Trouble Don't Last Always

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Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. She points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping to find a new beginning. When her car breaks down in Louisiana, Lilly finds unexpected employment as the caregiver for a wealthy neurosurgeon named Adam Wakefield, who lost his sight in a recent carjacking. At first, this handsome, brooding man reminds her too much of the angry husband she left ...
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Overview

Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. She points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping to find a new beginning. When her car breaks down in Louisiana, Lilly finds unexpected employment as the caregiver for a wealthy neurosurgeon named Adam Wakefield, who lost his sight in a recent carjacking. At first, this handsome, brooding man reminds her too much of the angry husband she left behind and she reminds him of how far he has fallen from the self-assured man he once was. But as the two spend long days together, an unexpected bond develops--one that will be deeply tested. For Lilly must confront her violent husband before she can ever hope to move on and truly discover a second chance at life and love.

This stunning story is gripping and unforgettable tale told with Francis Ray's trademark emotion and passion.
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In the latest from prolific author Ray (Somebody's Knocking at My Door), Lilly Crawford files for divorce from her abusive husband and hopes to start life anew in Louisiana with another man, but no such luck; her husband reappears and creates chaos. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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"Definitely recommended."

-Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman

"With flair, Francis Ray gives each character immense heart and humanity. . .an engaging novel about family. It deserves a coveted spot on every reader's bookshelf."

-Yolanda Joe, bestselling author of The Hatwearer's Lesson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250000347
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 988,445
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Ray

Francis Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Tempation, among many other romances. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she is a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lives in Dallas.

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Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. She points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping to find a new beginning. When her car breaks down in Louisiana, Lilly finds unexpected employment as the caregiver for a wealthy neurosurgeon named Adam Wakefield, who lost his sight in a recent carjacking. At first, this handsome, brooding man reminds her too much of the angry husband she left behind and she reminds him of how far he has fallen from the self-assured man he once was. But as the two spend long days together, an unexpected bond develops—-one that will be deeply tested. For Lilly must confront her violent husband before she can ever hope to move on and truly discover a second chance at life and love.

This stunning story is gripping and unforgettable tale told with Francis Ray's trademark emotion and passion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2005

    Amazing

    This book was truely amazing. I was right there with them the entire time. I feel in love with Adams strength,Lilly's courage, raged at Eric for hurting Kristen and felt Mrs. Wakefields awakening to Jonathan. The book is very well written. I could picture every single thing going on. When Odette fell i felt her pain. I even saw the physical therapist trying to help Adam and seeing him show off for Lilly was something. Francis Ray's writting style is very unique and it keeps you wanting more. I have read the Falcon saga and I cannot wait to get a copy of Lukes story.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Simply...

    amazing. This book was great from beginning to end. You really could feel and relate to the pain of all the characters. Francis Ray captures your attention and keeps it until the end of the book. I have read hundreds of books and Ms. Ray's are always amazing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2004

    Wonderful!!!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ms.Ray at the Essence Music Festival.She kindly introduced herself to me and my friends and asked me to look over her book. I was convinced that it would be a good book and it was!!! On the way back to Atlanta half the book was finished.. She is the type of author that will keep you on your hills until the end of the book. I have read 2 of her books and they have taken less than 1 week to finish.. I highly reccommend this book!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF LOVE!!

    I read this novel a few years ago but at that time it was called (TURNING POINT)but no matter what it's called this is a page turner you will find it hard too put it down. Lily and Adam are a match made in heaven!And don't sleep on the squel too this drama (SOMEBODYS KNOCKING AT MY DOOR)the compelling tale of Lily's step-son and Adam's baby sister.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Beautiful

    This book was wonderfully written. Characters well devloped. Even while i was on page 187 i was already making plans to read it again. Seeing Adam and Lilly's relationship tranforms into something sarced and beautiful really inspired my heart to understand what love really means. I found myself thinking about them even when i wasnt nooking. Pick up this book. It is so worth it. Yeah im putting this book on my "soon nice i read it twice" shelf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    Definitely a MUST read!!!!!!!!!!

    With this book, she truly engulfs you in the story, making you relate to, if not become that woman (Lily) she is writing about. I have read this book several times now since I bought it and the ending never ceases to amaze me. Francis Ray is truly a talented writer and anyone who has not read this book would do themselves and injustice to pass it over. It is truly an all-encompassing romance, that will have you laughing, amd crying, and sighning with the characters. Truly a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Great Book

    As usual Francis outdid herself with this novel. It was gripping and romantic at the same time. I truly enjoyed the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    the title tells it all.

    The story seems to take place in 2005.Life is just a lot of twist and turns.Just like to song we sing in church trouble don't last always.It is a must read if you love Ms.Ray's books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Awwweee LOVE!

    Strongly recommended to read &&
    Most defintly your going to love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Francis Rate brilliance

    This book wa so compelling that I could not put it down. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning reading itand I must say that it is all Francis Ray fault that I was late for work all week long, but I must truly say the Girl needs to keep writing because I truly enjoy her work. If she is ever in the Newport News, VA area let me know and I will love to meet her. She is my friend and we need to have a girls night out.;0)

    Cathy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Great!!!!

    Written to keep your attention until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Oh my goodness

    I love this book.....loved it

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

    Love, love, love this book!

    Love, love, love this book!

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Two thumbs up

    I didn't know what to expect with this story, but was drawn in from the beginning. Good character development and story line. I plan to read more from Francis Ray.

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