When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel

When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel

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by Francis Ray
     
 

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In her unforgettable new novel When Morning Comes, Francis Ray delivers an emotionally powerful tale about the families we build, the choices we make, and how we find love and family along the way.

Dr. Cade Mathis learned early that he was not the son of the man who raised him. His adoptive father, a cruel, bitter man, had always been quick to tell

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In her unforgettable new novel When Morning Comes, Francis Ray delivers an emotionally powerful tale about the families we build, the choices we make, and how we find love and family along the way.

Dr. Cade Mathis learned early that he was not the son of the man who raised him. His adoptive father, a cruel, bitter man, had always been quick to tell him that he was a bastard and an embarrassment to the rich society family whose daughter got pregnant with him. So when Cade received a full scholarship to college, he was only too happy to leave the only home he had ever known behind and never looked back. Now a successful doctor and one of the best neurosurgeons in the state, the only thing he still wants are answers about where he came from. What he doesn't expect to find is Sabrina Thomas, the new patient advocate at his hospital, or how this woman will lead him to the family he has been searching for and a love he never expected to find.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250009869
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
61,053
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

FRANCIS RAY is a native Texan. She is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Currently she has over forty books in print.


Francis Ray (1944-2013) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Temptation, among many other books. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she was a graduate of Texas Woman's University and had a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she was a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lived in Dallas. "Francis Ray is, without a doubt, one of the Queens of Romance." --Romance Review

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When Morning Comes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Morning Comes by @Francis_Ray is a page turner. It is an emotional story that covers the lives of four people: Sabrina & Kara who are best friends, Tristan a jounalist & Cade a doctor. They deal with their personal demons, an overbearing mother, an unsupportitve/abusive adopted family, feelings of unworthiness. But together they find the strength to move passed those unfortunate situations and learn to embrace life, true love and happiness! A must read!
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I felt like I was getting two stories and four lives entwined in one. The author did a great job conveying everyone’s’ emotions. Chapter one sets the pace for Cade and Sabrina in the story once their interaction begins. Cade was definitely emotionless in the beginning as the story begins, which for me was good because I didn’t want him to be perfect because he was a doctor. I will think his emotionless and stern state as a doctor and a person stems from his background. Sabrina is an advocate for patients at the same hospital Cade works for. Sabrina is very passionate about her job and this leads to their first encounter with each other with a great story about the past and what both Sabrina and Cade will endure. I was excited about Kara, Sabrina’s best friend. I always always always, find it a bonus when reading another story within a story. Tristan and Kara was a nice way to weave in and out between the main characters. Their encounter with each other was as interesting and good as it produced a nice chemistry. You will not be disappointed with this story. I fell in love with everyone and the meaning behind the story. I expect no different from Francis Ray. Well done. Storyline: GREAT Enjoyment: GOOD
queentiffanie More than 1 year ago
i really loved this book!
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angie Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I admit it, the cover is pretty much the main reason why I chose to read and review When Morning Comes. Isn’t it gorgeous?! When Morning Comes is the first book in the Family Affairs series and covers the goings on of best friends Kara Simmons – who is brutally walked all over by her ferocious mother – and Sabrina Thomas – who is madly in lust with the totally eligible, but completely hands off Dr. Mathis. I loved getting to see both signs of the adoption coin – a horribly abused young girl raised by loving adoptive parents, and a man who was the product of an illicit affair who was adopted by cruel, hard-working parents who beat him down mentally every day until he was old enough to escape. Ms. Ray frankly, but lovingly took us up and down both sides before she stepped on the gas and went around a curve you never saw coming – or at least I didn’t really see it coming until it was nearly too late. Either way, it just added to the story. I wanted more long before the book was over. I agree with what I have read from some other reviewers – the ending is too neatly wrapped up and leaves you wanting more, but I still give this book the highest rating I possibly can. Ms. Ray is extremely blessed with a writing skill too few possess; the ability to keep you reading page after page until you realize it’s the next day and you still haven’t slept yet and oh my goodness, someone PLEASE make a pot of coffee, I’m almost done! I especially loved how tactful she was with the love scenes; they were there, but they were quick and tastefully written. This isn’t a book about sex, it’s about facing your demons and giving your heart a chance even though you really just want to hide away in your comfort zone being miserable. I look forward to not only more from the Family Affairs series, but other books by Ms. Ray as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Ray you have outdone yourself. I highly recommend this read.
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I really enjoy reading Francis Ray books. This book did not dissapoint at all. LOVED IT (O_0)
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It was interesting and loving, you have to read it to understand it.
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ddjjts More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, first time reading this author's work and it was simple but thought provoking about family and how God is in control over you life. Would read her work again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read. Some parts were predictable...but there were some hidden elements. Definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how she intertwined the four different stories and showed that all you need is unconditional love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of miss ray's best books, cade was so hard and cold. But sabrina came in and changed his life and finally showed him what love was all about. Kara's mother hated her, some woman should not be able ti bring children into the world, but with the love she recieved from tristen and sabrina. Kara was finally able ti break out of her mothers hold on her. I also loved the plot between cade and zachary, and also getting to catch up zachary, madison and manda. This book was just so good, i finished it in two days. LOVED IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read the other book 'I know who holds tomorrow' about ten years ago. I cannot wait for the next connected story. This is two great love stories in one. FR delivers yet again. I couldn't put it down. Must read! MitziD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this book! Mrs. Ray delivered once again
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I think i just read my NEW favorite book by Mrs. Ray! The storyline was excellent! Cant wait to read the other sisters and brothers stories! Greatjob Mrs. Ray!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another awesome book from Francis Ray!!! At times I felt like I was a part of the book being able to relate to several of the characters. Mrs. Ray showed that with Love all things are possible.
Negril More than 1 year ago
This book was a let down for me. I am a hugh fan of Ms. Ray's work but this book was not a good read. The main characters turns out to be brothers and sisters via adoption (Sabrina adopted,Cade given up at birth by mother who later adopted Sabrina). For me Incest is a killer of romance. The story was boring and it dragged on for way too long. Frankly it gave me an yucky feeling.