A Family Affair - A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters

A Family Affair - A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters

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by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
     
 
Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction "tackles some of life’s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach

Overview

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction "tackles some of life’s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations.

With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his "real" wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476755427
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
75
Sales rank:
70,198
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced three hit novels, Sinners & Saints, Friends & Foes, and Fortune & Fame. Visit ReShondaTateBillingsley.com, meet the author on Facebook at ReShondaTateBillingsley, or follow her on Twitter @Reshondat.

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A Family Affair - A Free Preview of the First 7 Chapters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read the rest!! Reshonda never dissapoints!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the full book it is just a sample and the book is like 12.00 or so. I didn't buy it, the story didn't seem that good.
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