In this hilarious send-up of church life, the husband-hungry members of the Oh Lawd Why Am I Still Single church group have gathered to complain about the slim pickings in their little town of Pelzer, South Carolina. And newcomer Birdie Tweet may offer just the opportunity they're looking for. . .
Birdie's love life was bleak until she received a phone call from Lyon Lipps, an irresistible Afro-Latino hunk. Unbeknownst to Birdie, he's also a con artist who has seduced countless women. Now he's found Jesus and wants to reconnect with good Sister Tweet. But when Birdie passes around Lyon's photo, which is actually his mug shot, several ladies in the church group recognize him. . .
The ladies devise a plan for revenge that will also improve their chances of meeting men. They're going cruising aboard the aptly named ship, Desperation of the Seas. And they plan to trick Lyon into sailing along with them. Soon, they're riding a wave of bickering, betrayal, and unholy behavior, with plenty of laughs--and a few genuine revelations--along the way. . .
"A winner!" --Angela Benson, author of Sins of the Father
"Page-turning laughs, a soul-stirring message, and characters you won't soon forget. . .after reading Cruisin' on Desperation, your cruise through life and faith will never be the same." --Stacy Hawkins Adams, author of Worth a Thousand Words
"Gut-splitting laughter and a strong spiritual message." --Jacquelin Thomas
Pat G’Orge-Walker is the Essence® bestselling author of almost a dozen novels and contributed a short story to the anthology Proverbs for the People. Growing up a preacher’s kid gave G’Orge-Walker a quirky perspective on the church community and inspired her to create a one-woman comedy show centering on Sister Betty, an elderly super saint whose un-Christian-like behavior blocks her blessings. With the success of the Sister Betty comedy show, G’Orge-Walker turned her humor and imagination to writing. Visit her online at SisterBetty.com, Twitter @ PGOrgeWalker, and Facebook.