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THE SECRET SHE KEPT
Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
An outstanding story dealing with a highly sensitive subject in a spellbinding way. Billingsley’s emotional, heartfelt story will draw readers in from the start, and hold their attention to the very end.
Tia Jiles is a highly successful attorney who makes a point of not getting involved with men, believing they always leave when the going gets tough. Magazine mogul Lance Kingston is mesmerized by Tia and relentlessly pursues her until they are married. Soon after the wedding Tia starts acting erratically and changes into a woman Lance no longer recognizes. While Tia struggles to keep herself together, her mother is in denial about Tia’s condition and often interferes. Lance’s family tries to get him to abandon his wife because she is an embarrassment to them. Lance struggles valiantly to save his wife and daughter as well as deal with his own feelings before some- thing tragic happens. (GALLERY, Jul., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Debbie R. Sims
Published: July 2012