Bring on the Blessings

By Beverly Jenkins
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Avon A, (2/1/2009)
Language:English



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On Bernadine Brown's fifty-second birthday she received an unexpected gift—she caught her husband, Leo, cheating with his secretary. She was hurt—angry, too—but she didn't cry woe is me. Nope, she hired herself a top-notch lawyer and ended up with a cool $275 million. Having been raised in the church, she knew that when much is given much is expected, so she asked God to send her a purpose.

The purpose turned out to be a town: Henry Adams, Kansas, one of the last surviving townships founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. The failing town had put itself up for sale on the Internet, so Bernadine bought it.

Trent July is the mayor, and watching the town of his birth slide into debt and foreclosure is about the hardest thing he's ever done. When the buyer comes to town, he's impressed by her vision, strength, and the hope she wants to offer not only to the town and its few remaining residents, but to a handful of kids in desperate need of a second chance.

Not everyone in town wants to get on board though; they don't want change. But Bernadine and Trent, along with his first love, Lily Fontaine, are determined to preserve the town's legacy while ushering in a new era with ties to its unique past and its promising future.

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CagneyC's thoughts on "Bring on the Blessings"
updated on:9/19/2010

I definitely enjoyed this book.  The idea of reviving a town to provide for both its current inhabitants and the foster families who move there was appealing.  The characters were well drawn, there was a lot of humor but also a lot of genuine sympathy in the story.  The history of the towns founded by blacks after the civil war was interesting.  A genuinely good read.

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"Bring on the Blessings"
By Beverly Jenkins

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