Lost That Lovin' Feeling:  A Short Prequel

Lost That Lovin' Feeling: A Short Prequel

Bettye Griffin

Romance

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Lost That Lovin’ Feeling is a short (approximately 25 pages) prequel (not a short story) to the upcoming mainstream romance novel Love Will Follow. It does not meet the technical definition of a short story, because rather than being a complete story with a defined ending, it provides background information and hints at conflict that will be addressed in my upcoming novel.AUTHOR'S NOTE: Lost That Lovin’ Feeling is a short (approximately 25 pages) prequel (not a short story) to the upcoming mainstream romance novel Love Will Follow. It does not meet the technical definition of a short story, because rather than being a complete story with a defined ending, it provides background information and hints at conflict that will be addressed in my upcoming novel...in other words, the goal is to make readers want to know what happens next!#####In this prequel to the upcoming novel Love Will Follow, author Bettye Griffin introduces readers to Tierney Simmons, a young wife and mother from Waukegan, Illinois, who has worked hard to support her husband, Steven, and young daughter, Sienna, after Steven's layoff. After years indulging his passion to write, Steven has hit the big time, selling a series he created to a cable network. But the stress of the long period of financial struggle has taken a toll on their relationship, and as they uncertainly stand on the threshold of a new life in California, Tierney and Steven take Sienna for a weekend with friends in an attempt to rediscover each other before it's too late...
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If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

Bettye Griffin

Romance

"A Delightful Summer Read." —The RAWSISTAZ ReviewersReuben and Camille have always been afraid to let their children play outside in their rough Bronx neighborhood. So when they see an ad for homes in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, they jump at the chance. Spirits are high—until Reuben loses his job.No one in Milo or Dawn's Brooklyn-based family has ever owned a house, and the Poconos seem perfect. But after they move in, it starts to look like their house was slapped together like a ham sandwich and isn't much stronger.Norman and Veronica are happy to leave Washington Heights for the country. . .and so are their relatives. Each weekend brings a parade of empty-handed guests expecting to be fed but not expecting to pitch in and help.Amid trials and triumphs, these families are about to discover that not all is perfect when your dreams come true. . ."[Griffin Is] A Budding Name In Mainstream African American Fiction." —Chicago...
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Once Upon a Project

Once Upon a Project

Bettye Griffin

Romance

Elyse, Susan, and Grace couldn't be happier when their friend Pat organizes a reunion for past residents of the Chicago housing project where they all grew up. It is, after all, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its opening, and like their long-ago home, the lifelong friends are also turning fifty. But none of them suspects the event will have life-altering changes... Elyse plans to attend with her husband, but as usual lately, he bows out, pleading fatigue. He's thirteen years her senior, and Elyse fears he's slowing down. But does that mean she has to? Susan also arrives alone. Her marriage is faltering since her diagnosis of breast cancer. But when she runs into a former flame, it feels like time has stood still...Twice divorced, Grace needs a distraction, and she finds it in Eric. Once a cute kid four years Grace's junior, Eric is now a handsome man whose age doesn't matter--but their differences in financial status...
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