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All I Ever Wanted

Grayson Friends

Francis Ray

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All I Ever WantedFrancis Ray

Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can’t even dream of falling in love again. Until she meets Richard...

 

A tall, handsome veterinarian with a warm smile and big heart, Richard Youngblood is the kind of man any woman could fall for. Not only does he have a wonderful way with animals, he’s great with little Kayla and—Naomi has to admit—he’s easy on the eyes. Richard definitely has his sights set on her, too. But first, Naomi has to free herself from her past—and learn how to love again—before she can have all she ever wanted with the man of her dreams...

 

 

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Naomi couldn’t sleep. She jumped at every sound, even ice falling from the automatic ice maker. Finally, around 7:00 AM Saturday, she couldn’t stay in bed any longer. Throwing back the covers, she went to take a bath and get dressed.
In well-worn jeans and a T-shirt, she sat at the kitchen table and worked on lesson plans for the coming week for her students. She loved teaching and she loved her students. They eagerly returned the affection with hugs and smiles. They soaked up learning like little sponges.
She’d taught fifth grade in San Antonio,
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"Ray pens a wonderfully sensitive story of an evil subject — spousal abuse. Though her heroine's confidence is turned on its head, she still has enough spirit to be an inspirational character full of hope and rebirth. Naomi's rocky journey to real, true romance deservedly draws the reader's full support."— USA Today on All I Ever Wanted

 

"A special kind of man can rekindle the spirit of an abused woman. This is the story of such a man, and Ray is very adept at inspiring hope for women who have faced these challenges. Told from a very sympathetic perspective, this return to the Grayson Friends series is an empowering account of healing."—Romantic Times

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  • 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. You can visit her at www.francisray.com.

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