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  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    When her son is accused of a violent crime, church first lady Gloria Jones finds herself battling his prosecutor-as well as her own inner demons-to save him in this drama-filled novel from bestselling, award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Gloria Jones is living a mother's worst fear. There's a massive manhunt for her son after a regular night out with friends escalated into the fatal shooting of a police officer. Her husband, esteemed minister Elton Jones, is humiliated by the news, complicating an already strained relationship with his son. And everyone in Jasper, Texas, a town already ripe with racial tension, is up in arms. But the killer they're searching for isn't the son...read more

  • 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...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    #1 nationally bestselling and award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley delivers another moving, evocative, and timely novel about how a small seed of hope can change the course of one’s life. Savannah Graham thought she had the perfect marriage…until grief drove her husband into the arms of his best friend’s wife. Now, she believes revenge is the only way her heart can heal from the betrayal. For fifty-two years, Ollie Moss lived side by side with the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth. But now that she’s gone, so is his desire to live, despite the love from his children, and his beloved grandson Samuel. Can anything save Ollie’s life? Anna...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    Gold Pen Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley returns to the Houston congregation of her #1 Essence magazine bestseller, Let the Church Say Amen, in this warm and powerful sequel. When her husband hears God's call to become a preacher, Rachel Jackson Adams is distressed-she grew up a preacher's daughter, and knows how difficult life under the microscope can be for a reverend's family. But hot-headed Rachel has toned down her wild ways, and for the sake of her marriage and her two children, she is now the reluctant first lady of Zion Hill, unafraid to rock the boat with her unconventional ideas for revitalizing the church. When her son, Jordan, begins fighting at school, Rachel...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    The spirited Houston congregation featured in ReShonda Tate Billingsley's Let the Church Say Amen and Everybody Say Amen has a major scandal unfolding-and, as always, the outspoken Rachel Jackson Adams is at the heart of the drama. As the First Lady of Zion Hill, Rachel is not only Pastor Lester Adams's wife-she's currently his eight-months-pregnant wife, who's going toe-to-toe with Lester's onetime mistress, congregant Mary Richardson, also pregnant. Her baby may or may not be Lester's, but Mary's doing all she can to win sympathy and turn her fellow churchgoers against Rachel-even threatening to blackmail Pastor Adams with a paternity agreement. After all, where can an unmarried...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    In this stunning sequel to her acclaimed debut My Brother's Keeper, #1 national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley brings her real-deal insight to a heartfelt new novel about a wife and mother on a daring rescue mission-to save herself. Freshly forty-five, Aja James knows that her life is good, complete with a loving, wealthy husband, well-adjusted children, and a beautiful home. Yet the truth is, she feels painfully unfulfilled, stuck in the present, haunted by a painful past. When a friend suggests a girls' trip to a tropical paradise, Aja hopes a change of scene will also change her perspective. On vacation, filled with fun and freedom, Aja is relieved to find her spirits...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley delivers a poignant, page-turning novel about the power-and fragility-of family, personal identity, and the choices we are called on to make . . . Raised by a widowed mother, Jill Reed has come a long way from her difficult youth. But while she may not have had money, Jill never doubted she was rich in love. Her mother, Connie, made Jill the center of her world. Now, even though she has a young family of her own, it's Jill's turn to care for her ailing mother. When early dementia begins to set in, Connie starts talking about Jill's "other life." Jill assumes it's just rambling confusion. Still, Connie's stories about Jill's childhood, and...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    Award-winning authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are both beloved for their strong female leads and juicy plotting. In Sinners & Saints, Murray and Billingsley join forces to tell a tale packed with drama, scandal, and redemption. Jasmine Bush and Rachel Adams both want their husbands to be elected president of the National Baptist Association, and they're willing to use plenty of low-down tricks to win. But when another woman joins the fray, she proves more devious than either of them could...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    From bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billinglsey comes a charming novel filled with love, laughter, inspiration, and drama as Pastor Terrance searches for his Mrs. Right. Most men barely survive one mother, but Terrance Ellis has three: his aunts. His grandmother Essie's sisters-Eva, Dorothy Mae, and Mamie-lovingly raised him after Essie died in a tragic accident. They made sure that troubled young Terrance got on the right path and made something of his life. And now that he's all grown up and the rising pastor of Houston's Lily Grove church, the endlessly argumentative sisters agree on one thing: Terrance needs to find a wife. And not just any wife-but the right young woman to stand...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    All that glitters isn't gold in this new compelling tale of love, money, and divorce gone wrong from award-winning and #1 Essence bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Most people think that money is the key to happiness, but when an ecstatic Nina Lawson wins millions in the Powerball lottery, her world is turned upside down. At first, she and her fiance, Rick, are delighted with the unexpected windfall and immediately begin planning their future. Soon, family members and friends begin coming out of the woodwork to claim a piece of Nina's winnings. But the most unexpected request comes from Todd, Nina's ex-husband. He and his fiancee, Pam (with whom he had the affair that ended...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    #1 national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley gets to the heart of loss, love, and betrayal in her latest novel that is sure to delight her legions of fans. Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband-especially with her best friend's man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened.and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    NAACP Image Award winner and Essence best-selling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley pens novels featuring intense soul-searching and relatable characters. Magazine executive Lance Kingston is overjoyed at his recent marriage to beautiful attorney Tia Jiles - then he discovers her dark secret. Tia is bipolar, and her illness creates violent impulses she can't control. Now Tia is pregnant, and Lance knows that to save his marriage, and his unborn child, he'll have to find a...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    From the national bestselling and award-winning ReShonda Tate Billingsley comes this gripping and emotional exploration of the complex bond between mother and daughter. From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn’t fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career…and a brand new...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    First ladies of the Baptist church and sworn frenemies Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush are stunned to learn they may have more in common than they thought-like who's their daddy-in the scandalous new collaboration between national bestselling and award-winning authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. A heated American Baptist Coalition election. A murky murder cover-up. An outrageous reality TV show. What in heaven's name kind of drama will holy rivals Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush-prominent first ladies of the Baptist church-get themselves into next? Since he first met Jasmine, Rachel's father Simon Jackson has had a funny...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    Reverend Simon Jackson has always felt destined to lead and he's done a good job of it, transforming his small Houston church into one of the most respected and renowned in the region. But while the good Reverend's been busy tending his flock, his family's gone astray. His nineteen-year-old daughter, Rachel, gives new meaning to 'baby mama drama.' Crazy in love with her son's father, she's wreaking havoc on the man's life, even though he's about to marry another woman. David, Simon's oldest at twenty-seven, has been spiraling downward ever since a knee injury ended a promising football career. These days he's seeking solace in drugs-even feeding his habit by stealing church offerings....read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    Aja James hasn't had it easy. She has kept a close watch over her siblings ever since tragedy robbed them of their parents. Tired of carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, Aja is ready for a change. Her best friend, Roxie, knows just what to do-she sets Aja up on a date with one of the most sought after bachelors in town, handsome sportscaster Charles Clayton. Charles is everything Aja has ever dreamed of-sensitive, sexy, and charming. But 'happily ever after' isn't that simple. While Aja has rebounded from the loss of her parents, her sister and brother have not. Jada is lost in a world of silence with no way for Aja to reach her, and Eric's uncontrollable rage is wreaking...read more

  • Reshonda Tate Billingsley

    When the office lotto pool lands the winning ticket for four friends, each will embark on journeys that change their lives forever. After years of stringing her along, Terrance has reluctantly married his longtime girlfriend, Sheray . . . just days before winning the lottery. When the money drives a wedge between them, Sheray leaves and Terrance learns the hard way to be careful what you wish for. Angelique has been overweight since she was young. When she uses some of her winnings to get weight loss surgery, her new body and new attitude get her some new attention, and could cost her the man she loves. After twelve years of marriage, Janine's husband announces that he's leaving her for...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    Lauren Robinson knows exactly what it takes to be the perfect mistress. She had a front-row seat when she tagged along with her father on all of his extramarital trysts. She loved keeping Daddy's special secrets, but many family members, especially her mother, consider her an accomplice in helping break up their family. This emotional distance and Lauren's early dating experiences lead her to date married men. That is until Dr. Matthew King enters the scene, and when Matthew proposes marriage, Lauren happily accepts. But as their very public engagement makes the news, someone is intent on sabotaging their relationship. Someone who watched her own marriage destroyed by Lauren, and...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The only problem is that Hollywood doesn't know it yet... Since her bills aren't paying themselves though, Tamara decides to sign on to star in the new stage play, It Should've Been Me. Tamara wants to just get in, get out, and get paid, but her co-stars-including Donovan Dobbs, her ex that left her at the altar, and Camille Woods, a young starlet with a serious grudge-could make this the worst decision Tamara's ever made. Gwen Tanner Weinstein, playwright and producer, has decided that if her neglectful husband can't give her love, she'll take his money-and use it to make her stage-play dreams come true. She's put...read more

  • ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    Her husband is a workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, and he doesn't understand why his wife is unhappy. He doesn't understand why the house and the credit cards and the fabulousness of what he's given her isn't enough. So when Angelique meets someone new, she does something she never thought she'd do-she has an affair. It's addictive, and Angelique wants more and more, but is she willing to give up everything she has for this fantasy come...read more