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Join us at Yorktown Center for a signing of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s books “Sister Friends Forever” and “The Woman God Created You to Be” | June 17th | 2pm CST

June 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

June 17th | 2pm CST

Sister Friends Forever | Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Woman God Created You to Be | Kimberla Lawson Roby

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




his emotional novel from a New York Times bestselling author follows four lifelong friends as each faces a crisis in family, love, and forgiveness. 

Serena, Michelle, Kenya, and Lynette have been best friends since they were small children. And as sister friends forever, they have always been there for one another, through good times and bad, no matter what.

This year is a crucial turning point for each woman. Serena, still single, is questioning why love hasn’t found her yet. Michelle is engaged and ready to walk down the aisle—until an old flame strolls back into her life. Kenya is happily married, but at the same time, her husband’s ex-wife won’t allow them or their family to live in peace. And Lynette’s divorce from her cheating husband has her nervously dating for the first time in well over a decade.

During this difficult period, their friendship will be tested like never before. Yet it is that sisterly love that they will need . . . more than ever.




Kimberla Lawson Roby admits that for years, she wasn’t being the real woman God created her to be. Yes, she has always loved God and tried her best to honor Him, but what she eventually discovered was that building and maintaining her own personal relationship with God–and making Him her top priority–was the key to finding joy in all areas of her life.

Now, in The Woman God Created You to Be, Kimberla has bravely–and transparently–written about her flaws, fears, and failures, as well as her faith, courage, and successes. From experiencing divorce to marrying her soulmate of twenty-nine years…from hopelessly searching for the perfect job to becoming a New York Times bestselling author…from suffering in silence with anxiety to concentrating on self-care…from struggling with the loss of her mom to finding strength, comfort, peace. and understanding–Kimberla takes you on a journey that will help you do the following:

● Become the Best Spiritual You (Seven Days Per Week)

● Become the Best Personal You (Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically)

● Become the Best Professional You (Without Jeopardizing Your Faith)

Kimberla reminds us that when we trust and depend on God–heart, mind, and soul–He will empower us to do more than we ever thought imaginable. He will help us see that we are more than enough, and that He has already given us everything we need to become the women He created us to be–spiritually, personally, professionally…and beyond.




Kimberla Lawson Roby is a New York Times & USA Today Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Writing & Publishing Mentor, and Podcast Host. She has published 29 books, including her faith-based nonfiction title, THE WOMAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE: Finding Success Through Faith – Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally and her novels, such as SISTER FRIENDS FOREVER, A CHRISTMAS PRAYER, THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, and CASTING THE FIRST STONE, and she has a strong passion for helping women become the best they can be in all areas of their lives. Kimberla has sold more than 3 million copies of her books, she is the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, and in 2020, she was named by USA Today as one of the 100 black novelists you should read. Kimberla has been featured in numerous magazines and newspaper publications, such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Essence, Ebony, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Writer’s Digest, Publishers Weekly, and The Writer to name a few. Also, after receiving numerous rejection letters for her first novel from both literary agents and publishers, Kimberla founded her own company, Lenox Press, and it was then, that she self-published her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. She also self-published her nonfiction book, and she is the founder of Successful Women of Faith, LLC. Kimberla resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.


June 17, 2023
2:00 pm
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