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Publisher's Summary

NAACP nominee and USA Today best-selling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family.

There's never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she'd characterize it as a "hate/hate relationship." But when her cousin calls her with the news that she's dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she's shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.

After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she's told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.

In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.

Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.

©2017 Beverly Jenkins (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Debbie
  • Virginia, United States
  • 07-10-17

Wonderful!

Wow! Another great story about Henry Adams and the unforgettable residents. I can't wait until the next book is released.

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Another Beverly Jenkins winner

The storylines, dialogue and character profiles are rich as usual. This installment in the Blessings series has twists galore! Won't spoil it here but know my reactions reminded me of my grandmother's to what many called the "stories" on television. I admit it, I'm emotionally involved. The writing provides wonderful depictions of what folks do at their human worst and what most of us hope we would do at our best. As the author reminded us in this installment, "be kind over being right," is the goal. Best of all is that she filled in some details about the characters from the historical novels. Thanks Ms. Jenkins!

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Chasing Down a Dream

A winner! I'm so disappointed with the ending. I was surprised when Bernadine and Mal's relationship changed. I feel like I missed something while reading this book, consequently I'll reread the story.

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The old Ms. Jenkins is back!

This is one of the best in the series..previous books have not taken the time to update more than one character... Not here, more like a screenplay.. I am definitely moving to Henry Adams!

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Didn't like the reader

I'm use to the others readers Taylor or Stanton. She missed pronounce some of the names and she gave them less class is the only way I can put it. I love the story but not the reader .is that why it was so cheap

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Love the Blessings series

This was a real good series and I can’t wait until the new book come out.

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  • Melodie
  • Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • 03-20-18

Change of narrator for series.

Would you consider the audio edition of Chasing Down a Dream to be better than the print version?

I love this series, but was sad at the change of narrator from the earlier books. Another sweet blessings story with great characters.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator can't do male voices. It really took away from the story itself because they sounded so fake.

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Keep them coming

Love her stories, wishing I could visit Henry Adams or a place like it. Can't wait for the book!!

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  • Dusty
  • Dallas, Texas
  • 01-19-18

Beverly Jenkins

The narrative was so poorly done that I found myself grimacing at times. I'm a BJ fan but not this one.

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Another Wonderful “Blessing” Novel

I love this series. I love Ms. Jenkins ability to weave history into each novel. Entertainment but she teaches like professor in each novel. Thank you for sharing your gift.