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About the Book

It’s 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east.

The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, so she knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove’s bull-headed mayor.

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Narrator: Robin Eller
Format: Unabridged
Runtime: 13h 54m


“Sassy, sexy repartee will bring joy to readers and set VIVID apart.”

– Historical Romance

“Jenkins’s well-drawn characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom!”

– Detroit Free Press

The Details

Published: July 1, 1995
Publisher: NYLA
Formats: EbookPaperbackAudiobook
ISBN-10: 1503057356ISBN-13: 978-1503057357ASIN: B005LDV9BK
Genres & Tropes
Historical Romance, African-American Romance, Black Romance, Romantic Fiction, Civil War Aftermath, Reconstruction Era