On Sale: November 4, 2008
Featuring: Patricia Reid; Gayle Saunders
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Multicultural Romance | Fiction
From the bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the
Bed You Made comes a heartwarming tale of how true
friendship can overcome life's obstacles.
Saunders and Patricia Reid have been lifelong friends, as
close as sisters. When they were teens their dreams led them
down separate paths and away from each other. But they
reunited as adults, drawn back together by a bond of
friendship that stood the test of time.
Now Pat and Gayle
co-own the Ell & Me Company, a business they founded based
on a character Gayle created years ago for her daughter.
Things are going well, but real-life dramas ensue as each
must face issues from the past in order to protect the
Pat and Marcus look like the perfect
twenty-first-century couple -- smart, talented, each at the
helm of a high-profile enterprise and at the top of their
game. But behind closed doors their marriage is challenged
by the stresses of a two-entrepreneur household. Will their
professional pursuits leave them time for each other and a
family, or carry them into the arms of others? Will a
paternity claim prove to be too much of an obstacle to
Gayle faces her own family drama and struggles
to maintain control of her life. Despite dating other men,
has she ever really gotten over her ex-husband, Ramsey, the
gambler who left her and their daughter, Vanessa, in
financial ruin? Gayle bends over backward to provide a
stable, comfortable home for Vanessa, and support her dream
of becoming a dancer. And Vanessa, a rebellious and hurtful
teen, seems just as devoted to making Gayle pay for every
mistake she has ever made. And what ever happened to
In Gotta Keep on Tryin', Virginia DeBerry
and Donna Grant bring us heroines who remind you, for better
and worse, of women everywhere -- women who know that true
friendship keeps us grounded. And when things get rough the
bond between women can be stronger than any trials we face.
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