The Pastor's Daughter

The Rose of Ebony Series

Christian - Fiction
69 Pages
Reviewed on 09/26/2015
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Author Biography

Tshombye Kentrell Ware, raised in Albany, Ga. A young man endowed with creativity, moved to the city of Macon Georgia, to continue his education. Upon graduation from high school, the creativity emerged. This led to the creation of a Christian CD entitled "L.O.C" The Love of Christ. A few years afterwards, TK turned down an athletic scholarship to a school in Kansas and chose to continue his education at a junior college in the state of Alabama. While obtaining studies at the local college in Andalusia, TK became drawn to particular classes that promoted his creativity. These included Psychology, English, and History courses just to name a few. As the years progressed, so did his creativity, which led to his inspired creations through writing, motivational speaking, poetry, and acting.

An author of several poetic inspirations, fiction, and non fiction books, whereas several made it to the best selling list. T.K.Ware was also an actor in the musical Christian film, "Writing Christmas Cool."

"If something I write or have written can help someone make it through the day, then my writing is with purpose.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Pastor’s Daughter (The Rose of Ebony) by TK Ware is an inspirational fiction story. Nineteen-year-old Ebony is pregnant. The father is a married man. That’s not the worst of it. You see, Ebony’s father is the Pastor and the man who has fathered her baby is also a member of the church. While she tries to keep the pregnancy secret while she decides what to do, emotions are getting the better of her. Facing shame, she makes a threat, that she is going to tell everyone and take the consequences, but soon sees things from another side when she calms down. Unfortunately, the truth will out and Ebony finds herself having to confess. What will the consequences be? Will her parents take her side or disown her?

The Pastor’s Daughter (The Rose of Ebony) by TK Ware was something of a thought provoking tale. Being a short story, a lot was fitted into a small space and it did move rather quickly but that’s no bad thing. I liked the way the book was written – chapters telling of the girl's plight interspersed with confessions from Ebony herself, written in the first person. It gave a lot of depth and meaning to the story and made you see things not just as an outsider but as a confidante, from a more privileged position.

It is a Christian book but the messages contained within are not aimed solely at the Christian community. At one point during a confessional, Ebony asks that we not judge her and that is something that happens all too quickly these days – people being judged and tried before they have had a chance to tell their side. I enjoyed the book very much, the characters were developed in such a way that it was easy to identify with them and the storyline is one that is all too common these days. A good book, I would recommend it to anyone who likes short stories.

Milton Kelly: Author, Fre

T.K Ware allow God guide his hand with the angelic pen to create a life lesson sermon into a novella talking about sins. Ebony Rose the daughter of Bishop Rose who is the Pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church have a secret that she was ashamed to tell anyone especially her parents and Church Family. Ebony realized that she made a terrible mistake by not only having sex but she had a lustful experience with the Assistant Pastor who is married. She ended up pregnant and Minister David Franco wanted her to get an abortion. When she told him that she is keeping the baby, he started to verbally abuse Ebony and put the blame on her of trying to destroy his marriage. He even offer to give her money to get rid of their unborn child but she refuse. After Ebony was upset with Minister Franco for acting like a jerk, she ended up in a car accident and lost her baby. Her Mother and Father were upset that she was pregnant and lost the baby. When they found out who was responsible for their daughter Ebony condition, they were so furious. It took the God in Bishop Rose from strangling his Assistant Pastor. He decided to let God handle it.

Mr. T.K. Ware did an awesome job of creating a wonderful story by shortcomings and renewal. There were so many sermon bullets that minister to me personally. God loves us daily regardless of our sins. God loves the person but He hate the sin. The blood of Jesus will prepare us as believers of Christ to have the right standing with God. If we decide to repent our sins by seeking Him from our sincere heart. After that God will hear our petitions and forgive us. That's a kinda God he is. In our Christian walk that we all have fallen short of the glory of God. So none of us have the right to judge others or clean someone's else house when our is dirty. Also there is not a perfect Church or Perfect Christians. The Church is a hospital for sinners. We go to church to receive our spiritual surgery that is in The Word of God preached and teaches by the Man/Woman of God. We suppose to love one another and not tear each other down to demonstrate the love of Christ through us. We should let our light shine so others can see the Christ in us.

The character of Evangelist Michael Allen. We all can learn from his sermon about evil. He teaches the readers that Satan is the source of evil but evil really defines as morally wrong, immoral, and wicked. Most often we as Christians, we don't realized that the Lord sees everything and eventually it will be exposed. Most evil doers are us Church folks but we allow ourselves to blame the devil. God isn't pleased at all and He wants us to go into repentance mode. We need to go to our secret closet and repent all of our sins so we can be washed in the Blood of The precious Lamb. Ebony Rose blames herself for the mistakes that she made especially since she is the Pastor's daughter. She might allow herself to take that bait of a lustful act with a married man but it takes two to tangle. I really love the Character of Ebony Rose that she admit that she was wrong and willing to repent her sins. This story have a powerful messages about living in sins, redemption, forgiveness and renewal. I also love that facts that Bishop and first Lady Rose supported their daughter Ebony during her trials and tribulations. Regardless of what we are going through our story is not over but it is be rewritten By God. For God to rewrite our story, we must allow ourselves to not to be stuck in the past and move forward. He is created us as a walking testimony to encourage others who are dealing with their shortcomings. Confessions to the Lord is not only good for the soul but it will helps us to renew our minds and actions. Please read this.

Dee Cherry- Goodreads

First of all, I would like to send a warm thanks to T.K. Ware for generously gifting me this book. Although he stated a review was not necessary, I felt that I should say something other than thank you to show my appreciation.
I found this to be an astonishing read discussing a situation that occurred involving Ebony Rose, the pastor's daughter. In these few pages, serious issues were discussed-& although the content was heavy, the style in which it was delivered made this a smooth flowing read. Character's emotions were felt as the storyline touched on a sensitive topic....This was a good read that I recommend to all

JReader- Goodreads

This is a thought-provoking read. The title alone caught my attention and pushed me to read. The first chapter throws you right in the climatic-drama driven book, with heart-felt confessions. This book is a story about a young girl's struggle with the stigmata that comes alone with being a preacher's kid, and the troubles that could arise from temptation.

Jessica

The Pastor's Daughter is a novella (about 50 pages) about a pastor's daughter who had a relationship with a married man and became pregnant. I like this book because it tackles an issue that is not dealt with much in the church: fornification. Although many churches rightly advise against sex outside of marriage, they do not talk much about what should happen if someone is found guilty of such a sin.

The writing style of the novella did not grasp me as much as I wanted it to, but that can be a difficult task in such a small novella. Ware shows incredible promise of becoming a wonderful inspirational writer

Alyssa

This was a nice, short read that was packed with a few life lessons.