cover image God Ain't Through Yet

God Ain't Through Yet

Mary Monroe, . . Kensington/Dafina, $24 (326pp) ISBN 978-0-7582-3859-7

Monroe tacks on another witty and wise installment to her God series (God Ain't Blind ; etc.), picking up after Annette Davis's disastrous affair with a con man. This time out, Annette's long-suffering “perfect husband,” Pee Wee, turns the tables and dumps Annette for his barbershop's manicurist, Lizzie Stovall. Annette feels especially betrayed because she'd helped Lizzie, a former classmate, get that job. But life must go on, and after Lizzie and Pee Wee move in together, Annette embarks on a questionable affair with an old flame and worries about her 11-year-old daughter, who's growing up way too fast. Also making waves is Jade Marie, whose marriage to milquetoast LaVerne takes a shocking turn. If this raunchy and rambunctious book is any indication, Monroe's series has a lot of life left in it. (June)