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Publisher Description

The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins’s compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War . . .

Valinda Lacy’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 LeVeq.

As 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.

May 28

Customer Reviews

Delta099 ,

Rebel Women who Dare

I must say, Mrs. Jenkins I loved , loved this novel as well as the characters. I admired the strength of Valinda Lacy and strong determination to teach those who didn’t know how to read or write or even knew what the alphabet was. Kudos to you on such a beautiful story that zi hated it to end. But as they say all good things must come to an end. Thank you also for the historical story line of those times.

SassiDva ,

Ms. Beverly is the bomb♥️♥️♥️

Every time I pick up one of Ms. B’s historical romance books I am taken back in time. When I am reading it is as I am a part of the story. I get emotional, I laugh, and have even wanted to fight a battle a time or two. You will not be disappointed!!!

MsMFlint ,

Love the House of Leveq

Beverly Jenkins is my favorite romance novelist. I love how she incorporates true historical events in the story. I often keep Google and a dictionary nearby to look up more information or find the true punctuation of words that are new to me! It was great seeing what the Leveq family was up to but I surprised that Archer's wife was not mentioned at all.

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