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Click for more detail about This Holiday Magic: An Anthology by Celeste O. Norfleet This Holiday Magic: An Anthology

by Celeste O. Norfleet
Kimani Press (Oct 28, 2014)
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“A Gift from the Heart” by Celeste O. Norfleet

The ex who broke Janelle Truman’s heart is back to save her father’s company. Janelle can’t believe that workaholic Tyson Croft has transformed into a caring family man. But Tyson knows what really matters now—and it all starts with one unforgettable Christmas…

“Mine by Christmas” by Janice Sims

All of tech mogul Adam Benson’s success can’t make up for the mistake he made by breaking up with Sage Andrews. Could a holiday weekend in breathtaking Vienna be the chance he needs to prove to the beautiful attorney that his flame for her burns hotter than ever?

“A Family for Christmas” by Felicia Mason

Upscale retailer Renee Armstrong moved to the suburbs to give her daughter a fresh start. She never expected to cross paths with someone like Trey Calloway, the sexy single dad living next door. With the Yuletide in full swing, will they discover the exquisite gift of a new beginning…together?


Click for more detail about Getting Played by Celeste O. Norfleet, Janice Sims and Felicia Mason Getting Played

by Celeste O. Norfleet, Janice Sims and Felicia Mason
Kimani Press (Mar 22, 2011)
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Felicia Mason is a motivational speaker and award-winning author. She has received awards from Romantic Times, Affaire de

Coeur and Midwest Fiction Writers. Glamour magazine readers named her first novel, For the Love of You, one of their all-time favorite love stories, and her novel Rhapsody was made into a television film.


Click for more detail about A Silken Thread by Brenda Jackson A Silken Thread

by Brenda Jackson
Kimani Press (Feb 15, 2011)
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For Erica Sanders, finding a soul mate was the easy part. Brian Lawson is the man she wants, and everyone agrees they’re the ideal couple. Almost everyone. The one exception is Erica’s mother, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry another man. Karen even hires a private detective to investigate Brian, but the truth he uncovers is the last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips both families apart.

Convinced that her relationship can’t be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. Yet she has lingering doubts over her decision, especially once Brian’s attractive single neighbor starts pursuing him. A chance meeting proves that the passion between Brian and Erica hasn’t dimmed—but neither has the determination of others to keep them apart, or the shocking lengths Karen will go to in order to undermine her daughter’s relationship.

As secrets old and new are revealed, Erica and Brian find themselves caught between the bonds of the past and an uncertain future, each making painful discoveries about who to believe and trust. Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, this is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex, and how hard it can be to choose between living separate lives—or holding fast when love hangs by a silken thread….


Click for more detail about What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill What Mother Never Told Me

by Donna Hill
Kimani Press (Feb 16, 2010)
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Raised in the Delta by her grandmother, Parris McKay has the voice of an angel and the promise of a bright, loving future with the man she adores. But everything Parris believes about her life is rocked to the core when she discovers that Emma, the mother she believed dead, is very much alive.

Compelled to discover the roots of this decades-long deception, Parris goes in search of her mother in France, but the meeting only opens old wounds for them both. Hurt and disillusioned, Parris finds solace in two new friends, Leslie and Celeste. Both have difficult relationships with their own mothers, and both, like Parris, are coming to terms with a legacy of long-buried secrets. And as Emma returns to the States, spurring unexpected revelations, the bond that Parris, Leslie and Celeste forge will sustain them on a journey from heartbreak to healing.

Compelling, candid and wise, What Mother Never Told Me is an unforgettable story about the power of our pasts to define us—and sometimes to hold us back. It is a novel about abiding love and hidden truths, about family bonds that may be tested but never truly broken, about the lies that tear us apart—and the friendships that can make us whole again.

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Click for more detail about This Far By Faith: My Mother’s ShadowA Cracked MirrorHonor Thy Heart by Stacy Hawkins Adams, Kendra Norman-Bellamy and Linda Hudson-Smith This Far By Faith: My Mother’s ShadowA Cracked MirrorHonor Thy Heart

by Stacy Hawkins Adams, Kendra Norman-Bellamy and Linda Hudson-Smith
Kimani Press (Apr 01, 2008)
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LaShun Tillman’s many blessings haven’t eased her pain at being abandoned as a baby. Fate has given her an opportunity to reveal to the world that her birth mother, former supermodel Sariah Langston, has an ugly past. But revenge is never simple?and neither is the truth.Aspiring actress Jessica Drake lands a bit part in Broadway diva Diana Edmonds’s latest show, only to find that her idol has feet of clay—plus a monumental ego. But their strained relationship is changed utterly when a reporter discovers that Jessica is really the daughter Diana thought had died long ago.Beautiful Sienna St. James has spent her life being pushed into beauty pageants by her domineering, controlling mother, Sable. Now her blossoming relationship with a thoughtful young doctor has inspired her to live her life as she sees fit, even if it means losing everything she’s known.


Click for more detail about The Knees Of Gullah Island by Dwight Fryer The Knees Of Gullah Island

by Dwight Fryer
Kimani Press (Mar 01, 2008)
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Gillam Hale was born to free parents, and his life was untouched by slavery until his preacher father took him on a trip to minister to the Virginia slaves. Gillam wants beautiful Queen Esther from the moment he sees her, but the only way to purchase her is by distilling illicit whiskey—against his family’s advice.Though Gillam achieves his aim, his talent for making fine whiskey earns the wrath of jealous white neighbors, who kidnap Gillam’s family and scatter them to plantations throughout the South. Gillam escapes from his new owners, yet he can never be truly free until he finds his lost loved ones, and faces the legacy of his own rash decisions.The Knees of Gullah Island follows Gillam, Queen Esther and their son, Joseph, in the years surrounding the Civil War and Reconstruction, when the destiny of a nation hung in the balance. Filled with richly drawn characters and details that bring the past to vibrant life, this is a timeless story of love, loss, hope and rebirth.


Click for more detail about Black Rain (Sepia) by Vincent Alexandria Black Rain (Sepia)

by Vincent Alexandria
Kimani Press (Sep 01, 2007)
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Kansas City detective Joe Johnson is a passionate family man, and a loving husband and father. But on the streets, he can go toe-to-toe with the toughest gangsters. Joe is also fiercely loyal to his fellow officers; so when FBI agent Cheryl Chase makes a distressed late-night call, he’s ready to respond without hesitation. Cheryl’s working undercover, trying to bring down a ring of dirty cops who’ve found murder a great way to handle business. But Joe’s partner and wife are strongly against him getting involved—especially with a woman who nearly cost him his marriage before. Now Joe’s got to face his most dangerous case yet, and it will take every skill he has to infiltrate, outwit and bring down the psychopathic ringleader if he and Cheryl are to stay alive and make it back home.


Click for more detail about You Only Get Better: Celebrating Life Every Step of the Way by Connie Briscoe, Lolita Files, and Anita Bunkley You Only Get Better: Celebrating Life Every Step of the Way

by Connie Briscoe, Lolita Files, and Anita Bunkley
Kimani Press (Feb 20, 2007)
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Three fascinating women discover that life, love and everything else gets better with age!Maxine Davis’s life is careening out of control—her marriage is dull, her teenage daughters are driving her insane and she is days away from a big birthday. New York Times bestselling author Connie Briscoe spins a compelling story of betrayal, forgiveness and redemption in The Perfect Life.A nasty divorce and the tragic events of 9/11 help an empty nester see beyond the narrow confines of her material world.In Three for the Road, Essence and Blackboard bestselling author Lolita Files takes readers on a breathtaking road trip to self-discovery with Lillibelle Goldman, as she meets an unlikely kindred spirit…In This Time Around, by bestselling author Anita Bunkley, a successful career woman proves that life doesn’t end at forty. At forty-nine, Anika Redmond has just received an extreme makeover. But even with her new, hot body and a power job, Anita is still searching for the one thing in life that eludes her—a happy ending….


Click for more detail about Friends: A Love Story by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Friends: A Love Story

by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Kimani Press (Feb 12, 2007)
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Courtney B. Vance met Angela Bassett…. They ran for years as friends in the same small circles. They had some hits, but mostly misses with other partners, and they shared one spectacularly dreadful first date together. And then, Courtney and Angela connected. Experience the up-close-and-personal, real-life love story of this inspirational African-American celebrity couple. Learn how they navigate the fickle tides of fame, while keeping their relationship fresh and true. See how they’ve carved a meaningful life together in spite of humble beginnings, family tragedy and the ups and downs of stardom with love, faith and determination.


Click for more detail about In Firm Pursuit by Pamela Samuels Young In Firm Pursuit

by Pamela Samuels Young
Kimani Press (Jan 01, 2007)
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Vernetta Henderson once again tackles life’s most challenging battles — in and out of the courtroom. The top-notch L.A. attorney juggles marriage, love, career and ambition — only to become enmeshed in an explosive case that puts everything she cherishes most at risk . . . After winning a multimillion-dollar verdict in a race-discrimination case, Vernetta Henderson’s legal career is definitely on the upswing. Just weeks away from a coveted partnership at her prominent law firm, the African-American attorney takes on the defense of a major corporation in what appears to be an open-and-shut case of sexual harassment. But Vernetta soon discovers that the case is not what it seems. After passing up a chance to settle the lawsuit for a minimal amount of money, a string of unforeseen events places the entire case — and her own promising future — in jeopardy. It’s bad enough having to work with a pretentious second-year associate who has her own agenda. Now Vernetta finds herself going up against the smooth-talking litigator she once beat at trial. And just when she needs her husband, Jefferson, most, he finds himself in a compromising position that could destroy their marriage. As more troubling revelations about the case emerge, Vernetta uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy of corporate greed, deceit and violence that will touch many lives, including that of her closest friend. With both her private and professional lives spiraling dangerously out of control, Vernetta is about to discover what really matters — and how far she’ll go to protect the people she loves . . .


Click for more detail about Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Patricia Haley Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

by Patricia Haley
Kimani Press (Sep 01, 2006)
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Bestselling author Patricia Haley is back with an evocative and powerful novel that features a family hiding dormant, long-forgotten secrets, and a daughter who is compelled to address those painful issues regardless of the consequences. Angela has reunited with Reese after a recent separation and is struggling with the adjustments necessary to restore the marriage. Letting the dust settle isn’t easy, but she’s taking the right step given her faith. Choosing to ignore the drama swirling around her immediate household, she also sits in a place of denial regarding the rest of the Reynolds family, whom she holds in high regard. That is until shocking rumors involving her father surface, and her world comes crashing down. The unity blanket and bliss once covering the family are in jeopardy and the ugliness is threatening to erupt. Gossip and accusations of guilt spiral out of control when an issue of paternity arises. Perhaps the weight of pretending could be bearable, but the new rumors about Sylvia crossing the line drives a wedge in their already not-so-sisterly bond, stretching Angela’s faith to the breaking point. Sylvia is nursing her own wounds and refuses to suffer in silence any longer. The day of reckoning has arrived and Sylvia is wielding the ax of judgment. In the past she has masked her hurt and anger, determined to go along with the farce. Convinced that Angela is blind to the truth, Sylvia is bent on giving her sister a view of the real world, even if it requires extreme measures. She plans to expose a slew of devastating truths at the upcoming family event and punish those responsible for her torment. Sylvia is determined to set the record straight, regardless of the lives that are sure to be impacted, including her own. Relationships appear permanently destroyed, but Aunt Ida Mae, the voice of reason rooted in faith and trust in God, facilitated reconciliation in a family that seems unfixable. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie tugs at the heart of human frailty and family dysfunction, begging the question, Can faith in God’s promises and a pinch of unconditional love enable the unforgiveable to be forgiven and the painful sting forgotten?


Click for more detail about The Legend of Quito Road by Dwight Fryer The Legend of Quito Road

by Dwight Fryer
Kimani Press (Jun 01, 2006)
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THE FUTURE seems to hold limited possibilities for Son Erby. The African-American child of a farm laborer in 1930s Depression-era Tennessee, his fate seems as certain as the sunset at day’s end. But when his father takes him to work at the Coleman Farm and hands down the secret to making the corn liquor, everything changes. MOVING FROM from the shaded parlors of the wealthy Sawyer clan to the illegal activities in the woods along the Mississippi river, this perceptive novel explores the roots of racism, and the dangerous power of secrets that will shatter every taboo in a sleepy little town caught between the past and the future. Beginning with Son’s simple plan to make his fortune with the most common drug of his era, white lightning whiskey, and speeding toward an explosive climax that will expose the twisted roots of his family tree, The Legend of Quito Road is a look at a bygone time, the sobering echoes of which can be heard today.


Click for more detail about Every Reasonable Doubt (Sepia) by Pamela Samuels Young Every Reasonable Doubt (Sepia)

by Pamela Samuels Young
Kimani Press (Feb 01, 2006)
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When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.


Click for more detail about Indecent Exposure (Sepia) by Victor McGlothin, Tracy Price-Thompson, and Carmen Green Indecent Exposure (Sepia)

by Victor McGlothin, Tracy Price-Thompson, and Carmen Green
Kimani Press (Feb 01, 2006)
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Romance Novel.


Click for more detail about Back In Your Arms by Sandra Kitt, Deirdre Savoy, and Celeste O. Norfleet Back In Your Arms

by Sandra Kitt, Deirdre Savoy, and Celeste O. Norfleet
Kimani Press (Jan 01, 2006)
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Celebrating the magic of Valentine's day, this special collection follows three couples as they get a second chance at love and includes Sandra Kitt's “Love Changes Everything,” in which a lonely widow gets a romantic surprise from her late husband's best friend.

Also includes “Love Lessons” and “A Taste Of Romance.”


Click for more detail about Whispers between the Sheets: A Players ParadiseAt Your ServiceA Man And A Half by Victor McGlothin, Earl Sewell, and Phillip Thomas Duck Whispers between the Sheets: A Players ParadiseAt Your ServiceA Man And A Half

by Victor McGlothin, Earl Sewell, and Phillip Thomas Duck
Kimani Press (Sep 01, 2005)
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This interesting anthology: Whisper between the Sheets; A Player Paradise, At Your Service and A Man And A Half, is a good read. is a good read. In this scintillating anthology, three irresistible playas learn some crucial lessons about love, lust, and everything in between.


Click for more detail about The Hot Spot by TaRessa Stovall The Hot Spot

by TaRessa Stovall
Kimani Press (Aug 01, 2005)
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Public relations whiz Kendra Harrell is hopelessly in love with love. But her latest crush presents a real conflict of interest. Yusef Huntley is the sexy chief of staff for Atlanta’s high-profile congressman, who happens to be Kendra’s client. Does she dare mix business with pleasure? Her friends are divided on this one, but they’ve got problems of their own—. Meghan Bennett is the Black-American Princess of Protocol— and Atlanta’s leading VIP event planner. To top things off, her Mr. Right has finally popped the question. But Meghan can’t accept until she figures out what to do about his One Big Flaw—in the bedroom. Stephanie Ivey is a slick corporate tigress who juggles the city’s most eligible men with ease. But despite her skills at seduction, she can’t crack her own personal pleasure code— much to her dissatisfaction. Torn between romance and ambition, Kendra lands an assignment that could combine both—the chance to create a campaign for a lush new Caribbean resort. Soon she and her friends are packing their bags and leaving Atlanta for what becomes a sexy, scandalous comedy of errors that will call for Kendra’s unique spin—.


Click for more detail about Taken For Granted by Earl Sewell Taken For Granted

by Earl Sewell
Kimani Press (May 01, 2005)
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Dr. Richard Vincent had a five year plan that was picture perfect. Then, in the blink of an eye everything was altered. Treacherous relatives invaded his comfortable existence armed with greed, deceit and a plot designed to destroy him. Nina Epps is a successful accountant who has survived under the umbrella of domination and dictatorship all of her life. Now, after years of submissiveness, she’s arrived at a defining moment and must battle to escape a life that’s threatening to steal what little bit of sanity she has left. Through an unusual twist of events, Nina and Richard find themselves trapped in the eye of a hurricane with nowhere to hide.


Click for more detail about Playing With Destiny by Phillip Thomas Duck Playing With Destiny

by Phillip Thomas Duck
Kimani Press (Apr 01, 2005)
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In his powerful debut novel, Phillip Thomas Duck reaches into the hearts of two brothers struggling to understand the boys they once were and become the men they were meant to be. As brothers, Colin and Courtney Sheffield know their lives will always be connected, but their mistakes, and those of their absent father before them, have tangled them in a web of bitterness and regret neither of them can shake. More than siblings, less than friends, neither of them is willing to place their blood bond over the painful secrets that threaten to shatter their futures. A writer constantly struggling to live up to the hype surrounding his first book, Colin is haunted by an event in his past that still darkens his dreams and casts a shadow over his marriage to Liza, a former model with ghosts of her own to vanquish. Even the birth of their beautiful daughter, Lyric, can’t hold them together when Colin begins to measure every word he writes against that of another bestselling author who has suddenly taken an interest in him—and his brother. Basketball is Courtney’s lifeblood. With only one year of college left, he’s willing to leave school when rumors of a valuable NBA contract promise to make him everything his brother is not—a true success, and a winner his mother will finally be proud of. But with all he’s ever dreamed of within reach, he begins to wonder if he wants something else more—a true relationship with Chante, the only woman he’s ever loved, and the mother of a child who may or may not be his. Examining the emotional complexities of family and the nature of fatherhood, Phillip Thomas Duck has written a book that shines a light into the souls of two young men with everything to lose in their battle with each other—and true brotherhood to gain.


Click for more detail about Wings Of Grace by Vanessa Davis Griggs Wings Of Grace

by Vanessa Davis Griggs
Kimani Press (Feb 01, 2005)
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Click for more detail about Promises Beyond Jordan by Vanessa Davis Griggs Promises Beyond Jordan

by Vanessa Davis Griggs
Kimani Press (Feb 01, 2004)
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"Have you ever loved someone that you never had?" No doubt, this is possible—loving someone you’ve never had. If not you, then maybe someone you know. In PROMISES BEYOND JORDAN, George Landris speaks these words to Theresa Jordan, his wife-to-be, just as he rushes off to search for Johnnie Mae Taylor (a woman he once loved) after learning she and her family were in a serious car accident. Being that it’s nine days before he and Theresa are set to wed, a natural sense of uneasiness starts to loom. But then, Theresa has a few problems of her own brewing. One of which stems from a promise her father—Richard, now Bishop Jordan—made thirty years ago to Lena Patterson: a twenty-year-old woman critically burned in a fire. As secrets begin to surface, they may prove to be Theresa’s (as well as some others’) undoing. Add to this mix, a scandal threatening to split—if not destroy—Wings of Grace Faith Ministry Church (along with its unconventional, dreadlocks-wearing, Word-teaching pastor), and you have all the necessary ingredients for a spirited, drama-filled, smorgasbord of a story. Help yourself to the buffet!


Click for more detail about Like Boogie On Tuesday (Sepia) by Linda Dominique Grosvenor Like Boogie On Tuesday (Sepia)

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor
Kimani Press (Dec 01, 2003)
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Like Boogie on Tuesday is the story of 2 sisters, Nina Madison and Troi Singleton who struggle to leave behind their oppressive upbringing and their dissatisfaction with life that includes an alcoholic mother and sometimes absent father. Nina and Troi are left wondering who they can trust. Nina finds herself in one compromising relationship after another and vows to never love again until she meets womanizing pretty-boy Tim Richardson. Troi believes that her marriage of 3 years to her husband Vaughn will last forever until his devastating secret is uncovered. Tim Richardson is a catch for sure, but while balancing his goals and his craving for companionship, he allows Nina to touch places in him once forbidden. Is Tim enough to renew Nina’s faith in men? And will the revelation that Vaughn shares with Troi waver her faith in love?


Click for more detail about When Perfect Aint Possible by Suzette D. Harrison When Perfect Aint Possible

by Suzette D. Harrison
Kimani Press (Aug 01, 2003)
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While trying to start her own business, thirty-four-year-old Imani Evans, a dynamic and energetic woman, meets her match in guidance counselor Braxton Wade, a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn off marriage, when her teenage daughter gets into trouble at school. Original.

While trying to start her own business, thirty-four-year-old Imani Evans, a dynamic and energetic woman, meets her match in guidance counselor Braxton Wade, a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn off marriage.


Click for more detail about Blind Faith by Patricia Haley Blind Faith

by Patricia Haley
Kimani Press (Jun 01, 2003)
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Click for more detail about Fever by Linda Dominique Grosvenor Fever

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor
Kimani Press (Jan 01, 2003)
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On the heels of her bestselling and highly acclaimed sophomore novel LIKE BOOGIE ON TUESDAY, Grosvenor reintroduces readers to the characters they met and loved in her earlier novel…Nina, her sister Troi, her husband Tim and now Carla and Sam Singleton who bring new meaning to "for better or for worse." In this highly charged novel Troi finds her loyalty to her best friend Carla on the line when an inappropriate attraction to her friend’s husband spins their world out of control. Nina is married to the man she loves but will ghosts from his past come and uproot their sensitive future? Carla doesn’t know why she’s withdrawn but her husband Sam is losing patience. When he shares his troubles with his sister-in-law, he discovers they have much in common—including feelings for one another that have been hidden all along.


Click for more detail about No Regrets (New spirit) by Patricia Haley No Regrets (New spirit)

by Patricia Haley
Kimani Press (Jun 01, 2002)
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An Essence(r) Bestseller For eighteen years, Karen and Johnny Clark were blessed with a "perfect" marriage and three bright children. But their idyllic relationship has begun to unravel, and the distance widens when Karen experiences a serious illness. The passion they once shared seems like just a memory, while Johnny’s weakness for other women is pushing them to the brink of divorce. Karen turns to the church for answers, and finds her beliefs tested.


Click for more detail about Living On The Edge Of Respectability by Suzette D. Harrison Living On The Edge Of Respectability

by Suzette D. Harrison
Kimani Press (May 01, 2002)
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