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The Next Phase of Life

The Next Phase of Life

A Novel

Finding a good man, getting along with your sister, and keeping up with your friends’ escapades doesn’t get any easier—even after forty!

Now that Tai Wilson has hit forty, the successful entrepreneur and proud homeowner is finally ready to settle down with the man of her dreams. She just has to find him. But her focus on dating gets pushed aside when her long-lost sister, Trista, surfaces. Separated as children following their parents’ deaths, the women live completely different lives, and Trista has trouble fitting into Tai’s upscale world. Will the sisters finally create the everlasting bond they crave, or will their relationship crumble entirely before their very eyes? Will Tai find the partner she seeks? Throw in some feisty friends with their own issues, and Tai is definitely ready for The Next Phase of Life.
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  • Strebor Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593093730 | 
  • July 2013
List Price $7.99
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Pleasure ’n’ paradise

Tai glanced at the nightstand clock: It was close to midnight. Eager to escape, she gingerly arose from the soft satiny sheets, peeping at her bedmate who was in a deep slumber. I’m on this beautiful island and it’s way too early for me to turn in, she thought.

There was little time to worry about hooking up pieces for a sensual outfit; it would be quicker to grab a dress—one of her hot numbers. She pulled a fire-red jersey wrap sundress out of the closet and quietly headed for the bathroom. She analyzed the persona reflected in the mirror.... see more

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About the Author

Charmaine R. Parker
Photography by Jazmin Parker

Charmaine R. Parker

Charmaine R. Parker is a former journalist who has worked as a reporter, copy editor, and managing editor. The publishing director for Strebor Books, she is the sister of national bestselling author Zane. She received a bachelor’s of fine arts from Howard University and a master’s in print journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.




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