Synopses & Reviews
Capri, Lexi, Jermane, Angel, and Jewel are back with more mayhem and madness, and they are still trying to keep the faith!
Lexi has run off and eloped, cheating Jewel out of planning Lexi's wedding and shining the spotlight on Jewel's new event planning business. In the meantime, Jewel is delighted that her guy Kevin, a UPS delivery man, is moving on up into management.
Angel and her boyfriend, Octavio, have joined a new church and are trying to deal with their interracial relationship-but will differences in their faith draw them closer or pull them apart?
Jermane and her husband, Rex, are still together and thinking up new ways to keep their marriage fresh and hot despite Rex's workaholism and his wandering eye.
Lexi and Capri are getting ready to open their law firm, Reynolds and Stanton. Will their friendship survive their new business partnership?
Just when they think that everything has fallen into place, these five friends are forced to trust God as they find themselves in unexpected situations and facing new challenges. The Sunday Brunch Diaries explores what happens when your prayers are answered but you wind up getting a whole lot more than you bargained for.
"Channeling Tyler Perry's tragicomic sensibility (there is even a Madea figure), Jarrett delivers the goods in this light, entertaining follow-up to Sunday Brunch. Five women, all lawyers and longtime friends, live the good life both materially and spiritually in Houston. Capri is an NBA wife who isn't thrilled with the limelight; Lexi is a newlywed; Jewel is dealing with 'baby mama drama'; Angel has just begun attending Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church; and Jermane struggles to help her husband deal with a professional and personal crisis. While tragic circumstances ensue, Jarrett keeps the humor coming and always emphasizes God's power to redeem even the worst situations. Jarrett definitely does not disappoint readers who enjoy escaping into a world of beautiful people who wear designer clothes, eat at fashionable restaurants and live in luxury homes. While this novel is arguably by, for and about black women, a much wider audience is sure to delight in getting to know this fun group of Christian characters. (Sept. 9)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
NORMA L. JARRETT, an honors graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, is the author of Sunday Brunch and Sweet Magnolia. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Reading Group Guide
1. What adjustments do you believe Lexi had to make once she went from being single to married life? Do you think marriage changes the dynamics of married and single friendships?
2. When Angel explained her reasons for changing her membership to Lakewood Church, why do you think Jewel wasnt so accepting? When and under what circumstances do you think it is appropriate to consider changing your church membership?
3. When a person acquires more responsibility in their lives, how do they continue to make God a priority? How does a person maintain that balance?
4. Do you think men are less likely to forgive a hurtful pass than women? Why or why not?
5. How do you think Kevin should have handled the issues between Jewel and his ex-wife? Do you think Jewel had a fair assessment of the circumstances?
6. Why do you think Anthony Stanton had such a strong reaction to his championship loss?
7. Why do you think the men did not openly demonstrate their prayer life until their trip to Las Vegas?
8. What do you think are the spiritual benefits of keeping a journal?
9. Do you think Rex should have remained with the law firm after finding out the impropriety of his father-in-laws business?
10. Are there any prayers in The Sunday Brunch Diaries that affected you personally?
11. How do you believe couples in this century can improve communication?
12. What are some of the most common issues facing couples of this generation that would threaten their union?
13. Do you think many married men go to strip clubs? What do you think prompts such behavior? Do most people view that as an addiction or do they excuse it away?
14. What scriptures do you rely on during a time of crisis?