Charmayne Ellis is successful in her career and with her relationship with the Lord. She's the president of a financial institution and is an active member of her church. However, it seems as if her life is missing something. Although Charmayne knows she's no social butterfly with her weight problems and self-esteem issues, when her beautiful best friend is on her way down the aisle, it becomes painfully clear to Charmayne that she's seriously lacking in the love department.

When Travis Moon, the hunky maintenance man at her job, walks into her life, Charmayne sees a glimmer of hope for her romantic endeavors. Beneath the surface, however, are dark secrets that could endanger Charmayne's career, finances, and friendships and further drive her self-worth into the ground.

I thoroughly enjoyed Warren's sophomore release. While it held fast to the messages of forgiveness, patience, and listening to God's advice, it was in no way overly preachy or admonishing. Instead, Warren's story spoke for itself. I was a willing participant with Charmayne, and was easily able to feel her deep emotions, frustrations, and humorous moments. This was my first time reading work by this author, but it certainly won't be my last.

Reviewed by CandaceK
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

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