LET'S GET IT ON
The relationship between Heaven
and Hamid is interesting as it explores
their different backgrounds. It's touching to watch them learn to compromise and live together. The inclusion of a Muslim character is unusual and welcome in a multicultural romance, and it's explored in a sensitive and respectful way. The relationship is allowed to grow slowly enough so that it seems real.
Despite their differences, they marry, and both follow their dreams -- dreams that mean Hamid is in Pakistan as Heaven remains in America. The separation may destroy their love and their life together. (GENESIS/INDIGO LOVE SPECTRUM, Dec., 220 pp., $9.99)