Bestselling author Beverly Jenkins presents the newest Blessings novel!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Chasing Down a Dream: A Blessings Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062412652
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 4th, 2017

There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.

After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.

In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.

Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.

Praise for Chasing Down a Dream

“An endearing story of found family and personal growth.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Every visit to Henry Adams, Kansas, is like a warm hug... All is not perfect because humans make mistakes, but the knowledge that the people of this town will rise to the challenge, together, is a blessing.” — RT Book Reviews (top pick)

Join us for a talk and signing with NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins, as continues her beloved Blessings series with the release of Chasing Down a Dream, a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family. Fans will be so excited to return to the heartland of America, and reconnect with the characters – some old, some new! – of Henry Adams, KS.

About the Author

BEVERLY JENKINS is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.

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