December 2008 Book: Chosen

December 2008 Members’ Selection

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Discussion: February 21, 2009

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Members’ Selection: December 2008

Book: Chosen

Author: Patricia Haley – Release Date: 1/6/09

Review: February 21, 2009

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The inspirational first novel from #1 Essence bestselling author Patricia Haley’s series based on the popular biblical kings David and Solomon. After Dave Mitchell abandoned his wife and business partner, Madeline, and their four children for a younger woman, the battle between his two families began. Dave’s oldest son, Don, had been groomed from birth to take over his dad’s business. Nothing prepared Don for the shock of his father’s decision to appoint his inexperienced half brother, Joel, as CEO of the multi-million-dollar ministry.

Confused, Don flees the country to become his own man, while Madeline won’t go down without a fight. Seeking to regain control of the business for her family, Madeline tries to sabotage Joel’s every move. But as the ministry grows and charismatic Joel captures the nation’s attention, his hunger for power and lust just might be his downfall….

Patricia Haley Bio
Patricia Haley, national bestselling author of Nobody’s Perfect, Blind Faith, Baby Blues, and No Regrets is a trailblazer in the mainstream faith-based fiction genre. She self-published her debut novel, Nobody’s Perfect, in 1998 and immediately sold nearly 20,000 copies in an industry where selling 5,000 copies is highly regarded. Her faith-based novel was the first of its kind to repeatedly make numerous national best sellers list, including #1 on the Essence (African-American) bestselling list.

Originally from Rockford , IL , Patricia now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Jeffrey. With an engineering degree from Stanford Univ. and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the Univ. of Chicago , readers are often surprised to hear that Patricia is writing faith-based fiction, given her technical and business background.