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Publisher's Summary

NAACP nominee and USA Today best-selling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a new heartwarming novel set in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Malachi “Mal” July has run into trouble in the past. With a reputation as a player, he’s now a recovering alcoholic and has made progress in redeeming himself in the eyes of his family and the citizens of Henry Adams, Kansas. He’s not only turned his diner into a profitable business, but also mentors the town’s foster kids. And he’s even staying true to one woman - Bernadine Brown.

But all it takes is a moment of pride to blind Mal to his blessings - a moment that makes him betray his friends and family, and lose Bernadine’s trust and love. Will he ever be able to win her forgiveness?

Meanwhile homecoming weekend is fast approaching, and store owner Gary Clark is reunited with his high school sweetheart. All it takes is a few minutes for them to realize the spark is still there, but is it too late for second chances? 

A little help from the good people of Henry Adams may give both Mal and Gary the best second chance at the happiness they missed the first time around…

©2018 Beverly Jenkins (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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I love the blessings saga
The one before this was not the best , this one was better but shorter , i would have liked it to be a little longer ..... and like the previous book , I am not a fan of the narrator!!! Her voice was a little better , lisp gone but the male voices were horrible and super low .... I could not hear nor understand Mal half the time and he was a key character !!! Over all I did enjoy the book maybe this could be a show

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Story was good but the narrator was the worst !!

The performance rating is zero stars...Hated this narrator it was so poorly done . Why the change. Totally took away from the enjoyment of the story!


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Not my favorite in the series

The narration should have been the same as other books in this series this was off. And they changed the name from Devin to Devon.

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Another Winner!!

Welp, I have to admit that I was way wrong on this one- I was so angry With Mal(and you too Ms Beverly)for what y'all did to Bernadine! And the thought of him showing his face again made me swear to not purchase another book in this series! However; the old saying is true" never say never"! My curosity got the better of me-well I am a resident of Henry Adams(in my mind- lol) so I had to see what happened.I won't spoil it- but let me say, I'm happy I did! Cudos, you brought it all home!

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LOVED IT !! Well worth the wait!!

The people of Henry Adams Kansas are like members of my family. it is a joy to see the growth in young, old, and in the town itself. Ms Jenkins is A FABULOUS storyteller and I anxiously await to see what's next in The Blessings Series or her Historical Romance Series. Beverly Jenkins YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!!

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awesome ine

i really enjoyed this book glad Bernadine and Mel made up, it kept you interested to keep listening.

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1st time sweet!

Even though, the title reads "The Second Time Sweeter". I enjoyed the first-time! Reading this book was enjoyable because of the vibrant and lively characters as well as the storyline was right on point it did not disappoint me at all.

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Still Reeling for More

Another great sequel; once you start, it's hard to stop. Can't wait for the next book of the series.

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Beverly Jenkins top fan

I have read or listen to all of Beverly Jenkins novel and I love the Blessings Series! I feel like I am part of the town and would love to move in the community, lol! Can’t wait till her next Novel!

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Those Cliff Hangers!!!!! Mel and Ms. B. ????? lol

Great as always. Ms. B. Is A Real Detroiter.
Make him wait..... another day. lol