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Billingsley, ReShonda Tate

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Works: 65 works in 296 publications in 1 language and 16,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Urban fiction  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Christmas stories  Suspense fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3602.I445, 813.6
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Most widely held works by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
A good man is hard to find by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
After her company is bought out by a tabloid magazine, career-driven journalist Ava Cole is less than thrilled to be covering celebrity fluff stories, even if her first assignment sends her to Aruba for the high-profile wedding of pop star India Wright. Maybe a solo excursion far from home will help her forget about her crazy family and her suddenly ex-boyfriend, who seems to have trouble with two simple words: "I do." It doesn't take long for the steamy island atmosphere to work its magic and Ava finds herself enjoying a sexy flirtation with Cliff, the photographer shooting the singer's nuptials. Just as their attraction heats up, Ava uncovers a bombshell of blackmail, deadly deceptions, and international intrigue that will all but destroy India Wright. With ominous threats closing in after the story leaks, whom can Ava trust with her explosive information, her heart, and her life?--From back book cover
Let the church say amen by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Reverend Simon Jackson's dedication to the church that he has transformed into one of the most influential religious institutions in the South has left his family including his lonely wife Lorretta, rebellious daughter Rachel, troubled son David, and younger son Johnathan, who hides a secret that could destroy his father's beliefs, bereft and struggling. In her riveting second novel, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, winner of the Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for My Brother's Keeper, crafts a bold and heartwarming story of family and faith that will inspire readers everywhere. Reverend Simon Jackson has always felt destined to lead and he's done a good job of it, transforming his small Houston church into one of the most respected and renowned in the region. But while the good Reverend's been busy tending his flock, his family's gone astray. His nineteen-year-old daughter, Rachel, gives a new meaning to "baby mama drama." Crazy in love with her son's father, she's wreaking havoc on the man's life, even though he's about to marry another woman. David, Simon's oldest at twenty-seven, has been spiraling downward ever since a knee injury ended a promising football career. These days he's seeking solace in drugs, even feeding his habit by stealing church offerings. Blessedly, twenty three year old Jonathan, a college graduate and the apple of Simon's eye, is poised to take his father's side as associate pastor or so everyone thinks. Loretta has been a devoted wife to Simon, but she's beginning to realize that enabling him to give more to the church than to his children was her biggest mistake. As things begin to fall apart and secrets are revealed, will Loretta be able to help her husband reunite their tattered family before it's too late? Let the Church say amen is a powerful journey through one family's trials and a remarkable story of reconciliation and love
Can I get a witness? by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Facing the end of her marriage after she discovers her husband's long-time infidelity, workaholic divorce judge Vanessa Kirk is disgusted when a colleague she dislikes orders them to attend counseling before granting a divorce
Mama's boy by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
"When her son is accused of a violent crime, church first lady Gloria Jones finds herself battling his prosecutor--as well as her own inner demons--to save him in this drama-filled novel from bestselling, award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Gloria Jones is living a mother's worst fear. There's a massive manhunt for her son after a regular night out with friends escalated into the fatal shooting of a police officer. Her husband, esteemed minister Elton Jones, is humiliated by the news, complicating an already strained relationship with his son. And everyone in Jasper, Texas, a town already ripe with racial tension, is up in arms. But the killer they're searching for isn't the son Gloria knows, and now she must decide whether to turn him in or help him run. As the seventeen-year-old battles for his life, Gloria turns to the woman hell bent on bringing him to justice--prosecutor Kay Christiansen. Kay has built a solid record putting criminals behind bars and now, as she's about to ride the record to the city's top spot--Mayor of Houston--this new case could threaten everything she's worked for. But a mother's love knows no boundaries, and Gloria will have to face an ugly past and tackle painful secrets in an effort to save her son"--
Friends & foes by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Two female rivals in the American Baptist Coalition continually try to one-up each other, until one of them is accused of murder and the other may be the only one who can help hunt down the real killer
Sinners & saints by Victoria Christopher Murray( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams are each fighting to become the first lady of the National Baptist Association, until the current first lady steps in, a woman bigger, badder, and more devious than either of them
I know I've been changed by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Raedella Rollins left the dusty town of Sweet Poke, Arkansas, on a Texas-bound bus with four mismatched suitcases, a newsroom job offer, and a promise to herself: never look back. Now, less than a decade later, she's a top-rated talk show host, a celebrity news anchor, and fiancee to Houston's star councilman. The future looks bright for Rae, and Sweet Poke is nothing more than a distant memory. But now that she's reached the top, her ragtag family comes knocking. Mama Tee, the grandmother who raised her, calls with unwelcome family updates; and Shondella, her jealous older sister, guilts her into sending money. To Rae, nothing could be worse than an unexpected reunion with her over-the-top relatives. But when her picture-perfect life turns out to be an illusion, Rae's family calls her back to Sweet Poke and to the life she left behind. Can Rae let go of the pain of her childhood and open her heart to the healing that only faith and family can provide?
The perfect mistress by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 libraries worldwide
"The daughter of an adulterous father deals with the long-rippling effects of his actions in her own love life in this emotionally powerful novel by award-winning and national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Lauren Robinson knows exactly what it takes to be the perfect mistress. She had a front-row seat when she tagged along with her father on all of his extramarital trysts. She loved "keeping Daddy's special secrets," but many family members, especially her mother, consider her an accomplice in helping break up their family. Years later, Lauren's mother, Joyce, whose health is failing, cannot let go of the bitterness caused by her husband's philandering. She continues to blame Lauren, as does Lauren's brother. Joyce can't see past her anger and betrayal and has withheld her maternal affection from Lauren for most of her life. This emotional distance and Lauren's early dating experiences lead her to date married men ... That is until Dr. Matthew King enters the scene. Now poised to become a college president, Matthew is a former beau that left Lauren brokenhearted. He tries to show Lauren that he's a changed man since their college days. The two truly connect and their relationship quickly escalates. When Matthew proposes marriage, Lauren happily accepts, but as their very public engagement makes the news, someone is intent on sabotaging their relationship. Someone who watched her own marriage destroyed by Lauren, and won't be happy until she gives Lauren a taste of her own medicine. Can Lauren stop the cycle of destruction in time to salvage the only love she's ever known?"--
The devil is a lie by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Faith-based fiction doesn't get better than Billingsley's entertaining soaps, notable for their humor, wonderful characters, and challenging life situations that many readers, Christians or not, can identify with.--"Publishers Weekly."
Fortune & fame by Victoria Christopher Murray( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams have been through a lot together--from fighting for their husbands to become the head of the American Baptist Coalition to getting mixed up in a terrible murder. Now the frenemies have found themselves the stars of First Ladies, a much anticipated new reality television show. Jasmine balks at the idea of airing her dirty laundry on national TV, but Rachel sees it as the perfect opportunity to take her brand to the next level. And if Rachel is in, so is Jasmine. All the cast members are women of God--how much drama can there be? Rachel and Jasmine know their own pasts are murky, but they'll seem like choir girls when the secrets and sins of the others come to light. The two will once again have to form an unholy alliance to go up against these so-called godly women who see the show as their chance to take them down--at any cost.--Publisher's description
Say amen, again by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
A Houston congregation has a major scandal unfolding and the outspoken Rachel Jackson Adams, the pastor's wife, is at the heart of the drama
Everybody say Amen by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 libraries worldwide
When her husband hears God's call to become a preacher, Rachel Jackson Adams is distressed -- she grew up a preacher's daughter, and knows how difficult life under the microscope can be for a reverend's family. But hot-headed Rachel has toned down her wild ways, and for the sake of her marriage and her two children, she is now the reluctant first lady of Zion Hill, unafraid to rock the boat wi th her unconvent ional ideas for revi tal izing the church. When her son, Jordan, begins fighting at school, Rachel turns to the boy's father, Bobby -- Rachel's first love from years ago. Married now himself, there should be nothing between them except their concern for Jordan -- so why does seeing Bobby again feel so distractingly tempting? With her brothers facing dramas of their own, and her father, Reverend Simon Jackson, recovering from illness, Rachel must listen carefully to discover what God truly wants for her -- and to decide if Bobby is the lover of her dreams or the devil in disguise
A blessing & a curse by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
"First ladies of the Baptist church and sworn frenemies Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush are stunned to learn they may have more in common than they thought--like who's their daddy--in the scandalous new collaboration between national bestselling and award-winning authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. A heated American Baptist Coalition election. A murky murder cover-up. An outrageous reality TV show. What in heaven's name kind of drama will holy rivals Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush--prominent first ladies of the Baptist church--get themselves into next? Since he first met Jasmine, Rachel's father Simon Jackson has had a funny feeling about her. She eerily resembles his first teenage love. After doing some digging, Simon makes a shocking revelation--Jasmine may be his daughter. Rachel thinks the idea is absurd, but to pacify her ailing father, she sets out to debunk his theory. When Jasmine discovers what's going on, she heads to the Jackson Family Reunion in Smackover, Arkansas, in search of the truth. With her sidekick Mae Frances by her side, this big city girl isn't ready for the country ... or for the over-the-top family that she may have to claim as her own"--
Finding Amos by J. D Mason( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
After a lifetime of womanizing, making babies, and then disappearing and taking no responsibility for his actions, Amos Davis is now afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. After crashing his car, he is faced with the three daughters he abandoned. Amos was never there for Cass, the child of his mistress-- why should this talented cake maker be sweet to him now? Toya was deeply scarred by Amos's public denial of her existence-- will seeing him again send her further down a troubled path? Tomiko channels her pain into stories of the father she never knew-- will she ever risk her heart on real love?
Holy rollers by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Tiring of the abusive, cheating, or otherwise unfulfilling men in their lives, three long-time best friends masquerade as conservative women of faith in the hopes of finding responsible partners through their church
With friends like these by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Having established friendships with each other and an easy relationship with their group leader, Camille, Angel, Alexis, and Jasmine are reluctant to accept the two new girls who join their after school church youth group
A family affair by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Olivia Dawson gave up her dream of studying dance at Julliard to care for her ailing mother in the Houston housing projects. But when her mother learns that Olivia is sacrificing college for her, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that result in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well, and he's the powerful CEO of one of the country's richest corporations. Olivia seeks him out, looking for answers. But opening the past is more complicated than she or her father expected, and they find that the pain of yesterday's sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin
Nothing but drama by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Four teenaged girls from different backgrounds find faith and friendship after joining Good Girlz, an afterschool church youth group
The pastor's wife by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Raised by three aunts after the death of his grandmother, pastor Terrance finds himself targeted by their determined matchmaking efforts, which turn troublesome when Terrance falls for a troubled woman whom they find unsuitable
What's done in the dark : a novel by ReShonda Tate Billingsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
"Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband--especially with her best friend's man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened ... and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight."--
 
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Reshonda Tate-Billingsley American journalist
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