Not ready to settle down, Darrin Bainbridge is enjoying the single life. As a freelance journalist, he is waiting for that one big story to make his career. After seeing popular Bishop Kumal Prentiss on television one Sunday morning, Darrin thinks he has found his story. Bishop Prentiss must be one of these superstar ministers who lives in a big house, drives a nice car and has tons of women. So Darrin heads to Atlanta, becomes a member of the Bishop's church and tries to expose him as fraud.
But there is one thing Darrin didn't plan for - falling in love with the Bishop's daughter. Emoni considers herself to be unattractive compared to her siblings and other women in the church. Convinced she'll never find true love she considers settling for a man at her church who is nice but she doesn't have feelings for. But when Darrin arrives at church, she beings to question everything.
The Bishop's Daughter is a fantastic offering from Urban Christian writer Tiffany L. Warren. Written from the perspective of both Darrin and Emoni, the book is a combination of scandal, drama, family, love and victory.
One of the most refreshing things about this book is the voice of Darrin. So far, I haven't read much Urban Christian "romance" from the male perspective. It wasn't what I was expecting at all from the book and I was happy to get it. I also enjoyed the look at mega-church pastors, their families and the stereotypes that surround them. It was wonderful to see that the storyline and outcomes weren't typical or expected.
Another thing I really appreciated about the book was the way it dealt with salvation and the difficulties that come along with it. When Darrin decides he is saved, there isn't some miraculous conversion and life isn't all of a sudden easy for him. He still deals with the temptations he had before and life's decisions are no longer easy for him.
The Bishop's Daughter is a great book. This is the second novel I have read by Tiffany L. Warren and I have thoroughly enjoyed both of them. There is a depth to her writing that makes them easy to read but leaves you with a lot to think about.