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Destiny's Embrace | [Beverly Jenkins]

Destiny's Embrace

Set in 19th-century California, Destiny’s Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.
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Publisher's Summary

Beverly Jenkins’ historical romances have earned her a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writers’ Guild and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times.

Set in 19th-century California, Destiny’s Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.

©2013 Andrew J. Fenady (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Courtney 07-17-13
    Courtney 07-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story. Okay narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, as I would with all BJ novels. However, I would suggest that you read the book before listening to the audio book. I think you could get the wrong impression of how great a writer Ms BJ is if you only listen to this performance.


    What didn’t you like about Shari Peele’s performance?

    I usually love Shari Peele's narrations. In fact, I was excited to see that she was narrating this story. However, this was not one of her best performances. The meter was off, and it was very slow. It felt like it was dragging. Also her voices sounded pretty similar, especially the male characters. Her accents were also off. I have heard her do a really good Spanish inflected English accent in other audio books, but in this one it was just off at times. I love her narration of modern stories, but I didn't really care for her performance of this historical romance.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    V Hunter 07-10-13
    V Hunter 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE IT!!!"

    Very good story!!! I love a good love story and this is definitely a good one. A must read and you want regret it.

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    Mya S French 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book."

    Loved this book and Mrs. Beverly is one of the best authors around. I would recommended her to anyone.

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    JENNIFER 01-16-15
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    "The story was great, new place , love."

    A love , u can never denies new place, love , rock throwing and knee kicking, and fine as man and woman under his roof, a 30 year virgin!!!!!! Couldn't put it down. Great narrator.

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    Teresa 01-03-15
    Teresa 01-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Captivating Story"

    I usually shy away from historical romances...I don't know why. After this one, that will no longer be the case. This story kept me intrigued throughput & I finished it in just a few hours.

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    Shaketa Byrd 01-02-15
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    "Love it!!!"

    I was wrapped up in this book from start to finish!! Can't wait to see what else Beverly Jenkins has to offer..

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    Anna Black Texas 12-31-14
    Anna Black Texas 12-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    I loved the storyline for that time period. It held my attention through the entire book. It ended to quickly for me, lol. Great read!

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    Loniandaj Arlington, TX, United States 08-30-13
    Loniandaj Arlington, TX, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2011

    I'm a huge fan of Audible. As a school librarian, I've found that it passes my days and nights.

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    "My first experience "

    This was the beginning of my falling in love with Beverly Jenkins' work. I've listened to this selection at least five times. The story was one of love, determination and overcoming. You will not be disappointed with this listen. Also, this narrator is one of my favorites. She does a wonderful job bringing Jenkins' work to life.

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    Sharon Dumfries, VA, USA 08-08-13
    Sharon Dumfries, VA, USA 08-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "This was a very good read."
    If you could sum up Destiny's Embrace in three words, what would they be?

    Great, read it!


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little hesitant at first when I read the summary because of the setting era of the book, but the authors descriptive details and ability to be a great storyteller kept me fully engaged!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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