Ties That Bind

A Novel

Brenda Jackson

St. Martin's Griffin

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It all started in college, in the turbulent sixties, when Randolph and Jenna became lovers. Randolph knew the moment he saw Jenna Haywood that he had to make her his. But the path to love is not an easy one. His wealthy Grandmother Julia disapproves of the match and unbeknowst to him, his brother's seemingly docile fiancee has a few plans of her own that she would like to set in motion. Betrayal and devastation lurks in unexpected places and tests the bond they believed was unbreakable. As they struggle with love and passion, secrets and lies the question is: Is love enough to help them see each other through the storms that await them ahead?

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  Ties That Bind
Book One1965 – 1968Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for and sweet for bitter.
 Isaiah 5:20OneOctober 1965Howard University, Washington, DC“For crying out loud, Jenna, the least you can do is act like you want to go,” Ellie Stanhope said, glancing at her watch. “What else do you have to do tonight?”“Study,” was Jenna Haywood’s reply as she turned away from the closet and walked over to the bed to put on her shoes.

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"I was immediately sucked into this story and fell in love with all of the characters ... In this powerful book, Ms. Jackson spins a tale featuring the truest, purest type of love."
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Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Westmorelands series and, from St. Martin’s Press, Some Like It Hot, Taste of Passion and The Playa's Handbook, among others. She was the first African-American author to have a book published under the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire line of books and the first African-American romance author to make USA Today's Bestseller's List and the New York Times Bestseller's List for the series romance genre. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University, and worked for thirty-seven years in management at a major insurance company. She now divides her time between family, writing and traveling. She has been married for thirty-seven years to her childhood sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons. She lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Ties That Bind
A Novel
Brenda Jackson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429905718
ISBN10: 1429905719
368 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2002
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ISBN: 9780312306113
ISBN10: 0312306113
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$18.99
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