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Winds of the Storm [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Jenkins
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Archer Le Veq owes his life to the woman who rescued him from certain death at the height of the Civil War...a woman known only as "the Butterfly." Now, in the dark, waning days of Reconstruction, he needs the courageous and beautiful former more ways than before!

Zahra Lafayette thinks her days of intrigue are far behind her, until she is asked to go on one more mission. Posing as an infamous madam in New Orleans, Zahra must gather information to ensure the safety of the South's freedmen. The last thing she expected was to see Archer Le Veq again. He is as arrogant as he is handsome, but there is something about this dusky and debonair hotelier that sends her senses singing. Zahra knows she will need to guard her secrets, but no peril awaiting her compares with the treachery of Zahra's own heart—for, Lord help her, she burns to taste the man and to lose herself in his powerful embrace.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 237 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OI0E04
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #666,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This author can do no wrong!!! 20 Jun. 2008
By Voracious for Books VINE VOICE
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This novel had so much action, adventure, romance and humour packed into its pages; that while I was reading it I kept thinking what a great mini-series it would make.

Near the end of the American Civil war, spy Zahra Lafayette, known as the 'Butterfly', rescues Archer Le Veq. Eight years later she is sent by Harriet Tubman on one last mission to pose as a Madam and spy on white supremicists. Wearing a mask and using the name Domino she meets up with Archer Le Veq. He's attracted and intrigued but thinks she's a whore, and has no idea of her true identity.

Zahra doesn't have a very good opinion of the 'Gens de coleur' in general, and Le Veq is one. Though she does enjoy flirting with him she has a mission to complete, which threatens the health and wellbeing of her race. Zahra is a strong, resourceful character and the relationship between her and Le Veq is both hilarious and sweet. The plot is gripping and engrossing. I don't believe Ms Jenkins knows how to write a bad novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another One for the History Lady! 1 May 2006
By ASmoothJazzReader - Published on
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It was good to be invited back to the House of Le Veq. Not only did we get another African American history lesson from Beverly Jenkins but we also got romance and some amusing situations. Again Ms Jenkins has done it again with her story of Archer Le Veq and Zahara (Butterfly/Madame Domino). Ms Jenkins can't write them fast enough for her fans, but when she does they are well worth the wait. Keep it up, Lady B.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awwww.... Awesome!!! 4 May 2006
By Priscilla C. Johnson (Cilla) - Published on
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Beverly Jenkins has written another wonderful, romantic, phenomenal story.

Zahara LaFayette, known as the Butterfly, is asked by Harriett "Araminta" Tubman to assist the President with seeking out "Death Books". (I don't want to give too much away) Accepting the challenge, Zahara assumes the roll of Madame Domino and she travels to the City of New Orleans to begin her serach. While there she encounters Archer Le Veq, brother of Raimond Le Veq. (Through the Storm). Zahara rescued Archer in a prior mission and their paths are about to meet again.

Like all of Jenkins novels, the history is wonderful, the characters are fasinating, funny, mysterious and loving. The romance is breathtaking and it leaves you panting for more.

I can't wait until the next romance begins.

Peace and Blessings!!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Archer and Zahra are too hot... 1 Jun. 2006
By R. R. Hernandez - Published on
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Archer Le Veq's story was long awaited. He is the oh-so-sexy (and I do mean toe curling SEXY) younger brother of Raimond Le Veq (Indigo, Through the Storm) and he meets the seductive Zahra Lafayette also known as "the Butterfly."

The story centers around Archer's and Zahra's from-the-beginning attraction to one another, their lives as spies and a mission that brings them together. I was pleased to be able to catch up with Raimond, and his wife Sable, as well as Archer's other brothers, the "Brats" and their mother, Juliana.

As with all Beverly Jenkins books, this story (I read it in a day) is filled with excellent history lessons, intrigue and passionate, heart-pounding, mind-blowing love scenes that hold you until the last page. Archer was all that and then some!!

I hope to hear more about the other Le Veq siblings. I've read all Beverly's books and each one takes my breath away. I can't wait until her next one due in November. Until then, it may be a long summer!

Read this and all Beverly's books!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great Reconstruction Era romantic intrigue 25 April 2006
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
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In 1871 South Carolina Harriet "Araminta" Tubman informs Zahra Lafayette that President Grant wants her to look how strong the storm winds are blowing in New Orleans that could undo much of the freedom the former slaves have obtained. Her prize for helping the President is land for her parents though by law they should have gained the acreage as freedmen by now. Reluctantly she agrees to go undercover as renowned Madam Domino.

In New Orleans, Domino meets wealthy Archer Le Veq, whom she rescued from certain death in 1863; still she hides her identity behind her domino mask. Hotel owner Archer is intrigued by the rumors of the owner of the most exclusive brothel in town. He plans to unmask her and more in his bed. Though attracted to Archer, Zahra must stay focused for distraction could lead to a fatal mistake as dangerous murders with "death books" frequent her part of the city.

WINDS OF THE STORM, the sequel to THROUGH THE STORM, is a great Reconstruction Era romantic intrigue starring two courageous individuals supported by a captivating historical foundation. The story line is action-packed with historical tidbits cleverly interwoven into the invigorating plot. However, it is the cast especially the romance between the lead pair and the insight into the city that makes Beverly Jenkins latest tale a must read for Americana fans.

Harriet Klausner
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's BACK! Beverly Jenkins has written a new Indigo, Awesome. 18 May 2006
By Jacqueline M. Raines - Published on
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I read all Bev Jenkins' books. Her Historicals and Contemporaries are all great. However, I felt just a little something had been missing since her first five novels were written. This Book makes up for everything. The Heroine is totally admirable and awesome. The Hero is gorgeous and a gentleman. A sexy gentleman. A female Spy during the civil war and afterwards. He is a Gens de coleur, rich and a former spy. Great combo. Tons of Action. Totally Erotic. And, the scene between Zahra (Heroine) her straight razor, Archer's (Hero) Former Mistress and her Voodoo using Aunt is Great! Read it just to be proud of Black Folk contributions during the Civil War. (And the Erotica). Or just for the pure enjoyment and excitement.
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