I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Stepping to a New Day: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins
Series: Blessings #7
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on June 14, 2016
Genres: African American, African American Romance
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NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the town of Henry Adams with a story of family, friendship, love, and second chances.
In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up . . .
Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog? On her own for the first time, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the “new” her has only just hit Gen’s to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life.
A tiny Kansas town is a far cry from his native Oakland, California, but it’s just the change T. C. needs. While helping his divorced nephew acclimate to single fatherhood, T. C. lands a gig driving a limo for the most powerful woman in Henry Adams. It’s a great way to meet people—and one in particular has already made the job worthwhile. All it takes is a short trip from the airport for Genevieve to snag T.C.’s attention for good.
But it wouldn’t be Henry Adams without adding more drama to the mix. When Gen’s ex Riley returns with his hog in tow, it sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything—unless the residents pull together once again to save the day.
I read the first Blessings novel and it didn’t really knock my socks off. However, recently I’ve been catching up on Ms Bev and decided to request this title.
While it doesn’t have the high emotion of a literary fiction novel nor the nail biting punch of a thriller or the swoon of a romance, Stepping Into a New Day was as pleasant as I imagine a day in Henry Adams to be. Just friendly and downhome, telling the story plainly without fanfare that just takes up word space. For those following along this series, this will be a satisfying and fulfilling episode.