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Somebody's knocking at my door

by Ray, Francis.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Ray
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Ray
 
 
Summary

Kristen Wakefield grew up the privileged, beloved daughter and sister of a wealthy family...yet she felt eclipsed by the achievements of her older brother, Adam, a renowned neurosurgeon. In New Orleans, Kristen believes she now has the opportunity to prove herself and forget a rather disastrous past relationship. But life is much harder than she expected in the Big Easy. Then she meets a man from her past, Rafe Crawford...a man battling his own demons and keeping his own secrets.

The beautiful, but down-to-earth Angelique Fleming has always had to fight to get what she wanted in a world dominated by men and she has the chip on her shoulder to prove it. Which is why she takes great pleasure working at a local strip club, hoping to expose a few naughty little secrets of the community's upstanding men. But before she gets all the dirt, she's going to find out a few things about life, men, and forgiveness she thought she already knew.

Claudette Thibodeaux Laurent comes from old New Orleans money and had always adhered to the family code: honor above all else. But she shocks polite society when she marries a man much younger than herself, a man everyone suspects is only after her money. Claudette has done her duty to her family and now she wants a little happiness for herself. And yet doubts eventually begin to creep in and she isn't sure which Maurice loves more: her or her money, as his desire for the finer things in lifebecome more and more lavish. Just exactly how much is her happiness is going to cost her?

Told with Francis Ray's trademark emotion and passion, Somebody's Knocking at My Door is a powerful story of betrayal and forgiveness, love and healing.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kristen Wakefield has lived off and on in New Orleans for the last seven years. As an art lover, she is driven to build, at the Haywood Museum, the premier collection of nineteenth-century African American art. After months of coordination, Kristen finally schedules a meeting with the influential Claudette Thibodeaux. Kristen is dismayed when Claudette is unable to meet, and her career aspirations dissolve before her eyes. Rather than give up the career she loves, Kristen accepts her predicament and chooses to stick it out in New Orleans. In her times of desperation, Rafe Crawford instinctively assumes the role of protector. He quickly becomes more than a distant in-law. He is struggling with his own anger over the years of physical and emotional abuse he received from his father. Yet, when he learns of his dying father's wish to see him, Rafe is confused and unsure of his true feelings about his past and his hopes for the future. All of the characters are woven into a compelling story about family, love, and relationships. --Lillian Lewis"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction.
Parent and adult child -- Fiction.
Terminally ill parents -- Fiction.
African American men -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Family violence -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 336 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780312307349
0312307349
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