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Vivid [Kindle Edition]

Jenkins Beverly
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“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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: NYLA (4 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LDV9BK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Read 30 May 2014
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I'm a big fan of Beverly Jenkins books and this one was great.
The characters are funny and the heroine is sassy and smart.
The storyline was really good and the historical facts laced throughout the story were insightful and informative as always.
I love all of Beverley Jenkins work, but Vivid and Jewel are my top favourites.
I would definitely recommend these books to anyone interested in some tasteful yet hot love scenes and who wants to learn a bit of history along the way.
The books feature mixed raced couples, but you don’t have to black to appreciate the great writing and all the hilarious and fascinating characters!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical romance 14 Aug 2013
By Jasmine
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Their love story is set after slave trade abolishment but at a time when minority races still faced many obstacles such as not being allowed to vote, segregation in churches, on public transport, and unequal treatment of women.
Both main Characters are strong willed and have sworn not to court or get married but their coming together is fated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical fiction! 20 Jun 2013
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Set in the period following the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era, Viveca Lancaster is an educated Black woman trained as a physician and raised in the state of California. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for her to practice medicine where she lives, she takes up the post of a Doctor in a small Black community in Michigan.
At first and with few supporters she finds herself either ignored by most who feel that 'Doctoring' is not a job for a woman or seen just as a potential wife by most the men. But once she demonstrates her medical skills and through her stubbornness and determination, she wins over the community. At the same time she grows ever closer to the handsome community leader, Nate Grayson.

Vivid (the nickname by which Viveca is known) is not just a love story. The author, Beverly Jenkins, sprinkles snippets of actual US history throughout the novel. There is even a helpful list for further reading on historical figures from about the time story is set.

I found Vivid a very enjoyable read which gives the reader an insight into the lives of the African Americans in the years immediately following slavery. This book would be one of my recommendations and I hope to read other novels by Beverly Jenkins.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A diffrent time yet feels so familiar .... 10 July 2012
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It can be taken for granted how great a writer BJ is , not just in writing romance but entwining history and purpose in a flawless and beautiful way....
To write a novel about a history that is tainted with pain and manage to show the romance and the STRENGHT of love that these two share .... It may not have been love at first sight for Nate and Viveca(Vivid) but the fire and passion was instant .....the fight and the peace to the romance is engaging ....l loved everyone in it , each character gave the book depth that made it feel so alive and l enjoyed it immensely......
The passion and sex ...hot , hot ....Romance ..Scorching ....the Villan was greatly written as well

Fabulously served and l enjoyed every bit of it.....can't wait for the next one.....
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  95 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Many Times Have I Read This Story??! 9 Sep 2011
By D. Townsend - Published on Amazon.com
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[[VIDEOID:mo130K2ZABFLDY]]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!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling in love again! 9 Sep 2011
By C. Cunningham - Published on Amazon.com
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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!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is there a doctor in the house? 9 Sep 2011
By Alta Cannaday - Published on Amazon.com
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars So Happy! 9 Oct 2011
By T. Shange - Published on Amazon.com
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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!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivid heat and history a good combo 3 Oct 2011
By Sunflower38 - Published on Amazon.com
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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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