By Bettye Griffin
Griffin is a budding identify in mainstream African American fiction. --Chicago magazine
After her father's dying, Emily Yancy is of the same opinion to maneuver again to her dead-end native land. yet she's dreading each minute she'll need to spend in her mother's tiny condominium. in any case, she's a forty-three-year-old divorcée who is doing simply fantastic on her personal. There are a few rewards for dutiful daughters though--like Aaron Merritt, a wealthy, unmarried physician with chocolate epidermis and bed room eyes. . .
Aaron is quickly taking Emily to fancy eating places and welcoming her to satisfy his kin. but if the lighting fixtures exit, something's lacking. input Teddy Simms, Emily's eighth-grade weigh down. Teddy hasn't completed what Aaron has--but he is picked up a couple of abilities in different components. Will Emily opt for a courting that does not fulfill her mind--or a simple compatibility that does not fairly expand into the bed room? Or is there a way she will be able to locate the easiest of either worlds?
"A compelling drama approximately 3 households striving for the yank dream." --Booklist on If those partitions may perhaps Talk
"Fear and pleasure essentially jump off the pages. A well-written tale you are going to hate to work out end." --RT booklet Reviews on Once Upon a Project
"Griffin expertly explores the common look for love." --Booklist
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Somehow I doubted she舗d go after the poor sap for child support. I did hope that one day she would meet her Mr. Right and live happily ever after. I was happily married at the time舒at least I thought I was舒and believed everyone舗s soul mate was just waiting to be uncovered. I舗ve since removed those glasses that tinted everything rose colored. Apparently Valerie never had any delusions. When her daughter was six, she had another baby, a son. And when her son was six and her daughter twelve, she had one more daughter.
If I舗d stayed married to Al, I would have spent the rest of my life worrying about what he was doing every minute he was out of my sight. Frankly, I felt I deserved better. But staying with Sonny was Nell舗s choice, and I respected it. I found myself looking forward to dinner at Rosalind舗s. We舗d spoken on the phone, and I knew she舗d kept the gathering small, six people. Besides Wayne, Dr. Merritt, and me, the only other guest would be our old classmate Tanis Montgomery. Tanis was married, but her husband, an agent who represented both East and West Coast actors, was often in California.
I舗d like to rent it furnished, but I might not be able to. If that舗s the case, all my furniture will have to go in storage,舡 I said, the very thought of packing up seven years舗 worth of accumulated possessions making my stomach twirl more violently than a ride on the Octopus at the amusement park. 舠I舗ll have to check the job market here, too. My mortgage and possibly storage bill will have to be paid, whether I have a tenant or not. That might be difficult to do without a job,舡 I added pointedly.
A New Kind of Bliss by Bettye Griffin