Rebel Women Who Dare #1 E–pub/Kindle
Rebel It s my first Beverly JENKINS BOOK BUT I IT book I guess it t for meIt wasn t a bad story but I found it boring Rebel by Beverly JenkinsWomen Who Dare book 1 Historical romance DiverseAfter the end of the Civil War teacher Valinda travels to New Orleans to help freed slaves learn to read But freedom isn t recognized by everyone in the South and Valinda is soon the target of vandals and thugs Fortunately she s met Captain Drake LeVe Whois than happy to rescue Valinda He s also willing to teach her a few things about marriage games aka petting and sexA lot of history is included in Ms Jenkins books Some of it is ugly and brutal Most of the
TELLINGS ARE DONE WELL WITHIN THE are done well within the and on point but a few times it felt like a history lecture I m in it for the romance which was touching and lovely Valinda had uite a history from a fianc who is actually in love with another man to her father that tries to sell her The bes More historical romances with PoCs on the covers please 3Also I haven t read a bad Beverly Jenkins book to date so Oh good grief this was just perfect I loved this book It s set in the 1860s Reconstruction as people are putting New Orleans back together after the Civil War and trying to cope with the massive change in society caused by the freeing of the enslaved The book doesn t shy away from the difficulties of this so many people desperately seeking loved ones who were sold away or trying to survive in a ravaged economy with a wildly incompetent government failing to help and the poisonous hydra of white supremacy and violence The ongoing cycle of anger and violence and prejudice is very clear as is the sickness at America s heart that is yet to be healedIt s a brutal setting and the book makes the extremely wise decision to counter it with one of the indest romances I ve ever read Val is a teacher trying to help newly freed people learn to read and educate children Drake is a builder Both people who try to make not destroy and that s no accident Val is passionately committed to doing the right thing fiercely determined and independent but not to a fault because she s sensible Drake is a big powerful man who is the absolute cinnamonest roll He gives He thinks He cares He wants and does not act on that wanting when it s not his place to He understands that he should put Val s needs and happiness before his own without having to be told He takes rejection And he s also a I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad kickass hero when need be as part of a deeply and profoundlyind heart with no toxic masculinity or fear of his own emotions This is a book where men talk about feelings and women have a sisterhood and friends of whatever race stand together And and I think for the first time but correct me if wrong Ms Bev has written an on page gay couple too who are low Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children key lovely with a deep friendship with one of the MCs It s a uiet almost casual recognition and acceptance of Black ueer love and ueerness in the past as well as now and it s extremely good to see And a white supremacist gets fed to alligators so this is actually the perfect book Link to Live Tweeting through reading this book I took a brief break from the book and tweeted Halfway through Rebel by Beverly Jenkins and I ve learned about Reconstruction in the past 150 pages than I have in 16 years of education 12 in public school 4 in college Tbh I m pretty sure I could just read Ms Bev s historical romance backlist and do fine in the APUSH exam It s a lot fun than freaking Richard Hofstadter I m getting flashbacks to THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITIONI wish that was a joke I ve never been serious in my entire life We spent half a lecture in 11th grade discussing the period between the Civil War and the Gilded Age and all I can remember is that Northern soldiers went to the South for a decade and took charge of things until Reconstruction ended That s it Beverly Jenkins is educating me whereas the public school system has failed me for my entire life I sometimes use romance novels as a form of escapism to completely escape from my stressful 21st century life and soak into the romance I do that here too But I do something else as well reading Beverly Jenkins makes me angry and righteous for the the injustices in American history Every paragraph is a new revelation and a new reason to burn with indignity and shame To be clear I ve alwaysnown that American history isn t something to be particularly proud of But to read about these events in such vivid detail is another experience altogether It s an odd feeling to simultaneously root for the romance and protagonists but also feel a little ashamed and angry about your country s history But it s only right to feel that way. The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins' compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil WarValinda Lacey's mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flouri. .
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much heartfelt emotion that we see in this book and you Dragonsbane know I never expect it but Bev Jenkins surelynowsheartfelt emotion that we see in this book and you Lonestar Sanctuary know I never expect it but Bev Jenkins surelynows to work me in a story and boy she worked my emotions so well in this book I first want to discuss the setting that we have in this book Its set in New Orleans shortly entering in the Reconstruction Era and boy the things that we see are heartbreaking and it really brings bigotry and racism so close to home for me The way in how seeing the social injustices and seeing the fight that these people had to gain their independence freedoms and education and To fight for a chance to live their own lives and not to be raped abused or murdered for it It really made me realize that there is so much work today that needs to be doneSo we get to see so many delights from the Le Ve family and now I Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator know I just need to re read this series because boy I love them allsuch a hoot I love the bantering between the brothers and we finally get DRAKE s book I have been wanting it ever since I fell in love with Indigo and got my first introduction to this family I love the way that this family works together and how they defend their own I honestly had so much love for Drake as the hero of the story because is the epitome of a hero If you are looking for an AVENGER of the Reconstruction era he is that He does what he can with the people in his lifeOur heroine is such a passionate and full of life character and I just loved her so much and all that she does here She is so strong willed and a fighter She is a teacher and has such a drive for education and helping others I love what she wants to do with hernowledge and see what she is capable of She never gives up on what is right no matter how hard or challenging it is Valinda such a gorgeous name has never really seen love or passion in her life and doesn t believe it exists in a marriage But her world gets turned upside down when she meets the Le Ve family and I loved seeing this change in her What s your dream cheri To head up a school where girls who like me have no interest in embroidery or playing the piano can learn as much about whatever they want mathematics botany the stars They can study animals or anatomy And I d have the money to provide excellent teachers who don t believe learning will damage them The relationship between Drake and Valinda is pretty insta lust there is a powerful chemistry that sparks between them from the very beginning and I adored the growth from the sexual sparks and which developed into something vibrant and full of emotion The adaption of their relationship was so poignant at times and love seeing how their relationship deepens through their challenges and seeing what they both overcome If you do leave New Orleans I m eeping your smile so I can pull it out and look at it whenever I think of you Rebel is powerfully portrayed love story that takes us back to New Orleans a story of sacrifice passion and what love can do at the right time right place and with the right person TRULY A TREASURE TO HOLD ONTO Audio 5 STARSStory 375 STARS You proved love does exist and it changed my life A sweet VERY low angst read in terms of the romance Drake was entirely swoon worthy everybody needs a man like Drake LeVe The real focus of the story however was the setting the harrowing post civil warpost emancipation world of the freedmen and women in New Orleans was brought to life so vividly So vividly in fact that it felt like Drake and Val were there to showcase the history instead of the other way aroundAs always though a solid read by Ms Jenkins Rebel Beverly Jenkins Rebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series by Beverly Jenkins Ms Jenkins is renowned for her bestselling r I continue to be a Beverly Jenkins fangirl in the extreme but one thing about Rebel that really stuck out for me was just how romantic it is Drake is so dreamy and he treats Valinda like a princess from the moment they meet and he never lets up I m definitely adding him to my book boyfriend list To the surprise of erm no one Ms Bev has done it again This book was an absolute banger from the very first scene when I fell head over heels in love with Val a ueen a badass an icon Then we got a blast from the past via Sable plus the appearance of our frankly delicious hero Drake ugh even his name is yum who won my affection forever Things only went up from there This book is such a visceral experience with so many little adventures and truly loveable fascinating MCs You will feel the heat you ll actually snicker at the banter and you ll adore all the characters old and new I am so excited for the next in the series. Interest in rebuilding the city Raised by strong women he recognizes Valinda's determination 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. Because it s the truth and
ANY ATTEMPT TO RATIONALIZE THOSE FEELINGSattempt to rationalize those feelings efforts to wipe away the past I don t want to forget the past I want to learn every last detail and watch my two protagonists earn their happily ever after In REBEL I was able to do both I don t want to spoil much about the plot so I ll be brief Valinda is a Northerner who comes down to New Orleans in order to be a teacher She has a fiance I say fiance in uotation marks because it s of a convenient arrangement without love in France Drake rescues her one
night from an attack Valinda gets evicted from her lodgings and Drake s mother offers Valinda a placefrom an attack Valinda gets evicted from her lodgings and Drake s mother offers Valinda a place stay It s pretty much insta love from the very beginning and both characters struggle to resist their attraction because of Val s engagement I blame you and your pirate in I was fine until I met your family with all its love and passion I love Valinda She s my favorite Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, kind of heroine responsible and caring with a lot of hellion thrown in As Drake once admirably points out she climbed trees when she was young And no matter all the obstacles in her way she always responds with grace andindness Her commitment to her work and teaching is admirable especially when circumstances go out of their way to deprive her of professional work What s your dream cheri To head up a school where girls who like me have no interest in embroidery or playing the piano can learn as much about whatever they want mathematics botany the stars They can study animals or anatomy And I d have the money to provide excellent teachers who don t believe learning will damage them I appreciate how considerate Drake is to Valinda He has a lot of power both physically and his overall presence but he never pressures Val into having a relationship with him The consent lines are drawn very clearly Even after Val s fiance comes back he doesn t outright beg her to stay in New Orleans because he doesn t want to put that Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto kind of pressure on her He wants Val to make the decision for herself and without emotional manipulation because it s her choice and he wants her to be happy with or without him If you do leave New Orleans I meeping your smile so I can pull it out and look at it whenever I think of you There is some really dark content in this book racism white supremacy the murder of black people mentions of past slavery current unfairdiscriminatory practices etc It was sometimes painful to read but important But despite the dark content the book still doesn t feel dreary There is plenty of humor love and lightness from the main couple s romance And the book ends on an optimistic and hopeful note for the couple even if the world around them isn t utopia If you love Beverly Jenkins you ll definitely love this book If you ve never tried her work before then this is an excellent place to start I am looking forward to the next entry in the series Disclaimer I received a free e ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceRebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series and is also part of the Le Ve Family series as well I was super excited to see that this book is set in New Orleans in the reconstruction era Beverly Jenkins is pure talent when it comes to writing historical s especially intensely accurate ones What I really appreciated about this book is how much you learn in such a short period of time Ms Bev surely A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design knows how to write such fantastic books that blends a delightful romance with great authentic historical facts that comes alive on the pagesRebel begins with our heroine who has come down to New Orleans as she waits on her fiancee who is in France for a printing press to start his newspaper shop Valinda is a teacher and is hoping to help those that are in need of a education both children and adults But when she finds her school trashed and she is almost raped and then rescued by a military officerCaptain Drake Le Ve But now Valinda has seen theindness from Drake and when she is tossed out of her current living residence she goes to the only person she How Drawings Work knowsDrake and his family s home Valinda has nevernown such graciousness or generosity or love that she has seen in the Le Ve home or felt such a strong connection to anyone like Drake She is about to be married to a friend but has never felt passion like she feels with Drake Valinda will have to make a decision to marry her friend to protect him so he can be with the man he loves orbe with the man she loves and live in a place that calls to her I blame you and your pirate in I was fine until I met your family with all its love and passion Rebel is such a well written story that ha. Sh 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 life and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeAs an architect from an old New Orleans family Drake has a deeply personal. .