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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  805 ratings  ·  70 reviews
In a time of peril, she fears nothing—except the forbidden passions of her heart.

In Boston, revolution is in the wind—yet none would ever suspect Faith Kingston of treason. But under cover of darkness, the beautiful daughter of a Tory tavern owner becomes the notorious spy “Lady Midnight,” passing valuable secrets to the rebels. Dedicated to fighting British tyranny, she’l
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Avon
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Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
4 stars. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while just based off of that beautiful cover alone. Add in the fact that it’s by Beverly Jenkins and we’ve got a winner. I really enjoyed it.

I seem to go on and on about how much I love Jenkins’s writing every time I review a book by her so I won’t here, but just know that she’s fantastic at what she does. The characters were everything. Faith is very strong and it honestly broke my heart the things she had to put up with because of her father
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Kenneth Wade
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I enjoy the diversity as well as the historical aspects of Beverly Jenkins’ work.

One sentence isn’t really a review, but I wanted to note that.

4 stars
Helena
In ‘Midnight,’ Beverly Jenkins provides a rarely told and unique glimpse into revolutionary war Boston from the perspective of people of African descent. This novel thoughtfully portrays the story and struggle of Black colonists and Loyalists in an oft-overlooked aspect to this nation’s struggle for independence. The fight for freedom takes on new meaning in this story featuring Faith Kingston and Nicholas Grey as part of the free Black community in New England as events lead to the shot heard ‘ ...more
Kiru Taye
I read this book for the Around the world in 80 books reading challenge for February's African American history month.
This is a story which weaves authentic history with romance. I was so intrigued by the plot centred around the Boston Revolution and the role African Americans played in it.
I love reading about brave characters who face adversities and challenge the norm. Faith is the daughter of a loyalist who spies for the rebels as Lady Midnight and Nicholas is a rich adventurer who is also a
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Abi
This was an amazing read! Midnight took place during the American Revolution and it was really cool to see the perspectives between African-American and/or Black Patriots and Loyalists. Nick and Faith had an endearing and passionate romance and I just couldn't stop reading! This is truly a great historical romance book and I highly recommend it!

5/5 stars
Karen Taylor
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart Felt

I just love this story. It makes me angry and warm inside at the same time. The love that Nick has for has for his wife is breathtaking. If you want to know anything about history here is a love story for you. KT
Alicia
Jul 03, 2010 rated it liked it
As usual, Ms. Jenkins has penned a well-written novel. But, this one seems formulaic...lacking the sizzle of "Captured" or the sweetness of "A Chance at Love."
SassyMama
Oct 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
What can I say...a WONDERFUL history lesson with a PLEASURABLE amount of romance...another perfect combination!
Brandi
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Beverly Jenkins is a historical romance genius. I hae always loved her and her ability to make some of the most uncomfortable historical times into a sweeping, believable love story.
Cynthia
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
This book takes place in one of my favorite periods of history - American Revolution!

When I started this book the first chapter had me questioning quite a few things.

Such as would the people living in Boston, MA, have called the Seven Years War and French and Indian War by these names? I realized when reading that Jenkins referred to them, so her modern reader would know what she was talking about, instead of confusing us.

Also, were Blacks really inducted into the Masons? I searched this and, y
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Liz Clappin
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’ve wanted to read a Beverly Jenkins novel ever since I saw her in the romance documentary Love Between the Covers. I wanted to like this more, while I thought the character development was really strong and the romance really lovely, the plot for a historical needed work. Rather than weaving facts into a well developed setting while sections of the book read like a list of facts she jotted down about the time period. An editor should have smoothed out that and had the author rework them so the ...more
A.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read this to honor Black History Month, and while I never expect much out of romance books in the way of historical accuracy, this was wonderfully well-researched and I appreciated Jenkins’ bibliography so I could do further reading. The romance was also incredibly precious, and while Nicholas and Faith had a bit of a precarious start, I was pleased to find an overall avoidance of the “pursue her until she submits” trope. There wasn’t even the drama of people keeping secrets about things and fee ...more
carrietracy
The American Revolution is one of my favorite time periods to read about so I was thrilled to have a romance set them. Faith is a great character, we spend a lot of time with her and I feel like you get to know her as a person. Nick is more of an enigma. We get a lot of backstory on how he spent his time before returning to the Boston area, but there's a lot less that makes you feel close to him.

Cassandra
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
History revealed

Once again I have not been disappointed. This is why I love reading Ms. Jenkins' books. She always delivers. Not only with an in depth storyline with interesting characters but with compelling and little known history threaded throughout! I will always be a devoted fan!
Nirvana
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and informative

Once again Beverly Jenkins hits it out of the park. I never tire of reading her stories and find the education I receive after reading her books astonishing. I love the way she weaves her stories around historical events and makes,her characters,believable. Thank you Miss Beverly for never disappointing.
Jaquilla
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
It's per usual of Jenkins writing. I like it and that's the best I can say about it. I do and will note that like with one of her other books (the second of the Destiny triliogies ) I enjoyed this book immensely for the interactions between the couple. I love it when she writes some good and humorous banter!
Maryn Alwayzworkingforzeta formley
If I have a least favorite BJ title...

And it's only because I'm so unfamiliar with this part of history. But once you get sucked into Faith and Nicholas's story, their love for each other blooms right off the page and you can't help but love their story. It's also nice to have crossover with Dominic, Esteban and Gasper.
Kindra Gunn
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Midnight is a historical novel by Beverly Jenkins. It gave me a different view of the American Revolution from the African American perspective - even though this is a non-fiction book. I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic historical novel. Faith and Nicholas' story was one of love and adventure that had me glued to the book until I finished.
Kay
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beverly-jenkins
I really enjoyed this book. Good reminder that the Black Experience in the United States is broader than slavery. Recently watched a documentary on PBS that touches on some of the same topics, Secrets of the Dead: Woman in the Iron Coffin. Yes, there were free Black people living within the 13 colonies prior to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Washmp72
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

All of Ms. Jenkins historical novels give insight into the contribution black people have made into American history.
Faith and Nick journey to love was well written and showed how a mature relationship should develop.
Deborah Arrington
Finished,,,,

I have read all f the Historical series and I must say I have enjoyed them all! And I’ve learned a lot about our history. The reference material Ms Jenkins has been educational, so, Thank you!
Angela
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read, history and romance all in one.
Marie Piper
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms. Bev wrote a book set in colonial times that features a lady spy and it took me this long to read it! MIDNIGHT is a treat for historical romance fans, and I didn't want it to end.
Michelle
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I learned things about Black folks in Revolutionary Massachusetts that I didn't know before. Plus, two interesting characters and their romance.
Celestine
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about Nick’s relationship with Dom and Gaspar from Captured. Nice surprise😊
Torrie B
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could live in this love story forever

This was my first dramatic romance novel and it was so beautifully done. The historical aspects were icing on the cake.
Jadaloves
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another interesting story from Jenkins. Her Historical novels are among my favorites although this one wasn’t as good all of her other’s to me. Set in the time of the revolutionary war, Jenkins gives us a glimpse into life of free black comminuties during this dangerous time. With defiance in the air, tensions are high between the rebels, those who oppose the British King and his soldiers, and the Tories, those who are still in support of the King. Faith is the daughter of Innkeeper and staunch ...more
Claudia
Faith that is young and motherless that has been raised by her father (Tory) into this beautiful young lady. She knows how to take care of home and have an education of a business mind that wasn’t allowed back in 1775 with slavery and wars. Faith finds out that the Inn her father owns is in financial jeopardy and she offers her hand of talent to save it. But he goes behind her back and sells it to a solider that offer to buy the Inn along with Faith. The father agrees to this and comes in one da ...more
Tara (bizzeereading)
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I loved the hero and heroine, Nicholas and Faith. I love their romance. I love the other characters. And the history! I learned more history in this book about Blacks being involved during the Revolutionary War than I did in any American History class in middle school or high school. It's a shame that they leave all of that out. At least they did when I was going to school.

Ms. Jenkins included real-life people along side fictional characters for her novel. Ms. Jenk
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Marya
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-romance
For a genre that I hate (romance), this was a surprisingly good book. First of all, this is an historical romance set in Revolutionary Boston, and Jenkins really plays up the historical aspect. Mr. Exposition does make feature appearances (and this is who Phyllis Wheatley is!), but it never lasts for more than a paragraph. Sometimes, the author will explain how a certain free black character came to be free in the first place, and sometimes she skips that factoid altogether. But of course- this ...more
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Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts 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 ...more

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