November 3, 2013

Series Sunday: Destiny's Embrace

(Destiny #1)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name. 

"You've kicked me, thrown rocks at me, and all I want to do is slide you into my arms and kiss you until the mountains turn to dust." ~ pg. 97

My Series Sunday pick is Destiny's Embrace, the first book in the Destiny series by Beverly Jenkins. Mariah Cooper answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. She moves from Philadelphia to California to work on Destiny, the Yates' family ranch. Logan Yates may be handsome but he is the most arrogant man Mariah ever met. The stubborn Logan and headstrong Mariah butt heads so much, they may not realize their heart's desire.

I am so glad that author Beverly Jenkins and her editor broke away from older characters and created a new family. Not that I was sick of the old characters—by no means! Now I have a new family to care about.

What would a Beverly Jenkins book be without a bit of history? Destiny's Embrace brought to light the mythical Queen Calafia, the Gold Rush, and negro trail blazers in California. I really enjoyed learning a bit about the state of California's history and hope to learn more in the next two books of the Destiny series.

I am a loyal reader. When I begin a series, I usually stick with it until the end. When I read a couple good books from the same author, I usually read any new release of his/hers. And when the author is local? Oh, I am especially loyal! So Detroit's own Beverly Jenkins' is no exception. I heart her and the many series she writes. Her books are like a hot soul food Sunday dinner for my soul. If you are unfamiliar with Beverly Jenkins and want to learn more about her, visit

Title: Destiny's Embrace
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Published: January 2013
Pages: 211
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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