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A Second Helping: A Blessings Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, January 5, 2010
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From the Back Cover
With the millions she received after divorcing her faithless tycoon husband, Bernadine Brown saved the historic town of Henry Adams, Kansas, from financial ruin and found loving homes for five needy children. Now there are other "projects" crying out for rescue.
If ever a town institution needed rescuing, it's the beloved Dog and Cow diner. Once it was Henry Adams's social center—or gossip central!—now it's in danger of becoming duct-tape central. But there are other distractions pulling Bernadine from the task at hand: a plethora of romantic entanglements, including her own with a disturbingly attractive Malachi July; a bitter young boy newly arrived in town with his widowed father; and a fugitive on the run with a six-hundred-pound pet pig that's wanted for murder (the pig, that is). And when Bernadine's philandering, troublemaking ex-husband rolls into town looking for a second chance, life in Henry Adams gets very interesting indeed.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Beverly Jenkins is the author of twenty-five historical and contemporary novels, including three previous books in her beloved Blessings series. She has been featured in many national publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, People, the Dallas Morning News, and Vibe. She lives in Michigan.
Top Customer Reviews
Before she can save the town, she has to deal with a few other things--her ex-husband, Leo, who has decided that he wants her back; her growing relationship with Malachi July; and the project that Amari, one of the Foster kids, started that grew into more than he could handle. Like any growing town, old neighbors returned and new ones moved in. Even Riley and Cletus make an appearance on You Tube. And like any town, trouble is in the mix.
Jenkins' story will keep you turning pages and holding your breath to see what is in store for everyone. Like all of her novels, she gives you little known historical facts. I laughed, I cried, and I got upset when I finished the book. I give kudos to Beverly Jenkins for another outstanding novel.
Priscilla C. Johnson
Meanwhile eleven years old Amari Steele has one goal besides not eating puree vegetables for breakfast. He wants to be adopted by his foster father Mayor Trent July and the rest of the family who have welcomed him with love. He comes up with a plan to show he is worthy when he suggests a revival of a dead tradition, the August First parade.
Bernadine returns to town still attracted to Malachi, but her cheating former spouse has come to Henry Adams begging her for a second chance, make those 275 million dollars chances at love. However, besides tornadoes attacking the town, unwanted former spouses stalking, Bernadine's beloved Crystal becomes part of an odious abduction plot.
The third Henry Adams tale (see the super historical SOMETHING LIKE LOVE) continues the wonderful saga of a town established by former slaves in the 1880s as an oasis, now trying to survive in modern times. Once again as Beverly Jenkins did with the previous contemporary Blessings tale, the great author provides a fascinating look at African-American history inside a town's twenty-first century struggle to remain viable. Fans will enjoy A Second Helping as Ms. Jenkins provides another terrific tale.
We learn about the 8 year old who wants to be a preacher, a soldier & Preston who find they have many things in common after all, What happened that Zoey can't talk, Liley & Trent, high school sweethearts learn to forgive. You cannot read these books without seeing parts of yourself in the people & the need for the growth that happens when you forgive and move on. It shows us how Bernadine's selfless desire to bless others, teaches this to the people, as they learn how sharing blessings comes back to bless you even more. It so much shares with the reader the joy of giving & receiving blessing. The greatest blessing they learn is caring about each other brings you back to life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Second Helping is the second in a series of books about the town of Henry Adams. If it's been awhile since you've read the first book: Henry Adams was turning into a ghost town... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
The old history story about Henry adams and the love for the foster kids.Published 1 month ago by new life,bxny
I enjoyed the second installment of the Blessing Series by Beverly Jenkins. So much so, that I already have book 3 ready to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Literary Diva
Book two just keeps you wanting more. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Beverly Jenkins is an excellent writer. She leaves me wanting more to read!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cruising*Panda
This book was a great. I truly enjoy Beverly Jenkins. I enjoy reading positive books. Too bad other foster children do not know of someone who would take them out of bad... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jussie
I am loving the saga of the residents in Henry Adams. The author gives you a glimpse of each character but not fully exposing them to the reader which makes you want to read on.Published 3 months ago by Arleen Holland
What a refreshing storyline! Looking forward to the next book in the series! Very uplifting and sweet. Thank you, Beverly Jenkins!Published 3 months ago by Michelle