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  • Title: The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology
  • Author: Kianna Alexander Alyssa Cole Lena Hart Piper Huguley
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  • Page: 341
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  • The Brightest Day A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology, with a foreword by the inimitable Beverly Jenkins, brings you four novellas highlighting love, light, and hope set over a period of history that s often left in the shadows Amazing Grace, by Lena Hart It s the year 1866 the Civil War is over and slavery has ended Life for 18 year old Gracie Shaw takes an unexThe Brightest Day A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology, with a foreword by the inimitable Beverly Jenkins, brings you four novellas highlighting love, light, and hope set over a period of history that s often left in the shadows Amazing Grace, by Lena Hart It s the year 1866 the Civil War is over and slavery has ended Life for 18 year old Gracie Shaw takes an unexpected turn when she is encouraged to marry a man sight unseen Boarded on a train headed West to lawless territory she is faced with misfortune at every turn and must accept the help of former Confederate soldier, Logan Finley, while denying herself the one thing she wants most Him Drifting to You, by Kianna Alexander During the sultry Carolina summer of 1875, baker Rosaline Rhodes boards a Juneteenth cruise down the Cape Fear River She s there to serve her famous cinnamon spice cake shipbuilder Will Pruett is there for pleasure They ve denied their mutual attraction for months, but now the river won t be the only thing ebbing and flowing A Sweet Way to Freedom, by Piper Huguley In 1910, schoolteacher Missouri Baxter refuses to return home with a big belly and no husband She s got nine months to teach juke joint owner Arlo Tucker a most reluctant student an important lesson about what marriage means to their people With God on her side, she ll show him A Sweet Way to Freedom Let It Shine, by Alyssa Cole Sofronia Wallis knows that proper Black women don t court trouble by upending the status quo, and they most certainly don t associate with roughneck Jewish boxers like Ivan Friedman But it s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing Change and love are coming whether Sofie is ready or not.
    The Brightest Day A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology The Brightest Day A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology with a foreword by the inimitable Beverly Jenkins brings you four novellas highlighting love light and hope set over a period of history

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    1. 5 stars Amazing Grace Lena Hart5 stars Drifting To You Kianna Alexander 4.5 stars A Sweet Way To Freedom Piper Huguley5 stars Let It Shine Alyssa Cole

    2. So So SOOOOOOOOOO Oh my goodness If you love historical, multicultural romance, get your hands on this release when it comes out Five beautifully written stories set in a pivotal moment of African American history You really can t afford to skip this anthology I never learned much about Juneteenth It was not taught in schools and my peers seem to consider the day as of a celebration of slavery than a celebration of freedom Via the foreward from prolific black romance author Beverly Jenkins, I l [...]

    3. Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksReviewing anthologies is always difficult for me I m never sure if I should give a grade for the collection as a whole, even if some of the stories didn t grab me, or if I should grade the story that rocked my world and mention the others Anthologies are awesome I love novellas and short stories but also tricky.So here s the deal with this one I loved the last story in this anthology so much SO MUCH I sent screen cap texts of funny lines to people I ramb [...]

    4. Well done anthology Read some new to me authors and found myself highly entertained Deep subject matter but handled with care and brutal honesty The writing style of each author is quite fierce I d highly recommend giving this anthology a whirl.

    5. This is a remarkable collection A few thoughts a I don t know much in depth about the slavery period of US history I m a white Brit and I don t like what I learned The backstory of one freed slave in Drifting to You was pretty nearly unbearable to read, to the point where it almost overwhelmed the story Except, that is the point of this collection the unbelievable, grotesque injustice done to people and the strength of those who not just survived it but actually made themselves good lives It s g [...]

    6. A strong anthology consisting of four tales of love strong enough to overcome even the fiercest obstacles Despite the length, each story feels complete and satisfying Lena Hart s tale of an interracial romance that develops between two unlikely people with a common thread explores the lives of a strong heroine willing to sacrifice everything for her family and the man who is willing to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves.Kianna Alexander weaves a tale of two former slaves, now entreprene [...]

    7. The first two stories were good but didn t make me melt at the end the tale of a church network bride going to Montana Amazing Grace and the tale of a baker and shipbuilder crush Drifting to You The third one melted me, but only at the last minute I wasn t quite comfortable with the male lead as I was in maybe excessive sympathy with his justly angry opposite, and it took me a while to forgive him in A Sweet Way to Freedom The last story, Let It Shine, knocked it out of the park for me and there [...]

    8. I enjoyed all four stories in this box set This was the perfect amount of authors for a box set I didn t feel overwhelmed by too many stories And I actually had time to read them all without feeling rushed.As a lover of historical fiction, this set hit all of my top elements 1 historically accurate, 2 exciting plot, and 3 romance.Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole had the hottest heat level I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style, her use of action packed verbs, and the chemistry between her two charact [...]

    9. What a great little anthology about slavery, civil rights, and multiracial romance The first and last stories were so strong that they carry the whole rating The middle two were rather weak.Amazing Grace 4 StarsThe story of a former slave turned freewoman traveling west as a mail order bride, only to fall in love with a former slave owner and Confederate soldier she meets on the train I admire the author tremendously for daring to make her hero a former slave owner and tackling such a complex su [...]

    10. Amazing Grace 4 StarsI love when a book engages my emotions, makes me think and look at things differently, Amazing Grace did that It s my first by this author but it most certainly won t be my last I love how beautifully the love story between Gracie and Logan was told also loved the use of the apple.Drifting To You 3.5 StarsThis story tugged at my heartstrings especially what the heroine went through I love that she was so strong and was able to find happiness in spite of what happened to her [...]

    11. I live in a small town in North Florida where Juneteenth is celebrated as the community remembers it took a war and the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves who lived here, and throughout the South.This outstanding collection celebrates the 19th of June and if you don t know why that s a holiday, each story explains it , and the brave women and men who were strong in the face of adversity, whether it was a Jim Crow rail car of the late 19th c or the Freedom Riders of the 1960s Some of th [...]

    12. Excellent collection of historical romance novellas.My personal favorite was Let It Shine It s set during Civil Rights and this young woman who has always followed the rules wants to be part of it She runs into a boy from her past he s Jewish and sparks fly It was steamy and emotional Stuff happens in a boxing ring Of course there are issues with race and growing up and moving on from tragedy.I plan on reading from each of these authors.

    13. Uneven stories Alyssa Cole s Civil Rights Era one, Let it Shine was really good, definitely worth the Rita final The others were shaky at best.

    14. I really, really liked Alyssa Cole s story in this anthology, partly despite and partly because of its somewhat unfortunate relatability to current events and family history.The first story was okay but not great I started reading the second but then skipped ahead to the last one I will probably go back and finish the anthology at some point.

    15. The Brightest DayI love the stories and the little bits of history that was woven into each chapter It is always a joy to read a historical romance with African American characters.

    16. great anthology Loved the four different time periods and the inherent conflicts Alyssa Cole s contribution Let It Shine was spectacular.

    17. Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole was by far the best novella in the collection It was great All the rest were just okay with Drifting to You by Kianna Alexander being the weakest.

    18. Question Hi, I am trying to read diverse romances, and I am looking for recommendations I primarily read historical romances, but I will also read contemporary my favorite romance authors include Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Rose Lerner, Meredith Duran, and Laura Florand I love Jeannie Lin s Tang Dynasty romances and would love to find like them, but have not any success finding any I have read Beverly Jenkins books excellent, of course So I am looking for romances with character [...]

    19. I really enjoyed this anthology I must say that the last story was my very favorite by Alyssa Cole The novella by Lena Hart comes in at a close 2nd.

    20. A beautiful and romantic collection of tales centering around the Juneteenth holiday, which I ll admit I didn t know much about before reading All four stories are well done and interesting and could stand alone Alyssa Cole s LET IT SHINE won awards, in fact, and is the collection s stand out story Recommended for historical romance buffs.

    21. Four novellas, by four amazing African American historical romance authors, provide readers with an amazing anthology of Juneteenth themed stories With an inspiring foreword by the inimitable Beverly Jenkins to provide the history of Juneteenth, the tone was set and each author delivered an awesome story All four authors Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, and Piper Huguley, create strong, independent minded heroines in search of independence, but who also found love, self worth, and purpo [...]

    22. Amazing Grace by Lena Hart One StarSetting aside the chemistry less insta love and the twee fact that the hero is attracted to the heroine, named Gracie, while she s singing Amazing Grace, I just couldn t find much to like in this novella The heroine is a young Black woman who escaped from a plantation with her family when she was 4, her father having sustained a brutal beating over the theft of an apple Who does she fall in love with view spoiler HER FORMER OWNER Not that she realizes that at f [...]

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