Well, you know I had to go back in the last few weeks and re-read all of Mr. Harris' books, just to remember him fondly and re-visited his great characters......................of course Raymond and Basil were favorites, but I think Kyle Benton was the most moving character for me.....in that he was the epitomy of a FRIEND ..in life and death..........I had forgotten that he came back to Raymond in "Abide with Me" to let him know about Everything that was going on in his (Ray's) life and to give him hope and encouragement that he would eventually find "A Love of His Own". The best line in this story is the one about looking for the snow.
It was also nice to see Basil finally coming to grips with who he really was and being able to love Raymond freely and unconditionally as noted when he wins the "Best Looking Brotha Man Contest and accepts the award with his daughter, Talley AND his partner, Raymond..............gosh, E. Lynn Harris is and always will be the bomb!
We've gotten the newest book "Mama Dearest" and my daughter is reading it first..........yup Ava's out of prison and I can't wait to see what's up......hope my daughter finishes soon (lol)
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