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Publisher's Summary

Author Beverly Jenkins was named one of the top 50 African-American writers of the 20th century and has earned numerous awards for her powerful fiction.

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.

©2010 Beverly Jenkins (P)2010 Recorded Books

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Pure Entertainment!

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!

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I CAN NOT PUT THESE BOOKS DOWN!

I CAN’T PUT THESE BOOKS DOWN! They are all amazing! I love ALL of them! I envision EVERY Character. All emotions in tow. Their is NOTHING to NOT like! I recommend the entire series to EVERYONE! I gave it 5 stars, because it deserves it! Thank you Beverly Jenkins for sharing your amazing gift of writing, story telling & incorporating history… ourstory in everything you write! Thank you Myra Taylor for an amazing job helping bring these characters to life! I want to move to H.A’s! THIS NEEDS DESPERATELY TO BE A SERIES ON TV! I can’t wait to see who is chosen for each character! Well… on to the next book!🤩

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LESSONS LEARNED

I LOVED THIS BOOK. Didn't know of the author, Beverly Jenkins, but will from now on!. This is a story to be told over and over. When I listen or read the other ones, they probably could be a new series or movies if they are as wonderful as this one was. Enjoy your reads.

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cute story!

I love Jenkins' stories. Not only do you get a story but a history lesson as well.

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This was a good story but not my favorite from Beverly Jenkins. I am now used to the 1800 romance. Although the various story lines were good it was slow to start.

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Better than I Expected

This listen was in the angelic heavenly voice " Amazing", all the right ingredients for a well written story. Listening to how the characters are growing and maturing and experiencing a different life than they could have ever imagined makes my heart leap. It's wonderful listening to a story that doesn't have explicit sex scenes, profanity and such. I'm loving the story, the characters. Well done, can't wait to download the remainder of this series. Bravo!!!

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A town full of blessings

I have recently discovered these blessing novels by Beverly Jenkins and my heart has been totally captured. Her blessing novels capture the communal love and concern predominantly Black towns exhibit towards each other. And in this fictional rendering as in real life, Black people do not care about your ethnicity if you join us in respect and honesty, we close our hearts and arms around you and treat you as we treat all of our family members. Sadly other ethnic groups do not treat us the same. Henry Adams Kansas resembles what I presume Greenwood Kansas aka Black Wall Street was like. Great novel that had me go out and purchase all of the blessing novels I could find. I truly enjoyed this and all of the blessing novels.

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wonderful and moving

broke my heart and lifted it back up. Good reminder that you are never too old to be a parent

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listening on Audible

This book could not seem to keep my interest.
The narrator was great. I listened to this on Audible.