Teddi Henderson shoots an intruder in her home only to discover shes wounded her husband, J.T., who had disappeared from her life two years ago. According to J.T., hes on the run because he and his now deceased partner discovered a vein of corruption that runs all the way to the top echelons of the U.S. government. His leaving was the only way to protect his family. Teddi doesnt want to believe him, but she knows hes never lied to her before and isnt lying now. Her love for J.T. has never died and now, just as her family begins to celebrate Kwanzaa, Teddi cant turn him away.

J.T. is determined to regain his wifes good will. Kwanzaa has always been a special time for them and hes not going to give it, Teddi, and their daughter up—hell die before he lets the government keep them apart. But as he and Teddi go on the lam, racing against time to expose the guilty parties and clear his name, J.T. realizes the true meaning of Kwanzaa, family and love.

Monica Jackson has written a heartwarming, Christmas/Kwanzaa story that will reign in our memories for years to come. LOVES CELEBRATION is a literary fantasy with all the best ingredients—humor, adventure and romance. First and always, romance. (Dec., 250 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson