The Story Begins... How do you free your family when you're not sure how to free yourself?

In the face of a personal nightmare and barely earning enough to save herself, one brave woman makes a decision that will change her life and the lives of her closest friends. Ruthena Gentry, unsure of what the future holds, and done with fighting the demons of her past, presses forward in faith. Armed with little more than her Bible, her hammer, and her friends, she clings to the hope that it's never too late to rewrite her own story. What awaits on the other side of her journey is more than she and her friends could have ever imagined. As the unexpected arises, the women learn that trust runs deeper than dollar signs. For Ruthena Gentry and her book club friends, problems with relationships, kids, and money bring new frustrations every day. But, when Ruthena is forced to flee here tumultuous marriage-- and the lives of her friends come tumbling down, too-- the ladies fear that a future fraught with turmoil is becoming inevitable. Caught in the quicksand of daily survival and desperate for a change, Ruth and her friends make a bold move towards freedom. Ending the legacy of poverty that has plagued their families for generations will require epic faith and these friends are down for the cause. The problem is that time is not on their side and freedom is never free. Don't miss Trust, the first novel of the Trust Series by Daines L. Reed. It's an inspirational, soul-stirring story about sisterhood and resilience that will stay with you long after you read the last page.

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In the sequel... Good for them. But when will things be good for me?

What causes a perfectly rational, mature woman to lose herself in a perfectly irrational, immature relationship? For Cynthia Thomas, a single, thirty-something woman, it could be insecurity. It could be loneliness. It could be something deeper. Like a woman who has waded so far into the ocean she's lost sight of the shore, Cynthia fears she's gone too far with Victor. She fears she's wasted too many of her good years. She's no closer to becoming a wife and a mother, and as she approaches her 40th birthday, her regrets threaten to destroy her. Cynthia Thomas has spent a lifetime on the sidelines, watching everyone else’s lives blossom with marriage and babies. All she’s ever wanted was to experience those joys for herself. But, when she realizes she’s invested too many years in one toxic relationship after another, she fears she may not deserve the true love she craves. Now, months before her 40th birthday, with a string of failed relationships in her past and a habit of submitting to her own inner demons, she’s reached a crossroads. She’ll have to dig deep to find the strength for discernment and self-love. Until now, nothing else has worked, time is ticking, and her chance at real love and motherhood depend on it. If you love Terry McMillan, Tayari Jones, and Jasmine Guillory, then Good Morning Beautiful will leave you laughing, crying, and rooting for a happily-ever-after. Don’t miss this heartfelt, honest, and introspective sequel to Daines L. Reed’s novel, Trust.

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It all Falls Down

In their own opinions, they were the Windy City’s Elite: beautiful, successful, well-kept by their husbands and parents. For Julene Davis, these were the friends who had been chosen for her, but not the friends she would have chosen for herself. They’d stuck together, however loosely, for most of their lives. They certainly didn’t confide in each other the way real friends would, but, thanks to the streets, they still managed to accumulate plenty of scandalous and intimate information about one another—things they would never discuss openly. And there was one thing they all knew about the streets: despite a little misinformation, there was always some truth to every rumor. The streets were reckless in that way. When Julene eventually cracks under the pressures of hiding her family’s problems and her own insecurities, while remaining socially acceptable, she vows to leave Chicago and never return. When she learns her parents have stolen her identity and filed for bankruptcy in her name, her plans for independence suddenly become much more complicated. As her world, built on lies and illusion, becomes increasingly unstable, she wrestles with an unsettling question: What will she do when it all falls down? Written with Reed’s signature talent for creating complex characters and compelling storylines, this third book in the Trust series is the captivating look at what happens when we must choose between fitting in and standing out.

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