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Before the Dawn

Narrated by: Thomas Penny
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (376 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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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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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK

MY GOD WHAT AN AWESOME STORY. IT LECT ME WANTING MORE OMG. I THINK IM IN LOVE WITH THOMAS PENNY. HE IS AN AWESOME NARRATOR, I’M ABOUT YO LISTEN AGAIN LOL

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Ryder, knight in shining armor

Omg!.. this was so good!... my heart was beating so fast at the end!.. loved this story every thing about it from beginning to end

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this story explores the many facets of the heart.

Before the Dawna id a story with well defined characters. the plot has twist and turns of conniving and strenght in spite hardships. It is a story of love, hatred, jealousy and loyalty that spans decades. Historical data reveal the sad facts of barbarism American unleashed on Native American prople and oppression of Afrtcan Americans and the beautiful spirits that allow the characters to overcome. The heart ache of a strong brave and a lonely woman are healed as they find love and passion in each other.

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Wonderful story! Great Narrator!

Another wonderful story by Beverly Jenkins. She never disappoints. Thomas Penny is a perfect choice of narrator.

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I didn't see it coming

Loved this book. The outcome had me very surprised and some of the characters had me fooled. This book really held my intrest.

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Great narration

I love this author in general, but all applause goes to Thomas for bringing this story to life!