Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. Still, his troubled past haunts him. If it be so, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, O king.
Daniel 3:171866 – oberlin, ohiodevastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. If only he didn’t have secrets that the new schoolteacher seems determined to uncover. To keep the preacher’s promise, unite for the sake of a newly-created community in a troubling age, Amanda and Virgil must put aside their enmity, and do things they never imagined.
Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Virgil smithson, milford’s mayor, blacksmith and sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory, doesn’t want anything to do with a snobby schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forges.
There’s no where for her to go. He cannot forget the promise he made to his daughter’s mother as she died—that their child would learn to read and write. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia.
The Mayor's Mission Home to Milford College Book 2
How they will pay the taxes on the school property if Virgil doesn’t return from Atlanta?More problems: The Milford daughters-in-law arrive in town, determined to wrest what they see as their rightful inheritance from the Smithsons. He’s late in getting back home. Milford, ga 1868: Milford College is in trouble.
It will be the mission of the mayor, and his wife, to do what it takes to keep the new and coltish educational tradition that they began together going-- to keep their love alive. Amanda has hired an old school chum from Oberlin to teach the older students. When life becomes difficult, it will take all of God’s love and mercy for the Smithsons to come together to fight within the bonds of holy matrimony that united them less than two years before.
And he’s a tad too affectionate with Amanda for Virgil’s liking. Just when it all seems impossible to resolve, the Smithsons must endure another crisis that threatens to tear them, and the dream of their school--apart. The mission to create teachers and preachers for the recently freed populations is on a shaky course because of problems between the married founders.
Mayor virgil smithson has been away to the constitutional convention in the newly established state capitol in Atlanta for almost five months. Worried about her husband, Amanda Smithson manages the crowded and growing school by herself.
The Representative's Revolt: A Home to Milford College novel
To protect her growing family, Amanda wants to go home to Milford. Then, a missive arrives from Ohio and Amanda receives an offer she feels she cannot refuse. Atlanta, georgia, 1871Someone has tried to assassinate Virgil Smithson. Her efforts require her absence from home and the many pressures influence the marriage of the Milford College founders.
Someone is trying to put an end to the dream of Milford College and Virgil Smithson’s life. The georgia state Legislature is not a safe place—if it ever was. When all they want is what they had in the first place, a quiet life in Milford, Virgil and Amanda must strengthen their faith to negotiate these difficult days of the Reconstruction Era.
In this, the finale of the “founder’s trilogy” the Representative and his wife have to find a way to figure it all out…before it’s too late. Virgil is willing to serve out his term and return to life as a blacksmith, but first he has to know…who is trying to have him killed? Meanwhile, Amanda works to resolve Milford College’s everlasting financial woes by starting a fund raising campaign to finish the school building.
Rebel Women Who Dare
And he can’t stop admiring—or wanting—her. But when valinda’s father demands she return home to marry a man she doesn’t love, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. The first novel in usa today bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins’s compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War.
. Valinda lacy’s mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valinda’s determination. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life—and 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.
One Masked Night
For the first time in a standalone volume—and originally titled holiday Heat—enjoy this unforgettable romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Beverly Jenkins! For Eve Clark, colder weather usually means long cold nights spent alone, until she’s persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a blissful tryst with a mysterious partner.
Though she runs from their hotel room the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that the night neither can forget was only the start of something sensational…. Originally published in 2010 .
The Pirate's Princess Royalty Romance Series Book 2
While they indulged in their desire for one another, love was instant for Hanna, and she placed her tender heart in his hands. Could the ex-pirate commit to anything other than his love for the sea? As they got closer to home, Cuff had a new dilemma. Could he bring himself to let her go? After being cruelly punished, Hanna wished for death, but the large man that rescued her vowed he was not going to allow her to die.
He thought his life was complete - until he inadvertently saved the life of a severely beaten runaway slave and nursed her back to health. As his ship sailed for his island home, Cuff fought the forbidden passion that grew between them but gave into the fire she caused deep in his soul every time he thought of her.
He loved the sea. Rueben de’loire aka captain cuff blacque had it all: the fiercest ship on the open seas, a progressive island plantation and companionship when he chose it.
In Black & White
The fallout from friends and family, marriage, force them to face some difficult truths about their views on love, and the harsh judgment of the public, and race. A marriage, a friendship, the fate of a missing child. As dana reflects on the road leading to her and noah's union, she begins to examine her motives for getting married, and most painfully, consider whether they should go on, question whether she and her husband ever really knew each other at all.
All three hang in the balance. Noah and dana are already facing a difficult time in their short marriage when their daughter, Samara, is abducted.
You Sang to Me
The love-burned producer isn’t prepared for the passion Regina unleashes in him. On its own for the first time, usa today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins brings readers a contemporary story of love and the power of music…Sassy streetwise crooner Regina Carson is still dreaming of her big break. But regina isn’t ready to trust her heart—unless this gorgeous, caring man can show her how, together, they can make the most beautiful music of all….
Originally published in 2010 in the Rhythms of Love anthology. Suddenly they’re both hitting all the right notes. And when jamal watts hears the stunning songbird, he’s ready to sign her to his label.
The Cost of Hope The Cost of Love Series Book 1
Or even a happy one for that matter. The strangest part is, he claims to already love her. Alexander cummings had long ago accepted that love was lost to him. After picking up the pieces of his broken heart, he threw himself into the duties of owning one of the largest plantations in Elba, Alabama. But neither will come out unscathed and they must ask themselves, is the cost of love to high?Carr's attention to emotional detail, be it the caustic dialogue of the antagonists or the tender interactions between the lovers, is certain to resonate with readers.
Booklife prize JudgeThis well-told historical romance is intense and powerful. Publishers Weekly Reviewer. But when even that seems impossible she takes matters into her own hands. Only she returns far from the same and with secrets he never imagined. As society threatens, and lives could be lost, only together can they both get what they want.
The only thing she wants is safety for her daughter. But life shows him mercy when the woman he thought he lost appears back in his life as if conjured from his deepest desires. Only life has a different plan, sending her into the arms of a handsome plantation owner. Second place winner of the romance writers of america hhrw chapter's romance through the Ages Contest- Civil War Romance CategoryQuarter Finalist in the BookLife by Publishers Weekly Prize ContestWhat can a former slave without a penny to her name and no memory beyond the last five years ask from life?Soleil has no delusions of living a grand life.
UNTAMED: The Heart Of Tomas The Larieux Family Saga Book 2
Now she must choose between protecting her secret, and her feelings, or revealing them both in an effort to snare his heart. With Madame L. Tomas larieux is a rich and handsome womanizer who desires Madame L: a card shark and part owner of the most infamous bawdy house in New Orleans. Not just any woman: Madame L.
In his sights, babet does not stand a chance of garnering Tomas’s interest. She is as elusive as she is beautiful. Keeping secrets is what she does best, and the biggest is her longing for a man who does not notice her. She secretly wants him. Being a lady of the night is not something that Babet wants, but being a wallflower isn’t much better.
Will a series of unfortunate events and a profound secret threaten his existence, or will it bring order and love to a man who is untamed? He wants nothing to do with her. Having a woman beneath him is the only thing that matters to Tomas. When destiny turns the tables, he faces things about himself he would rather forget.
But when a wound brings him home from the War Between the States, it’s a girl he used to call “Pest” who’s turning the tables. All grown up, jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart; but he just can’t get the ugly duckling turned swan off his mind.
Jojo, too, can't deny her growing feelings for Adam. As the war rages on, adam's feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo's determination to resist him does, too. Just seventeen, she's been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop and nothing will distract her from her goals. Then the return of her childhood nemesis complicates her life even further!No girl is immune to Adam Morgan’s charm.
That is, until handsome George Brooks begins to pursue her. With well-sculpted characters and well-drawn setting, this is a perfect novel to interest teens into reading other romances. Romantic times“jenkins combines accurate and little-known historical details with bold heroes and sassy heroines. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her.
. But he's always been such a flirt—how can she take him seriously? He can't possibly be serious about her. One thing is clear, though: jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, even when she doesn’t know what it is!“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom.