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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Beverly Jenkins has been named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American Writers of the 20th Century by the African American Literature Book Club (AALBC).

In Something Old, Something New, Lily Fontaine and Trent July are finally planning their wedding. But when well-intentioned neighbors - including Bernadine, the town fairy godmother - insist on inflating the intimate gathering into the event of the decade, Lily and Trent start wishing they'd simply eloped.

©2011 Beverly Jenkins (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Outstanding!

This novel is such an outstanding listen that I purchased two of the other blessing novels. I have listened to all three at least two times each! I like the small Kansas town Bernadine Brown bought on eBay and turned it into a twenty priest century hotspot! I love all the characters even the ones who make me want to smack them. All of the adoptive children in this novel are precious and makes me wish there was a real life Bernadine Brown to rescue foster care children and give them a better chance in life. They stories are heartfelt and the characters make you want to live among them all! I really enjoyed this blessings novel.

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Family and Friends

I laughed, I cried, I screamed but most of all I Loved it! I have been and and will always be a Beverly Jenkins fan this Blessing Series cements that sentiment. Miss Bev has put me in the middle of a town and it's people that I have a connection to and with, that says something about the power of her words and vision for Henry Adams, its residents, and her readers. Keep the Blessings coming ...

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Great Book

This was a great book in a great series. Entertaining & on your seat page turner. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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Incredible

This read was awesome. Devin's story about his life was so touching I actually cried from reading a book. This book is just awesome from beginning to end. Love u Beverly Jenkins!

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Bringing the pieces together....

Beverly Jenkins knows so well how to weave all the pieces together in a way to capture your heart, mind, and soul. So, Manny i's were dotted and t's crossed in this book. Now I'm so excited to listen to the next novel. Thank you...

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Wonderful characters

I really enjoy Beverly Jenkins style of writing. The characters in these stories capture me. I struggled with the. Hangs in narration from the first story to this one. The style was so different it felt like listening to two different sets of characters. This is the reason for my 2 star performance. It was fine just not consistent with the previous book.

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I enjoyed this so much!

I can’t wait to see the movie version of this book! I hope Beverly Jenkins gets an offer to do so! It is for all who love a great story! I love that it’s for all age groups with very little profanity, when it is used, it funny and tastefully written without making one cringe from harsh language! I loved it and can’t wait to listen the next book in the series!

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I absolutely love this book!

I know I have listened to this book at least 45 times. I absolutely love the turmoil with Devin and Zoey. They remind me of my kids and I am fond of both of them.

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Enjoyed!

Very well written! Thoroughly enjoyed this series thus far-(-tear-jerking ending). Looking forward to the next book in the series. Good narration that kept me well engaged.

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Another Home Run

This series is exactly what I need to get me through my day. Bernadette, the town and the kids are mixing and maturing well. I can't wait to listen to the next series! We'll done.