Through the Storm

Through the Storm Sable a slave on the run to escape the cruel man she s been sold to is forced to betray the charming Union officer Raimond LeVeq who had romanced her and championed her Brought together again by fat

  • Title: Through the Storm
  • Author: Beverly Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780380798643
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sable, a slave on the run to escape the cruel man she s been sold to is forced to betray the charming Union officer Raimond LeVeq, who had romanced her and championed her Brought together again by fate and an arranged marriage, she must try and win the trust of LeVeq the man she truly loves.

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    1. Through The Storm inspired my very first documentary film. I was greatly impressed with Beverly Jenkins' talent for writing historical romance novels that wove actual historical events within her writing. In this particular novel the heroine Sable Fontaine is a slave girl living on a plantation in the Deep South. She is the illegitimate daughter of the plantation owner and an African queen held in slavery. At the height of the Civil War Sable escapes the plantation and ends up in a Freedman camp [...]

    2. This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceSummary  Sable, a slave on a plantation in the south, has reached her age of maturity. But when her mistress sells her to a horrible man that has been known to kill his slaves and accuse them unjustly, she knows she must find a way to escape. But when her only family, a beloved aunt is killed in a fire and she learns the truth of her heritage, that she is part of a family of queens. Now through the help of her ancestors and her faith, she [...]

    3. Through the Storm - is next and Raimond LeVeq is the hero and if you read Indigo that is where he is first introduced along with the Black Daniel Galen Vachon who also makes an appearance in this book. The heroine in this book is Sable Fontaine which if you know me personally then you know that I use that name as my email address so that should tell you how much I loved this book. Also it is set in New Orleans and everyone knows that I love my city. Sable is a slave or has to make two great esca [...]

    4. I love reading books about women with a purpose and men who are sensible enough to not be pompous. Beverly Jenkins can never do wrong in my book, so I have nothing bad to say about this book. I was actually trying to find something bad about her books and see if I could come up with a pattern for her stories and it was a fail. I learned a lot about the civil war in this book and the romance was very swoony.

    5. The book opens in Georgia in 1864. Sable Fontaine, a house slave sold for $800 to an evil man, escapes. Along the way, she meets Raimond Le Veq at a slave camp. Immediately lured in my Sable's green eyes, Raimond falls for her. When Sable's freedom is threatened, she takes off rather than risk being sent back into slavery, leaving an angry and heartbroken Raimond behind.Years later, the two meet again in New Orleans when Raimond's mother introduces Sable to him as the woman she wants him to marr [...]

    6. Wowis one was really good, especially because of The General.lol. Jenkins has yet 2 fail 2 amaze Mi with her str8 4ward style, historical knowledge and entertaining love stories.

    7. Having just read Indigo two days ago, and Forbidden two weeks ago, I thought this was a great place to continue my Beverly Jenkins marathon. Rhine's story showed us Sable after this story, and we met Raimond in Indigo, which was before this book took place. So, I figured why not read about them?So I did. And I liked it. Sable made for a strong and determined heroine, whereas Raimond was arrogant, but really nice once he got over himself. This novel really highlighted slavery, as Sable was a slav [...]

    8. Through the StormAfter reading Indigo and learning about Raimond and his brothers, I was hoping to read more about them. I enjoyed reading about the budding romance and attraction between Sable and Raimond. I tell you Ms. Jenkins' really knows how to make a story come to life. She makes you feel like you're right there in the heat of all the action and the drama. She entertains as well as educates. I can't say I've ever enjoyed a history lesson so much as when I'm reading one of her historical f [...]

    9. Once again, Beverly Jenkins has written an outstanding romance. It is filled with interesting and informative historical facts, all the while maintaining the storyline. Like I stated before, I generally don't like historical post Civil War romance because the whole slavery storyline is usually either sugar coated or historically inaccurate. Ms. Jenkins weaves a story that makes you want more. The only downside is that there appears to be a book that should be read before this one, I am thinking [...]

    10. This was such a well written bookI was so impressed with all the research she did on historyd how she incorporated it in this love storyI had not only enjoyed the storyter reading this I appreciated the love these two shared and what they had at to go thruI look forward to reading more of Mrs. Jenkins books!

    11. Loved it!!!!!! Classic Beverly Jenkins. Full of interesting african american Post-Civil War historical facts. Black love at its finest!!!!

    12. this was the first ever book that i read by Ms. Jenkins, i loved all the research that she did to put the book together and it made me feel like not all of this era was miserable.

    13. Beverly Jenkins novels have been hit-or-miss for me. It usually all comes down to the characters and whether I'm invested in their romance. Sadly, "Through the Storm" failed on both fronts: I didn't like the hero and the romance was weak. Before I get to far, let me start by saying the book's pacing is WAY off. If you read the description, you probably gathered that this story uses the second-chance/lovers-to-enemies/fake-marriage-turns-real tropes. And it does, but you'll be more than 200 pages [...]

    14. This was my second Beverly Jenkins book and I found a lot to like about it. Once again I was just blown away by the author's research. I usually shy away from historical novels set in this time period because, frankly, I can't see anything romantic about slavery or the Civil War. But Beverly Johnson always surprises me with little known historical facts and references at the end of the book just in case I want to follow her research.For me, the weakest part of the book was the romance itself. As [...]

    15. I don't really know how to rate this one, so I'm not going to. Half of what I feel is based on my own expectations and not the talent Beverly Jenkins obviously has. It felt heavier on the history, which is a good thing, but not quite my mood. It covers an important time often glossed over in historical romances, and that I appreciate. It feels incredibly important. But parts of the personal nature of the story felt anticlimatic to me. And that was just my own expectations. I mainly read this aft [...]

    16. I have really found a romance author that I enjoy almost as much as Nora Roberts! I really enjoy the historical aspects to her historical romances as well. She really does her research and I can almost imagine the uncertainty and despair of being Black immediately following the Civil War. Despite the bleak setting in our country's history, this romance really did not disappoint. I put down my army memoir to finish this because I couldn't wait for the two protagonists to reconcile and declare the [...]

    17. This was my first Beverly Jenkins book. I was impressed. I didn't think I would like the historical romance genre, but thanks to Ms. Jenkins I'll give it another try.

    18. This book is FABULOUS I have never quite come to a story that fits my little"fantasy land" like this one.

    19. I had wanted to read Raimond's story awhile back after reading Indigo but never got around to it. Recently, I was thinking of starting the Old West series and discovered the first book (Forbidden) was about Sable's brother (Rhine) so I figured I had to read this to get the complete back story.I loved Sable and Raimond's characters and their courtship. I think that set a somewhat good foundation for their relationship and didn't make the marriage of convenience later on feel completely out of now [...]

    20. I read this book after reading Forbidden. I needed to know about Rhine's sister, Sable. This is the first book that I've ever listened to as an audio download, and I think it made it less enjoyable for me. It felt like it dragged on much longer than if I had read it myself. I also think I use my imagination better when I read instead of being read to. I say all of that to explain that my rating may have been higher if I'd have read it on my own. I loved the characters, especially Sable. I'd say [...]

    21. I really liked this book. It is my favorite of all her books. Sable and Raimond were great characters and she brought the trials of being a freed slave to life while weaving in the typical parties and grandeur of historical romances. Sure it was idealized but for the romance reader, it is enlightening to the realities of post Civil War south.

    22. Brought Me to TearsThe emotional Rollercoaster experience of Sable Fontaine kept me glued to reading so that I could find out what happened next. Beverly J does a great job as always of keeping her readers engaged.

    23. Found myself skimming to just get through the end. Kudos for all the interesting American History but me thinks it does not make for good smut. Harriet Tubman is a major supporting character for land's sake!

    24. Just great. I've read a lot of mediocre books recently and this is an excellent palate cleanser. The characters were well rounded and I learned some new things about the American civil war (being British and not particularly interested in wars and battles I quite enjoyed learning something new)

    25. I absolutely loved this book! It was not only about the romance, but the heroine's journey from slavery to freed woman. The sexual tension between the main characters was palpable throughout the novel. Highly recommended!

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