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"With an interesting and often unexpected plot, well-defined characters, and unexpectedly sharp dialog, this historical is an example of Jenkins's mastery." ---Library Journal Audio Review

About the Author

Beverly Jenkins is an award winning, African-American writer of historical romantic fiction. Her best selling novels have been widely praised by fans and critics alike for their unique and compelling stories set against the powerful backdrop of nineteenth-century African-American history.

Product Details

  • File Size: 868 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Publisher: NYLA (September 4, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LDV9BK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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This novel was great. If you love historical romance novels as I do, you'll love this one! This book was written so that it read like it was written by a veteran of historical romance. As I say before about Jenkins' novels, if you are in the mood for a great history lesson, just pick up one of her romance novels!! Vivid was a character any women could love because she repersented a strong women of her time that were determine to have careers that men usually held. She was educated, dedicated, had her own opinion, and was a doctor to boot! It was just her luck to fall in love with Grayson Grove's handsome, stubborm, closed minded mayor Nate Grayson. But Vivid had his mind wide open by the end of the book in more ways then one. One could easily fall in love with their characters, along with all the other wonderful characters presented in this book! Another great read form the very talented Beverly Jenkins!!
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It's no secret that for many years, even in this day and age, that women are often deemed inferior to men, and that our rightful duties are taking care of hearth and home, and leaving the work to the men. In Beverly Jenkins' novel VIVID, we are introduced to Viveca Lancaster, an African-American female physician. Anxious to put her medical degree to work, Viveca, or Vivid as she is better known, applies for a position in the small town of Niles, Michigan. When she learns that the job is hers, she's ecstatic. That is, until she meets Nate Grayson, the mayor of Niles.

Nate is surprised, to say the least, when he learns that the doctor he allowed his aunt to hire is a female. When he discovers his aunt's duplicity, Nate is determined to put Vivid on the first train back to where she came from and hire a real doctor, a male doctor. Nate soon discovers that Vivid is a woman of inherent strength and one who is determined to prove herself capable of the job at hand. After much persuasion, Nate finally decides to give Vivid a chance to prove her worth, and in the process discovers an attraction to the feisty doctor.

I must admit, I've never been much of a history buff, and because of the historical nature of the majority of Beverly Jenkins books, it was my intention to avoid her books at all costs. Thanks to the advice of a dear friend of mine, I learned that I may have been a bit presumptuous in my decision, so I decided to give Ms. Jenkins' historical romances a try. VIVID was my first Beverly Jenkins read, and I've been hooked ever since.

Ms. Jenkins tell her stories with such realism, it's as if she actually lives in the era of which she writes.
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Vivid was the first book I've ever read by the author Beverly Jenkins. I was hooked from the very first chapter. The characters grab you and pull you in from the start. You become a part of them and they become a part of you. You never want the book to end. Ever since I read vivid about 5 years ago I have search out and read every single book written by the illustrious Beverly Jenkins. Through reading her books I have learned greater details about the struggles well as the accomplishment of my African American people. The fact that she takes real events from our history and combine with stories of romantic triumph is marvelous. I also love the fact that all her books appear to be connected. Beverly Jenking has added an extra feature, such as, a trace of characters from previous books. Making you feel like you've never really said good bye to the charters in the last book. I have passed on all of my Bevely Jenkins books to my friends. Like a good movies you can watch over and over. I have read all her books at least twice. I have started my own little Beverly Jenkins book club and we can hardly wait for her next book. Beverly girl if you read this you need to find away to print out more that one book a year. You go girl. A fan for life
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A friend of my had to force me into reading this book. I had no idea black romance novels existed, and I didn't want to read a historical romance novel. Boy, am I glad she talked me into reading this book!! It was refreshing to read about Black folks with money, power, respect & education. I couldn't put the book down. When I finished it, I told my friend who recommended the book that someone should make it into a movie! Oprah, Whoopie, somebody! Since reading Vivid, I have read Night Song and Indigo. These books were great as well. If you haven't read these books, you really need to. You will learn so much about Black history. The stories are fictional but alot of the historical accounts are true. There were alot of Black folks running there own stuff...towns, businesses, etc. You would never know that if you go by what we were taught in school. It's a great read!
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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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