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After the Dawn: A Family Affair Novel (Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair #3)

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New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray's third novel inthe Family Affair series, featuring long lost siblings who find family, friendship, forgiveness, and love

Samantha Collins is stunned when her grandfather turns Collins Industry over to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among the other family members, especially her uncle, Evan. But nothing stuns her more
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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The latest installment in Francis Ray's Family affair series and so far this book has been really good. One of Mrs. Ray's last works tells the story of forgiveness, healing, independence, honoring a dying request, and of course finding and exploring love.....young and old. Only Francis Ray can bring characters to life and find their soul mates. Readers will be cheering for Samantha and Dillon's relationship as well as the storyline of his mom and his colleague. This was a great story.

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This book was about Samantha and Dillion upholding the dying wish of Samantha's grandfather. I hope that AJ doesn't have anymore children but I love any story that has Zachary Holman in it. Even if its brief. I just loved him in I Know Who HOlds Tomorrow. He was such as masculine man. This book wasn't as good at its predecessor but I still thought it was okay.
I always enjoy these sweet romances from Francis Ray and this one was no different. Good characters, good storyline, nice conclusion.

RIP Francis Ray
Melinda Pollard
This was one of those books that I did not want to put down. It is a story of a single young girl who is fragile but learns her true strength when her Grandfather dies and leaves his company to her and another young man. Fate brings them together and as much as they fight it, they begin to fall in love with one other. This is a beautiful story of family, love, overcoming obstacles and opening up the heart to allow others to break down the walls of hurt. I highly recommend reading this book!
Keesha Harris

I loved the teamwork and effort of Samantha and Dillon as they worked to save Collins' Industry. Really great read.
It was alright. 50% into the book, I had started skipping pages. Characters a little stale and flat. Not particularly engaging.
Another WONDERFUL Novel by Ms. Francis Ray! Dillon & Samantha were great characters and I loved this story. I do wish that it was a bit longer it just seemed like everything wrapped up a little to quickly and left you hanging. Marlene and Roman were sooooo cute. Anything with Zachary Holman in it and it's a guarantee that I'll love it. But again I do wish that there was more involvement with Zachary, Cade & Dillon together.

Truly do LOVE this series and I'm very sad to see it possibly en
~ Becky
I Loved this book, the storyline was perfect, and the characters were easy to follow. There is a TWIST that makes you want to read the book even quicker to get to the answer... If you're not a Fan of 'My Friend Francis Ray' {yet} you should be!! * Absolutely A Fantastic Woman!! * //(*_*)\\ ...more
Karen Reed
Another beautiful story of love by Ms. Ray. Only she told stories quite like these. She continues to make me believe that true love is really out there. Well written, great plot, and love how characters we meet in one book tie into another. Loved it!!!
Shavon Johnson
I Love the book, I am so Happy that Marlene gave Roman a try and Dillon and Samantha gave their relationship a try, and you will have to read more to get more goods news. continue to support the late Fancis Ray, truly a good author!
Another one to savor. Gonna miss her. Good thing there is no expiration on a good book. I'll reread often.
Another ENJOYABLE romantic treat by one of my FAVORITE authors...Francis Ray will TRULY be missed :-(
I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to discuss it at the book club meeting.
It was not as good as I wanted it to be..not as good as i thought it would be.
Thea Reader
Frances Ray once again does a great job of keeping my interest in his book.
Crystal Anders
Loved this story full of dynamic characters. Very entertaining. A must read!
Good read, I finished in 1 day looking forward to the next one.
I really enjoyed this book and the series.
Michele Chambers
Excellent story and characters.
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Died July 2, 2013.

Francis Ray was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She was born in Richland, Texas, and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University
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Other Books in the Series

Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair (3 books)
  • I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
  • When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel
Until There Was You (Graysons of New Mexico, #1) Dreaming of You (Graysons of New Mexico, #3) Only You (Graysons of New Mexico, #5) The Way You Love Me Irresistible You (Graysons of New Mexico, #4)

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