Women Who Dare
USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her captivating Women Who Dare series with a female rancher who forges her own path in the wake of the Civil War…
Banished by her grandfather at the age of eighteen, Spring Lee has survived scandal to claim her own little slice of Paradise, Wyoming. She’s proud of working her ranch alone and unwilling to share it with a stranger—especially one like Garrett McCray, who makes her second-guess her resolve to avoid men.
Garrett escaped slavery years ago and is now a reporter in Washington. He’s traveled west to interview Dr. Colton Lee for an article, yet it’s Lee’s fearless sister, Spring, who captures his interest. Clad in denim and buckskins instead of dresses, she’s the most fascinating woman he’s ever met. And he’s certain she also feels the connection that sizzles between them.
But when a shadow from Spring’s past returns, all is on the line: her ranch, her safety—and this wild, fierce love.
Praise For Wild Rain: Women Who Dare…
"One of romance’s finest writers." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Jenkins (Rebel) continues her streak of writing sensual, hopeful historicals about people who often don’t make it into the history books… Jenkins’s excellent storytelling skills, paired with fascinating American history, makes the narrative shine.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“Wild Rain will linger in your thoughts for its remarkably likable hero, spirited heroine, beautiful horses, scenery, adventure, and romance. It's the kind of excellent storytelling that keeps us coming back for more, again and again from Beverly Jenkins." — NPR
“Jenkins is a historical romance legend — and if you haven’t yet gotten your hands on the USA Today bestselling author’s work, you should do so immediately.” — Shondaland
“Jenkins knows how to craft a romantic yarn against a historical backdrop with all the attendant power and punch befitting her status as a romance icon.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Legendary historical romance author Jenkins brilliantly touches on painful, significant historical and cultural references... the amusing dialogue, lively characters, and vivid descriptions of the Old West make this even-paced romance a winner.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jenkins makes her hero and heroine vivid, nuanced creations... Another smart, entertaining historical romance from Jenkins.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This book has all the hallmarks of Jenkins’ fiction—meticulous historical research, a frank look at social conditions for Black people of the time, masterful pacing, and complex, likable characters." — Kirkus (starred review)
“Post–Civil War New Orleans comes to violent life in the hands of a veteran writer and delivers a vibrant, instructive, totally romantic historical tale that will resonate with many readers today. Beautifully done.” — Library Journal (starred review)
"Memorable characters and fun, if fraught, dialogue make the highly anticipated second book in romance star Jenkins' Women Who Dare series a refreshing and keenly innovative historical romance. Readers will be clamoring for more well-researched and inclusive love stories featuring strong women in the American West." — Booklist (starred review)
"Jenkins once again proves why she’s a giant of the genre." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Wild Rain is a perfect, touching and romantic tale... An excellent romance with a wonderful and memorable heroine..." — All About Romance (DIK)
Avon, 9780062861719, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
About the Author
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for inclusive romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.
To read more about Beverly, visit her at www.BeverlyJenkins.net.