Black Sheep

Black Sheep
Author: Ray "BEN" Studevent
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780757323812

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A captivating memoir of a biracial boy growing up in Washington, D.C., abandoned by his birth parents, and lovingly raised by a woman with deep emotional scars from her upbringing in the segregated South. The unforgettable memoir Black Sheep opens with a middle-aged Ray Studevent returning to Washington, D.C., to his “momma,” Lemell Studevent. She didn’t give birth to him, but she is the woman who raised him. She is the woman who stood by him through thick and thin. She is the woman who saved his life. But now in her late 80s, Lemell is lost to her Alzheimer’s disease. On most days, she has no idea who she is, no recollection of the remarkable life she has lived. Every once in a while, she remembers small fragments of people, places, and things but she doesn’t know how all of these pieces fit together. At night, she is often haunted by nightmares of growing up in the segregated South, of evil men with blue eyes peering through slits in their hooded robes. Frightened by Ray, this stranger, this white man with his piercing blue eyes, she threatens to shoot him. Trying not to get swept up in his own buried, decades-old feelings of abandonment, Ray knows he must work to regain her trust as he thinks back to how far they both have come. Ray Studevent grew up between two worlds. Born to a white, heroin-addicted mother and black, violently alcoholic father, the odds were stacked against him from day one. When his parents abandoned him at the age of five, after living in a world no child should experience, he was saved from the foster-care system by his father’s uncle Calvin, who offered him stability and a loving home. When Calvin tragically died two years later, it was up to his widow Lemell to raise Ray. But this was no easy task. Lemell grew up in the brutality of segregated Mississippi, emotionally scarred and justifiably resenting white people. Now, she must confront these demons as she raises a mixed-race child—white on the outside, black on the inside—on the eastern side of the Anacostia River, the blackest part of the blackest city in America. This is a time of heightened racial tension, not long after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the D.C. race riots. There are guidelines if you are black, different rules if you are white, but only mixed messages for mixed-race children who must fight for acceptance as they struggle to find their identity. As Dr. My Haley, the widow of Roots author Alex Haley, wrote in the Foreword for Black Sheep, “Ray’s pathway to manhood came not through the people who taught him what to do, but through the woman who taught him how to be, even as she learned for herself how to be.” At a time when we are all reexamining the complex issues of race, identity, disenfranchisement, and belonging, this compelling true story shows us what is possible when we trust our hearts and follow the path of love.

The Black Sheep s Redemption

The Black Sheep s Redemption
Author: Lynette Eason
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488053092

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Danger lurks in every corner in bestselling author Lynette Eason’s spine-chilling story in the Fitzgerald Bay series Everyone in Fitzgerald Bay—except his law-enforcement family—is convinced Charles Fitzgerald murdered his children’s nanny. Condemned by public opinion, his only hope for a replacement nanny to take care of his two-year-old twins is newcomer Demi Taylor. But Demi has problems of her own…starting with amnesia. She doesn’t remember who she is, doesn’t know where she’s from—and has no idea why she always feels like someone is watching her. Is she in danger because of Charles? Or has someone sinister from her old life found her yet again? Originally published in 2012 as book 5 of the Fitzgerald Bay series Look for the entire Fitzgerald Bay series at online retailers: The Lawman’s Legacy by Shirlee McCoy The Rookie’s Assignment by Valerie Hansen The Detective’s Secret Daughter by Rachelle McCalla The Widow’s Protector by Stephanie Newton The Black Sheep’s Redemption by Lynette Eason The Deputy’s Duty by Terri Reed

Black Sheep

Black Sheep
Author: Meghan March
Publsiher: Meghan March LLC
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-08-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781943796304

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From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a story of untold truths and one man’s redemption in the Dirty Mafia Duet. Every family has a black sheep. In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman. Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born. I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood. I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her. Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job. Now, my honor and my life are on the line. Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand. She's worth the fallout.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Author: Gregory Boyington
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-08-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780804150798

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Here, in his own words, is the true story of America's wildest flying hero, of his extraordinary heroism, and of his greatest battle of all—the fight to survive. The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron. The legendary Marine Corps officer and his bunch of misfits, outcasts, and daredevils gave new definition to “hell-raising”—on the ground and in the skies. Pappy himself was a living legend—he personally shot down twenty-eight Japanese planes, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He broke every rule in the book doing so, but when he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal began.

Little Black Sheep

Little Black Sheep
Author: Ashley Cleveland
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-09-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780781410878

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“This is the story of the groundwork that paved the way to my faith. It is not an easy story to tell….” This powerful memoir from Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland reminds us that even in the lowest times of our lives, beauty can shine through. As a young woman from a deeply flawed family, Ashley had little hope she would amount to anything. If there was trouble, near or far, she found it. Yet, in her destructive days of drugs, alcohol, and sex, she encountered a forgiving God who was relentlessly faithful. Change did not come quickly. The brokenness did not disappear. But little by little, Ashley allowed God to heal her, to transform her desires, to bring courage to others through her journey. Little by little, she saw that it was her brokenness itself that God wanted to use. This beautifully told story will take you from the back rooms of Nashville to the churches of the San Francisco Bay area to a tender new life where one woman discovers that God can work in broken places.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
Author: Lynette Eason
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488086274

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Bestselling author Lynette Eason delivers a suspenseful romance about a woman who will do anything to find her missing child, part of the Family Reunions series. Erica James has spent the past three years as a skip tracer, hunting down others and hoping one day it will lead to her kidnapped daughter. Now she has a new suspect—Max Powell’s missing sister. Max, a private investigator, has found evidence that connects the two missing girls, and together, he and Erica search for answers. The closer they get to finding answers, the stronger their feelings for each other become. But the kidnapper will stop at nothing—including murder—to keep them from finding Erica’s daughter. Experience more action-packed mystery and suspense in the rest of the Family Reunions series by Lynette Eason: Hide and Seek Christmas Cover-Up Her Stolen Past From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

The Black Sheep s Redemption Mills Boon Love Inspired Suspense Fitzgerald Bay Book 5

The Black Sheep s Redemption  Mills   Boon Love Inspired Suspense   Fitzgerald Bay  Book 5
Author: Lynette Eason
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781408981207

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GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT Everyone in Fitzgerald Bay—except his law enforcement family—is convinced Charles Fitzgerald murdered his children’s nanny. Condemned by public opinion, his only hope for a replacement nanny to take care of his two-year-old twins is newcomer Demi Taylor.

Black Sheep

Black Sheep
Author: Na'ima B. Robert
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781781011041

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Dwayne, 16, meets high-flying, uni-bound Misha, and sparks fly. To Misha it feels like true love, but her mum is adamant that Dwayne is bad news and forbids her to see him. When Misha decides to follow her heart, the web of secrets and lies begins to tighten…. For Dwayne is not quite who he says he is. And as he struggles to turn his life around while hiding his darker side from Misha, his ties with Trigger, Jukkie and the rest of his boys draw him deeper and deeper into gang violence, more serious and bloody than any he has ever seen. One night, Dwayne’s two lives collide, with devastating consequences.