Author: Beverly Jenkins
Series: Women Who Dare #2
Series: Women Who Dare #2
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 384
No. of Pages: 384
Date of Publication: February 9, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins’ compelling new Women Who Dare series follows a female rancher in Wyoming after the Civil War.
A reporter has come to Wyoming to do a story on doctors for his Black newspaper back east. He thinks Colton Lee will be an interesting subject…until he meets Colton’s sister, Spring. She runs her own ranch, wears denim pants instead of dresses, and is the most fascinating woman he’s ever met.
But Spring, who has overcome a raucous and scandalous past, isn’t looking for, nor does she want, love. As their attraction grows, will their differences come between them or unite them for an everlasting love?
Beverly Jenkins writes another excellent book in her Women Who Dare series. The first book was Rebel. I was very excited to get Spring's story. Spring Lee is a woman rancher in the period after the Civil War. She doesn't wear gowns and gussy herself up. Instead, she wears pants, and her love and dedication to the horses on her ranch mean the world to her.
A newspaper reporter, Garrett McCray heads to Wyoming to interview Spring's brother Colton, who is a doctor. That is something quite newsworthy, because for a black man to have become a doctor at that time was something rare indeed. McCray finds himself more than distracted with Spring, bold, beautiful and a complete breath of fresh air. The pair soon realize that they have a strong attraction to one another, but recognize that they are on different paths in life.
Meanwhile, the fact that Spring is a woman ranch owner in times that were not always safe, she has her share of problems. However, the problems - and even danger - never slow her down.
Wild Rain is not only the second book in a new series, but it is also connected to Jenkins' Old West series, where Spring appeared in the book called Tempest. Although I hadn't read that series, I had no trouble seeing who Spring is, why she is so strong, and developed a strong sense of compassion for her due to her past. McCray was rather remarkable as well. He came from an influential family, but he was a modest and kind individual. It was very easy to root for them to find something everlasting.
This engaging read by Jenkins is followed by an Author's Note which fills readers in regarding the research that she puts into her writing. Even more, her research regarding African Americans during post-Civil War times is something worth noting. I love reading about this time in history and seeing the progress that was made regarding education and the careers that some chose despite the oppression they faced on a daily basis.
Many thanks to Avon and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning.Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.
“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom .”
– Detroit Free Press
“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation
of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.”
– Publishers Weekly
I don't believe I have read this author before, I need to rectify that error and atone for my sloth.ReplyDelete
This series sounds great. I love strong female leads. Spring definitely sounds like a good character.ReplyDelete
I am a big fan of stories with a strong female lead. This is a new author to me so thank you for letting me know about both. :)ReplyDelete
The book sounds fabulous. Never read her work before. Great review.ReplyDelete
I keep meaning to try out this author. I only hear the best things. This book sounds divine!ReplyDelete
I have loved reading her books in the past but this one is new to me.. will check it outReplyDelete