Josephine

Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Josephine "Jojo" Best has it all figured out. Just 17, she's been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop, and nothing will distract her from her goals. That is, until handsome George Brooks begins to pursue her. Then the return of her childhood nemesis complicates her life even further!

No girl is immune to Adam Morgan's charm. But when a wound brings him home from the War Between the States, it's a girl he used to call "Pest" who's turning the tables. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart, but he just can't get the ugly duckling turned swan off his mind.

Jojo, too, can't deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he's always been such a flirt - how can she take him seriously? He can't possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her. As the war rages on, Adam's feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo's determination to resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, even when she doesn't know what it is!

©2003 Beverly Jenkins (P)2018 Tantor

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Loved this sweet and tame tale

This was the second book I ever read by Beverly Jenkins , and I remember being so sad when I turned the last (yes an actual page). There were no other recommended books by Ms. Beverly besides Belle and I was crestfallen. Both stories we're sweet and fascinating with all the historical gems sprinkled throughout. These were also my first Romance type novels so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed them. Needless to say I was ecstatic to learn there was a treasure trove of adult historical romance novels by the wonderful Ms. Jenkins, I devoured every one, and soon found that I could begin reliving the magic via audiobooks. Many of the early ones were narrated by talented and skilled narrators that brought each character to life in a unique way. However here lately these narrators for the most recent books recorded are awful drab and in some cases monotone. This particular narrator Adenrele Ojo all the male characters sounded the same and very week her voice does not insight the strength and passion that we expect from our leading men in Ms. Jenkins books. PLEASE SOMEONE STOP CASTING WOMEN TO READ, GIVE US BACK THOMAS PENNY!!!

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Delightful story

This book was so good I read the first book which was a bell and now Josephine I enjoyed both of them very good performance and reading the book as well.

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Josephone

I enjoyed the love between Adam and Josephine . The narrator really expressed how each character felt through put the book

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Josephine

Loved the story but the narrating was hard to get used to for this book

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Lovely book

This is a spin-off from the book Belle. The story line was smooth and sweet. Very well written. I loved this as well

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Boring

Belle was a great book with some drama and excitement. This 2nd book gave little to no mystery or climactic experiences. It was cute although somewhat predictable.

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favorite

this is my absolute favorite book by Beverly Jenkins and I've read them all. even though it's a teen book, it can appear to be a little steamy. I love love love Adam Morgan. he is manly handsome and super charming. boy is he a flirt. I prefer reading this book rather than listening but the reader does well in this audiobook.

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pure romance

very sweet romance novel it is perfect for teens and young adults of all ages