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Vivid [Kindle Edition]

Jenkins Beverly
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well-drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.” –Publishers Weekly

“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom!” –Detroit Free Press

It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, so she knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. Of course he does. But when the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself, he is at first speechless…then full of some very loud and very choice words, ordering her back on the train and out of his town! It's 1876 and women aren't supposed to be doctors, men are. Nate Grayson is prepared to fight for that belief.

However, he isn't prepared for this extraordinary beauty’s stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: NYLA (September 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LDV9BK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Many Times Have I Read This Story??! September 8, 2011
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Excited that Vivid has finally come to the Kindle! I loved this book, and if you haven't read it- I know you will too!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling in love again! September 9, 2011
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Vivid was probably the 2nd book I read by Ms. Jenkins. I read Topaz first. Indigo was third. I think that was the order. I am not sure. I recently downloaded Vivid to my IPAD Kindle app. I have this book in every medium, like most of Ms. Bev's books. I reread Vivid and I fell in love again with it. I can not wait for Indigo's kindle release!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is there a doctor in the house? September 8, 2011
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"Is there a doctor in the house?" Well, maybe I should clarify that and ask "is there a male doctor in the house?" You can only imagine the ruckus caused when a "woman" doctor, in the persona of Viveca "Vivid" Lancaster, descends upon a small Michigan township in the 1800s. Newly arrived from San Francisco, this refined woman is thrilled to open her medical practice, nevertheless, her joy is deflated by none other than Nate Grayson, the stubborn and clearly unenlightened mayor. Beverly Jenkins transports her readers back in time to an era when an educated women is challenged at every turn. Jenkins creates a sensual tension between Vivid and Nate that keeps you turning each page in awe and wonder. Her other characters, especially the Grayson brothers will have you talking back to the book and sometimes laughing out loud. This historical romance is a colorful portrait of the times and the difficulties experienced by women of that era. As with all of Jenkins novels, you will smile, laugh and feel the love grow between her two main characters. Within this history lesson is sizzling passion that burns through verse, page and chapter. Another great romance historical, complete with Jenkin's signature bibliography! Bet you won't find that in many romance novels! I loved Vivid and recommend it highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Happy! October 9, 2011
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I'm of the new generation of BJ readers and so I never read Vivid because of it's high price and rareness. Imagine my surprise and elation at the kindle edition. I'm a fan of the house of Le Veq so the story of Estaban was wonderful to read as well. Bravo Bev, you did it then and and your still doing it now!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vivid heat and history a good combo October 2, 2011
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I loved the Community aspect of this book. blacks coming together and being protective over one another, definitely not like today. The relationship between Nate and Dr Viveca was enchanting and smoldering hot! I liked the family dynamics of the Graysons and Abigails defiance if Mr. Crowley. She taunted that man for years. The rich history lessons told throughout the book were fantastic, native people, scholars, politicians, and lacrosse. All very wonderful. I would recommend this book to people who don't mind a little history mixed in with their historical romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! September 10, 2011
By DeeDee
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SO glad that this was finally made available for Kindle! This is the only Beverly Jenkins book that I hadn't read (excluding the two young adult novels), only because I couldn't find it for less than $20; imagine my surprise when I just happened to go to the author's website the other night and saw that this was available as an e-book. I was so excited that I screamed - and then quickly ordered the book.

As expected, it was really good! Memorable characters, a great story and a nice history lesson - classic Beverly Jenkins.

Glad to see that Preacher finally has a story coming! Keep up the good work, Ms. Bev!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Beverly Jenkins writings! March 19, 2013
By Afitz
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First off, I love love stories with substance. Ms Jenkins feeds my fettish every time. She gives me the love/chase story I crave as well as educating me about a time in history I am really curious about. When I can get a good steamy love story and learn a few things about the time in our history, it doesnt get any better. Ms Jenkins you are truly good at what you do. Vivid was a great story with believable characters that make you fall in love with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbound June 11, 2012
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Another incredible creation by Beverly Jenkins. Archer Leveq in Winds of the storm has always been my favorite hero and I thought no other hero could rival him, but I must admit Nate Grayson in Vivid is right up there with him. Vivid is another romance by Beverly Jenkins that has left me spellbound and in love. The historical aspect, the beautiful, intelligent heroine, Viveca, and the handsome, delicious hero, Nate Grayson all makes this an unforgettable love story. Nate's love for his daughter and for Viveca will win every woman's heart and the love scenes sizzle. I've already read it twice since downloading it to my Kindle and I'm ready to read it again. Each time, I grab new details and I'm never bored by the vivid details and how real the characters are. I could go on, but I'll stop long enough to say that if you haven't read this, it is a must. Five stars is not good enough. It is ten stars in my book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book was great a one nighter!
Published 2 days ago by Yvonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome, must read,
Published 9 days ago by Carolyn B. H. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK
Published 14 days ago by jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars A great ride, from beginning to end!
When Viveca (referred to as Vivid by her family) arrives in Grayson Grove after a long train ride from San Francisco, she meets up with mayor Nate Grayson. Read more
Published 27 days ago by L. R. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book Club Selection
This was ultimately a great love story, but so much more. Also showed the strength and courage of an African American female of that time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Casey Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless Romantic
I loved this book!!! It was exciting, empowering, honest and full of true love. A must read for all the hopeless romanticism out there!
Published 3 months ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivid
Beverly sure can write a great book.. I loved Vivid for it's unfolding love story, a little history and things that capture your emotions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by sheryl booth
4.0 out of 5 stars A true fan
It's very interesting how Beverly Jenkins links the characters from one book to the next. I love the way she portrays her characters in such positive roles. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Romantic lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
since being introduced to Beverly Jenkins, I have fallen in love with her books. This one didn't let me down. I feel as though I"m addicted. Can't get enough
Published 4 months ago by Violet Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great writing, well developed characters, and interesting historical content. Would love to see this on screen with these amazing characters.
Published 4 months ago by luv2read
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Beverly Jenkins grew up in Detroit and majored in journalism and English literature at Michigan tate University. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, People, the Dallas Morning News, Vibe, and many other national publications.

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