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The Gift of Family by Mary Monroe

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Also by Mary Monroe:

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Remembrance, November 2020
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The Gift of Family, October 2020
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The Devil You Know, May 2020
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Family Of Lies, June 2014
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Mama Ruby, June 2011
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She Had It Coming, September 2008
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Deliver Me From Evil, August 2008
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Borrow Trouble, November 2007
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God Don't Play, August 2007
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Borrow Trouble, December 2006
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God Don't Play, September 2006
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In Sheep's Clothing, August 2006
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Red Light Wives, September 2004
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The Upper Room, July 2004
Paperback
God Still Don't Like Ugly, September 2003
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Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, September 2002
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God Don't Like Ugly, October 2000
Paperback

The Gift of Family
Mary Monroe

Dafina
October 2020
On Sale: September 29, 2020
208 pages
ISBN: 1496730615
EAN: 9781496730619
Kindle: B082WPQP6V
Hardcover / e-Book
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Multicultural African-American | Holiday | Fiction

From acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes the captivating and heartfelt tale of a couple who has everything—except the dream they long for most. But this Christmas, a reunion with someone from the past could gift them a once-in-a-lifetime last chance . . .
 
Successful, secure, and still very much in love, middle-aged couple Eugene and Rosemary Johnson have never given up on one special wish—to be parents. And while Christmas always brings happiness and a whirlwind of holiday fun, their hopes for children of their own seem further away than ever. Especially this year, when Rosemary must have emergency surgery and home help to recuperate. Wanting to lift his wife’s spirits, Eugene suddenly has an inspiration from back in the
day . . .
 
Faithful and sensible, Ethel Perkins raised Eugene and his brother. Unforeseen tragedy has left the sixty-something widow struggling with little money and two jobs to keep her great-grandchildren off the streets. She’s glad to help Rosemary back on her feet. But she can only stay until Rosemary is well enough to resume her normal routine. For Ethel, survival means keeping to her grueling schedule, being there for everyone but herself, and, as always, handling her troubles all on her own . . .
 
As Ethel’s problems go from bad to much worse, Rosemary and Eugene find themselves helping her more and more—and growing close to her lively youngsters. Soon, there’s only one way both families can salvage the season: by celebrating it together. But will their temporary family work into the
future . . . and possibly make a lifetime of happiness?

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