Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Ex Files~ by Victoria Christopher Murray

"A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;"

~Ecclesiastes 3:4

The Ex Files is about four women that handle their recent heart breaks in four different ways. One falls apart, one wants revenge, one turns cold, and the other tries to move on. These four women, previously strangers, are brought together by their pastor to for a prayer group and offer each other support. While none of them think it is necessary or really want to be there this group will affect them in ways that none of them were prepared for.

This book was a very thought provoking book. It shows the suffering and pain of losing someone in the stories of each of the women, but also the triumph that can come from surrendering and putting aside the hurt and looking beyond the pain to the one who never leaves.


Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking quite an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, New York, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton Institute in Virginia where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating from Hampton, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA.Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before she decided to test her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call.Victoria originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining and compelling as any of the books on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”In 2000, Time Warner published Temptation. Temptation made numerous best sellers list across the nation and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.Since Temptation, Victoria has written four other novels: JOY, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, and A Sin and a Shame. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers; her last three each reaching #1. In addition, Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and in 2006, she was awarded the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being the pioneer in African American Christian Fiction.

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1 comment:

amyanne said...

I’m putting together the blog tour for book 2 in The Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series. You reviewed book 1, A Valley of Betrayal.

Will join us for A Shadow of Treason also?

Amy Lathrop
Assistant to Tricia Goyer