Lee Carey lives with his sweet wife/editor, Kay, in a small coastal town known as Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach. His writing career began in '99. Lee has penned eleven novels in various genres: 3 Mystery/Crime and 4 Pet Novels. 3 in 1950's Historical fiction (The McComas Trilogy) . And 1 family saga, and 2 compilations of Short Stories. Lee enjoys surfing, writing, skydiving, golf, and hanging out on the beach with his wife, their rescue pooch Angel, and their friends. His attitude is: "Paddle hard for every wave...it might be your best ride." His sign off slogan: 'Keep smilin'..." Thank you for sharing your time to read and review my works on Amazon.. Have a great day!"
PS. Photo is from two miles above Key West.
THE CLOSET DOOR IS NOW OPEN!
Yep, and now you may purchase an EBook from Amazon, or a paperback from this website, signed by the author, or from Amazon. Either way, you have permission to peek inside of several families, but mainly into Bobby Ray's family closet.
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“You can choose your friends, but not your family.”
No truer words were ever spoken. How we are assigned our ancestors is nothing short of a pig-in-a-poke. Not one of us has a say in which two X & Y chromosomes do
the tango that endows us with our traits, appearances, talents, and much more. So, if we know nothing, or very little about our ancestors, should we leave the unknown alone? Or should we go fishing
in our family closet with no clue what we might catch?
Bobby Ray Raford chooses to leave it alone. He says, “What you don’t know can’t haunt you. But if you fish and hook an ancestor or two from a bad pool of DNA, that knowledge will always be swimming in your memory pond.”
When Bobby Ray was seven years old, in his young mind, he felt he was loved. He had a mother, father, and grandmother. Then, his life changed – a lot. One day his father leaves for work and never returns. Two weeks later, his mother follows suit. And for the next twenty-three years, his maternal grandmother lovingly raised him with honorable, solid values. She was his only family. Why would he want to fish for more ancestors? Besides, Gramma never spoke a word about any of their kinfolk. So why should he? He doesn’t want to and he won’t.
“We’ll see about that.”
After a terrorist attack in a Baltimore jazz club/restaurant, he is suddenly reunited with his mother after twenty-three years – for a short time. That incident opens his closet door, allowing small leads and snippets of secrets to slip out. Will he unwillingly learn the history of his lineage? If a person's ancestry was so important, why hasn't his Gramma shared her knowledge? Could knowing the past alter his present? Bobby Ray continues to give his best each day. His love for his Gramma remains strong.
“True friends are sometimes closer than family – and might even be family!”
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A southern family saga filled with real life experiences, newfound friends, difficult struggles, and love and forgiveness.
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