Jacquelyn Taylor, a freelance writer from Chicago, joins the House of Prayer Church in Harlem to write an expose on the youth pastor. Though the New York Times calls Dr. Malcolm Irving "God's hope for America's troubled youth," Real Life magazine wants to know if he preaches the gospel or promotes his own agenda.
Jackie doesn't care one way or the other. A former call girl, fleeing an escort service, she feels the story about the preacher will hide her past, get her a promotion at the magazine, or a byline at the "Times." She doesn't know it will change her life.
When she meets Malcolm, there is an instant attraction. He is handsome, single, magnetic, and persistent. Can he help her with a missing brother, a murdered client, and an angry pimp who stalks her, eager for revenge?
Malcolm Irving has an unusual gift and can help more than Jackie realizes. He also has secrets that would shock the church. A lethally attractive, eloquent speaker, hounded by the media and in demand all over the world, he wants a wife more than anything else, and Jackie, with her provocative questions and guilty secrets, appeals to him at first sight. Could she be the woman for him? How can he get her to trust him? While ministering to gangsters, the homeless, and the bereaved, he sees the trouble ahead. Can he protect her from danger too? Set in Chicago, New York, Toronto, Pennsylvania, and Rio de Janeiro, and Europe, this heartwarming tale of a phenomenal preacher who falls for a "fallen" woman will delight you and inspire you from start to finish. "Jackie and the Preacher" is not like any novel you've read before. The characters are real and so is the message.