A Christmas to Remember

A Novel

by Beverly Jenkins

On Sale: 10/24/2023

A Christmas to Remember

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A Christmas to Remember

A Novel

by Beverly Jenkins

On Sale: 10/24/2023


NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Nominee

About the Book

NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to her beloved Blessings series with a Christmas wedding in the town of Henry Adams, Kansas.

Ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town of Henry Adams, her relationship with diner owner Malachi “Mal” July has had its share of ups and downs. But now they’re finally ready to say “I do.”

Or are they? As wedding preparations go into full swing, and families both local and extended begin to gather for the festivities, that long awaited walk down the aisle hits a speed bump that may derail everything.

But Mal and Bernadine’s relationship isn’t the only one being tested.

Preston Mays aka Brain, loves his girlfriend as much as he does physics but when she decides being a couple is no longer a good thing, his heart is broken. Will connecting with his bio dad’s family ease his pain?

Reverend Paula Grant has been patiently waiting for God to send her someone to share her life. When the town’s charming new chef arrives in town, she wonders if he could be the one.

And then there’s former mayor Riley Curry who throws a parade with his hog Cletus! There’s always a lot going on in Henry Adams, and this will be a Christmas to remember.

Critical Praise

“The books are a testament to the power of community and how love—whether romantic or between family members or friends—can heal all wounds. Strong, capable women are the core of the story, learning to love and speak up for themselves.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Readers looking for uplifting, old-fashioned, small-town holiday celebrations should start planning out their route to Henry Adams, KS... The blend of Fannie Flagg charm and the kindness of Jan Karon’s Mitford novels will draw new fans to Jenkins’s series." — Library Journal

“If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on [this] author’s work, you should do so immediately.”

“Jenkins' signature heart and meticulous character-work gets a holiday boost of cheer in A Christmas to Remember.”Entertainment Weekly

"This storytelling is uplifting and engaging and proves it really does take a village." — Al Roker on Beverly Jenkins' Blessings series

“Jenkins’s characters come to vivid life, and the town is as well developed as those who live there... Henry Adams remains a place of faith where marriages deepen and relationships are mended. This is the best of the series so far.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) for On the Corner of Hope and Main

“Each page in Jenkins' unique series offers insight into human nature within a well written adventure. In Henry Adams, people are offered second chances and forgiveness, with a check on foolishness. Readers will wish they could live there.” — Booklist (starred review) for On the Corner of Hope and Main

“A charming installment full of warm, interesting characters. The small-town drama is intense, but Jenkins merrily moves the plot forward, always rewarding good people and punishing wrongdoers. For longtime fans who are looking forward to catching up with beloved characters.” — Kirkus Reviews for On the Corner of Hope and Main


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063018211
  • ISBN 10: 0063018217
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 10/24/2023
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / African American / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Holidays
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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