In 1864 Georgia, Sable Fontaine realizes that her occupation as a slave may be nearing an end but she remains in jeopardy. Though she has been treated reasonably well and educated by her father (the plantation owner) and is close with her half-sister, her father's wife has sold her to the cruel Henry Morse. Sable flees her home via the underground railroad with Henry in hot pursuit.
At one station, she meets Raimond LeVeg, who falls in love with the spicy girl. However, she runs away from his camp when Henry arrives. This leaves Raimond questioning his own wisdom as he wonders if she is a spy? Sable goes to New Orleans where she meets Raimond's mamam and ultimately she weds Raimond. However, Henry is a nineteenth century stalker, who is coming for his property regardless of Lincoln and his proclamations.
Beverly Jenkins is by far the leading writer of African-American historical romances and her latest novel, THROUGH THE STORM, enhances that well-deserved reputation. Though the story line requires an acceptance of coincidence, readers will enjoy the historical authenticity that brings to light facts often ignored by history texts. The lead rotagonists are a charming duo, whose romance is passionate and hot. Any fan of historical romances, who have failed to try a Jenkins novel is missing out on one of the best writers of the sub-genre.