Trouble Don't Last Always (Paperback)

A Novel

By Francis Ray

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250000347, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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Paperback (1/21/2004)

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From New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray comes a novel about an extraordinary woman who learns to see life—and love—in a different light…

Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. She points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping to find a new beginning. When her car breaks down in Louisiana, Lilly finds unexpected employment as the caregiver for a wealthy neurosurgeon named Adam Wakefield, who lost his sight in a recent carjacking.

At first, the handsome, brooding Adam reminds Lilly too much of the troubled husband she left behind, and Lilly reminds Dr. Wakefield of how far he has fallen from the self-assured man he once was. But as the two spend long days together, an unexpected bond develops—one that will be deeply tested. For Lilly must confront her violent husband before she can ever hope to find her best self. And her true passion…

About the Author

Francis Ray (1944-2013) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Temptation, among many other books. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she was a graduate of Texas Woman's University and had a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she was a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lived in Dallas. "Francis Ray is, without a doubt, one of the Queens of Romance." --Romance Review

Praise For Trouble Don't Last Always: A Novel

“Definitely recommended.” —Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman

“With flair, Francis Ray gives each character immense heart and humanity. . .an engaging novel about family. It deserves a coveted spot on every reader's bookshelf.” —Yolanda Joe, bestselling author of The Hatwearer's Lesson