Destiny's Embrace - Beverly Jenkins

What can I say--I loved it and will be looking for more of her historical romances. Love that this took place in California, giving me the chance to learn some more things about the state's history.

 

A nice mini history of Queen Califia (who was a warrior queen who ruled over a kingdom of Black women living on the mythical Island of California) is casually slipped into the story.

 

Jenkins also includes a partial list of her sources at the end as a helpful resource if you want to learn more.