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Before the Dawn

Narrated by: Thomas Penny
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (225 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Blackboard best-selling author Beverly Jenkins is "headed for superstar status in romance," according to the Detroit Free Press.

Tavern manager Leah Barnett can scarcely believe the path that destiny has chosen for her. Travelling from Boston to Colorado, Leah has come to face Ryder Damien, the son of her mother's recently deceased lover. Ryder, an angry, ruggedly sexy man, is incensed that this woman will inherit his father's fortune-even if he hadn't seen the man in 30 years. But Leah's charms are many, and soon anger is the last thing in Ryder's heart.

©2001 Beverly Jenkins (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

ï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿Her characters are unforgettable, her plots unique, and her storytelling superb." ( Romantic Times)

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great

some of her best work from begin to end it's good to know that there were some well to do blacks and the story will keep you going

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A very creative tale with a twist of mystery...

Great job Ms. Beverly...loved the mystery/thriller moments. Ryder is effin hot! Keep it gangsta. Toodles...

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Great story

I always enjoy this narrator. The story is a bit far fetched but still super enjoyable. I wish they would use the original cover art. I hate when the people don’t look anything like the people in the story. That’s just my 2 cents.

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 01-06-11

Entertaining!

Very interesting prospective of a storyline involving characters from a minority background. Well-written and thoroughly entertaining novel. I will look for more from this author.

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My all-time fav book.

My all-time favorite book I listen to it at least once a month. Beverly Jenkins writing rather it be historical or modern-day characters always leave me wanting more.

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Funny and Entertaining!

loved the development of the characters. Great storyline and the element of surprise of the killer was ingenious! I love Beverly Jenkins books! off to find another one to read.

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This book was amazing!

The storyline captivated my attention. The American history was insightful. I found d myself jealous at the way he treated her. I could not stop listening.

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Great listen!

I couldn't put it down, loved the unexpected twists in the storyline.
Beverly Jenkins does it again with another great read.

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Great

I really liked this book and would recommend this book. It had a great storyline and sexual storylines. I wish this book was a movie or TV show. The narrator was good also. I hope it continues with Seth's story.

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Great book

The reader kept saying “plate” for plat. It was driving me insane, but I love this author and all of her books.