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NOBODY BUT YOU
“A story that tugs at the heartstrings.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Fast and fun and full of emotional thrills and sexy chills. Everything a racing romance should be!”—Roxanne St. Claire
“Not only does Francis Ray rock in this book but also you see a whole different side of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—Night Owl Romance
“A wonderful read.”—Fresh Fiction
UNTIL THERE WAS YOU
“Ms. Ray has given us a great novel again. Did we expect anything less than the best?”
—Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars)
“Crisp style, realistic dialogue, likable characters and [a] fast pace.” —Library Journal
THE WAY YOU LOVE ME
“A romance that will have readers speed-reading to the next tension-filled scene, if not the climax.”—Fresh Fiction
“Fans of Ray’s Grayson and Falcon families will be thrilled with the first installment in the new Grayson Friends series. And this is done very well…told with such grace and affection that this novel is a treat to read.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars)
“Francis Ray is, without a doubt, one of the Queens of Romance.”—A Romance Review
“Francis Ray’s graceful writing style and realistically complex characters give her latest contemporary romance its extraordinary emotional richness and depth.”—Chicago Tribune
“It’s a joy to read this always fresh and exciting saga.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 Stars)
“A pleasurable story...a well-developed story and continuous plot.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Like the previous titles in this series, Irresistible You is another winner…Witty and charming...Author Francis Ray has a true gift for drawing the reader in and never letting them go.”—Multicultural Romance Writers
DREAMING OF YOU
“A great read from beginning to end, it’s even excellent for an immediate re-read.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“An immensely likable heroine, a sexy man with a heart of gold, and touches of glitz and color, [this] is as unapologetically escapist as Cinderella. Lots of fun.”—BookPage
2. Madison and Wes both had busy, high-profile careers and were often apart. Can a marriage survive if the couple spends a great deal of time away from each other? How?
3. In researching I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, I interviewed a lot of women to ask if, given the same circumstances Madison faced, they would take Manda. The majority said yes. Some even related they'd grown up in a blended family. Others emphatically said no way. What is your opinion? Why?
4. Zachary helped Wes because he loved him, and because he was his half-brother. Are there occasions when family members ask too much? Was this one of those times? Initially what would you have done in Zachary's place?
5. How do you feel about older men/younger women, and younger men/older woman being in a relationship? Can it work? Do you immediately rule out a person because of age?
6. People often show the side of them that is most flattering. Do your friends really know the real "you" or do they only see what you want them to see?
7. Who holds your tomorrows? Why?
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Posted October 5, 2007
I absolutely loved this book. This was the second novel that I read by Francis Ray and I truly enjoyed it. She creates these colorful, richly drawn characters who find happiness, love, and serenity in places, and with people whom they least expected.I appreciated how Mrs. Ray introduced black protagonists in the novel who were members of the upper echelon. I enjoyed reading a novel about successful African-Americans. This novel was beautifully done and I look forward to reading other titles by this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2006
I loved this book, and I've read about 4 of her novels. I recommend her books and any by Brenda Jackson because they are so well written it makes you feel like you're there, and like you know the people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 9, 2004
Posted January 3, 2004
This is the first book i've read by this author. I enjoyed the story line and the plot. The secrets were pretty easy to figure out. Still I couldn't help allowing myself to think that somehow they weren't at all what I thought they were, but they were. I would recommend this book to other's.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2003
I loved the book, I was born and raised in Dallas and could relate to the areas around the city. I love when books are written around Dallas or in Texas. It's always nice also to see African American characters that you can relate to, middle to upper middle class and living large. Yet they still had their problems, which goes to show you money can't buy you love.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2003
It was good but it was kind of hard to believe that these things occured during a six week period. Zachary's secrets were also very predictable....not much thought was given too figure it out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 28, 2003
I really don't know why this book has received good reviews. Let me start by saying the only, and I do mean the only good quality about this book was the character developement. That's it. This book had no plot whatsoever. It was insanely predictable and nothing more given beyond what the book jacket read. The secrets that Zachary revealed so were easily detected very early on. But somehow the author painfully dragged it out to the very end as if to reveal a big secret. I'm referring to the two secrets that Zachary kept from the main character (the wife, can't remember her name). Furthermore, the narration was intrusive and didn't give the reader any credit for just being able to read the dialogue and understand the character's feeling. There simply was too much explanation of ther facial & body expressions in between simple dialogue exchanges. It was so exhautive to read simple dialogue exchanges. And the timeline of the entire book was about 6 weeks, it took over half the book to get through 1 simple week! There was too much of a death theme that connected all the characters. Like the child death's which affected the social worker; like the death of the wife of main's character's boss; like the death of miscarried baby; and finally the death of the main character's husband. This book made me fatigued and in my opinion it was poor overall. I would not recommend it at all.
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Posted April 5, 2003
I really enjoyed reading this book. I couldnt stop reading to find out what was going to happen next, this book had me asking myself if I was in the same situation could I do what she had the courage to do.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2002
I love the story by Francis Ray, I Know Who Holds tommorrow, Mrs.Ray definitely does Know Who Holds Tommorrow not only is her writing thought provoking it is truely, deep it is a deepness of thought and consciousness that touchs the soul at times it is so natural so flowing type of writing that allows the reader to develop a relationship with the characters that is natural not faked or forced, the people in I Know Who Holds tommorrow are people that you wish were friends of yours they are not perfect, they work hard, they love but they also stumble but through it all they maintain their core essence of being good people throughout. Breathtakingly awesome magnificiently brillant, there is nothing mainstream about this romantic novel, congradualtions to Mrs.Ray on a job well done. Francis Ray is a woman who truely does Know Who Holds Tommorrow just like her book their is no pretense to this self assured woman, Peace .Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2002
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (IKWHT) was a great book, in which the story line was well written. IKWHT was more realistic than any love story I've read in some time. Madison's character was exactly how most women respond to professional husbands. Zachary was a true friend and his character indicated exactly how dependable/reliable friends should be. Each character had story lines that made you really think about the people you encounter one on one, everyday. Zachary was my favorite (loved him) character. I hope McFadden would agree that God holds tomorrow, not man or child.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2002
I read this book over night. I planned to put it down and start back the next day, but I ended up finishing it at 7am. This book also had me crying several times during the night. I love reading and there are a lot of novels that I have had the pleasure of experiencing, but this novel takes the cake. It was one of the most emotionally involving stories I have ever read. It conjured emotions from my own life that I had surpressed (I guess that's why I was crying so much!). If you want to read something that will completely draw you in, read I Know Who Holds Tomorrow. It was so good, that I have no more words....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 19, 2002
I saw this book in the library, and picked it up with no intention of reading it. (Don't ask why, long story!) I read one page of it that night, after getting the book, and I couldn't put it down. It completely held me to the very last page. That book was a page-turner, although I admit, I haven't real any other novels by Francis Ray, I think by far she out did herself with this one; after reading this one I plan too read more novels by her. I'm an avid reader, so reading this book was no biggie. I fell in love with Zach, he was such a sweet heart. If there are any GOOD BOOKS anyone plans on reading, then its got too be this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2002
What a wonderful book to read on the weekend and share with others to. I couldn't put this awesome book down and had to tell everyone about it. This book will make my gift list this year for sure. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow brings characters like, Madison, Wes, Manda, Mr.& Mrs. Reed and many more to center stage. It's filled with drama, suspense, love, etc. It's a book that keeps you on the edge of your sit for sure. You'll come to see what lies, mistrust and disloyality can do to relationships. This book teaches you how to live in the moment, through it all and claim the power and victory. Ultimately, you learn what it means to forgive someone you love, when they've destroyed your trust and love for them. I look forward to reading this beauitfully written book again soon. Francis out did herself on this one for sure. My book club had a wondeful heated discussion about this book and yours will too. BRAVO Francis.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2002
I must say this book was excellent. I found myself engolfed in the story just after reading the first few pages. I have never heard of Francis Ray before but this book has definitely made an impression on me. This book was excellent. The charaters, the lies, the lessons and more importantly the love that prevailed is what made this book a winner to me. I'm a man and many times reading this book I wanted to cry. I just could not put it down...had to keep reading. I think with my busy 9-5 schedule I read it in a week...and it was a 4 day 4th of july weekend as well. Again...everyone needs to read this book. I'm looking forward to reading Turning Point now...i'm hooked on Ray and her work!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2002
I usually don't do this but this book was so good I had to let you know! I've read alot of books but this one was different it was something I think anyone can enjoy. I am going to get her other books because this one was great! I picked this book but wasn't really sure I wanted it and I am so happy I did purchase it, it was worth every penny. Well done!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 8, 2002
I came across this book by accident, but once i picked it up, i was not able to put it down until it was done a day later. I fell in love with Zachary!! Wonderful, wonderful book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.