To Catch a Raven: Women Who Dare (Mass Market)
This is the third book in a trilogy set in the wake of the Civil War. It can absolutely be read as a standalone, because I sure did. It's lush and steamy and all the things you expect from New Orleans. It also features a large family that ranges in coloring, so it examines the way individuals were treated based on the color of their skin pretty thoroughly in a way that feels natural. I really enjoyed it, and will definitely be picking up more of Ms. Bev's books.— From Anna's Staff Picks
“A living legend." -- Julia Quinn
The newest novel in USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins’s compelling Women Who Dare series features a fearless grifter who goes undercover to reclaim the stolen Declaration of Independence.
Lying and cheating may be sins to some people, but for Raven Moreaux, it is a way of life. She comes from a long line of grifters and couldn’t be prouder…Until she’s forced to help the government.
A former Confederate official is suspected of stealing the Declaration of Independence, and Raven, posing as his housekeeper, is tasked with getting it back. Her partner is the too handsome Braxton Steel. Masquerading as a valet/driver, Brax is also supposed to be her “husband.” He has his own reasons for doing this job, but when their pretend marriage ignites into fiery passion, they’ll have to put everything—including their hearts—on the line.
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.
"A living legend." — Julia Quinn
“The signature elements of Jenkins’s work come together in spectacular form in Wild Rain, a boldly feminist narrative about a female rancher…[The novel] showcases Jenkins’s talent for writing intriguing individual stories that illuminate bigger historical themes.” — New York Times
A complex, nuanced story. — Booklist (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 (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) on Wild Rain
“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…You shouldn’t miss it.” — Kirkus (starred review) on Wild Rain
“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) on Wild Rain
“New love heals old wounds in Jenkins’s heartening second Reconstruction era Women Who Dare romance…Jenkins once again proves why she’s a giant of the genre.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Wild Rain