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Destiny's Embrace

Narrated by: Shari Peele
Series: Destiny (Jenkins), Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (530 ratings)
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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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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.

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I LOVE BEVERLY JENKINS!!

I'm trying to read every book she has written!! The story line makes you want to continue reading! Oooo and the erotic parts, scandalous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

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Good book but ...

It’s a really nice hook, but the narrator’s swallowing sounds get in the way a bit. I’ve listened to a lot of books and there has to be a way to swallow saliva more subtly. She’s a good narrator though, so it makes up for the little annoyance.

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Sweet Tiger Eyes

I really liked this book, the hero, heroine and secondary characters were all good. Even the evil Momma.

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Great Book

Everything about this book was very good loved it. and Shari Peele did a great job

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Entertaining!

The beginning of the story with the Coopers was hard for me to tolerate the abuse, but I was excited when the Cooper daughter finally grew a backbone and stood up to her mother. Te storyline was good and each character developed nicely. I loved Logan! He grew to be my hero.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series considering the clifthanger that Beverly left us with :)

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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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Shari Peele, AGAIN?!?!?!

Here we go with this awful narrator AGAIN!!! She sounds like she has a mouth full of spit. I couldn't even get through the first chapter. She must be doing this shit for free! Damn!!!

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I loved everything about this book!!

This is actually my first book by Beverley and I must say she did not disappoint. I have went back and order several other books by her.
They way she played with the words all the way down to the funny parts was so refreshing. Let's not forget the the history lesson she gave which was exceptional!

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I read this a couple of years ago....

it was just as great... wonderful story line and love learning about my history....