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  • For Your Love

  • A Blessings Novel
  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Mayor Trent July and his wife, Lily, are enjoying life as newlyweds and embracing the challenges and joys that come with being adoptive parents to two wonderful boys. But being a father has inevitably forced him to think about his own birth mother. Raised by his grandmother, Tamar - and, in many ways, the good people of Henry Adams - Trent was blessed with a childhood full of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As always...the stories in the Blessings series

  • By Trina on 08-25-17

Continued Blessings!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Beverly Jenkins does it again! I want to be the first to put this in writing. She needs to hook up with Tyler Perry or Oprah and turn this series of books into a Miniseries it would be a hit! love it, the story line and the way Bobby and Kiki's lives were changed and blessed. We need more refreshing stories like these.

A true fan!

Rikkita

  • Destiny's Captive

  • Destiny, Book 3
  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Noah Yates fully believes in the joys of a happy family and a good wife. But that's not the life for him. No, he would much rather sail the wild seas in search of adventure, not tied down. But then the unthinkable happens - he finds himself literally tied down. To a bed. By a woman. And Pilar isn't just an ordinary woman. She's descended from pirates. And after giving him one of the worst nights of his life, she steals his ship! Now Noah is on the hunt, and he'll stop at nothing to find this extraordinary woman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, generic lead female,

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-16

Enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Another great story to bring the lives of Yates boys to close. A must read if you have read Bokks 1and 2 of this series.

  • Before the Dawn

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Tavern manager Leah Barnett can scarcely believe the path that destiny has chosen for her. Travelling from Boston to Colorado, Leah has come to face Ryder Damien, the son of her mother's recently deceased lover. Ryder, an angry, ruggedly sexy man, is incensed that this woman will inherit his father's fortune-even if he hadn't seen the man in 30 years. But Leah's charms are many, and soon anger is the last thing in Ryder's heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Willie M Lemell on 11-03-10

Funny and Entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

loved the development of the characters. Great storyline and the element of surprise of the killer was ingenious! I love Beverly Jenkins books! off to find another one to read.

  • Destiny's Embrace

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Set in 19th-century California, Destiny’s Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story. Okay narration.

  • By CourtneyE on 07-17-13

Entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The beginning of the story with the Coopers was hard for me to tolerate the abuse, but I was excited when the Cooper daughter finally grew a backbone and stood up to her mother. Te storyline was good and each character developed nicely. I loved Logan! He grew to be my hero.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series considering the clifthanger that Beverly left us with :)

  • A Second Helping

  • A Blessings Novel, Book 2
  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

After divorcing her faithless husband, Bernadine Brown put her newfound millions to good use reviving the small Kansas town of Henry Adams. Now a local diner named the Dog and Cow could use a facelift, but Bernadine has plenty of other distractions to worry about. Chief among these, her former husband has rolled into town looking for a second chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Entertainment!

  • By Rikkita on 11-24-18

Pure Entertainment!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Truly a fan of Beverly Jenkins and this series. I read the first book and this one complimented the first. the story lines were relatable and kept my attention. I would love to see Tyler Perry make these into a miniseries!

  • Leota's Garden

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great one from Francine Rivers

  • By Shelfish on 09-09-13

Fell Short of My Expectation

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I am a Francine Rivers fan but this book had so much repetitive whinning that I wanted to stop after chapter 3!

I stuck it out and although nicely crafted with the unexpected death of Leota, much to my dissappointment, it ended well.

Not my favorite book but would not recommend for a book club.

Still a Francine Rivers fan

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,365

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

Masterpiece Engaging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The storyline was good and the humor was very nice and appropriately placed in the story. I have read numerous books by Francine Rivers, although this was good it was not my most favorite one by her. I love the transformation in all the main characters as well as the display of forgiveness and compassion from them all. Jasper was one of my favorites and if I had to chose a father, I would want him to be like Jasper.

I am a fan and will contiue to be a fan!

Rikki

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  • Man on the Run

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free, JD Jackson, Ron Butler, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

It was the night before his wedding, 15 years ago, when the nightmare began for Jay Crawford - locked up for a crime he never committed. Now he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice,he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back - Wil, Kyle, and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Kierra on 01-19-17

Disappointed Read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

This was my first book by Carl Weber and I will have to try "one" more by him before I count him out. This had so many unrealist storylines and portrayed our black men in a totally volunerable position from beginning to end! I did not like it and would not recommend it to my book club or friends. I think he has greater potential as a writer.

RYH

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,313

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Riviting and Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

B.A. Paris really hit the mark with this one. I can usually predict the ending but I DID NOT see this one coming~ It was hard to put this book down. Crafted very masterfully and kept me engaged from beginning to end!

Loved it and recommend this book to anyone who loves a very good mystery and I loved that fact that all the abuse to Grace was mostly varbally without the blood and bruises.

I am a B.A. Paris fan now~!

  • A Mother's Confession

  • A Heartbreaking Story with a Breathtaking Twist
  • By: Kelly Rimmer
  • Narrated by: Brigid Lohrey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete. But now David is dead and Olivia's world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seeing what we want to see.

  • By Ray Chanley on 12-21-16

Surprising Twist

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-17

I loved this story and the author did a brilliant job with the surprising twist. The narrator was nothing short of dynamic and an amazing reader and he ability to switch characters brought the book to life.

This was my first book by this author and I definitely going to check out some of her other books. This book touched on so many lives for battered women and the people who turn a blind eye all for the sake of "appearance" and Kelly captured the realization of this very well.

Great storyline and I loved Sab's character most of all!

It is a "must read"!

RYH from San Antonio, Texas