The HALLELUJAH LOVE Series (in order): Sex In The Sanctuary, Love Like Hallelujah, A Preacher’s Passion, Heaven Right Here, Reverend Feelgood, Heaven Forbid, Divine Intervention, The Eleventh Commandment, A Date With Destiny, and First Husband in 2016!
This is where it all begins. Sex In The Sanctuary is the first novel in the HALLELUJAH LOVE series. While each book is written to stand alone, reading the series in order provides a deeper perspective of everything that’s going on…
As first lady of Kingdom Citizen’s Christian Center, Vivian Montgomery has it all: a beautiful home, lovely children, and a pastor husband who makes her shout Hallelujah–and not just in church. There’s no doubt Pastor Montgomery has a healthy appreciation for the Lord and for the pleasures of the flesh, namely his wife’s flesh. If only Vivian’s best friend, Tai, was so blessed…
A first lady herself, Tai’s husband, King, is pastor of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. But with two affairs under his belt, Tai wonders just what “progressive” means. In fact, she strongly suspects her husband is at it again. Now she can follow her mother-in-law’s example and threaten to shoot any would-be-husband-stealing floozies, or she can take Vivian’s advice and listen for God’s instruction. But Tai’s husband isn’t the only one fighting temptation…
“Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. You won’t either.”
Shades Of Romance Magazine
“While this story is heartfelt and at times dire, nothing compares to its laugh-out-loud moments…”
Dawn R., Rawsistahs Book Club Review
“A fantastic read that deals with celibacy, obsession, sisterhood and forgiveness.”
Books 2 Read Magazine
With infidelity behind them, Tai’s marriage to her pastor husband, King, is stronger than ever. Even when King’s ex-lover, Tootie, comes back to town, Tai keeps her cool…until she hears Tootie has a teenage son no one knew existed–a son who could be King’s. Tai is determined to know who the boy’s father is, and enlists the help of her best friend Vivian to find out the truth. But what they discover is more than either of them ever wanted to know.
Vivian must also deal with the return of her husband’s former assistant, a woman who believes that if it wasn’t for Vivian, she would have been first lady of Kingdom Citizens Christian Center. Millicent’s back too, just in time for the marriage of Hope and Cy, the man she thought she’d be marrying. So what happens when love feels more like harried hell instead of hallelujah? There’s only one way to find out…
“A very good sequel to Sex in the Sanctuary. It picks up where the first book ended. I enjoyed the way Lutishia kept the plot going…and the way the story flowed…
Jackie for Urban-Reviews.com
“Lovely does a wonderful job updating readers on the lives of their favorite pastors and their wives. (The book) will make you laugh and shout out loud…”
Priscilla C. Johnson for APOOO Book Club
Passion Perkins is hot to trot. After being celibate for five long years, she’s ready, willing, and able to end her drought. But she’s also determined to hold out for Mr. Right…a man her friends say doesn’t exist—until Lavon Chapman walks into her life: a powerful man who has come to the community to film an inspirational DVD about Passion’s minister, Reverend Stanley Lee, and his fiery wife, Carla Lee. But Lavon is only in town for eight weeks…
Passion is now on a mission to make Lavon her husband and to end her celibacy…and not necessarily in that order. But she’s not the only one. It seems Reverend Lee, though a master in the pulpit is a dud between the sheets, so Carla Lee has Lavon in her sights—and is determined to end up on top. Before long, other members of the church community are entangled in scandals of their own, and while some are getting busy in service to the Lord, others are just simply getting busy…
Lovely boldly steps into the den with all that is taboo within churches…Many of their foibles appear to be ripped from present-day headlines and wrapped in creativity. This is a remarkably crafted novel and a tremendous read.”
Robin R. Pendleton, Romantic Times Book Review
“Lutishia Lovely has done it again…a must read.”
Jackie for Urban-Reviews.com (Top Shelf, 5 out of 5 stars)
Lutishia Lovely brought Passion to church and set it on fire!”
Pat G’Orge-Walker, Essence Bestselling Author
“An excellent read.”
Readers With Attitude Book Club
Heaven Right Here
When it comes to being fruitful and multiplying, the members of Kingdom Citizens Christian Center are on it–and no one tells their sexy, scandalous stories like Lutishia Lovely. . .
When Stacy Gray meets friends for lunch, the last thing she expects to be served is legal papers suing her for custody of her son, Darius Jr. As far as Stacy’s concerned, when Darius Sr. chose to be with his male lover, he lost his chance at fatherhood. But when an unexpected crisis strikes, and an obsessed fan threatens more than Darius’s music career, the battling parents may have to grow up. . .
Cy and Hope Taylor are struggling to conceive, so when Hope sees her former nemesis, Millicent, talking on television about life as a wife and new mother, jealousy rears its ugly head. Then Cy rekindles his friendship with Millicent and needless to say, Hope is definitely more peeved than pleased. As baby mama drama shakes up the saints, everyone better pray for mercy. . .
“There is no competition when it comes to literature in this genre. Ms. Lovely wins hands down with the ‘Hallelujah Love’ series.”
Amazon Reviewer Minister Chapman-Harris, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – 5 star review
“A stellar job well done.
AAMBC (African-Americans On The Move Book Club)
“A great read but most of all, a great story!”
Debra Owsley, Simply Said Book Accessories
Nathaniel “Nate” Thicke is a preaching prodigy. At only twenty-eight years old, he’s the senior pastor of Gospel Truth Church In addition to carrying on the preaching tradition begun by his great-grandfather, Nate is also just plain carrying on, wherever the spirit–and the flesh–lead him. And when it leads him to three women from the same family, bickering and backstabbing follow…
Content with having his pick of the flock, Nate is surprised to discover he’s fallen head-over-heels in love, and decides to become a one-woman man. But the other ladies aren’t about to give him up so easily. They’re prepared to do whatever it takes to get their man back–even if it means adding a few more shocking sins to their list…
“Lovely once again expertly illuminates the wacky world of the devout and devoutly devilish.”
“I enjoyed this book and recommend it for readers who want to read a book that will grab and hold their attention…”
In Lutishia Lovely’s page-turning new novel, a scandalized church congregation enlists a new leader to heal the fallout of their fallen pastor—but they may be out of the frying pan and into the fire…
Still reeling from the disgrace their former pastor left in his wake, members of Gospel Truth Church need someone who can restore order. Enter Reverend Doctgor Pastor Bishop Overseer Mister Stanley Obadiah Meshach Brook, Jr., who quickly sets up a code of ethics so strict even Jesus might not pass muster! When the new rules send much of the flock fleeing, Reverend Doctor O turns to Reverend Stanley Lee and his wife, Passion, to lead a revival.
But the church isn’t the only that needs reviving…so does Stanely’s libido. Passion was celibate for five years before marrying, and is not happy that her husband’s lackluster wedding night performance has become the rule, not the exception. Desperate to make her marriage work, Passion turns to Reverend Doctor O’s wife, Maxine, for advice. But Maxine is busy trying to clean out the skeletons in her own marital closet, because even the holiest have secrets…
“As always, this story will make you laugh, cry, and shout as you turn each page…”
5 Stars, APOOO Book Club
“Lutishia is destined to become a favorite among phenomenal authors.”
Romantic Times Review