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Wild Sweet Love Mass Market Paperback – April 24, 2007
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- ASIN : 0061161306
- Publisher : Avon; Reissue edition (April 24, 2007)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780061161308
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061161308
- Item Weight : 6.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.96 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #634,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great love story with plenty of historic background to make you feel like you're all learning something.
Truly our only complaint is the book cover & the title. We feel they don't represent the book well at all. In fact, when I gifted this book to my mom, she was turned off by both immediately. "I don't want to read a book about a black Fabio" were her words smh lol. I convinced her in the end. Of course we all know not to judge a book by its cover so if anyone is put off by this initially, take the risk! The story is lovely & well written
and mix these ingredients as only Beverly Jenkins can, and you have another Beverly Jenkins hit! I simplified her book ingredients, but not one of her books has failed to satisfy her legion of fans. Read one book, and you'll be hooked like the rest of her fans. Wild Sweet Love is thoroughly satisfying, it warmed my heart, educated me about Black Seminoles and all-Black towns in Kansas, and it made me laugh, cry, swoon, and say "Oh my!".
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The book starts with notorious western outlaw, Teresa July finally being caught by a Sherriff's posse after a long string of bank and train robberies. After three years in a woman's prison she is parolled into the care of a black society matron, Mrs Molly Nance. She has to stay out of trouble for one year and convince the parole board that she's changed her ways, or return to prison and finish her sentence. The last convict his mother took under wing, repaid her trust by stealing everything that wasn't nailed down. So unsurprisingly her banker son, Madison is not impressed by his mother's new ward. If you picture Teresa as a bit of a black Calamity Jane, you can believe that she is none too impressed either by an Easterner in fancy clothes. Especially is he makes his views clear.
So you get a classic clash of wills from two complete opposites. Additional storylines feature, blackmail; protection rackets; gambling; American Indians and more. Even the secondary characters are delightful. I have to take my hat off to Ms Jenkins' writing. She knows how to put together powerful, passionate romance. I'm a little amazed that British readers seem to be unfamiliar with her work. I was up late reading `Topaz', another winner; and am awaiting other books on order.