Sizzling Book Club Pick: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Book Cover Time to announce the February Book Club Pick! If you tuned into the chat Tuesday night, you heard this already, but it's worth repeating with MORE WORDS!

The February book club pick is: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. This book is so well-reviewed everywhere you look, and there's a very good reason for that. It's amazing. It's also a classic and one of the best historical romances. 

Here's the summary: As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan's Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love.

When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is the great conductor known as the “Black Daniel” a vital member of the North's Underground railroad network, but Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him.

When the injured and beaten Galen Vachon, aka, the Black Daniel awakens in Hester's cellar, he is unprepared for the feisty young conductor providing his care. As a member of one of the wealthiest free Black families in New Orleans, Galen has turned his back on the lavish living he is accustomed to in order to provide freedom to those enslaved in the south.

However, as he heals he cannot turn his back on Hester Wyatt. Her innocence fills him like a breath of fresh air and he is determined to make her his, but traitors have to be found, slave catchers have to be routed and Hester's refusal to trust her own heart have to be overcome before she and Galen can find the freedom only love can bring.

As usual, if you use SBTBARE at checkout, you will get a 50% eBook Bucks Rebate at, the official sponsor of the Sizzling Book Club. The 50% rebate at AllRomance will be valid from February 1-15, 2011. You can also buy a paperback copy at Amazon, or wherever you like to go book shopping.

Get this – used copies of the original paperback are online for over $100 in some cases. I am not kidding that this is a much-beloved book. I also found paper copies in many public libraries in the US through

The Book Club Chat will be February 29th at 9pm ET/8pm CT, and Beverly Jenkins will be joining us at 10pm ET to answer questions. If you've never chatted with her, she's hilarious, and this will be a lively and fun book club chat.

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With all the five-star reviews everywhere, I'm hoping you're curious if it lives up to the reviews. I think it does, and I cannot wait to talk about it with you. 


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    Now I definitely have an excuse to push this to the top of my TBR pile.

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    cleo says:

    Awesome.  I recently put this on my ARe wishlist – after RHG’s review of Captive, I think.  Now I have a good excuse to actually buy it.

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    I’ve been wanting to read this novel, and now you’ve given me a great reason to move it up the list.  Thanks!

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    April says:

    Wow this book looks really great! I still regret missing the Unraveled discussion so I’m definitely going to do my level best to attend the one for Indigo.

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    Nikin says:

    this looks so interesting. I must read it!. I wonder if my library has it…

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    kkw says:

    I just finished Night Hawk, and really enjoyed it.  I still think love of research occasionally overshadows plot and character, but far less so than in an earlier novel of hers I read, plus the history is fascinating, so it didn’t bother me much.  Great characters, really really great characters.  Neither of my libraries has Indigo, unfortunately, but Captive is in my queue.  So glad that review talked me into giving her another chance.

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    Leslie Wright says:

    Loved Indigo.  Will definitely be there to discuss.

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    Yulie29 says:

    I have a general book chat question. Is there any way to schedule some future chats at an hour friendlier to the non-Americans among us? I assume I’m not the only one…

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    SB Sarah says:

    @Yulie – I can certainly try. What time zone are you in?

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    Elle Hayes says:

    What a great pick! I love Beverly’s books. Can’t wait for the discussion on the 29th.

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    Rhea Alexis says:

    This is such an awesome pick, my favorite historical by her as well….that is is I have to pick a favorite as I LOVE her books!!  This is a simple. purely honest love story that reaches out and caresses the soul.

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    harthad says:

    What a great sounding book! Definitely moving to the top of my TBR list.

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    Yulie29 says:

    Thanks so much! I’m seven hours ahead of EST. But CET and British time are probably more common among European-based readers; that would be six and five hours ahead, respectively.

    I think the US switches to daylight savings before everyone else, so take an hour off those time differences for most of March.

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    Lisa says:

    In response to what Yulie said – it would also help to pick a weekend. I’m on Australian time and I could chat ahead or behind you but not on a weekday when I’m at work.

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    j-isi says:

    I love Beverly Jenkins.  I’m sooo looking forward to this.

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    A. Sturdivant says:

    Great pick! And an excellent excuse to reread this classic.

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    isobel carr says:

    Jenkins is one of my favorite historical authors! Awesome pick!!!

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    Evieruff says:

    Omg this is my absoulte fav of her books. I reread it often.

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