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A Family Affair | [ReShonda Tate Billingsley]

A Family Affair

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia' s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well - and he' s the powerful CEO of one of the country' s richest corporations.
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Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia' s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well - and he' s the powerful CEO of one of the country' s richest corporations.

With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells' fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it' s not money she wants - it' s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his " real" wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia - or Bernard - expected, and the pain of yesterday' s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

©2013 ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    "I really enjoyed this story!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Family Affair the most enjoyable?

    This was my first purchase by Mrs. Billingsley and I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly entertained and could not wait to get back in my car to hear the next chapter unfold. I could easily see this book being adapted into a move on Lifetime.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Family Affair?

    The way that she developed the characters. I could envision the scenes unfolding.


    What about Myra Lucretia Taylor’s performance did you like?

    Yes, she read and conveyed with passion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I certainly chuckled during certain parts and felt great empathy or anger at others.


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    I would recommend this book.

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    Would you listen to A Family Affair again? Why?

    yes i would because it was a really good story a little long but still good non the less


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Family Affair?

    the ending is was like this is how your going to end it ya better ending please


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when she was shot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    kendelle i dont want to say because i will tell part of the book


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    This book was good and I loved the way the narrator kept you interested in the story. I definitely recommend this book.

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