The Arrangement by Shay Gray

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Heart throb, Terrance Davenport, is black, rich, and dying of lung cancer. Being granted only a few months to live, he constructs an idea on how to care for his four children in the event of his death. He comes up with an idea he calls, "The Arrangement". The only problem is convincing his wife and the two mothers’ of his children of his idea. "The Arrangement", is all three women must agree to move into one house for six months with their kids in order to receive any money from his will. When Terrance’s wife, Tanya learns the details of "The Arrangement" she is disgusted. She has basically put her life on hold after becoming pregnant to take care of her husband. She finds herself emotionally drawn to her husband’s best friend for comfort, as her husband’s illness takes a toll on her. Eventually,she finds herself facing her own demise and loses everything she has come to love Portia Jackson is the mother of two of Terrance’s children. She owns her own hair salon, drinks like a fish, and stays in brand name clothing. She is a rude, no nonsense, type of woman who makes it her business to let everyone know what she feels, or thinks, no matter whose feelings get hurt in the process. After a secret she has held on to for years threatens her inclusion in "The Arrangement", her world begins to crumble around her. Afraid of losing the glamorous life she is accustomed to having, she will stop at nothing to keep it. Amber Sykowski is the mother of Terrance’s oldest son. She comes from a long line of money and has always been ridiculed by her racist mother for having a bi-racial child. She feels the only way to escape her mother's disapproval is to go against everything she was taught, and make her own rules. When it almost costs her life, Amber has to make a hard decision that could turn her entire world upside down. In several unexpected events all three women eventually come to depend on each other forming a unique and unexpected bond. Will "The Arrangement' help them all to learn the value of forgiveness, love, and friendship?

About Shay Gray

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Shalya Gray, known as Shay, has been an avid reader and writer since she was a young child. Her first publishing adventure was in 2005 when her short story titled "The Good Ol' Days" was bought and published in the anthology, "Social Security in the hood we take care of our own!" Shay went on to join the Amiaya Entertainment team and had her first novel "Truth Hurts" published in 2006. After parting ways with the publisher a year later, Shay didn't stop writing. She went on to contribute to several anthologies: My Time Publications: That's the Way Love Goes-(Twisted Love) A Place to Go (If It Isn't Love) Take Over Publishing STREET VICES (Imitation of Life) Shay also ventured out in her writing abilities by becoming a screenwriter. In 2009 she joined a group called Brothas & Sistas After Dark a.k.a BSAD Live: A show featuring improvs, sketches, interviews, & a live discussion based around urban relationships. Missing the joy of writing books Shay decided to refocus her energy on her first love and decided to self publish her second novel, "THE ARRANGEMENT." Shay is currently at work on "Truth's revenge" her third novel and the sequel to Truth Hurts. She also is working on a teen series and plans to release many more books in the future.
Published April 2, 2013 by Pink Shade Publications. 220 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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