Twylite Knight had always thought of herself as a cut above the other girls who attend her New Orleans Catholic school. She made excellent grades, had an angelic singing voice, and had an older boyfriend who drove her around in his fancy car and showered her with gifts. Yet her family sees Peanut for what he really is – an abusive manipulative criminal who would bring their daughter nothing but trouble.
Through the years, Dr. Alexis White has had to learn some tough lessons, most of which started in college when she nearly broke up Andrea and Christopher’s marriage. Her affair with Christopher didn’t kill the marriage, but it did cause her to have an abortion she can’t forgive herself for, as well as lose the one man who loved her most. Although she knows many of her wounds are self-inflicted, life does go on.
Alexis White just wants to help put things back together. As a pediatrician, she returns to her beloved city of New Orleans to treat children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Although the financial rewards are small, she is glad to be home, in a place where she can restore her soul and hopefully mend her broken heart. After recently ending an engagement, Alexis secretly wonders how her life would have turned out if she had married Reggie, her first love.
Christopher and Andrea Lee seemed to have a strong, unshakable marriage. They were happy surrounded by friends, and even happier with each other. Christopher is a sports writer for a major Virginia newspaper and Andrea is a popular high school English teacher. The only thing stronger than the Lees' marriage was Andrea's bond with her lifelong friend, Brenda. Soon all bonds are tested when Christopher meets Brenda's cousin, Alexis, who visits during the Christmas holidays.
A Dead Rose is told from the perspective of Isis Reynolds, a young, successful woman who is unsuccessful in love. She has great friends, a wonderful job, and a loving family, but she can't seem to find that special someone. What's worse, in her quest for love, she's developed a reputation that has prevented many men from taking her seriously, and has caused many women to loathe her. She constantly receives evil looks, and seems to always hook up with men who want only one thing' sex.
Some Wounds Never Heal
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Some Wounds Never Heal
I love a book that is drama-filled, but not over-the-top; character driven but not so many characters that I cannot keep one straight from the next. Some Wounds Never Heal by Rhonda M. Lawson is an example of these two wonderful traits of high quality writing. There was a little mystery adding to the already tense storyline, which was an added bonus. The message of admitting and accepting, apologizing and forgiving, and understanding that we all make mistakes could be found throughout Ms. Lawson’s writing.
- Jennifer Coissiere, APOOO Books
Lawson delivers a page-turner with the third installment to the Alexis White series. From catfights, to malicious plots, every moment is filled with dramatic highs and emotional lows. Well-written, the book contains unpredictable twists and turns that should keep readers on their toes and begging for more. As the title suggests, do old wounds ever heal? Or will an unwillingness to forgive, resentment, and lies tear friendships and lovers apart? Read the book to find out!
- Dr. D'Andrea Wilson, Author, Wife 101
Twylite Knight had always thought of herself as a cut above the other girls who attend her New Orleans Catholic school. She made excellent grades, had an angelic singing voice, and had an older boyfriend who drove her around in his fancy car and showered her with gifts. Yet her family sees Peanut for what he really is – an abusive manipulative criminal who would bring their daughter nothing but trouble. read more