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Ramsey Rising: Fortune, Family, & Fate

Ramsey Rising: Fortune, Family, & Fate Ramsey Rising: Fortune, Family, & Fate by D.D. Hairston
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

SYNOPSIS
The Ramsey’s had it all. Their father, Ron, worked hard at his Soul Food Restaurant to move his family from the inner city of Los Angeles to an upscale home in Ladera Heights. After a horrific car accident takes the lives of Ron and his wife, leaving his sister, Pearl, paralyzed. The children’s lives are turned upside down.

They seem to find themselves back in the streets and on the brink of losing everything their father built. Slim, the oldest son, tries his best to keep them from falling apart after the loss. Making the decision to leave school to take over the family’s restaurant and look out for his younger brothers and cousin, he soon realizes that the choices they’ve made individually strongly affect them all, leading them down another path towards destruction and ultimately devastation.

The connection between this family is like no other. Blood brought them together and only Death would separate them. No matter what their struggles are within their own personal relationships with one another, they’re a force to be reckoned with. Their father may have taken his family from the hood, but you know what they say; you can’t take the hood out the man. When Capone, a well-known street hustler, brings trouble to their front door, Slim gets pulled back into the streets in a way he never imagined and has to revert back to his old ways.

                                                          BOOK REVIEW
The Ramsey's take loyalty seriously. They might fight amongst each other, but outsiders beware. I liked that the Ramsey's were not the typical drug/gang-related family. The head of the family took his street knowledge and made moves to ensure that his family would be successful legally by owning multiple businesses. The story moved at a moderate pace and had just the right of necessary drama and action to hold my interest. There were a few times that I felt a scene or monologue served no real value in moving the story forward, but that could just be my own impatience at seeing how the family would handle the tragedy that followed them.

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