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Rebel | Beverly Jenkins
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The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkinss compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War . . . Valinda Laceys mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her lifeand straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. As an architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake has a deeply personal interest in rebuilding the city. Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valindas determination. And he cant stop admiringor wantingher. But when Valindas father demands she return home to marry a man she doesnt love, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue.
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sammisho
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I tagged along with my husband on his work trip to St.Pete's Beach. So while he is in meetings all day I am enjoying some time alone. A tropical storm is blowing through, but I am still enjoying the warm air. Patio doors wide open and reading in bed! 🌴

Sace Beautiful view despite the rain! 4d
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BrownGirlReading
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This was my first Beverly Jenkins And so thoroughly enjoyed it. The historical fiction aspect t is the best thing about this. 2880s New Orleans is such a rich period to be brought to life on the pages through Val and Drake. I highly recommend it.

Liatrek Love her books! This is on my TBR list. 1mo
BrownGirlReading @Liatrek I look forward to reading more on the future from her.😃 1mo
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CocoReads
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My first Beverly Jenkins book but it totally won‘t be my last. I enjoyed her attention to the history, both of New Orleans as well as the time period of reconstruction. I admit, I don‘t know a whole lot about it from either side but this felt very real to me. I also really liked that it was Valinda who didn‘t know what Love was and didn‘t want to marry, and although Drake was in love from the start, he gave her time. 👇

imabusybee Reading is on point👏🏻👏🏻 📚📚 2mo
CocoReads @imabusybee it‘s really the only thing on point right now. 😬 2mo
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imabusybee @CocoReads its okay It happens Im so behind today was the first day I made my steps Heat wave has been killer 2mo
julesG Don't worry about it. You are practicing self care and reading. That is important. 2mo
britt_brooke I love when books are set in New Orleans. 💚 2mo
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TaraTLK
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So enjoyable. For #rippedbodicebingo will work for sassy grandparent, and with some loose definitions
(small spoiler, avert your eyes)

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balletbookworm
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Sometimes you pick up a book thinking you‘re going to get just a good romance but then you‘re presented with a book that transcends genre. Ms. Bev‘s new book does just that in a romance set in Reconstruction-era New Orleans between a NYC teacher and a man from a prominent Free Black family working to help those recently freed rebuild their lives. The romance between Val and Drake is sweet and sexy but this doesn‘t make the book easy.

balletbookworm Nothing was easy for free and freed people of color after the Civil War, from getting a job, to an education, to a fair wage, to even being able to seek justice because the systems were all still rigged in favor of Whites. Jenkins lays that all out on the page and includes names and dates of real (shitty) legislation passed by Congress and states and real activists working in the era. An absolutely outstanding novel to kick off the summer. 5mo
balletbookworm For those who have read other historicals from Jenkins, Raimond and Sable make an extended appearance here and you may also recognize a few names mentioned in passing. 5mo
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nitalibrarian
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Back to my ARCs. Also fixing the fact that I've never read a book by Beverly Jenkins. #romantsy

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Jas16
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It is crazy that this was my first Beverly Jenkins. She is romance star for a reason. Set in New Orleans during reconstruction it is about a woman who heads south with the dream of teaching anyone who desires an education and the son of a prominent family who helps her navigate the dangers of the city she is making her home. The romance is sweet but I loved the historical details that really elevated this story. And that cover!! Out in May.

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