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COMFORT AND JOY
Two years after his New Orleans restaurant is destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Gabriel Brant moves home to New York state with his twin boys in order to give them a more stable life. Nearly broke, the proud man is unwilling to depend on others for help, even when he registers his kids at school and finds out that their teacher is none other than Olivia Marshall, who he knew as a child. Gabriel fights his attraction to her because he has every intention of leaving as soon as he can get a better job and save some money. In Comfort and Joy (4), Amy Frazier uses a current event to help build a story, with excellent results. Gabriel's emotions are just what one would expect from someone who has faced the horror of a situation like Katrina.
Reviewed By: Alexandra Kay
Published: November 2007