A New Kind of Bliss by Bettye Griffin

By Bettye Griffin

Griffin is a budding identify in mainstream African American fiction. --Chicago magazine

After her father's dying, Emily Yancy consents to maneuver again to her dead-end native land. yet she's dreading each minute she'll need to spend in her mother's tiny condo. in spite of everything, she's a forty-three-year-old divorcée who is doing simply high quality on her personal. There are a few rewards for dutiful daughters though--like Aaron Merritt, a wealthy, unmarried health care provider with chocolate epidermis and bed room eyes. . .

Aaron is quickly taking Emily to fancy eating places and welcoming her to fulfill his family members. but if the lighting fixtures exit, something's lacking. input Teddy Simms, Emily's eighth-grade weigh down. Teddy hasn't accomplished what Aaron has--but he is picked up a number of talents in different parts. Will Emily decide on a dating that does not fulfill her mind--or a simple compatibility that does not particularly expand into the bed room? Or is there a way she will be able to locate the simplest of either worlds?

"A compelling drama approximately 3 households striving for the yank dream." --Booklist on If those partitions may well Talk

"Fear and pleasure essentially bounce off the pages. A well-written tale you are going to hate to work out end." --RT booklet Reviews on Once Upon a Project

"Griffin expertly explores the common look for love." --Booklist

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