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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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OMG Awesome

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.

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A very good listen

As a African-American woman. I was skeptical to listen to this book. I wondered if it would be over-the-top, ridiculous. But, It kept pulling on me. So I put it on my wish list and held onto it for a bit. I finally decided to get this one and I am so glad I did. It’s a very good book kept me up at nights trying finish. I really enjoyed it. It’s worth every bit the listen.

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Excellent story

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book! The performance was absolutely on point and highly enjoyable. What a great and entertaining story!!!

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Enjoyed Immensely!!!

What did you love best about A Family Affair?

The story line was great. The author was very creative and sensational.

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

The scene at the hospital after Adele came back drunk, hurt and angry about Bernard's betrayal.

Which character – as performed by Myra Lucretia Taylor – was your favorite?

I really liked Mona. She was straightforward and bold. She said exactly what was on her mind.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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great book

well written and well narrated. she did a great job of telling this story, great book.

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Very entertaining!

I found this book to be one that I really enjoyed. It seemed to be be honest and definitely believable.I really think the only thing I did not like what is the narrator. To be quite honest, I thought that many of the characters were supposed to be white but each one She portrayed definitely sounded African-American. To me that was a little confusing but I did enjoy the story.

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This book was just ok...

Not like the drama filled stories that I am usually used to but it did the job. I think I would have liked it better if it would’ve been a different narrator.

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Twister

This story continuously hits you with the Unexpected. It makes you not want to put it down
Great Read

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Great book

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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awesome

great book captivated from the very beginning. I am truly becoming a fan of this author.