[Missouri-l] final reminder: Accessible World Presents Romance Discussion, with Francis Ray, Friday, September 18, 2009
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Francis Ray, author of I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, available in Braille from
The National Library Service is the author of many novels. In our next
Romance discussion, we will have the pleasure of having her with us as we
discuss the two related novels, Like The First Time and Any Rich Man
What happens when life does not go according to plan? What do you do when
life as you know it is gone forever? How do you choose a course of action
and put life back together? The three women in Like The First time all face
this thorny situation. When a marriage proposal is not forthcoming, your
company downsizes and the job you have counted on is gone, when a marriage
is threatened by demands of a new business, how does love survive? Three
women, friends and partners in business, face these difficulties in Like
The First time. In Any Rich Man Will do, a woman out of luck, choices, and
hope learns that a new beginning can come not only from romance but
through love new friends share. Both novels reflect concerns of
economic reality for many. The women here are making changes as they travel
on the road to romance that will affect their lives.
A review of both books is below.
Like The First Time db62376
Author: Francis Ray
THE GOOD SISTER. Claire Bennet has lost her job for the second time in as
many years due to downsizing. She doesn't know what she's going to do since
checking account has almost been stripped bare and her older brother is
always a day late and a dollar short. With no man in her life, her parents'
is all she has and she's going to lose that unless she can think of
THE GOOD LOVER. Fashionable and trendy Brooke Dunlap has also been
downsized, but she's not worried because she expects her wealthy boyfriend
any day now. Unfortunately, Randolph Peterson III has other plans and dumps
her. Now Brooke is left devastated with no engagement ring, a pile of bills
and a Jag that's in the shop.
THE GOOD WIFE. Lorraine Averhart lost one of her dearest friends to cancer
only months before and with that friendship, their dream of opening their
florist shop. But when Lorraine sees the wonderful candles, soaps and bath
gels Claire has created, she pushes them to go into business together. With
Brooke's savvy about what women want, Claire's products and Lorraine's
money, they're sure to be a hit. They've got nothing to lose, so why not?
But Lorraine's marriage comes under terrible strain as the business takes
off and a new temptation appears on the horizon; Claire becomes involved
one of the most powerful men in town; and Brooke is forced to reevaluate
what matters most: a fat bank account or love and belonging somewhere she
Any Rich Man Will Do db62691
Author: Francis Ray
In this new novel from national bestselling author Francis Ray, a bad girl
falls on hard times, and forgiveness and redemption are the only things she
Broke and living in a shabby motel, beautiful bad girl Jana Franklin has
become an outcast in the elite Dallas society she once ruled. With her
from wealthy Gray Livingston, her dubious past, and no skills to claim, Jana
is unable to support herself. Without friends and without hope, she has no
one she can depend on but herself.
Then one night she stumbles (literally!) into Olivia Maxwell's store,
Midnight Dreams. There she meets Tyler Maxwell---the first man she can't
toy with, or fool. After this chance meeting, tough girl Jana learns that it
takes more than scheming to
get her man.
Gentle and soft spoken, Francis Ray is a writer who cares deeply about
language. She is one of the best African American novelists writing today.
The author of 42 novels, Francis works as a nurse and resides in Houston,
Texas. Open to honest discussion of her books, I know you will find her a
delightful lady. This is a night you can't miss. You can join the
discussion by following the information for time and date below.
We meet on the third Friday of each month. If you have questions, write to
Bonnie Blose at:
Bookmaven1 at verizon.net.
Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. MDT, 8:00 p.m. CDT, 9:00 p.m. EDT
and elsewhere in the world Saturday 1:00 GMT.
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to Romance
Literature Room at:
Select The Romance Literature Room at:
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge,
and open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer,
speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly
with the presenters and others in the virtual audience. To speak to us,
hold down the control key and let up to listen. You may also text chat with
attendees if you do not have a microphone.
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World online rooms.
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Joann Becker, Events Coordinator
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George Buys, CEO.
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