Series Report: Old West by Beverly Jenkins

Posted February 22, 2021 by Angie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

If you’re looking for some Black Historical Romance, look no further! Well, actually, yes keep looking because there’s more out there, but definitely make a pit stop to read this trilogy. I love how the author took a setting that’s used a lot and presented as very white, and showed that Black people were there too! There were Black ranchers and business owners and people just living their lives out on the frontier! And finding love and starting families!

She doesn’t shy away from the problems that Black people faced during this time period though, mainly racism which tried to bar them from starting their own businesses and providing for their families. But it’s not the focus. The focus is on them succeeding and kissing and being happy! The first book, Forbidden, is the heaviest in terms of content because the hero is mixed and white passing, so he lives as a white man for much of his life. Part of his story is embracing his Black heritage and living life as a Black man instead of hiding behind his privilege.

I highly recommend these books to Romance readers in general, and those who want to add some color to their Western Romance shelves in particular.

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Series Report: Old West by Beverly JenkinsForbidden (Old West, ) by Beverly Jenkins
Published by Avon on January 26, 2016
Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: Paperback (384 pages)
Source: Library
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Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying.

Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden . . .

four-stars

Series Report: Old West by Beverly JenkinsBreathless (Old West, ) by Beverly Jenkins
Published by Avon on January 31, 2017
Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: Paperback (384 pages)
Source: Library
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A strong-willed beauty finds herself in the arms of the handsome drifter from her past, in this second book in the sizzling series set in the Old West, from USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins

As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none have looked at her with such intensity and heat.

Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…

four-stars

Series Report: Old West by Beverly JenkinsTempest (Old West, ) by Beverly Jenkins
Published by Avon on January 30, 2018
Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: Paperback (348 pages)
Source: Library
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What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.

Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.

four-stars

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