God Don't Make No Mistakes by Mary Monroe picks right up where the previous novel, God Ain't Through Yet, left off. In the previous novel Pee Wee left Annette for another woman, leaving the story hanging in the air if the two would reconcile. Annette is willing to work on her marriage with Pee Wee but knows that it will take some time. Although Annette had an affair previously, it was nothing compared to the hurt that Pee Wee inflicted by actually leaving her for another woman. Just when things start looking up for the two, Lizzie,the woman Pee Wee left his wife, returns to the picture, bound and determined to get ahold of Pee Wee. When Annette hears the bombshell that Lizzie drops she wonders if her marriage will survive, or even if she will be able to move forward with her marriage.
Rhoda, Annette's best-friend, has problems of her own. Rhoda's daughter,Jade, is suffering a mental breakdown since her husband up and disappeared and served her with divorce papers. Not to mention she has a nasty urinary tract infection that she cannot seem to get rid off, but Jade does not let that stop her from going out and hanging with her friends. When Jade goes too far and pushes her mother to the brink, Rhoda kicks her out the house. Shortly thereafter it leads to a downward spiral of events that has Rhoda plotting on setting her daughter up to force her to see the error of her ways. The question is... will it backfire in the end?
God Don't Make No Mistakes by Mary Monroe was a good read. Although I enjoy Mary Monroe's writing style, I have to admit I am glad that she decided to end this series. I have been along for the entire ride of the "God" series, and I have grown to love each of these characters but enough is enough. One of my favorite novels by Ms. Monroe is The Upper Room, I would love to read more books such as this. I digress though, God Don't Make No Mistakes was a novel that had a lot going on within the pages. A lesson to truly get from this novel is when your child starts showing signs that are not abnormal for them; if they are adamant that they do not like someone, or they try to attempt to talk to you but refuse to tell you exactly what it is that is bothering them, DO NOT ignore them, because chances are there is a valid reason for this or their behavior. Take the time to listen to them and ask fact-finding questions. No matter how old your child/children are, please take the time out to listen and keep an open line of communication with your child.
The overall story was well written and kept me engrossed. Every page was drama filled. My main complaint, without trying to sound contradicting is that although I wanted the series to end, it just abruptly ended. From Annette's daughter being 12 years-old to her being 26 years-old. Aside from some minor editing issues in the uncorrected proof I read, this was a good read.
Reviewed by Leona