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A Good Man
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"A Good Man earns a place at the top of the to-be-read pile." --USA Today

Sonya Richardson can't resist starring on a hit reality dating show to give America a taste of what a real black woman is like. The former celebrity pro athlete is breaking all of "Hunk Or Punk's" rules, refusing to bling-up like a diva, and tackling whatever drama her suitors have in store. But one contestant is throwing Sonya off her game. He's kind, way too easy to spill her secrets to--and giving her the type of hope she hasn't felt in a long time. . .

Widowed former pastor John Bond knows he's the show's "designated white guy," expected to fail every challenge and be gone in a month. He also knows he has to take risks to find love again. Now Sonya is inspiring him to do whatever it takes to stay in the running, win her heart. . .and prove their dreams can be a reality.

"Readers will be cheering for all of Murray's characters to find their joy." --RT Book Reviews (A TOP PICK)

"Murray's wonderful characters, caring perspective, humor, and the story's fabulous ending make this a winning read." --Booklist

"Deceptively light but ocean-deep. . .readers should brace for a three-hanky finale." --Publishers Weekly
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11/14/2013
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J.J. Murray. (2013). A Good Man. Kensington Books.

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J.J. Murray. 2013. A Good Man. Kensington Books.

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J.J. Murray, A Good Man. Kensington Books, 2013.

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J.J. Murray. A Good Man. Kensington Books, 2013. Web.

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Sonya Richardson can't resist starring on a hit reality dating show to give America a taste of what a real black woman is like. The former celebrity pro athlete is breaking all of "Hunk Or Punk's" rules, refusing to bling-up like a diva, and tackling whatever drama her suitors have in store. But one contestant is throwing Sonya off her game. He's kind, way too easy to spill her secrets to--and giving her the type of hope she hasn't felt in a long time. . .

Widowed former pastor John Bond knows he's the show's "designated white guy," expected to fail every challenge and be gone in a month. He also knows he has to take risks to find love again. Now Sonya is inspiring him to do whatever it takes to stay in the running, win her heart. . .and prove their dreams can be a reality.

"Readers will be cheering for all of Murray's characters to find their joy." --RT Book...
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"Readers will be cheering for all of Murray's characters to find their joy." --RT Book Reviews (A TOP PICK)

"Murray's wonderful characters, caring perspective, humor, and the story's fabulous ending make this a winning read." --Booklist

"Deceptively light but ocean-deep. . .readers should brace for a three-hanky finale." --Publishers Weekly
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        In this deceptively light but ocean-deep sendup of dating and reality television, Murray (I’ll Be Your Everything) takes a fun, reflective look at interracial relationships. Sonya Richardson, a retired WNBA star, reluctantly agrees to serve as a role model for black women on a show where 12 men compete for the hand of a “Nubian princess in search of her boo.” (“Why not Nubian queen?” Sonya immediately retorts, the first of many stereotype-deflating moments.) John Bond, a white widower from Alabama, signs onto the show as one of Sonya’s suitors. In the ensuing melee, the pair must find their own way amid religious concerns and painfully revealed secrets. Murray slips in references to C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters at the occasional expense of plausibility, but the religious elements are always uplifting and never overbearing, and readers should brace for a three-hanky finale. Agent: Evan Marshall, the Evan Marshall Agency.

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