“Appealing, well-depicted characters, zippy dialog, intriguing snippets of California history, and a quickly paced plot make this refreshing multicultural Western a rewarding read.” (Library Journal)
Material in the genre of African-American historical romance is not plentiful, but Jenkins is the pre-eminent voice. She delivers another gem with this first in her new Destiny series. (Romantic Times BOOKclub praise for DESTINY'S EMBRACE)
“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom .” (Detroit Free Press)
“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.” (Publishers Weekly)
From the Back Cover
Gentleman Seeks Housekeeper.Must be willing to travel.
Desperate for another life away from Philadelphia, headstrong and beautiful Mariah Cooper answersan advertisement for a housekeeper at the otherend of the continent. Waiting in California isthe most breathtaking—and arrogant—man shehas ever met . . . and he'd like nothing betterthan for Mariah to go back home!
Logan Yates has run Destiny, the family ranch,since he was a boy. He doesn't need this Eastern misshis stepmother hired, though his home's chaoticstate suggests otherwise. Still, he's secretly pleasedthat Mariah gives as good as she gets—and he mustfight the urge to take her in his arms and kiss herwhenever she proudly stands her ground. But whenhe's in danger of losing her, Logan will have tochoose between pride . . . and his heart's true desire.