A Love of My Own (Hardcover)

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Friendship. Love. Family.

Bestselling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another new tale that embraces his signature themes.

Zola Denise Norwood is a young hot editor in chief of Bling Bling, (the magazine “for people who want everything!) who’s at the top of her game, ruling the roost in business as well as the bedroom. Having discovered “the power of three” (not tying herself down to just one guy) Zola surrounds herself with a coterie of men : her best male friend, the gay Hayden; her Monday night man, Jabar, and enjoys stolen nights with married Bling Bling owner and media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton, a man who chases power at all costs…Still, Zola dreams of finding true love.

Raymond Tyler, Jr., a favorite and classic Harris character has suffered a personal loss and picks up and moves to New York to re-build his life. As CEO of Bling Bling,Raymond struggles to enjoy his newfound success in business as he searches for love and meaning in his personal life. John Basil Henderson returns with a new lady in his life, and Raymond and Basil renew a friendship that is fraught with sexual tension. As Raymond examines his life and strains to move forward, tragedy strikes, and Raymond faces his biggest challenge ever.

As Zola and Raymond search for a love of their own, several characters from the past make cameo appearances and round out another E. Lynn Harris classic tale. A LOVE OF MY OWN is filled with all the marvelous ingredients the author’s fans the globe over have come to love. Sit back and get ready as E. Lynn Harris takes you on another satisfying and rip-roaring ride.

About the Author

E. Lynn Harris is a former IBM computer sales executive and a graduate of the University ofArkansas at Fayetteville. He is the author of seven previous novel: ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS, NOT A DAY GOES BY, ABIDE WITH ME, INVISIBLE LIFE, JUST AS I AM, AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS and IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE. In 1996 and 2002 Just As I Am and Any Way the Wind Blows were named Novel of the Year by the Blackboard African American Bestsellers, Inc. If This World Were Mine won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence. In 2000 and 2001 Harris was named one of the fifty-five "Most Intriguing African Americans" by Ebony and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. In 2002, Harris was included in Savoy magazine's "100 Leaders and Heroes in Black America." Harris divides his time between New York City and Atlanta, Georgia.

Praise For…


"A first-rate storyteller..." -USA Today

"Delicious reading." -Seattle Times

"Breezy, big-hearted entertainment." -Entertainment Weekly

"What's got audiences hooked? Harris's unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship." --Vibe

"If Janet Evanovich is Beach-Read Queen, E. Lynn Harris is King. All Hail." -Forth Worth Star Telegram

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385492706
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: July 30th, 2002
Pages: 400