#BookReview | Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

My review/ thoughts:

Instead of giving a full review of this story I’ll share my personal thoughts and how I felt. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins is my first historical romance novel that I read. I always wanted to read historical romances but had no idea where to start. I knew for a fact that I wanted to read some written by a black author to start me off. Indigo sets the tone of what real romance is especially during a dangerous time like the 1800s where blacks were bought and sold into slavery and had very little power.

I strongly believe Beverly Jenkins captured the historical part very well and made it seem very believable.Β 
Hester and Galen are the perfect couple. Hester I felt was a strong woman and did for herself she wasn’t use to a man doing for her. Which for me I’m glad the author didn’t write Hester as a weak woman that needed a man for everything. And Galen he is a alpha male he knows what he wants and goes after it. He knew he wanted Hester and wouldn’t stop until he had Hester as his wife.

The whole story is swoon worthy. Every page when Hester and Galen were together I was smiling and I felt happy for them. They have gone through so much together and in the end still managed to be together and build their family, even during the tough times that was slavery.

I actually buddy read this with my good read and now because of her I want to read more of Beverly Jenkins books. I can now say I like reading historical romance and I can see why a lot people of enjoy reading them. Reading Indigo has made me want to read other historical romances novels from other authors as well.Β 

Overall this was a great story 5⭐ I can definitely see myself re reading this again.

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Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you read this or any other book by author Beverly Jenkins

Xoxo Nikki🀎

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham| Book Review

Synopsis:

Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself.

One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.

Review:

Dreamland Burning is a story that I didn’t know about. This story is told in two perspectives Rowan (a mixed black girl) and Willam (white guy living in 1921 Jim Crow era) Both perspectives live in Tulsa oklahoma. William side of the story talks about a lot racism during his time and the riots in Tulsa. William has to go along with his friends and family because where he lives it’s a very racist town. Blacks are treated unfair and even are killed.

Rowan perspective is present time she found human remains in her back shed behind the house. For the most part of the story she is trying to find out who the body is and how it ended up around her house.

I have to be honest I was excited to read this but about 20% in I realized I didn’t like how the book was written or set up. It became confusing at times. I did listen to this on audio and at one point I wanted to DNF it but it’s fairly quick especially listening on the speed I listen to it at. I think overall the idea behind this story was great now I want to know more about the Tusla riots. But this was just okay not amazing at all. Maybe at a later date I may re read this but for now this is like a 2.75 star rating. 

**January Buzzwordathon read – theme dream**

Rating: 2.75 ⭐⭐⭐

Buzzwordathon Yearly Challenge – January 2021

Starting the first book of 2021, I’m participating in #buzzwordathon 2021 for the whole year. January word is Dream, so I chose Dreamland Burning by #jenniferlatham I heard this was a very good story that deals with race and the Jim Crow laws. I was happy I found this though my library, another goal of mines is to use my library more this year. I’ll post my full tbr for buzzwordathon soon.