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Holiday cheer
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Pub. Corp., [1995]

Physical Description:
318 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
"Pinnacle books."
Invitation to love / by Shirley Hailstock -- first fruits / by Rochelle Alers -- Friend and lover / by Abgela Benson.
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Urban Fiction

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Hailstock's Invitation to Love tells of a woman who is given a second chance with her ex-fiance at Christmas. In Adler's Fresh Fruits, an art expert falls for the head of a Manhattan private school while planning a Kwnazaa extravaganza together. And Benson's Friends and Lovers rings in the New Year with a story of two Atlanta attorneys who are close friends--but could be more.

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Library Journal Review

In its second annual holiday collection, Pinnacle's Arabesque line features a trio of upbeat contemporary African American romances, each focusing on a different winter holiday. A successful Washington businesswoman and a stockbroker reclaim the spirit of Christmas and a love they thought they had lost in Shirley Hailstock's "Invitation to Love." A sophisticated ethnic art expert and the head of a Harlem prep school find love in Rochelle Alers's "First Fruits." And a sham engagement between two longtime attorney friends leads to the real thing just in time for New Year's Eve in Angela D. Benson's funny and engaging "Friend and Lover." Sensual, romantic, and modern, these novellas reflect a range of styles and approaches, though they could have been more tightly edited. A unique collection that will appeal to all romance readers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.