Just in time for Mother's Day, Arabesque presents A VERY SPECIAL LOVE. In "The Keys to My Heart", Janice Sims introduces us to Kiana Everett, who is raising her young niece after the girl's parents were killed in a car accident. Kiana is shocked to discover that her brother-in-law's brother, Gabriel Merrick, believes that he's responsible for raising the girl and has the papers to prove it. When he comes to visit, sparks fly and before long, love begins to bloom.

Whats a woman to do with herself when she's all alone on Mothers Day? In "A Mothers Love" by Courtni Wright, Jackie Peterson finds herself reminiscing about her life and her loves and everything that makes motherhood one of the best experiences in the world.

Single mother Lexy Sinclair experiences every parent's worse nightmare when her daughter turns up missing in Kayla Perrin's "Maternal Instincts." Luckily her best friend's ex, police officer Marcel Kennedy, comes to the rescue and steals both mothers and daughters hearts in the process.

Filled with warm memories, these well-written stories will make you yearn for more. As always, Arabesque has put together a first-rate anthology that readers will want to add to their personal collections. (May, 320 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Chandra Y. Sparks