WorldCat Identities

Ray, Francis

Overview
Works: 66 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 14,119 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer
Classifications: PS3568.A9214, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Francis Ray
 
Most widely held works by Francis Ray
Irresistible you by Francis Ray( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Ruth aims to marry off her last bachelor son. But Pierce Grayson isn't interested in being tied down--until he meets Broadway actress Sabra Raineau. Suddenly, marriage might be impossible to resist
Dreaming of you by Francis Ray( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated by a mother who wants him married and women always scheming after his money, restauranteur Brandon Grayson has no luck in love. But when childhood friend Faith McBride hits the scene, he finds a woman he can trust. But could this become more?
I know who holds tomorrow by Francis Ray( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular talk-show host and America's darling Madison Reed and her husband, well-known TV correspondent Wes Reed, are everyone's idea of the perfect couple. But no one knows that after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers, revealing only picture-perfect happiness. But Madison's world is turned upside down when Wes is critically injured in a car accident and a woman is killed. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman was his mistress and that he is the father of her nine-month-old daughter, Manda."--Page 4 of cover
When morning comes by Francis Ray( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cade's adoptive father was a cruel, bitter man who only told Cade that he was the bastard of a rich society family. Now a successful neurosurgeon, Cade still wants answers about where he came from. What he doesn't expect to find is that Sabrina, the new patient advocate at his hospital, will lead him to the family he has been searching for-- and to a love he never expected to find
Rockin' around that Christmas tree by Donna Hill( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informing her husband that she is ending their marriage, Denise Morrison postpones telling their children of her decision when they return home for the holidays in light of their many personal problems
Any rich man will do by Francis Ray( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broke and living in a run-down motel, Jana Franklin is now divorced from Gray Livingston and struggling to survive as an outcast, without friends or skills, until she meets Tyler, the first man she has ever encountered whom she cannot fool, maneuver, or manipulate
You and no other by Francis Ray( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Grayson has been pushing her sons to get married, but handsome art collector Morgan will do anything to thwart her plans. He's just not ready for that kind of commitment. But when a world-famous sculptor comes to town, Morgan's focus quickly shifts to the artist's beautiful and talented protégé, Phoenix. She, however, has dark secrets that she fears will keep her beholden to her mentor forever. No mayer how hard they try, Morgan and Phoenix cannot deny the chemistry in this forbidden romance
Trouble don't last always by Francis Ray( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing an abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford escapes her small east Texas hometown in her ancient car, hoping to build a new life for herself, but when her car breaks down in rural Louisiana, Lilly takes a job caring for Adam Wakefield, a bitter, reclusive, and depressed former neurosurgeon who had lost his eyesight in a brutal carjacking
If you were my man by Francis Ray( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nathalyia Fontaine has been the sole proprietor of the restaurant Fontaine since her husband died four years ago. She hasn't dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart again, or risk revealing her dark past. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap. Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own set of problems. Though he loves women, he vows he'll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable. He can't imagine leaving a widow and children behind. But his thinking and game plan of loving and leaving changes when he meets Nathalyia. Though she tries to resist him, Rafael sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. When the unexpected happens, and Nathalyia is forced to keep it a secret, she ends things with Rafael before he can break her heart. But when Rafael is in harms way, will Nathalyia resolve to tell him the truth before it's too late? Or will past demons keep them apart forever?"--Page 4 of cover
And mistress makes three by Francis Ray( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gina Rawlins is dealing with a cheating husband, a messy divorce, two unhappy children, and a floundering travel business when the very handsome new owner of the local B & B, Max Chaneau, enters her life. Not only does he make her heart pound, but it soon becomes clear that they need each other. Max needs to turn the B & B around and the first thing it needs is a woman's touch. And not just any woman. He offers to redesign her website for a bit of interior design help. As they work closely together, Gina realizes that her ex-husband wasn't her only chance at love, even if Max has some scars of his own. However, when her ex (and all his baggage) abruptly reenters the picture, Gina's love life is turned upside down, while her daughter and son are ecstatic to have their father home again. However Gina is left wondering what she should do? Be with the man she loves or take back the father of her children for the sake of her family?"--Publisher's description
Winter nights by Francis Ray( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of romances featuring black women. In Until Christmas, a woman abandons an accounting job to look after a widower's children, in Kwanzaa Angel love between onetime sweethearts revives after a sixteen-year break, and in Round Midnight love comes to a hostess of a talk show for the lovelorn
Not even if you begged by Francis Ray( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow Traci Evans happily sits in on meetings with the lovely ladies of the Invincible Sisterhood solely because they reached out to her first. A loner, Traci feels for the first time she belongs. All of the official members are sweet older women who have lost the love of their lives, their husbands. Unknown to them, Traci is more angry than she is grief-stricken because her husband died in the midst of cheating on her with another woman. Her husband's deception has hardened Traci's heart so much that even close friend and next door neighbor Maureen can't convince her to open it again. But when a playful kiss with Maureen's gorgeous son Ryan turns passionate, Traci starts to rethink everything she knows about love
Like the first time by Francis Ray( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Claire and Brooke lose their jobs when their company downsizes, they start their own business and find the path to success and happiness can be a rocky one indeed
Someone to love me by Francis Ray( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine years ago, Michelle Grant was at rock bottom--until a chance meeting with a stranger gave her hope ... and her first delicious taste of passion. Now a successful businesswoman, Michelle still remembers the man she knew only as B.J ... And when fate brings them together again, the feelings she had for him come rushing back. But as soon as Brad Jamison speaks, Michelle realizes that the caring man she once knew is now a hardened businessman without warmth or tenderness, and he doesn't remember her ... Brad has heard the rumors that Michelle's success may be die more to her looks than her brain--but he doesn't believe them. He knows how hard it can be for a black woman to get ahead in business. Indeed, when Brad finally meets Michelle, her head for business impressed him--while her almond skin and smooth curves send his mind reeling. She seems so sweet ... even familiar. But if he discovers the shared past that only she remembers, will it tear them apart forever?
Only you by Francis Ray( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sierra Grayson finds herself the target of her mother's matchmaking schemes and gets more than she bargains for after she accepts a position working for billionaire real-estate mogul Blade Navarone
Somebody's knocking at my door by Francis Ray( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kristen Wakefield grew up the privileged, beloved daughter and sister of a wealthy family ... yet she felt eclipsed by the achievements of her older brother, Adam, a renowned neurosurgeon. In New Orleans, Kristen believes she now has the opportunity to prove herself and forget a rather disastrous past relationship. But life is much harder than she expected in the Big Easy. Then she meets a man from her past, Rafe Crawford ... a man battling his own demons and keeping his own secrets. The beautiful, but down-to-earth Angelique Fleming has always had to fight to get what she wanted in a world dominated by men and she has the chip on her shoulder to prove it. Which is why she takes great pleasure working at a local strip club, hoping to expose a few naughty little secrets of the community's upstanding men. But before she gets all the dirt, she's going to find out a few things about life, men, and forgiveness she thought she already knew. Claudette Thibodeaux Laurent comes from old New Orleans money and had always adhered to the family code: honor above all else. But she shocks polite society when she marries a man much younger than herself, a man everyone suspects is only after her money. Claudette has done her duty to her family and now she wants a little happiness for herself. And yet doubts eventually begin to creep in and she isn't sure which Maurice loves more: her or her money, as his desire for the finer things in life become more and more lavish. Just exactly how much is her happiness is going to cost her? Told with Francis Ray's trademark emotion and passion, Somebody's Knocking at My Door
Dreaming of you by Francis Ray( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that he has turned thirty-one, Brandon Grayson finds himself the target of his mother's determined matchmaking efforts but has no intention of getting involved in a serious relationship, until he is reunited with Santa Fe hotelier Faith McBride, the little sister of his best friend in high school
In another man's bed by Francis Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking down at her comatose husband, who was injured in a car wreck, Justine wonders how she will choose between this man who needs her and the old flame who loves her
After the dawn by Francis Ray( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his will, Samantha Collins' grandfather bequeaths the management of Collins Industry to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among other family members. But this unease is nothing compared to Samantha's shock when her grandfather also decreed that Dillion Montgomery, a man her grandfather fired years ago, help her run the company
You and no other by Francis Ray( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome politician Morgan Grayson is trying to woo Phoenix Banister, an aspiring artist with stunning looks and a checkered past
 
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Rockin' around that Christmas tree
Alternative Names
Francis Ray Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1944-2013)

Francis Ray écrivaine américaine

Francis Ray escriptora estatunidenca

Francis Ray escritora estadounidense

فرانسیس ری

Languages
English (102)

Covers
Rockin' around that Christmas treeAny rich man will doTrouble don't last alwaysIf you were my manAnd mistress makes threeWinter nightsNot even if you beggedLike the first time