August 21, 2011

Series Sunday: Something Old, Something New

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by yours truly, Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. 

  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.
Something Old, Something New: A Blessings NovelMy Series Sunday pick is Something Old, Something New, the third and most recent book in the Blessings series by Detroit's own Beverly Jenkins. The residents of Henry Adams, a small town in Kansas that put itself up for sale on eBay, are back. The town is no longer in financial trouble and has settled into a comfortable working routine.

Trent July and Lily Fontaine are preparing to marry. They want a simple, small wedding. But nothing is small and simple with fairy godmother Bernadine Brown around. All of the neighbors want to be involved turning this event into a major fuss. Meanwhile, Trent and Lily focus on blending their families together.

There is also a newcomer to the small Kansas town. Reverend Paula Grant is blessed with starting her own church and counseling the foster children. She even has a special link to the mute girl, Zoey. In this book, we find out whether Zoey was always mute and if she'll ever talk again. It also focuses on Devon, the nine-year-old deacon who faces demons of his past and anger issues.

I can't recommend this series enough. Author Beverly Jenkins is such a great, realistic story teller. It's the third book, so it was bound to happen that I placed myself into the story. **tee hee** I thought of how I could contribute to the community. To keep all of the residents updated on the events, goings on, and children happenings, I would write and distribute the town's newspaper. I already have an office set up in my head. Of course it's in the Power Plant right next to Bernadine, Lily, and Mayor Trent. That is how much I like these characters! 

On a side note, I am disappointed I was not able to attend the Motown Writers Network BOTM meeting with Beverly Jenkins. See you all next time! If you haven't started this series yet, I really don't know what you're waiting on. Pick it up! Thank me later.

Title: Something Old, Something New: A Blessings Novel
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Published: June 2011
Pages: 336
Edition: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♥

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