When Twilight Comes by Gwynne Forster

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In all the world, only two things are important to Marge Hairston: her work as a journalist, and the three children she raised alone after her husband's death. Handsome Drogan, tempestuous Cassie, and gentle Sharon share a warm affection for each other, and a profound pride in their mother, who turned The Woodmore Times into North Carolina's most influential African American newspaper.

But even a family as close as the Hairstons can be torn apart when crisis hits-as it does when Marge is taken seriously ill. And when she insists that one of her children abandon a comfortable and successful career to continue her work at the paper, Drogan, Cassie, and Sharon suddenly find their cherished close relationships unraveling.

It is the unassuming Sharon who finally, reluctantly, steps into her mother's shoes at The Woodmore Times and when she does, she finds herself flung into a terrifying, exhilarating new world. While she faces heartache over Drogan and Cassie's sudden jealousy and mistrust, she also finds unexpected joy in her new career and passion in the arms of a new lover.

And as she blossoms from docile, devoted little sister into a dynamic woman living life on her own terms, she also discovers the strength and courage to lead her brother and sister into acceptance, bittersweet reconciliation, and ultimately, healing.

Crackling with wit and insight,

When Twilight Comes is both a story of loss and a celebration of love and life that will live on in the reader's heart long after the last page is turned.


About Gwynne Forster

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Forster holds bachelors and masters degrees in sociology and a masters degree in economic/demography.
Published February 2, 2002 by Kensington. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Making the switch from contemporary romance (Secret Desire) to mainstream African-American fiction, Forster reverses King Lear

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After Maryland millionaire Leon Farrell dies in Forster's absorbing sequel to 2004's If You Walked in My Shoes, his adult children—Gunther, a software game developer who's suffering from a bad strain of the flu;

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Forster (Whatever It Takes ;If You Walked in My Shoes ) continues her soft-focus chronicle of the Thank the Lord boardinghouse's residents, this time setting a 35-year-old small-town virgin and a high-powered New Yorker on paths to self-discovery.

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Forster takes us into the world of Marge Hairston, newspaper owner extraordinaire and the mother of three adult children.

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