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A Family Affair

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction " tackles some of life' s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother' s past that turn her daughter' s life upside down-- by revealing the family she never knew existed. 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' s 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.

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction " tackles some of life' s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother' s past that turn her daughter' s life upside down-- by revealing the family she never knew existed. 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' s 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.
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction " tackles some of life' s toughest situations" (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother' s past that turn her daughter' s life upside down-- by revealing the family she never knew existed. 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' s 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Length:

8h 35m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:41