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4.49105263157895 out of 54.49105263157895 out of 54.49105263157895 out of 54.49105263157895 out of 54.49105263157895 out of 5 4.49 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley Narrator: Patricia R. Floyd Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781470337155
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National bestseller ReShonda Tate Billingsley spins an irresistible story of romance and faith that will touch every reader’s heart.

Her novel Say Amen, Again won the NAACP Image Award, proving that ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s storytelling “scores a direct hit” (Publishers Weekly), delighting and inspiring with powerful, soul-searching situations and unforgettable characters.

How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was seventeen—she has an illness that takes over her mind, transforming her into a raging, violent woman hell-bent on destruction. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Or crazy, as Lance’s grandmother continually reminds him. “Crazy leaves clues,” she told him point-blank, and perhaps Lance should have listened. Tia’s mother tries to pray the problem away . . . and Tia’s doctors can’t help her if she won’t do what they advise. Now there’s more than their marriage and Tia’s survival at stake: Tia is pregnant, and Lance will stop at nothing to keep his troubled wife and unborn daughter safe. But at what price?

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Dee | 5/5/2017

    " This was a very good book. Easy to listen to. I coild not pur it down. the storyline was a reality check for people who are in denial about love ones with mental health and how it can take a toll on a family. Even though it was a story it help me open my eyes to caring for a loved one. I have two family members with a mental illness a brother and mother. The love that Lance had and determination proves true love can conquer anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 2/11/2014

    " This was the January book club meeting. We all enjoyed the book, very well written. The book kept you wanting more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 2/9/2014

    " LOVED IT ;-) ENJOYED HOW SHE INCOPERATED MENTAL ILLNESS INTO A GREAT STORY LINE... ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER REASON RESHONDA S ONE OF MY FAVS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janae Marie | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty good read. Tia really needed help. I dont know how Lance stayed w/her through all her crazy spells, of plastic flowers, purple walls, getting arrested, walking two miles pregnant in heels to want to buy crack, smh! This book was crazy! but had a very good mesage. I applaud ReShonda for this book! Great Job! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/24/2014

    " Really good insight into the taboo subject of mental illness. It was a blessing to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellowyn | 1/19/2014

    " The author did a great job in writing this novel. This novel speaks of mental illness. From the authors point of view it gave a lot of insights on what a person with a mental illness goes through, how the family is affected and how people who don't really understand the illness can act. It is so important that we continue to educate ourselves about this disease. Great job again to Reshonda Tate Billingsley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latrel | 1/12/2014

    " A quick read! Great job explaining mental illness gave me insight on bipolar illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anetra | 12/17/2013

    " Great book...haven't been able to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonia | 12/11/2013

    " This gave a good example of how real mental illness is and should not be taken lightly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nakia Laushaul | 12/9/2013

    " Tia had me on a roller-coaster! It wasn't just entertainment for me, because the entire time I was reading .. I was thinking--this is life for some. A highly-suggested read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheris Hodges | 12/5/2013

    " Awesome look into what happens when mental illness is not addressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charmaine | 11/17/2013

    " Very good story, some parts of the book almost had me in tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 9/23/2013

    " i would highly recommend this book. it is different from anything she has written. it is about mental illness and a real eye opener "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Strickland | 8/9/2013

    " This illness is still a taboo kept secret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Shipman | 8/2/2013

    " I Love Reshonda Tate Billingsley's novels. She really keep the pages turning with her witty characters and Christian messages that are so timely and relative to today's society. I will continue to read her books and highly recommend her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Coley | 6/28/2013

    " I love all of her books and this was no exception. This story brings mental health issues to life and I read it cover to cover as soon as I opened it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2013

    " Absolutely loved it!! The book educated and supplied a form of comic relief at times, but the end result showed the power of GOD and love. Would definiately recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiswana | 2/21/2013

    " I wasn't wowed by this book, but the subject caught my attention. This is a topic that must be talked about more in the African American community, and ReShonda's audience is a broad community which may include some Vivian's and Tia's! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Rainey | 2/11/2013

    " this is one of my favorite authors "

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About the Author
Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the number one Essence bestselling author of numerous faith-based novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz Christian teen series. Her short fiction appears in the anthology Have a Little Faith. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Help! I've Turned into My Mother.

About the Narrator

Patricia R. Floyd has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout her career, including Denise Nicholas’ Freshwater Road and Ellease Southerland’s Let the Lion Eat Straw. Balanced with her audiobook work, she has directed several plays at Stamford Theatre Works.