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After the Dawn

After the Dawn

A Family Affair Novel

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Griffin




New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray's third novel in the Family Affair series, featuring long lost siblings who find family, friendship, forgiveness, and love

Samantha Collins is stunned when her grandfather turns Collins Industry over to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among the other family members, especially her uncle, Evan. But nothing stuns her more than when she finds out that he has asked Dillon Montgomery to help her run the company. Her grandfather had fired Dillon and ordered him off the company property years ago.

Twelve years ago Samantha made her feelings known to Dillon and the whole thing ended in disaster and they haven't spoken since. Working together now, even all these years later, is sure to be a disaster. Still, she needs his help if she is going to keep Collins Industry afloat. But will the prodigal son return to the empire — and the woman — who desperately need him? Will he be able to admit how much he desperately needs her?



Most of Elms Fork had turned out for Abe Collins's funeral, Dillon Montgomery noted. Two hours ago, they'd spilled out of the largest church in town. There were so many flowers, it had taken two black vans to carry them to the...


Praise for After the Dawn

When Morning Comes is an entertaining and touching tale.” —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author of The Reverend's Wife

“Family dynamics are at the core of Ray's new series, along with plenty of heartwarming romance.” —Romantic Times on When Morning Comes (4 1/2 Stars!)

“The best storyteller of the century.” —Mary Morrison, New York Times bestselling author of Who's Loving You?

“Ray, a prolific storyteller in the mode of Nora Roberts, demonstrates a veteran's skill for crafting fascinating, soulful characters with believable motives and mishaps.” —Publishers Weekly on If You Were My Man

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About the author

Francis Ray

New York Times bestselling author FRANCIS RAY is a native Texan. She is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Currently she has over forty books in print.

Francis Ray

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