Second Time Sweeter (Blessings Series #9)

Second Time Sweeter (Blessings Series #9)

by Beverly Jenkins


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NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a new heartwarming novel set in Henry Adams, Kansas.

Malachi “Mal” July has run into trouble in the past. With a reputation as a player, he’s now a recovering alcoholic and has made progress in redeeming himself in the eyes of his family and the citizens of Henry Adams, Kansas. He’s not only turned his diner into a profitable business, but also mentors the town’s foster kids. And he’s even staying true to one woman—Bernadine Brown.

But all it takes is a moment of pride to blind Mal to his blessings—a moment that makes him betray his friends and family, and lose Bernadine’s trust and love. Will he ever be able to win her forgiveness?

Meanwhile Homecoming Weekend is fast approaching, and store owner Gary Clark is reunited with his high school sweetheart. All it takes is a few minutes for them to realize the spark is still there, but is it too late for second chances?

A little help from the good people of Henry Adams may give both Mal and Gary the best second chance at the happiness they missed the first time around…


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062699268
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Blessings Series , #9
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 221,992
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America 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 JournalPeople Magazine, and NPR.

To read more about Beverly, visit her at


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Second Time Sweeter 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this series from the beginning and as usual the book always ends to soon. I am anxiously awaiting the next episode in this story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beverly Jenkins strikes again, with an amazing mixture of drama, adventure, and love. If you are looking for a page-turner, full of unexpected twists and turns, Second Time Sweeter does not disappoint! Hope we get to visit this eclectic little town again real soon.
Anonymous 5 months ago
As usual when I start one of B J books I can't put it down. I'm dying for the next one of the Blessing books to come.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
I love the Blessings series. It seems like the people in the town are my family!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! Another great read and re-read. I can’t wait to dig in to the next Henry Adams adventure!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this addition to the Henry Adams series from one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have not failed me yet...great blessings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Henry Adams family. The stories are great and I hate to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my feel good series!
HoustonTX More than 1 year ago
This is #9 in the Blessing Series. I LOVE all of Beverly Jenkins books, but I especially love these books. In this visit to Henry Adams, we get to find out if Gary's first wife is really going to get custody of the girls, will Mal and Bernadine kiss and make up, does he paint the fence, or what? And what on earth is the Russian Mob doing in Henry Adams? Oh goodness!! Talk about a page turner! This one will have you turning the pages from start to finish! And, you will have to wait for the next one to find out what is happening in the town of Henry Adams. Beverly Jenkins weaves her stories like the master storyteller she is. Her books never fail to entertain. You will laugh out loud, cry, shout at the protagonists, and find yourself doing it all within the same chapter. Yes, she is that good of an author. While this is a stand alone book, the reader might get a bit lost trying to keep the characters straight at first. Read it anyway, and then go back to the first Blessing book and read them all. You won't be sorry :)