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
The story line was great. The author was very creative and sensational.
The scene at the hospital after Adele came back drunk, hurt and angry about Bernard's betrayal.
I really liked Mona. She was straightforward and bold. She said exactly what was on her mind.
The narration was pretty good but the plot left much to be desired. there were several surprises and the author's characters were realistic. I liked Mona though she was the least realistic of all. I'd been wanting to read this book and I'm glad I did but it did not touch me in any way. it didn't make me happy, sad, angry concerned. I gleaned no information. it was just a story. hmmm?
Loved it loved it loved it, what a story, finished it in one day, I chould not put it down, I was too busy reading to find out what was going to happen next. This is a lose sleep kind of story.
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.
The way that she developed the characters. I could envision the scenes unfolding.
Yes, she read and conveyed with passion.
I certainly chuckled during certain parts and felt great empathy or anger at others.
I would recommend this book.
yes i would because it was a really good story a little long but still good non the less
the ending is was like this is how your going to end it ya better ending please
when she was shot.
kendelle i dont want to say because i will tell part of the book
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