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!Pdf ⚖ Rebel ♑ The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil WarValinda Lacey s mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeqAs an architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake has a deeply personal interest in rebuilding the city Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valinda s determination And he can t stop admiring or wanting her But when Valinda s father demands she return home to marry a man she doesn t love, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceRebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series and is also part of the Le Veq Family series as well I was super excited to see that this book is set in New Orleans, in the reconstruction era Beverly Jenkins is pure talent when it comes to writing historical s, especially intensely accurate ones What I really appreciated about this book is how much you learn in such a short period of time Ms Bev surely knows how to write such fant This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceRebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series and is also part of the Le Veq Family series as well I was super excited to see that this book is set in New Orleans, in the reconstruction era Beverly Jenkins is pure talent when it comes to writing historical s, especially intensely accurate ones What I really appreciated about this book is how much you learn in such a short period of time Ms Bev surely knows how to write such fantastic books that blends a delightful romance with great authentic historical facts that comes alive on the pages.Rebel begins with our heroine, who has come down to New Orleans as she waits on her fiancee who is in France for a printing press to start his newspaper shop Valinda is a teacher and is hoping to help those that are in need of a education both children and adults But when she finds her school trashed, and she is almost raped and then rescued by a military officerCaptain Drake Le Veq But now Valinda has seen the kindness from Drake and when she is tossed out of her current living residence, she goes to the only person she knows.Drake and his family s home Valinda has never known such graciousness or generosity or love that she has seen in the Le Veq home or felt such a strong connection to anyone like Drake She is about to be married to a friend but has never felt passion like she feels with Drake Valinda will have to make a decision to marry her friend to protect him so he can be with the man he loves or..be with the man she loves and live in a place that calls to her I blame you and your pirate kin I was fine until I met your family with all its love and passion Rebel is such a well written story that had me in TEARS especially towards the end There was so much heartfelt emotion that we see in this book and you know I never expect it but Bev Jenkins surely knows how to work me in a story and boy she worked my emotions so well in this book I first want to discuss the setting that we have in this book Its set in New Orleans shortly entering in the Reconstruction Era and boy the things that we see are heartbreaking and it really brings bigotry and racism so close to home for me The way in how seeing the social injustices and seeing the fight that these people had to gain their independence, freedoms and education andTo fight for a chance to live their own lives and not to be raped, abused, or murdered for it It really made me realize that there is so much work today that needs to be done.So we get to see so many delights from the Le Veq family and now I know I just need to re read this series because boy I love them allsuch a hoot I love the bantering between the brothers and we finally get DRAKE s book I have been wanting it ever since I fell in love with Indigo and got my first introduction to this family I love the way that this family works together and how they defend their own I honestly had so much love for Drake as the hero of the story, because is the epitome of a hero If you are looking for an AVENGER of the Reconstruction era, he is that He does what he can with the people in his life.Our heroine is such a passionate and full of life character and I just loved her so much and all that she does here She is so strong willed and a fighter She is a teacher, and has such a drive for education and helping others I love what she wants to do with her knowledge and see what she is capable of She never gives up on what is right, no matter how hard or challenging it is Valinda such a gorgeous name has never really seen love or passion in her life and doesn t believe it exists in a marriage But her world gets turned upside down when she meets the Le Veq family and I loved seeing this change in her What s your dream, cheri To head up a school where girls who, like me, have no interest in embroidery or playing the piano, can learn as much about whatever they want mathematics, botany, the stars They can study animals or anatomy And I d have the money to provide excellent teachers who don t believe learning will damage them The relationship between Drake and Valinda is pretty insta lust, there is a powerful chemistry that sparks between them from the very beginning and I adored the growth from the sexual sparks and which developed into somethingvibrant and full of emotion The adaption of their relationship was so poignant at times, and love seeing how their relationship deepens through their challenges and seeing what they both overcome If you do leave New Orleans, I m keeping your smile so I can pull it out and look at it whenever I think of you Rebel is powerfully portrayed love story that takes us back to New Orleans, a story of sacrifice, passion and what love can do at the right time, right place and with the right person TRULY A TREASURE TO HOLD ONTO Audio 5 STARS Story 3.75 STARSYou proved love does exist, and it changed my lifeA sweet, VERY low angst read in terms of the romance Drake was entirely swoon worthyeverybody needs a man like Drake LeVeq The real focus of the story, however, was the setting the harrowing post civil war post emancipation world of the freedmen and women in New Orleans was brought to life so vividly So vividly in fact, that it felt like Drake and Val were there to showcase the Audio 5 STARS Story 3.75 STARSYou proved love does exist, and it changed my lifeA sweet, VERY low angst read in terms of the romance Drake was entirely swoon worthyeverybody needs a man like Drake LeVeq The real focus of the story, however, was the setting the harrowing post civil war post emancipation world of the freedmen and women in New Orleans was brought to life so vividly So vividly in fact, that it felt like Drake and Val were there to showcase the historyinstead of the other way around.As always, though, a solid read by Ms Jenkins I continue to be a Beverly Jenkins fangirl in the extreme, but one thing about Rebel that really stuck out for me was just how romantic it is Drake is so dreamy and he treats Valinda like a princess from the moment they meet and he never lets up I m definitely adding him to my book boyfriend list. Rebel Beverly Jenkins Rebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series by Beverly Jenkins Ms Jenkins is renowned for her bestselling romance novels and Rebel did not disappoint Valinda Lacy has come to New Orleans to educate former slaves Captain Drake LeVeq is a volunteer at the New Orleans Freedmen Bureau They are both passionate about their work, and they ve found passion with each other Can they find love Rebel is not a simple romance novel Well it is, but it s so muchThis Rebel Beverly Jenkins Rebel is the first book in the Women Who Dare series by Beverly Jenkins Ms Jenkins is renowned for her bestselling romance novels and Rebel did not disappoint Valinda Lacy has come to New Orleans to educate former slaves Captain Drake LeVeq is a volunteer at the New Orleans Freedmen Bureau They are both passionate about their work, and they ve found passion with each other Can they find love Rebel is not a simple romance novel Well it is, but it s so muchThis novel is set during the Reconstruction Era, and it is realistically detailed Beverly Jenkins has managed to convey the contentious nature of race relations following the emancipation of slaves, while relaying a beautiful love story She accomplished this without trivializing either one The true beauty of this work is that the author touches on varied racial situations, but still injects humor into the dialogue I give Rebel 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to all lovers of romance novels Be advised there is some explicit sexual content My thanks to HarperCollins Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone Rebel by Beverly JenkinsWomen Who Dare book 1 Historical romance Diverse.After the end of the Civil War, teacher Valinda travels to New Orleans to help freed slaves learn to read But freedom isn t recognized by everyone in the South and Valinda is soon the target of vandals and thugs Fortunately she s met Captain Drake LeVeq Whoisthan happy to rescue Valinda He s also willing to teach her a few things about marriage games, aka petting and sex.A lot of history is included in Ms Jenkins Rebel by Beverly JenkinsWomen Who Dare book 1 Historical romance Diverse.After the end of the Civil War, teacher Valinda travels to New Orleans to help freed slaves learn to read But freedom isn t recognized by everyone in the South and Valinda is soon the target of vandals and thugs Fortunately she s met Captain Drake LeVeq Whoisthan happy to rescue Valinda He s also willing to teach her a few things about marriage games, aka petting and sex.A lot of history is included in Ms Jenkins books Some of it is ugly and brutal Most of the tellings are done well within the story and on point but a few times it feltlike a history lecture I m in it for the romance which was touching and lovely Valinda had quite a history from a fianc who is actually in love with another man, to her father that tries to sell her The best part was her rising against all opposition to win the love of Drake while learning about her own power in the community and her own sexuality A powerful black independent female making a stand and finding love Link to Live Tweeting through reading this book, I took a brief break from the book and tweeted, Halfway through Rebel by Beverly Jenkins and I ve learnedabout Reconstruction in the past 150 pages than I have in 16 years of education 12 in public school, 4 in college Tbh I m pretty sure I could just read Ms Bev s historical romance backlist and do fine in the APUSH exam It s a lotfun than freaking Richard Hofstadter I m getting Link to Live Tweeting through reading this book, I took a brief break from the book and tweeted, Halfway through Rebel by Beverly Jenkins and I ve learnedabout Reconstruction in the past 150 pages than I have in 16 years of education 12 in public school, 4 in college Tbh I m pretty sure I could just read Ms Bev s historical romance backlist and do fine in the APUSH exam It s a lotfun than freaking Richard Hofstadter I m getting flashbacks to THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITION I wish that was a joke I ve never beenserious in my entire life We spent half a lecture in 11th grade discussing the period between the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and all I can remember is that Northern soldiers went to the South for a decade and took charge of things until Reconstruction ended That s it Beverly Jenkins is educating me whereas the public school system has failed me for my entire life I sometimes use romance novels as a form of escapism to completely escape from my stressful 21st century life and soak into the romance I do that here, too But I do something else as well reading Beverly Jenkins makes me angry and righteous for the the injustices in American history Every paragraph is a new revelation and a new reason to burn with indignity and shame To be clear I ve always known that American history isn t something to be particularly proud of But to read about these events in such vivid detail is another experience altogether It s an odd feeling to simultaneously root for the romance and protagonists, but also feel a little ashamed and angry about your country s history But it s only right to feel that way, because it s the truth and any attempt to rationalize those feelings are efforts to wipe away the past I don t want to forget the past I want to learn every last detail and watch my two protagonists earn their happily ever after In REBEL, I was able to do both I don t want to spoil much about the plot, so I ll be brief Valinda is a Northerner who comes down to New Orleans in order to be a teacher She has a fiance I say fiance in quotation marks because it sof a convenient arrangement without love in France Drake rescues her one night from an attack, Valinda gets evicted from her lodgings, and Drake s mother offers Valinda a place to stay It s pretty much insta love from the very beginning, and both characters struggle to resist their attraction because of Val s engagement I blame you and your pirate kin I was fine until I met your family with all its love and passion I love Valinda She s my favorite kind of heroine responsible and caring, with a lot of hellion thrown in As Drake once admirably points out, she climbed trees when she was young And no matter all the obstacles in her way, she always responds with grace and kindness Her commitment to her work and teaching is admirable, especially when circumstances go out of their way to deprive her of professional work What s your dream, cheri To head up a school where girls who, like me, have no interest in embroidery or playing the piano, can learn as much about whatever they want mathematics, botany, the stars They can study animals or anatomy And I d have the money to provide excellent teachers who don t believe learning will damage them I appreciate how considerate Drake is to Valinda He has a lot of power both physically and his overall presence but he never pressures Val into having a relationship with him The consent lines are drawn very clearly Even after Val s fiance comes back, he doesn t outright beg her to stay in New Orleans because he doesn t want to put that kind of pressure on her He wants Val to make the decision for herself and without emotional manipulation because it s her choice and he wants her to be happy with or without him If you do leave New Orleans, I m keeping your smile so I can pull it out and look at it whenever I think of you There is some really dark content in this book racism, white supremacy, the murder of black people, mentions of past slavery, current unfair discriminatory practices, etc It was sometimes painful to read, but important But despite the dark content, the book still doesn t feel dreary There is plenty of humor, love, and lightness from the main couple s romance And the book ends on an optimistic and hopeful note for the couple, even if the world around them isn t utopia If you love Beverly Jenkins, you ll definitely love this book If you ve never tried her work before, then this is an excellent place to start I am looking forward to the next entry in the series Disclaimer I received a free e ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review 4.5 Stars 3 Steam Fans Despite this story being very heavy on the historical themes for a majority of the book in the end I really enjoyed it I crave the historical aspects that Beverly Jenkins brings to her storytelling because she does an amazing job of setting the scene without being super heavy However, this story is very heavy in the historical aspects of slavery, white supremacy, and arranged marriage for most of the books so I almost DNFed this book I am happy that I finished it Thi 4.5 Stars 3 Steam Fans Despite this story being very heavy on the historical themes for a majority of the book in the end I really enjoyed it I crave the historical aspects that Beverly Jenkins brings to her storytelling because she does an amazing job of setting the scene without being super heavy However, this story is very heavy in the historical aspects of slavery, white supremacy, and arranged marriage for most of the books so I almost DNFed this book I am happy that I finished it This specific video review will be included in the June 2019 wrap up For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel Steph s Romance Book Talk To the surprise of, erm, no one, Ms Bev has done it again This book was an absolute banger from the very first scene, when I fell head over heels in love with Val a queen, a badass, an icon Then we got a blast from the past via Sable, plus the appearance of our frankly delicious hero, Drake ugh, even his name is yum , who won my affection forever Things only went up from there This book is such a visceral experience, with so many little adventures and truly loveable, fascinating MCs You To the surprise of, erm, no one, Ms Bev has done it again This book was an absolute banger from the very first scene, when I fell head over heels in love with Val a queen, a badass, an icon Then we got a blast from the past via Sable, plus the appearance of our frankly delicious hero, Drake ugh, even his name is yum , who won my affection forever Things only went up from there This book is such a visceral experience, with so many little adventures and truly loveable, fascinating MCs You will feel the heat, you ll actually snicker at the banter, and you ll adore all the characters, old and new I am so excited for the next in the series GoodRead But a little tamed for Jenkins but good Nonetheless