A Strong And Tender Thread

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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.