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Indigo
     

Indigo

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by Beverly Jenkins
 

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***Now including the recipe for Hester�s famously delicious Mud Pie***

As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan's Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't

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***Now including the recipe for Hester�s famously delicious Mud Pie***

As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan's Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate�even after she is told about the price on his head.

The man in question is the great conductor known as the "Black Daniel" a vital member of the North's Underground railroad network. But Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him.

When the injured and beaten Galen Vachon, aka, the Black Daniel awakens in Hester's cellar, he is unprepared for the feisty young conductor providing his care. As a member of one of the wealthiest free Black families in New Orleans, Galen has turned his back on the lavish living he is accustomed to in order to provide freedom to those enslaved in the South.

However, as he heals he cannot turn his back on Hester Wyatt. Her innocence fills him like a breath of fresh air and he is determined to make this gorgeous and intelligent woman his own�

Yet�there are traitors to be discovered, slave catchers to be evaded and Hester's heart to be won before she and Galen can find the freedom that only true love can bring.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013443266
Publisher:
NYLA
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
81,931
File size:
457 KB

Meet the Author

Ms. Jenkins is the nation's premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.

She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

To learn more about Beverly Jenkins and her award-winning novels of historical and contemporary romance, please visit www.beverlyjenkins.net.

Beverly Jenkins is also on Facebook.

Or you can always snail-mail Beverly:
Ms. Beverly Jenkins
Post Office Box 1893
Belleville, MI 48112

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Indigo 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must have if u luv romance, african history all rolled up into one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is only my third novel by Beverly Jenkins. And she has yet to disappoint! I've read Night Song, Vivid and now Indigo. I enjoyed the heated romance between Hester and Galen. The chemistry between Galen and Hester was so charged, they couldn't help but fall for each other. Their story just leapt off the pages. Galen was so used to being able to get any woman he wanted and he was so undone when Hester constantly told him 'No', he just couldn't help but fall in love with her and her innocence. It was wonderful to read about how much they were able to love each other. Considering the times they were living in with slavery and many arranged marriages taking place, and especially considering the 'Road' work they both did, yet with all of that taking place around them, they were able to find true love. When I first heard about the Black Daniel and Hester in Vivid, I thought now that's a story I would love to read. And now that I have, all I can say is WOW! It was a real page turner. It had me LOL and crying at the same time. And at times I laughed so hard I cried. I also enjoyed many of the other characters in the story, especially Raymond LeVeq and his brothers. I enjoyed the comraderie and the loyalty they shared with Galen, which extended to Hester once she became part of his life. Hope to read more about some of these characters in future novels. My only problem with the story was that like all books it had to come to an end, and as good as the ending was, it just ended way too soon for me. Thanks for sharing Beverly Jenkins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not sure at first i would like the book because slavery is such a sore spot with me. I loved it. I stayed captivated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is only my third novel by Beverly Jenkins. And she has yet to disappoint! I've read Night Song, Vivid and now Indigo. I enjoyed the heated romance between Hester and Galen. The chemistry between Galen and Hester was so charged, they couldn't help but fall for each other. Their story just leapt off the pages. Galen was so used to being able to get any woman he wanted and he was so undone when Hester constantly told him 'No', he just couldn't help but fall in love with her and her innocence. One of my favorite parts is when Galen returns to Whittaker and offers Hester and her two guests a ride when their wagon gets stuck in the mud. I LOL at Hester's feelings about getting a ride from him 'of all people'. When they all sat in Galen's carriage and he commented on the interior, my heart just melted. It was wonderful to read about how much they were able to love each other considering the times they were living in with slavery and many arranged marriages taking place, and especially considering the 'Road' work they both did, however, they were able to find true love. When I first heard about the Black Daniel and Hester in Vivid, I thought now that's a story I would love to read. And now that I have, all I can say is WOW! It was a real page turner. It had me LOL and crying at the same time. And at times I laughed so hard I cried. I also enjoyed many of the other characters in the story, especially Raymond LeVeq and his brothers. I enjoyed the comraderie and the loyalty they shared with Galen, which extended to Hester once she became part of his life. Hope to read more about some of these characters in future novels. My only problem with the story was that like all books it had to come to an end, and as good as the ending was, it just ended way too soon for me. Thanks for sharing Beverly Jenkins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book a while ago. I rented it from the Library, and the only reason i returned it is because stealing is bad. This is a great read for all those who love a good story and for African-american romantics who like to learn morea about the underground railroad and some of the things that were going on in that time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great love story, intimate but not vulgar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a new fan of Beverly Jenkins but I, now, understand why so many people love her work. Indigo was the first book that I read by this author, and I've just read it for the third time. If you love a little bit of history with your romance then you will love Beverly Jenkins' Indigo.
Lasvegasann More than 1 year ago
This author is wonderful. All of her books are well-written and the passion scenes are not too over the top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great to have in any collection of romance
QTMT More than 1 year ago
I have read this book 4 times. I truly love Beverl Jenkins books but this is by far the best one yet. I just love the unconditional love Galon has for Hester. Please keep them coming. I thinkI have read all of her books and have not been disappointed yet.
Nana-LovinLuv More than 1 year ago
My sister gave me this book to read and when she did my desire to write again woke from the grave. This is the story of all romance novels. It has everything one could ask for and some. What a read what a story and to think it continues with Edge of Dawn, Edge of Midnight, and Black Lace, then it gives you connections to some of Ms. Jenkins other reads. My, my, my...
poca106 More than 1 year ago
I love this BOOK!!! It touch my heart! Its a must read. I really hope see let it go to Nook Book!! I'm still buying the hard book, because my sister took her book back!! It's a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must agree with the other reviewers of Beverly Jenkins novels. She does not just give a romance story but she education and enlighten readers and keeps you wanting more. I first read 'Topaz' by Mrs. Jenkins and search for all other novels by her. I have collected all of Mrs. Jenkins books and anticipate the next. After reading, 'Through the Storm', I did not think that I could ever love another book as much as I love that book. However, I finally got a copy of 'Indigo' and read it twice within the same month. I could not stop talking about 'Indigo' and dare others to read the book and not fall in love with the story line, the characters, and Mrs. Jenkins writing styles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bev jenkins nvr dissappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Jenkins does not fail to please. There is always a distinct edge to each book, and I always learn about the history of my people while enjoying the history entwined in a romance theme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good story. The characters well developed and believeable. Loved it!! JaKai
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have become a great fan of beverly jenkins after reading this book. I love the way she blends romance with historical facts. Her characters are positive African Americans. Now I look forward to reading more of her great books!
clevagirl73 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end. Not only is there smoldering chemistry between Hester and Galon, Ms. Jenkins provides great historical information about African American history. Excellent!
Camika77033 More than 1 year ago
a beautiful story..It was a different twist compared to most stories written about slavery hadn't read one that turned into a love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAVE ALMOST ALL OF BEVERLY JENKINS BOOKS THE ONLY BOOKS I DO NOT HAVE IS VIVD INDO CAPTURED BLESSING AND JOSEPHINE. I HAVE READ ALL THE BOOKS MORE THAN TWICE. I HAVE ENJOYED READING HER BOOKS AND TRY TO GET EVERY LAST BOOKS SHE PUBLISHED. I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE POSTED THIER COMMENTS HAVE THE PLEASURE OF READING ALL OF HER BOOKS. BECASUE I DO BELIEVE THAT YOU WELL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. THE BOOK THAT I HAVE RECOMMENDED ARE THE BOOKS I HAVE. I ENJOYED READING BEFORE DAWN AND TOPAZ THE MOST. HOPE THAT BEVERLY WILL CONTINUE HER STORY LINE OF LE VEQ BROTHERS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
True love is a very powerful emotion, which can sometimes be detrimental to one's sanity, especially to sell yourself into slavery for it. The life of Hester and the struggles of Galen Vachon to make her his wife are all moving, comical and sensual. Also, the history learned from this novel was very informative and makes you want to read more stories. I recommend this book to everyone. In fact, I have loved it so much, I've read it three times. I would like to see it back reprinted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beverly Jenkins has done it again! This book has made me cry. I just recently discovered this author, and so far in 1 month time I have read 5 of her books. Each one tops the last. Never has a book made me shed tears like INDIGO. I have learned so much about the black race. So much that has been hidden. I have passed around her books to friends, and now they are aware of Beverly Jenkins. I hope that she continues to write these amazing stories. I look forward to her newest novel. I hope that she keeps with the historic, story lines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My very first time reading a romance book. The reason I chose to read the book is because it was my first time seeing African American models on the cover of a romance novel. My interest was piqued. Not only was the romance really good, but I learned alot about history. Thanks to the author for the bibliography at the back of the book. I am thinking of writing a paper for my English Lit class using some of the books she mentioned. Oh my goodness!!! What a wonderful story. I imagined and saw the characters so clearly. It also made me feel good to know that we black women are also beautiful and do not have to have the European features be considered beautiful. Thanks Ms. Jenkins. This girl feels much better about herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A mark of a great writer is the ability to educate and delight. Ms. Jenkins does both. The characters are interesting and come to life. The dialogue is refreshing and engaging. In between a seriously romantic love story, Ms. Jenkins weaves and inserts tidbits of African-American history and trivia. I am a harsh critic and I'm not easily swayed nor do I give glowing praise freely. However, I have fallen victim to Ms. Jenkins' writing and endearing characters. I wholeheartedly suggest others fans of historical fiction/romance read this novel!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also have read all of Beverly Jenkins books and await (not so patiently-smile) for her next book. I absolutely love these series of books. The characters in these books flowing from story to story gives the books a family feel; like you know these people. I would give anything to see these beautiful strong characters on the screen - WOW wouldn't that be wonderful. I and a group of friends get her books and read them at the same time so we can discuss --Everything.