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The ties that bind
Snoe, Eboni.
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Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Arabesque, [2002]

Physical Description:
252 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
"BET books."
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Urban Fiction

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The stunning conclusion to the trilogy revolving around the Johnson family reunion and featuring three cousins, finds Essence Stuart confronting her biological father, politician Cedric Johnson. But when Essence and the handsome detective Cedric has hired to investigate her fall in love, it takes Grandfather Johnson's meddling to get the couple to admit their feelings and grab their chance at a picture-perfect future together.

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Booklist Review

The final installment of the African American Johnson family reunion series comes to a dramatic conclusion with the story of Essence Stuart, who is shocked by her dying mother's confession: Essence's father is Cedric Johnson, politician and illustrious uncle to her dear friends Shiri and Brenda. Essence calls him in the hope that he'll recognize her as his daughter, but to her dismay he denies paternity and has hunky private detective Titan Valentine delve into her history. Cedric envisions her a threat to his upcoming election, and when she shows up at the Johnson family reunion in Orlando, he is mortified. Titan is also at the reunion and believes that masseuse Essence is a prostitute! Sparks fly, and though her loving friends are there for support, Essence believes that their friendship will suffer if she divulges that Cedric, the man they think is a saint, abandoned her and her mother. Snoe's powerful story of love and trust, and of the toll that politics can exact, is a totally satisfying conclusion to the trilogy of Geri Guillaume's Hearts of Steel [BKL Jl 02] and Shirley Hailstock's A Family Affair [BKL Ag 02]. --Patty Engelmann