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The third installment of the "Always Divas" series is here
About the Book
Lorain has been a prisoner of secrets almost all of her life. At the age of thirteen, she'd managed to keep her pregnancy a secret, discarding the infant she'd given birth to and leaving it for dead. She also never revealed the fact that the baby's father was her middle school guidance counselor. Years later, Lorain's mother had finally met the love of her life, and Lorain couldn't find the courage to tell her mother that her new beau was the man who molested Lorain. To complicate matters, Lorain discovered that the baby she'd abandoned all those years ago had survived, and God had placed Lorain in the now adult child's life. It seemed liked the legacy of secrets had been passed on, too, as Lorain helped her daughter conceal the true details behind her own pregnancy.
Lorain has managed to maneuver the secrets and lies like a strategic game of chess, and is now living the lavish fairytale life of a doctor's wife. But even that is a lie. With the rug about to be pulled from underneath Lorain by the woman who raised her abandoned child, all Lorain prays for is that everything will end well. In this cycle of lies, secrets, shame, and guilt, will Lorain get what she prays for?
“How does a wretch like me go from the hood life to the good life?” Lorain had to stop and ask herself.
Growing up, Lorain had never been poor. The house she was raised in, though, teetered the property line of the good side of town and the bad side. Even when her father left the home when she was ten years old, he still stayed current on child support. Lorain’s mother kept a full-time job, never forcing Lorain to do without. So even though she might not have grown up having and getting everything she wanted, she’d always had enough. Now she had more than enough. And there were often times she felt she didn’t deserve it, but God had blessed her with it all, so obviously He felt she did deserve it. And who was she to argue with God?
Lorain now lives in a big, beautiful home on unmistakably the good side of town. She drives a fancy car, has beautiful children, a doctor for a husband, wears fine jewelry and travels the country with name brand luggage. Her new lifestyle has led her to ask herself the question, "Now with having everything I've ever prayed for in life, who needs God?"
The first two books in the Always Divas series
1. I Ain't Me No More
2. More Than I Can Bear
The third installment of the "On the Right Path" series is here
About the Book
A condemned man, his two brides, and one untimely death.
Michael Ward is at the top of his game and he doesn't need anyone or anything. Money is his new best friend--until he's arrested for a heinous crime. As much as he hates to admit it, Michael needs his brother, Keith Ward, the man who stole his wife and children. Will Michael open his heart to forgive his brother?
Verona "Tiger" Stachs has been Michaels' attorney for years. She's in love with him, but is tired of being treated as his guinea pig. A lapsed Christian, Verona finds herself being drawn closer to God. She thought she was through with God, but soon discovers He's nowhere through with her. Which relationship will she choose?
Keith Ward's a prominent minister and family man, yet he yearns to rekindle his relationship with his brother. When Michael calls him explaining that he desperately needs his help, Keith jumps at the chance to set things right with Michael. Will Keith be able to lead Michael into the light?
Read an Excerpt:
What an ugly four-letter word. The very idea was preposterous. He had been arrested for rape. Michael Ward shook his head, remembering the charges written under his mug shot. He did not have to take any woman by force. Look at him.
He was at the top of his game. He began as an architectural designer. Then he moved into real estate where he purchased, rebuilt, and resold properties. It took some time, but his name meant something in the hotel resort business. Patrons knew any building bearing the MJW seal signified quality and topnotch service, for a price, of course. He had two MJW hotels in New York City, three in Atlanta, two in London, and one in Dubai. He had spa resorts sprinkled across Florida, Texas, and Chicago, all with the MJW stamp of approval.
Now, after all his hard work to build his empire, Michael could not imagine a nineteen-year- old bringing him to his knees.
Last week, he had been cracking open a bottle of champagne, celebrating his newest property acquisition in Colorado. This week, he was squatting in the corner of a four-foot cell, waiting on Verona “Tiger” Stachs to post his bail and negotiate the terms of his release.
How had he gotten here?
He had been booked on multiple sex and assault charges and had almost lost his cool at his arraignment. The fact that it was September 11 was not lost on him either.Someone had set him up, and once he was out of here, he intended to find that person and make him pay.
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The first two books in the On the Right Path series
1. Walk a Straight Line
2. My Steps Are Ordered