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.
Some Wounds Never Heal
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. More than a decade later, she’s rebuilt her life and has started a successful medical practice. Although Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc through her beloved city of New Orleans, she’s moved on and is now engaged to streetwise and successful attorney Jamar Duplessis. Everything seems to be on track until Hurricane Gustav rears its ugly head. Again, Alexis finds herself packing up and fleeing another storm. Only this time, she flees right into the eye of yet another storm when she ends up in Virginia Beach, the scene of her original transgressions. Alexis and Jamar soon learn that time doesn’t heal all wounds. Someone is definitely out for revenge, but who? Is it Andrea? Christopher? Or maybe it’s Alexis’s former archrival Nikki. And will Alexis survive facing the demons she thought she slayed years ago? This is a story of family, friendship and forgiveness that proves although time passes, Some Wounds Never Heal.
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Putting It Back Together
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.
Reggie Morgan is a man in need of mending also. As a successful football star, he should be enjoying his life. Instead, he’s trying to end his marriage to the less-than-virtuous Nikki, who doesn’t even bother to hide her cheating anymore. But Nikki is not ready to let go, and she’s using their son as a bargaining chip.
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.
Eventually, she falls in love with and marries Vincent, a Soldier stationed at the nearby Army installation. He knows about her past, but doesn't seem to care. Meanwhile, the people closest to her go through their own changes. Her girlfriend Michelle marries her co-worker and moves to Germany. Her other girlfriend, Keisha, struggles with the realization that she's gay. Isis's sister, Cleopatra, moves in with her boyfriend and tries to hide it from their mother.
Cheatin' In The Next Room
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.
Alexis, is young, beautiful, and used to getting what she wants. She soon sets her sights on Andrea's husband, seeing him as a new type of challenge. Although he tries to resist, Christopher begins an affair with Alexis, believing it will be their little secret until she goes back home. When the truth comes out, it rocks the worlds of not only Christopher and Andrea, but the worlds of everyone around them. This is the story of how one indiscretion can tear down more than just the lives of the people involved.