Ten years after the death of her baby, husband, and mother-in-law in an airplane crash, forty-two-year-old Chelly Whitaker understands nothing is permanent. Disconnected from life with only the ghostly visits of her daughter, Maya, to hold on to, she fills her days with activities. But when it comes to romance, Chelly is convinced she has no love left to give.Sean Price, thirty-three, having faced the death of his mother and the impending death of his previously absent father, realizes the brevity and fragility of life. This compels him to cling to the roots he does have and strive to build a future that embraces love. Sean's father, Kelvin Price, relies on insight, wit and help from Maya to guide Sean in shaping a positive future as Sean and Chelly let go of devastating memories, face a threat to their lives, and learn to love again.
Two murders intertwine. Andrea is bereaved by one, accused of the other. In the meantime, she's engaged to the man with motive for both.Benjamin's a likely suspect in her sister's murder, but Andrea's heart says no. She searches for her sister's killer and at the same time, she falls in love with Benjamin. On top of this, her ex-boyfriend decides he made a mistake in letting her go and has the sex tape to prove it. He comes up murdered.Will Andrea's faith be strong enough to allow her to face the truth and find happiness between tears?
In Lies Too Long, insecurity leads Laurel into the arms of her friend's man. Facing the consequences leaves Laurel fighting for her life.Laurel Novak is infatuated with former basketball star, Dennis Butler. Dennis seems to prefer the light-skin and long hair packaging of Laurel's newfound friend, Emma Yates. A man used to options, Dennis doesn't mind straying and Laurel can't resist his charm or her longing. She becomes pregnant by Dennis and, against his wishes, intends to have their twins.When Laurel's business associate is killed and someone takes a shot at Laurel, her intuition says Dennis is behind it. Laurel plans to confess the affair to Emma, but before she can, Emma is badly injured in a fire Laurel feels responsible for. While Emma recovers in the hospital, Laurel confronts Dennis who denies knowledge of the murder attempt, but resorts to physical harm and blackmail to persuade her to abort.In the midst of this chaos, Laurel falls under the spell of a Christian cop who, while attracted to her, is bewildered by her behavior. Together, they discover the repercussions of lies allowed to languish too long.
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