A Second Helping (Blessings Series #2)

A Second Helping (Blessings Series #2)

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by Beverly Jenkins
     
 

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“A story done in a way that only Beverly Jenkins can do. Simply superb!”

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson 

 

“[A] heartwarming story of love, community, and family….Bring on the Blessings is a tasty reading confection that you’ll savor long after the story ends.”

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“A story done in a way that only Beverly Jenkins can do. Simply superb!”

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson 

 

“[A] heartwarming story of love, community, and family….Bring on the Blessings is a tasty reading confection that you’ll savor long after the story ends.”
—Angela Benson, author of The Amen Sisters

 

Beverly Jenkins, the bestselling author of Bring on the Blessings, returns readers to the enchanting Kansas town of Henry Adams for A Second Helping of love, laughter, and mayhem. Filling her poignant and wonderful tale with a cast of endearingly eccentric characters—and setting it against the rich historical backdrop that has become her trademark—Jenkins (“A superstar” —Detroit Free Press) delights from page one. Kimberla Lawson Roby fans take note: A Second Helping is supremely satisfying fare…and you’ll definitely be ready for thirds!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061966293
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Blessings Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
77,845
File size:
515 KB

Meet the Author

Beverly Jenkins has received numerous awards, including five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine, and a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild. Ms. Jenkins 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 was recently nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature.

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A Second Helping (Blessings Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 115 reviews.
KEnglish More than 1 year ago
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!
shardesty More than 1 year ago
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.
hcbm More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Meli03 More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have immensely enjoyed reading each book in this series! Suspense, hope, love, energy, challenges.I love it!
BookladyMN More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best feel good books I have ever read. The first one was an appetizer great reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
kan315 More than 1 year ago
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
Millie1913 More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is my 2nd time reading this book! I loved this book the 1st time I read it but; If possible, I think the 2nd was even better! The story line is so beautiful and inspiring. I could easily see myself moving to the fictional town of Henry Adams. I know I would love it. Beverly Jenkins, as always, blew me away with her unique mixture of romance and history. A lover of both I could never get enough of her books!
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Love it
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Nice to re-connect with the characters. Can’t wait for more!
DG45 More than 1 year ago
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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Raffirms your faith in people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, looking forward to her next book, will look for other books Beverly has written
RoNana More than 1 year ago
Awesome,,,,Beverly please keep them coming I've read all 4 in the series and I am awaiting book 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago