A Strong And Tender Thread
- Author: Jackie Weger
- Publisher: Harlequin American Romance # 5
- Year: 1983
- Amazon Listing: A Strong And Tender Thread
A Strong And Tender Thread was the first African-American title published by any Harlequin imprint, although it was written by a caucasian author who originally wrote the characters as caucasian. As Kathleen Gilles Seidel explained in an interview, Harlequin American Romance senior editor Vivian Stephens wanted to publish books with African-American characters, but wasn't receiving any submissions, so she asked Weger to change her characters. The first African-American romance written by an African-American author came the next year, with Sandra Kitt's Adam And Eva.