Cover image for Through the storm
Through the storm
Esdaile, Leslie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington D.C. : BET Publications, [2002]

Physical Description:
319 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:

"BET Books."

"BET Books contemporary romance"--Spine.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Urban Fiction
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf
X Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

On Order



Freelance journalist Lynette Graves has always had a way with words, but the sight of Foster Scott Hamilton leaves her speechless. After the breakup of her marriage and a tragic loss, romance is the last thing on her mind. Still, it's hard for Lynette not to notice that, despite a bitter divorce and the daunting prospect of single fatherhood, Foster hasn't given up on love. In fact, he's kept a place in his heart open for someone like her. Will fate allow them both to put the past behind them and create a future of fair weather?

Author Notes

Leslie Esdaile Banks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 11, 1959. She received an undergraduate degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a master of fine arts degree in filmmaking from Temple University.

She wrote under the pseudonyms L. A. Banks, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie E. Banks, Leslie Banks, and Leslie Esdaile Banks. She wrote in several genres including crime, thriller, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. Writing as L. A. Banks, she was best known for the Vampire Huntress Legend series and the Crimson Moon series. She received the 2009 Romantic Times Booklover's Convention Career Achievement Award for Paranormal Fiction and the 2008 Essence Magazine Storyteller of the Year Award. She died of adrenal cancer on August 2, 2011 at the age of 51.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Freelance journalist Lynette Graves and forensics photographer Forster Scott Hamilton Jr. both have more than their share of excess baggage. When Lynette was married, her then-husband fathered a child with another woman. Lynette now lives with her mother, a Bible-thumping perfectionist who serves up guilt as effectively as she serves a good meal. Forster is a widower with two small daughters. His mother lives with them, but her chronic alcoholism, mood swings, and careless smoking habits make her more high-maintenance than his children. When mutual friends introduce Forster and Lynette, the attraction is instantaneous, but she has her burdens, and he has his, and as if that's not enough, he's being framed for murder. Besides the romantic aspect of the story, Esdaile devotes lots of attention to the intricacies of the mother-child relationship in a compelling tale full of honest emotions. Fans of authors Candice Poarch and Tara Taylor Quinn will enjoy this roller-coaster ride through the psychologically rich dynamics of two seriously dysfunctional families. Shelley Mosley