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Winter nights

by Ray, Francis.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Fiction F RAY
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F RAY
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Fiction FIC RAY
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC RAY
 
 
Penn Hills Library Fiction RAY
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  RAY
 
 
Summary
Warm your soul with festive holiday tales from three of the most beloved Arabesque authors. Includes Until Christmas by Francis Ray, Kwanzaa Angel by Shirley Hailstock and Round Midnight by Donna Mill.
Contents
Until Christmas / by Francis Ray
Kwanzaa angel / by Shirley Hailstock
'Round midnight / by Donna Hill.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Three popular African-American romance writers--Ray, Shirley Hailstock, and Donna Hill--offer up spicy holiday fare in this short story collection. Ray's "Until Christmas" tells the story of a handsome high-school principal whose unhappy first marriage and steadfast devotion to his twin sons have left him leery of letting another woman into his life, even after he meets vivacious and alluring Samantha Clark. In Hailstock's "Kwanzaa Angel," shy Erin Scott has never lived down the shame of being abandoned at her high-school prom by Raimi Price, but when he returns a few years later for Kwanzaa celebrations with his family, love heals old wounds. And Hill's "'Round Midnight" is set at a hip Washington, D. C., black radio station, where a classy psychiatrist with a successful talk show and her ambitious programming director are surprised to find themselves attracted to each other. Each of these stories presents a different view of holiday traditions, but all convey a strong sense of family and respect for African American heritage and mix in plenty of sex and romance. --Catherine Sias"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers willing to indulge in fairy-tale endings, relentless holiday goodwill and romance as mushy as Gramma's cornbread stuffing may enjoy these three stories packaged in a holiday volume aimed at the African American romance audience. Ray's "Until Christmas," features a heroine whose career path borders on camp. Accountant Samantha dislikes the "backbiting office atmosphere" and, instead, aspires to the position of housekeeper for a high-school principal and his two sons. Samantha's beauty, unfailing kindness and near-mythic cooking ability ensure a happy ending. In Hailstock's "Kwanzaa Angel," Erin has remained in her hometown after college to purchase her very own department store. Even harder to believe than this feat is her lingering wound at having been stood up 16 years earlier at the prom¬Ďand her lasting crush on the cad himself. Perfunctory Kwanzaa rituals strewn throughout explain the title. In "Round Midnight," Hill at least adds some snappy dialogue and prose, both of which are sorely missing from the first two stories. The protagonist, a female psychiatrist, hosts a late-night radio advice show, complete with R&B songs corresponding to the evening's topic. Few readers will buy the shrink's choice of romantic partner, who turns out to be a creep. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Holidays -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Kensington Books,1998
Other Titles Until Christmas.
Kwanzaa angel.
Round midnight.
Contributors Hailstock, Shirley.
Hill, Donna (Donna O.)
Ray, Francis.
Hailstock, Shirley.
Hill, Donna (Donna O.)
Language English
Description 290 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 1575663694
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