On Bernadine Brown's fifty-second birthday she received an unexpected gift—she caught her husband, Leo, cheating with his secretary. 😲
Brown Book Series Interviews Award Winning Romance Author Beverly Jenkins
In the first book of the Blessings series by Beverly Jenkins, we follow along with Bernadine Brown as she decides how to move forward through her pain.
👩🏿 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.
Al Roker confirmed Winter of 2020 that he is working with Beverly Jenkins on creating a TV series called Hopetown, which will be based of the Blessings book series. He mentioned in an interview how he was raised up with foster siblings, and how much of an impact it had on his life. There is no set release date.
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