Deanna “Dee” Ramsey is NOT nosy, but things at Chicago’s River Jordan Church give her reasons to snoop. Trouble brews when feuding factions become TWO churches, sharing the building they’ve literally split down the middle.
After the separation, the Mothers Board quickly hires a handsome young single minister, Pastor Darnell Davis, who soon finds himself doing Romeo and Juliet with his rival’s only daughter! After an electrical fire disrupts the “Stupid Bowl Service,” Deanna overhears part of a conversation and learns that the fire was no accident.
Someone is plotting to destroy River Jordan! Dee rises to the challenge, working to uncover the plan and save the church. Amid fire and football, a “Baptismathon” and romance—can she keep Parting River Jordan from becoming the end of everything?
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ML Barnes has been a practicing word nerd for most of her life. She’s never met a bookstore that she didn’t like.
After being told by an agent that the novel was “good and very funny,” but that she wouldn't represent it, Mari created a publishing company—Flying Turtle Publishing—to get Parting River Jordan into print. Mari lives with her family in Hammond, Indiana.