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New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit . . .and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep. . . After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone. . . Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be . . .because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . . Praise for the novels of Mary Monroe "Once again, Monroe displays her gift as a marvel with this sensational novel." -- RT Book Reviews on Lost Daughters "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge a la Stephen King. . .a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby." -- Publishers Weekly on The Upper Room "Monroe's style, like her characters, is no-holds-barred earthy. . .. Monroe's characters deal with their situations with a weary worldliness and fatalism that reveal their vulnerability as well as their flaws." -- Booklist on Mama Ruby "Another witty and wise installment to her God series. . .If this raunchy and rambunctious book is any indication, Monroe's series has a lot of life left in it." -- Publishers Weekly on God Ain't Through Yet "A fast-paced, sexy, tense story that will make readers think twice before getting tangled up in an affair." -- Booklist on God Ain't Blind "Readers are left on edge. . .Monroe once again skillfully delivers a crafty story wrapped around a host of heartwarming characters battling everyday struggles and obstacles, even as she entertains readers with spurts of unexpected comedy and tragedy." -- Library Journal on God Don't Play "A highly satisfying page-turner--and one that will stand out." -- Publishers Weekly on God Don't Like Ugly
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Children of the rich -- Fiction, Illegitimate children -- Fiction, Large type books, Rich people -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction, Stepmothers -- Fiction
title_display Family of lies
title_full Family of Lies, Family of lies / Mary Monroe, Family of lies [sound recording] / Mary Monroe, Family of lies [text (large print)] / Mary Monroe
title_short Family of lies
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