DJ GATSBY BOOK CLUB “BOOKS OF THE MONTH” OCTOBER 2013

my brothers keeper 1“MY BROTHERS KEEPER” BY NATALIE P KENNERLY

This engaging young adult drama trails seventeen year old Georgia Spencer, her brother Craig, and best friend Christine, as they experience heartache, friendship, love, and betrayal.
By the age of thirteen Georgia Spencer had already faced enough tragedy for a person twice her age, but Christine’s friendship for the last four years restored her faith in humanity. They were the typical “odd couple.” Georgia’s sheltered upbringing and judgmental personality somehow matched perfectly with Christine’s checkered past and spontaneous outlook on life. Georgia had only one rule to being her friend; stay away from her brother. She most certainly had her reasons. Things seemed perfect, until Christine does the unthinkable.
Can Georgia and Christine recover from this? Or will the weight of secrets, lies, scandal and blackmail destroy everything Georgia has tried so hard to protect. Follow as a colorful cast of characters reveal twists and turns certain to keep you guessing.
Will blood be thicker than water?

FAMILY BUSINESS 2“THE FAMILY BUSINESS 2” BY CARL WEBER

In his typical jaw-dropping fashion, Carl Weber returns with part two of his New York Times bestselling Family Business series. He’s brought along a friend in bestselling author Treasure Hernandez, and together they’ve added more drama and new family members to the mix.
Welcome to the world of Duncans. By day they are upstanding citizens running one of New York’s most respected car dealerships;but by night, they’re criminals who control most of the East Coast drug traffic. No matter whether they’re on their day or night jobs, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is never a dull moment to be found.
Baby momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters’ new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family’s new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it’s not law enforcement or one of his family’s many rivals. It’s his mother, and she may be his most formidable opponent to date, because she’s making the family take sides.
Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?

MARY B“I’D RATHER BE WITH YOU” BY MARY B MORRISON

From New York Times bestselling author Mary B.  Morrison comes the sizzling tale of two friends and the provocative bet that forever changes their lives. Now, with their futures up in the air, who will play one vengeful game too many? And who will wish she wasn’t left standing?

I’m the wife Madison’s husband really deserves. Why won’t she let him go? Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker’s affections and put Chicago at death’s door. With Madison’s marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn’t resist looking after Chicago’s interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what’s no longer hers. . .

I’ve got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life—that’s not going to happen. Madison’s life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison’s reputation and marriage. Now with a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it’s past time to make some tough decisions. To get her life back on track, she’ll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who’s trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .

RESHONDA“A FAMILY AFFAIR” BY RESHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY

Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction “tackles some of life’s toughest situations” (The Florida Times-Union), unravels the secrets in a mother’s past that turn her daughter’s life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed.

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia’s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well—and he’s the powerful CEO of one of the country’s richest corporations.

With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells’s fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it’s not money she wants—it’s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his “real” wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday’s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

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