Beginning in 1864, Through the Storm chronicles the tumultuous lives of onetime lovers Raimond Le Veq and Sable Fontaine. The Le Veq family was a proud, prominent black New Orleans family until their fortune was plundered in the chaos of the Civil War. It's the charge of former Union Major Raimond Le Veq to restore the lost wealth of his family.
Raimond once loved a woman--the lusty, beautiful, and complex former slave, Sable Fontaine--but she coldly betrayed him during the war. When Raimond's mother inexplicably chooses Sable as his bride-to-be, Raimond doesn't know if he will ever be able to trust the treacherous Sable again.
About Beverly Jenkins, The Detroit Free Press says she is "[H]eading for superstar status." Kim Staunton's sensuous narration will thoroughly satisfy all connoisseurs of fine romance.
©1998 Beverly Jenkins; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
This is a wonderful historic romance. This is the first book I have listened to from this author but I will definitely listen to more. I still find it hard to believe that slavery actually existed at one time. The history was fascinating while intertwined with a steamy romance. I especially liked that all the hot and steamy parts happened in the context of marriage. I enjoy Christian fiction, but often times I wish they would give a few more details. Overall, great book, very entertaining and uplifting. Jennifer
I found the intermingling if history and romance a little awkward at times. However, it taught me a lot about the era that I did not realize. Additionally, it was well narrated. I came to care a lot about the characters. I may listen again, just to here the history lesson again. I feel very proud of those who sacrificed to make things better for our country.
I did like the book very much. I really enjoyed the storyline as well. I am so used to the narration of the Kindle that it kind of took me awhile to enjoy the inflections of a personal narrator but, as soon as I learn how to navigate I will speed up the narration little bit . I could not have done a better job.
From beginning to end, you're captivated by Sable. She was a true lady. You won't regret reading this but you will regret it if you dont.
I don't want to give any of it away. Just read it (The audio was amazing also. The narrator's voice was soothing and very easy to listen to)..... PLEASE!!!
Now I will be the first to say that I love Beverly Jenkins books. I own this ebook and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. However the audio book was a complete snore! I literally fell asleep at my desk. Save your money and just read the book to yourself! Glad I got it on sale....
The breakdown of the historical events around that time...A twist of Gone With The Wind's from a slaves perspective.
When Ramon realize that he didn't need a mistress.
How the 15 homeless children were discovered
Great story, very romantic, I shed a few tears, I'm glad Ramon stayed faithful to his wife...Slavery was broken down with real life events. Gives you a great insight of history during the civil war.
At least THIS author
Reader is okay although she mispronounces several times
Disappointment in how much leeway I'd given this pathetic author
Save your money, time and credits.
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