Sunday, December 12, 2010

Perfect for the Holidays!!

Francis Ray and I teamed up to bring you this wonderful, fun, funny and warm holiday novella, complete with characters that you will love. Here's what reviewers have to say:

From Publishers Weekly
After 27 years of marriage, the pride and stubborn sense of responsibility that first attracted Denise to her husband, Edward, now stifle her efforts to rewrite her role as dependable, quiet housewife in their upper-class, African-American Atlanta home. When Edward, a self-made construction company owner, commands her to quit her dream of opening a sewing and design shop, Denise decides to shake things up by announcing her plans for divorce during Thanksgiving dinner, hoping her husband won't call her bluff. Edward enlists the entire family-including his loony, doting Uncle Eddie and Aunt Etta-to reteach him the basics of loving and honoring his wife. While Edward tempts her with chocolates, surprises her with home-cooked meals and learns the mysteries of operating a washer and dryer, Denise throws herself into resolving her newly wed daughter's own matrimonial malaise. Slowly they dance back together-partners once again, but taking all the steps on their own.
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From Booklist
Although Denise and Edward Morrison have been married for many years and love each other deeply, they are not really listening to each other. Denise has always wanted to start her own clothing-design business but has put her husband and children first. Although the way the family interacts with her has been her own doing and the result of Edward's desire to be the primary breadwinner, she nevertheless feels unappreciated. Denise decides to force his hand by demanding a change in their relationship right before the Thanksgiving holidays. Her decision puts the whole family on an emotional roller coaster. Edward and the children soon realize that she is very committed to her demands for change and that they must make adjustments. Much to the family's surprise, the daughter finds comfort in her mother's wisdom; the father and son bond; and Denise and Edward rekindle their marriage. By Christmas, the family has banded together to ensure that the holiday will be rockin' for everyone. Lillian Lewis
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