Romance superstar and Detroit native Beverly Jenkins will be returning to Book Beat on Saturday, July 15th 2017 from 2-4pm to sign copies of her many bestselling books and to promote her latest book, Chasing Down a Dream, a Blessings novel. Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event. If you have any questions or would like to reserve any of her titles, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public. Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.
NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family.
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.
“Jenkins’s dialalogue crackles …” — Publishers Weekly
“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.” — Publishers Weekly
“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom .”
– Detroit Free Press
“Premier writer Jenkins delivers a thrilling, sensual novel that brims over with history, passion and, most of all, her signature wit and unforgettable characters.” — Romantic Times
Beverly Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date, including: Bring on the Blessings, A Wish and A Prayer, Night Song, Indigo, A Second Helping, Jewel, Something Old and Something New, Vivid, and Midnight, among many others.
She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.
She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.