Add to Calendar. View Map View Map. Find out more about how your privacy is protected. Oct Sales Ended. Event description. Read more Read less. Map and Directions View Map. Save This Event Log in or sign up for Eventbrite to save events you're interested in. Sign Up. Feb 16, India Jones-Tanner rated it liked it Shelves: various-reading-challenges , audiobook , kindle-books.
Not what I am use to from Reshonda Tate Billingsley. Not a page turner, but an okay read.
My final rating 3. View all 6 comments. Mar 22, Landon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone. Recommended to Landon by: Skai.
This was another great book by the author. I had read the seven free chapters and decided to buy the paperback book. Because I wanted to know what happened next. I wasn't disappointed after I finish reading. Great read I'll definitely recommend.
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Now, that's how a wife is supposed to confront a mistress. And, boy Adele has no issue sticking up for herself at this point. A Family Affair is an adventure into what happens when a mother's past collides with a daughter's present. I can't carry my mother's sin. I'm not saying fo "If you're woman enough to sleep with my husband, you should be woman enough to look me in the eye.
I'm not saying forgive my mother, but don't hold me responsible. I could go and on about how each sentence is perfectly constructed, about how paragraph builds upon the last, or about how each page stirs emotions from deep within but you should really experience this book for yourself instead of allowing me to spoil it for you. ReShonda Tate Billingsley is one of most favorite authors, and A Family Affair proved that she will continue to stay at the top of my list!!! Sep 08, Natasha rated it liked it Shelves: audio , a-z-key-word-challenge.
This book was a little different that what I expected but I still thought it had a good storyline. It had some extra twists thrown in towards the end that made you say "that explains a lot! I felt for Olivia and Kendall, innocent in this web of lies and secrets and having to learn the truth as young adults. This story pointed out that everyone has problems and drama whether you come from money or you are struggling trying to live day by day. Different struggles come with different territory an This book was a little different that what I expected but I still thought it had a good storyline.
Different struggles come with different territory and you may find yourself saying you don't wish for all the money in the world if that's the drama that comes with it. Pain is pain and there's no amount of money that will wash it away. Just got to make the best of life and work to change your situation so that it suits you.
Reshonda Tate Billingsley has done it again. This was a good book that draws you in from the beginning. Reshonda takes you on a journey and then there is a twist that you don't anticipate. This is a book about family, love, deception, lies and forgiveness. I am looking forward to the next novel by Reshonda.
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Nov 05, Nandi Crawford rated it really liked it Shelves: sistah-chick-lit , black-chick-lit , relationships , christian-fiction , mother-daughter-relationship. Aug 11, Inda rated it it was amazing. I got a copy of this book when I went to see Bilingsley at a reading at the public library here in Madison. I was very taken with her and glad to have gotten the book.
I read it over the next three days and was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Billingsley is a talented story teller and I like the focus on her character's development and let them respond to situations rather than relying on over the top drama every few pages. I was also glad to see that although there was a Christ I got a copy of this book when I went to see Bilingsley at a reading at the public library here in Madison.
I was also glad to see that although there was a Christian bent, it was not very heavily steeped in judgment and respectability politics. Of course, the protagonist, Olivia, is very sympathetic and surrounded by a cast of colorful characters including her best friend Mona, but it is important that Olivia is the point of empathy. She and Mona are practically the only people in the book who are exactly what they appear to be.
Olivia has a crisis of faith and identity when she finds that her mother had an affair with a wealthy man named Bernard Wells.
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She had been told her father was dead, but her mother Lorraine makes the confession on her deathbed. Although Olivia is curious about her newfound father, she has to hit rock bottom before she decides to pack up her life in Houston and head to Los Angeles to find him. Much to her surprise, Bernard is quite thrilled to see her and wants to make amends for casting Lorraine and Olivia out of his life at the request of his controlling wife Adele. Hiding the budding relationship from Adele is only one of the complications Olivia and Bernard face.
The Wells' other son Kendall takes a liking to Olivia as they both begin work at one of their father's stores. Olivia wants to tell Kendall that they are siblings but has promised Bernard she will allow him to tell him first. The writing is definitely engaging enough to keep the reader interested throughout the entire story. In fact, I finished the second half of the book in one night. I'm sure those who are already familiar with Billingsley's writing will enjoy this one and new fans like myself will also not be disappointed.
Jul 15, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: kindle. Olivia wants nothing more than to go to Juilliard, but lack of money and an ailing mother stands in the way. Her mother, Lorraine, does everything she can for and she feels she has no choice but to not even worry about going to Juilliard, instead she stays home to take care of her ailing mother.
When Lorraine learns that Olivia is giving up on her dream just to stay home and take care she makes a decision that then brings many skeletons out of the closet. One of these secrets is the fact that he Olivia wants nothing more than to go to Juilliard, but lack of money and an ailing mother stands in the way.
One of these secrets is the fact that her father is alive and well. Will going to meet her father and finding out the truth abut her family be everything she hoped for?
I am a huge fan of Reshonda Tate Billingsley and this book did not let me down. She brought a Christian and inspirational message without coming across as preachy. I loved the twists, turns, and all the drama that came out. She did a great job with the character development. I actually felt for the clients and could truly relate to them. I am anxiously waiting on the next Reshonda Tate Billingsley release.
Keep them coming! Sep 06, Desiree Watson rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-fiction. Olivia Dawson wanted to be a dancer at Juliard, but because her mother was sick she refused to leave her. Her mother eventually passes away, but before she died, she told Olivia who her father was and come to find out he was a rich businessman and the CEO of a Fortune company. When Bernard Wells' wife finds out that her husband had an affair with Olivia's mother she threw them out of her house.
Olivia's mother worked for the Wells. Olivia sets out with her best friend to look for her fa Olivia Dawson wanted to be a dancer at Juliard, but because her mother was sick she refused to leave her. Olivia sets out with her best friend to look for her father. She eventually finds him and when she does they try to keep it a secret from the wife. Of course the wife finds out, and when she does, all hell breaks loose!!! Read: September Apr 10, Lisa rated it it was amazing. What you do in the dark will surely come to light and can have some long lasting affects!
What a story of lies, secrets and ultimately healing. Hardy Lionel Barrymore hopes to be re-elected, but his campaign is put in jeopardy by his opposition to a wasteful public works program. Spurned contractor Hoyt Wells and newspaper publisher Frank Redmond swear to block Hardy's re-election campaign.