Love Tornado

Love Tornado

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Pastor Albertina Merci, the former blues singer turned minister, juggles rap, romance, family, and faith in the third book in this delightful series. The unexpected arrival of fifteen-year-old rapper J Love hits Pastor Merci with the force of a whirlwind. When J's mother is killed in a tragic bus accident, Albertina is named his legal guardian. The situation quickly complicates her budding romance with Mario, the owner of a thriving L.A. café. As Albertina struggles to keep things on an even keel, J embarks on a dangerous journey of his own. Seduced by Bishop Henry Gold's daughter Damitra, J abandons his career as a gospel rapper and joins the flashy, materialistic world of gangsta rap. Pastor Merci must draw on every ounce of faith she has to bring everyone's voyage to a happy ending.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 245 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 318g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0767921674
  • 9780767921671

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"Pastor Albertina Merci is the ideal combination of spirituality and common sense. In Love Tornado she deals with a crisis of faith that is uncomfortably close to home." - John Sayles, two-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director ..".The inimitable Pastor Albertina Merci...mixes spirituality with savvy in this Christian fiction offering. And there is plenty of sensuality to match the spirituality, as various love entanglements need straightening out by the doughty Albertina, whose own love, Mr. Mario, runs the Stay Out of the Kitchen Health Food Cafe. Albertina may stay out of the kitchen, but she doesn't stay out of much else. Humor, soul and inspiration is the recipe here." - the Hartford Courant Praise for Sanctified Blues
"Sanctified Blues warms the heart and touches the soul. You're going to love this story." --B.B. King Praise for Stay Out of the Kitchen!
"Together, John and Ritz have created a charming and soulful character in Albertina Merci..." --Black Issues Book Review
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About Mable John

MABLE JOHN was the first female recording artist for Motown, a former lead "Raelette" for Ray Charles, and a successful solo artist for Stax/Volt. She also appeared in the John Sayles movie The Honeydripper. Dr. John is now an ordained minister with a doctorate in counseling.

DAVID RITZ is the critically acclaimed author of the bestselling biography Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye and coauthor of the autobiographies of Smokey Robinson, Etta James, B. B. King, and Ray Charles.
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