October 16, 2016

Series Sunday: Stepping to a New Day

(Blessings #7) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"Lifelong friendships. Goodhearted people. No crime." ~ pg. 76

My Series Sunday pick is Stepping to a New Day, the seventh book in the Blessings series by Beverly Jenkins. The latest installment features Genevieve Gibbs, one of Henry Adams, Kansas, residents. It was only three years ago when she was bit by Riley's 600-lb hog. Now she is stronger than before and glad she left her no-good (then) husband.

T.C. Barbour is from Oakland, California. He lands a job driving a limo for the most powerful and loved woman in Henry Adams. He meets an unforgettable woman, Gen, during a short trip to the airport. Looks like T.C. may be in town to stay. But of course, drama happens and forces the residents to pull together and save the town.

"You know we country Black folks set a lot of stock in dreams." ~ pg. 268

Stepping to a New Day is my least favorite in the Blessings series. Why? Simply because I do not care for the character Riley, his wacky ways or his hog. I am all for Gen finding her happy but she was always a meh character to me. Making her the main character in this book did not change my opinion of Gen. Therefore, it made this book less enjoyable. However, I did like the arrival of a new character (T.C.) and a bit jealous he gets to experience Henry Adams. Yes, I am still a resident-in-my-head.

Beverly Jenkins has created a wonderful tiny town and unforgettable characters of color with this Blessings series. Despite not caring for this latest book, I still recommend this series to all bookhearts.

Author: Beverly Jenkins
Published: June 2016
Pages: 304
Edition: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♡


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