Trouble Don't Last Always
by Francis Ray
St. Martin's Press (Griffin)
January 21, 2004
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
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, this handsome, brooding man reminds her too much of the angry husband she left behind and she reminds him 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 move on and truly discover a second chance at life and love.
Originally published April 2001 under the title THE TURNING POINT and then January 2004 in trade paperback under TROUBLE DON’T LAST ALWAYS.
New York Times and USA Today best selling author Francis Ray has written fifty-four titles.
As a literary fiction series writer within multiple genres,
world wide readers enjoyed her consistent bestseller’s
lists which included Historical, Romance, Diversity,
Christian and Contemporary novels. As well as the recipient
of numerous Awards throughout her literary career:
Romantic Times Career Achievement, EMMA, The Golden Pen, The Atlantic Choice,Written Magazine Book of the Year, Borders 2008 Bestselling Multicultural Romance Award, Romantic Times 2008 Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner, 2013 African American Literary Awards Show-Best in Romance, The Francis Ray Romance Slam Jam Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed in her honor from Romance Slam Jam, Building Relationships Around Books 2013 Woman Literature, the Francis Ray Lifetime Literary Award was named in her memory from BRAB, Romantic Times 2013 Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award for Multicultural Romance and NPR Books named HEART OF THE FALCON, the number 2 book for Contemporary romance list of 100 Swoon-Worthy Romance 2015.
Mrs. Ray, also established The Turning Point Legal Fund to assist women and children of domestic violence to help restructure their lives. The fund is administered by The Family Place, a woman’s shelter in Dallas, Texas.