Jenkins, Beverly

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On the Corner of Hope and Main

Readers new to the series may grow confused with characters from earlier volumes popping into scenes without backstory. Jenkins’s easygoing tale takes time to warm up to its somewhat exciting ending, which promises another addition to the series. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/19.]


Post–Civil War New Orleans comes to violent life in the hands of a veteran writer and delivers a vibrant, instructive, totally romantic historical tale that will resonate with many readers today. Beautifully done. Jenkins (Second Time Sweeter) lives in southeastern Michigan.



Jenkins's second series entry (after Forbidden) reveals a fascinating world in which women of color survived and thrived. This sweetly enticing romance includes a good deal of historical detail and balances an independent woman with a solitary man who appreciates her dreams and her abilities.

Stepping to a New Day

The author continues to build this engaging community in a sweet, wholesome, gentle read that offers a message of strength and redemption and will be welcomed by women's fiction and romance fans. Jenkins (Forbidden) lives in southeastern Michigan.


Despite minor performance flaws, this audiobook belongs in both general romance and African American collections.

Destiny's Embrace

Appealing, well-depicted characters, zippy dialog, intriguing snippets of California history, and a quickly paced plot make this refreshing multicultural Western a rewarding read and a good start to the projected series. Jenkins (A Wish and a Prayer) is noted for her popular African American historicals; she lives in southeastern Michigan.

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