Night Hawk [NOOK Book]

Overview

Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk.He’s had many names,but he can’t escape the past.

Since Ian Vance’s beloved wife was murderedyears ago, the hardened bounty hunter knowshe’ll never feel love or tenderness again, so he’smade it his mission to ensure others get theirjustice. But when he’s charged with delivering asharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can’t helpbut feel he may still have something left to lose.

Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman hasalways ...

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Overview

Outlaw.Preacher. Night Hawk.He’s had many names,but he can’t escape the past.

Since Ian Vance’s beloved wife was murderedyears ago, the hardened bounty hunter knowshe’ll never feel love or tenderness again, so he’smade it his mission to ensure others get theirjustice. But when he’s charged with delivering asharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can’t helpbut feel he may still have something left to lose.

Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman hasalways found her way out of trouble. But nowthere’s a vigilante mob at her back who wouldlike nothing more than to see her hang for acrime she didn’t commit. Maggie may have toaccept help for the first time in her life . . .even if it’s from the one man standing betweenher and freedom.

As the past closes in, the sassy prisonerand toughened lawman may just find a passionbetween them that could bring blindinghappiness . . . if they’ll let it.

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Editorial Reviews

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Jenkins, famous for historical romances featuring black characters (Captured; Belle), stumbles with this tale set in the turbulent American South of 1889. When Ian Vance, a bounty hunter turned U.S. deputy marshal, sees Maggie Freeman on a Kansas train platform, he’s struck by her defiant manner. Maggie defended herself against sexual assault and is on her way to stand trial in Kansas City, but no Southern judge would allow a black woman who killed a white man to walk free. Ian falls in love with her fighting spirit and sense of humor, and Maggie is intrigued by his law degree, Scottish and African heritage, and years as an outlaw. As Ian and Maggie dodge the law and travel to his Wyoming ranch, she piles on heavy-handed, disruptive lessons in African-American history. The romance either rushes or drags, and while the protagonists are quirky and engaging, the delightful side characters repeatedly steal the show. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062031242
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 60,084
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins has received numerous awards, including five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine, and a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild. Ms. Jenkins 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 was recently nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Does life always work out the way it is intended?

    Ian Vance Bigelow may have started out his life as the illegitimate grandson of a Scottish Laird but he rose to become a Bounty Hunter and US Marshall known as the Preacher. Ian was as full of the Holy Spirit as he was weapons and would use both as the situation deemed appropriate. When this tough bounty hunter collides with Maggie Freeman a sassy spitfire of a woman, he is not sure what hit him.

    Maggie is under arrest for a crime she did not commit and Ian is trying to haul her from one part of the country to the next to get the issue resolved. He did not ask for this job but on the way back to Wyoming he might as well take care of her and get a train ride out of the deal. However, Maggie is not going quietly onto that train and her goal is escape not some trumped up charge she cannot beat.

    Both Maggie and Ian know of discrimination and disgrace brought upon them by simple being people of color who are specifically of mixed descent. Both of them have taken the cards they have been dealt and made a respectable life for themselves. The predetermined mindset of people has been used, as life lessons not something to weigh them down but make them who they have become.

    The journey on the train is tough with every city having a story and the people they meet sharing their history. The time draws out with one train after another but the more they are together the more Ian and Maggie realize they are meant to be together. But the past always comes back to find you and when it does will it be the salvation of this couple or the undoing?

    This book will have readers sighing over the romance and amazed by the historical significance of the story, unable to put the book down. Beverly Jenkins is brilliant at rolling history around an historical romance with characters that make us aware of how much those before us had to overcome to bring us to the place we are today.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    TWO FORECES TO RECKON WITH MEET,SPARKS FLY! NIGHT HAWK BY BEVERLY JENKINS.....

    NIGHT HAWK by Beverly Jenkins is an interesting historical romance set in 1889 Dowd, Kansas. This is the story of Ian Vance,outlaw,preacher,former bounty hunter and U.S. Marshall and Maggie Freeman, orphaned at twelve,and vigilante mob after her who want her hung for something she did not commit.Both Ian and Maggie know discrimination and disgrace brought upon them by simply being people of color who are of a specific mixed descent. When a sassy prisoner and a tough lawman come together you have passion, history,desire, trouble,past meets future and a fast paced story of love,romance and happiness. A great story that will leave you wanting more and turning pages.This is the first time I have read this author's work but I will place her on my to read list of authors. This is a story that will appeal historical,romance,mixed descent characters,American frontier readers who enjoy a fast paced story.Received for review from the publisher.Details can be found at Avon, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction and More.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    An absolutely wonderful and unforgettable story! You'll never f

    An absolutely wonderful and unforgettable story! You'll never forget the irrepressible Maggie; boy, did Nighthawk have his hands full and boy, did he not mind one little bit!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    ENJOYABLE

    Good reading for the most part. I think it could have ended a little sooner than it did, but Enjoyed reading about characters different from mainstream. Ian and Maggie had interesting histories and wound up together through all the rejections of life. I love a good "lived happily ever after" story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    5 Stars

    I rated this and haven't even finish it yet. It is hilarious. Beverly is one of my all time great writers and teachers of African American history and the old west. Love it, Love it, Love it. Would recommend highly.\!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Beverly Jenkins has Done it Again

    Beverly Jenkins has done it again. She has taken a beloved character from one of her books previous and gave him a life and a wife. "Preacher" Vance Bigelow was a handsome brooding man dressed in Black. His heart was as cold as his clothes were dark. Maggie Freeman had been an orphan of Negro and Native blood from the age of 12. Her life was hard but she was determined to live up to her parents legacy An arrest brings them together and the sparks and the antic begins. This is a funny and witty love story that endears readers to both of the characters

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Worth the wait

    This story was wonderful I could not put it down . I loved Maggie and Ian They were a wonderful story full of history and romance that Ms Jenkins is excellent at telling. This story will fill your heart and your mind.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    a fabulous late nineteenth century thriller

    In 1889, former bounty hunter U.S. deputy marshal Ian "Preacher" Vance believes his soul died when his wife was murdered. A hybrid Scot and Black, Ian reassesses his self assumed death of feeling when he sees lovely Maggie Freeman standing in cuffs on a Kansas station waiting for the train bound to Kansas City. His job is to escort the proud defiant Maggie, a hybrid like him with her mixed black and Indian blood, to a circuit judge to stand trial for the murder of a white man.

    She insists he was only defending herself from a sexual assault. However, though he believes her declaration, he knows a non-white female will hang regardless of her self defense claim that rings true. As they fall in love, Ian plans to keep his woman safe on his Wyoming ranch; but he thought her past not his will catch up to them.

    The latest Beverly Jenkins Black Americana historical romance (see Captured) is a fabulous late nineteenth century thriller as the reader learns justice is myopic when it comes to an accused person of color especially if the so called victim is white. The protagonists are a delightful pairing of two strong proud people with her adding a sense of humor while the support cast enhances the look at race relations on the Great Plains in 1889. This is another puissant entry by the Queen of African American historical romances.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    I fell in love with Beverly Jenkins from the first book I read o

    I fell in love with Beverly Jenkins from the first book I read of hers years ago.  Night Hawk is my second favorite book, (Before the Dawn, being the first).  First, let me just say that Ms. Jenkins sure knows how to draw your attention to a "pretty package."  That is exactly what "Night Hawk" is.  I've a very vivid imagination  and what I love about reading is that it's like going on a mini vacation.  I love the way Ms. Jenkins gives the readers a bit of history.  Having many different blood lines run through my veins I truly appreciate the history lessons.  With Beverly, you never know what part of history you'll get next.  I also love how all of her heroines are very feminine but strong as an ox  and just as graceful in their own rite.  Thank you Ms. Jenkins for giving us Night Hawk.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

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    Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins is a fascinating read that is tota

    Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins is a fascinating read that is totally engaging, humorous and educational in the same punch.  This is basically the story of Preacher....Vance Bigelow, the bible quoting bounty hunter that always gets the job done.  After returning from his homeland, for the final time, he is put in the situation of transporting a prisoner to another jurisdiction for her safety.  This prisoner, Mattie Freeman brings to light sundry things and events that humor him as well as keep him very much on his toes.  Some of these wonderful and lively characters fully engage and entertain you.  LOVE IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Great read!

    I really enjoy reading Bev's Historical Romantic NOvels and this one is no exception. All of her Characters are African-American and the period of the 19th century is her focus. You will love her books if you love history as I do. The characters are interesting and will keep you tuned into reading. I only wish she would write more of them since I think I have read all she had written during this period so far and I still want more. Keep them coming Bev!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Loved it

    One of my favorite BJ novels!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Sunfeather

    Wow okay where do you want me o meet you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Hawkeye

    Sunfeather you can be my mate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Silversong

    *stared at her paws* I can go if you don't want me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Bloodhawk

    He truly was

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Jaguarheart

    *he nodded* he was freakin annoying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Anonymous

    Ms. Jenkins is an excellent writer. I have read many of her books and all of them leave you wanting more.
    Good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Another great story

    Love how history is woven into all her stories

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