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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Farewell...

Being that this was to be the last novel written by E. Lynn Harris, I like I see many others were expecting way more than we possibly should have. I say this in meaning I don't think he was able to really and fully polish this to standards a majority of his work is accu...
Being that this was to be the last novel written by E. Lynn Harris, I like I see many others were expecting way more than we possibly should have. I say this in meaning I don't think he was able to really and fully polish this to standards a majority of his work is accustomed to. For example, there are subtle and major parts of the story that seem to not really explain much and leave you wondering. Jah's escape from the clutches of Seth seemed to just happen without much "force" from Bentley. We are treated to the phone conversation between Bentley and Sterling and then Jah is released with a standard, "If you say anything..." warning. Overall I loved the book once it got going and like one of my fellow reviewers it became a real page turner when the tempo picked up. Personally for me I can relate to the theme of fathers and sons after losing my own at a young age. And so this story was a great read of acceptance and love. I truly wish we had not lost such a poignant voice from the community of humanity. But we are still left with a lifetime of works that has spoken, stirred and healed a great many of our own pains. Thank you again Mr. Harris.

posted by digitaldove on July 28, 2010

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Trust in your father

In My Father's House by E. Lynn Harris
In My Father's House is an interesting book which brings previous invisible relationships between father and son and forces the reader to rethink his/her conceptions about father and son relationships. Drawing upon his relationshi...
In My Father's House by E. Lynn Harris
In My Father's House is an interesting book which brings previous invisible relationships between father and son and forces the reader to rethink his/her conceptions about father and son relationships. Drawing upon his relationship with his dad and his relationship with his mentee; Bentley L. Dean III finds his place in the world and tries to make one for his mentee Jah.
After making the decision to come out and no longer live the life his father wanted for him; Bentley decides to call off his wedding to Kim Boston, start his modeling agency and drive off into the sunset with Warren Stubbs. Unfortunate for Bentley; Warren has other schemes hatching under his hat. Putting his love life on hold for a second Bentley's modeling agency is financially cripple. It would take something short of a miracle to make this week's payroll. Picture Perfect modeling agency meets Sterling Sneed, an angel in disguise or Bentley's miracle? Mr. Sneed's boss is looking for a particular type of man who knows how to act like an adult and keep his mouth shut. Specifically fifteen of Bentley's best looking models, gay, bi or very open-minded to attend a party hosted by Prosperity Gentlemen's Club. A club with a membership fee of one million dollars and its membership list consist of celebrities, athletes, and politicians.
Bentley's mentee Jah is a young college student and hungry for love. When one of the models can't make the gig with Prosperity Gentlemen's Club Bentley ask Jah to fill in even though he prefers to show Jah the life in small doses. Before Bentley can digest it all Jah is in love, ready to leave school and move out of the state. But what happens in the name of love to Jah is enough to make him run back to school.
I enjoyed reading In My Father's House and getting to know this new host of characters. It was a fun story about fathers, men and sons. This book shared the same lesson I interpret from John 14:2 that if you trust and believe; your father will prepare a place for you.
Missy
3 book marks

posted by MissyMe on May 21, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Rachel

    Name: Sarah Rachel Chester (goes by Rachel)<p>
    Age: 13 <p>
    B-Day: March 31<p>
    Height: 4'5"<p>
    Hair color: strawberry blonde<p>
    Hair length: goes down to my waist<p>
    Face: roundish<p>
    Eye color: bright blue<p>
    Clothes: things pink, purple, or blue<p>
    Skin: tanish<p>
    Weight: about 60-70 pounds<p>
    Favorite color: purple<p>
    Favorite animal: wolf<p>
    Personality: bubbly, girly<p>
    Crush/GF: Layla<p>
    Anything else: just ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Layla's bio

    AGE~ 14. LOOKS ~ tan skin brown curly hair that reaches her shoulders. Dark brown eyes. 4ft 11 inches. People say I'm pretty. Eh. LIKES ~ Friends, music, 1D, writing, reading, helping people, making people laugh, dancing and singing (but I'm not good at it) and Rachel. DISLIKES ~ Bullies, sluts, vegtables, miley cyrus, chores, coffee and common unlikable things. PERSONALITY ~ Sweet, loving and sociable. Mean to people she doesn't like. Fun and funny. Kinda flirty. Ummm that's it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Girl

    Kis.sed guy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Rosa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Alexander

    You go there first*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    E Lynn did it again

    He was such a great writer. As usual I was pulled into the characters like I knew them personally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Todd

    Yep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Violet

    Are you on todd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    John

    Sits down. In the house is several soft cat beds and bowls with milk and water. The windows are made of fiberglass, and cannot be broken. The door is very thick and made of hard oak. There is a one-way cat door that goes inside, but not out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Pumpkyn

    Loved it !!!!! Mr. Harris has done it again. His open-mindedness is what made him a great writer. There is a message in this novel for all. Respect & forgiveness sometimes has to be earned. Sometimes parents have to make right what they have wronged.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    highly recommended

    another good book of the E Lynn Harris family

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!

    A must read. You will struggle to put this book down. It's amazing! Another winner by the late E Lynn Harris.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    One of my favorite authors!

    This was a good read. Im sad that E. Lynn is no longer with us!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Good Book!! Highly Recommended!!

    I love E Lynn Harris books. Hi books are never boring. We were lucky to have E Lynn Harris in our lives. May he R-I-P!

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Nice

    Pretty good read

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    The Best, So Good!

    First of all RIP Mr. E Lynn Harris your writings will be greatly missed! This book was some edge of your seat good reading. It will keep you hanging until the end and of course wanting more...and it just leaves me saying; what and who will I now read?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2010

    Must read

    E Lynn Harris has always been one of my favorite authors(he is missed) In my fathers house was a very good book. Although it had a lot of different twist to it. It would been nice to see Bentley Dean III find true love in all the turmoil and confusion in his life. I think Jah was blessed and to think Warren he was just a down right low down brother. To have seen Seth Sinclair fall to pieces would of been great. It is always interesting to see one climb the ladder and belittle so many people only to face the same ones on the way back down. Over all I enjoyed the book to the fullest hopefully a follow up book knocking Seth off his thorn will follow.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    OMG, jaw dropping action

    I just bacame an e lynn harris reader about 2 years ago and i can honestly say im loving it... I only have read basketball jones and too good to be true before reading in my fathers house. i love the suspence that played out in each and every story. In My Father's House is definately a book that everyone should read.

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  • Posted September 30, 2010

    Another Great Masterpiece

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it is extremely interesting how this story is being played out in the media in regards to Bishop Eddie Long, very eery indeed. I miss Mr. Harris sooo much :(

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    Posted November 7, 2010

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