A Second Helping (Blessings Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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With the millions she received after divorcing her faithless tycoon husband, Bernadine Brown saved the historic town of Henry Adams, Kansas, from financial ruin and found loving homes for five needy children. Now there are other "projects" crying out for rescue.

If ever a town institution needed rescuing, it's the beloved Dog and Cow diner. Once it was Henry Adams's social center—or gossip central!—now it's in danger of becoming duct-tape central. But there are other ...

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A Second Helping (Blessings Series #2)

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Overview

With the millions she received after divorcing her faithless tycoon husband, Bernadine Brown saved the historic town of Henry Adams, Kansas, from financial ruin and found loving homes for five needy children. Now there are other "projects" crying out for rescue.

If ever a town institution needed rescuing, it's the beloved Dog and Cow diner. Once it was Henry Adams's social center—or gossip central!—now it's in danger of becoming duct-tape central. But there are other distractions pulling Bernadine from the task at hand: a plethora of romantic entanglements, including her own with a disturbingly attractive Malachi July; a bitter young boy newly arrived in town with his widowed father; and a fugitive on the run with a six-hundred-pound pet pig that's wanted for murder (the pig, that is). And when Bernadine's philandering, troublemaking ex-husband rolls into town looking for a second chance, life in Henry Adams gets very interesting indeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061966293
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Series: Blessings Series, #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 66,732
  • File size: 504 KB

Meet the Author

Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is the author of thirty historical and contemporary novels, including five previous books in her beloved Blessings series. She has been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People, the Dallas Morning News, Vibe, and many other publications.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

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    Loved it!

    After reading the first book in the series, I had to get the next one and the next one :) I love it when a writer makes me feel for the characters, they become my friends and that is exactly what Ms. Jenkins has done. An absolute must read!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

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    Such a touching story

    A Second Helping picks up right where Bringing on the Blessings left off. Crystal, Amari, Preston, Devon, and Zoey the towns foster children are all learning the importance of family with the help of the entire town of Henry Adams. Though the town may be small, they all take part of truly loving and caring for each of the kids. The end of each chapter leaves you wanting more, and you find it hard to put such a touching story down. We can all learn a thing or two from Mrs. Brown and the life long citizens of Henry Adams. Family and friends are the most important part of our lives. Not how much money we have, what kind of car we drive, or any other object. If there were a real town like Henry Adams out there, I would move in a heart beat. The only downside to this story is there are only 3, but I am hoping Beverly continues on with the tale.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

    A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins

    This wonderful book certainly has the right title. When you are sitting down to a great meal and you are enjoying it so much you have to ask for more, this is the way this book makes me feel. You know this book will be that good. The story draws you in as you immerse yourself into the lives of the people in Henry Adams. You see the growth of the characters you have already meet and some new ones. You are also privy to some interesting secrets. The surprises are handle with love, support and humor. Life is not perfect in this town but it does point out there is almost always a way to overcome . I gulped down this book, almost reading it in one session. Unfortunately, I started it late in the day and had to sleep for a few hours. I will go back in a few days and read again and simply savor.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Love it! Best series she has ever written!

    I first read Bring on the blessings off of a free friday featured book. I fell in love with the characters(my friends) and the story lines..i then purchased the second n the series perfectly named A Second helping. I felt like this one picked up where the last left off and continued to develope the characters, stories and my love for each of my "extended family". I would love to live in Henry Adams with all the characters. This one had a movie worthy ending and had my heart in knots till the last page and now has me wanting more..i have purchased the next book in the series and look forward to what it has to offer. Then i will b purchasing the fourth addition too..The writing keeps me coming back for more and makes me want to hurry home just to get on my nook and read about all my friends and extended fam in Henry Adams..Love it and wish she would continue to write these series and create more in the same likeness..im not much of a romance novel guy but im a definate fan of this type of series...great job..a must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Picks up just where the first one left off....

    Not sure I've ever read two books in a series in 24 hiurs before, but these keep me coming back for more. Characters you care about, engaging multifaceted plots, and feel good endings. Great escapist read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

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    GREAT story!!!

    This is Jenkins at her best! I loved Bring on the Blessings and she just multiplied the good times in this sequel. All of your favorites are back, with even more problems to solve. I am anxiously awaiting part 3 coming this June. Hats off to Ms. Jenkins and her writing genius! #1 in my book!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Wonderful

    I have immensely enjoyed reading each book in this series! Suspense, hope, love, energy, challenges.I love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Love this whole series!

    A second helping picks up where the first book left off, but add a few new characters . This book continues to track changes to the kids, parents, and town. Love the story, the characters and the concept!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Fantastic!

    One of the best feel good books
    I have ever read. The first one was an appetizer great reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Great 2nd novel

    I am sometimes afraid to read the second novel of a series. I loved Bring on the Blessings and this wasn't disappointed with this book. The characters are so realistic I feel that they are friends. Please read this book. I plan to read the 3rd and 4th books in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    keeps getting better and better

    i have now read all 4 of this series and want more...this story line makes you smile and your heart happy!

    it is well worth reading all of the books in the series in order so you know how it all started

    if i could move to henry adams today i would pack up my boxes and be on my way
    thanks ms. j!
    a new for ever fan

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    As always I haven't read anything by Beverly Jenkins yet that I didn't love. The town of Henry Adams, Malachi, Bernadine, Rocky, Tamar and all the kids with their personalities made me feel right at home. I also loved the new school teacher and his son Eli. This is a must read...

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    "...A charming story filled with intriguing characters...a fantastic story that is unforgettable."

    "A Second Helping is a charming story filled with intriguing characters. This remarkable book captures the lives of ordinary yet witty characters in the mist of rebuilding a town that has been long overlooked."

    "Bernadine Brown, who is newly divorced with a settlement that is in the millions moves to the town of Henry Adams to begin a new life. She falls in love with this historic community and the potential that she sees in it and decides to invest in the future of the township."

    "Bernadine is also dedicated to the five foster children whom she helped find new homes with her friends in the community. She is indeed a heroine as she finds stable homes for all of the children who have each endured difficult home lives."

    "Just when Bernadine thinks everything is falling into place with a potential new love interest, her ex husband is back in the picture, trying to win her back. In addition to that there is a fugitive on the run with a pet pig, a new teacher in town with a troubled son and a host of other issues that keeps life in Henry Adams interesting and never boring."

    "This is a must read. A fantastic story that is unforgettable."

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

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    Always a pleasure

    A Second Helping was a pleasure to read. All of the main characters were great, but a few of the secondary characters could have been left out and no one would notice. The kids were great! Ms. Jenkins is a great storyteller and I haven't been disappointed in anything that I've read. It's a really good, inspiring story that I highly recommend! Happy reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    Fans will enjoy A Second Helping as Ms. Jenkins provides another terrific tale

    A Second Helping
    Beverly Jenkins
    Avon, Jan 5 2010, $13.99
    ISBN: 9780061547812

    In Henry Adams, Kansas, the town's fairy godmother affluent fiftyish Bernadine Brown, who saved the town when she bought it over the Internet (see Bring on the Blessings), is in Barcelona. Bernadine plans on building a school next when she comes home. However while she does Europe, a crisis occurs when the Dog and Cow Diner's new chef, Florene Maxwell, a culinary college student, introduces French cuisine to the locals who wants good old plain American food as this is Kansas not Oz or Paris.

    Meanwhile eleven years old Amari Steele has one goal besides not eating puree vegetables for breakfast. He wants to be adopted by his foster father Mayor Trent July and the rest of the family who have welcomed him with love. He comes up with a plan to show he is worthy when he suggests a revival of a dead tradition, the August First parade.

    Bernadine returns to town still attracted to Malachi, but her cheating former spouse has come to Henry Adams begging her for a second chance, make those 275 million dollars chances at love. However, besides tornadoes attacking the town, unwanted former spouses stalking, Bernadine's beloved Crystal becomes part of an odious abduction plot.

    The third Henry Adams tale (see the super historical SOMETHING LIKE LOVE) continues the wonderful saga of a town established by former slaves in the 1880s as an oasis, now trying to survive in modern times. Once again as Beverly Jenkins did with the previous contemporary Blessings tale, the great author provides a fascinating look at African-American history inside a town's twenty-first century struggle to remain viable. Fans will enjoy A Second Helping as Ms. Jenkins provides another terrific tale.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Enjoyable

    Nice to re-connect with the characters. Can’t wait for more!

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Jenkins at a book signing last

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Jenkins at a book signing last summer. What a delightful woman, and a good writer! I rarely read books that have been written in a series, but I look forward to reading this set of books in the blessing series. Sit back, relax, read, and enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    To Kiya

    Don't do it. If he truly loves you, he eill respect your wishes, and the fact your not ready

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Delightful

    Raffirms your faith in people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    true blessing

    Loved this book, looking forward to her next book, will look for other books Beverly has written

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