Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a “Free Friday” Nook book that I picked up. I tore through it in three days. Divorcee Bernadine E. Brown receives hundreds of millions of dollars in her settlement. She is a Christian, so she believes that when much is given, much is expected.
So she decides to save a historically Black town in Kansas by buying it and decides to re-home foster children there. Everyone in the town except 2 people are immediately for her plan. All of the foster kids have hearts of gold. Any problem that comes up is solved by tossing money at it. The ending was so abrupt that it reminded me of how quickly I end my NaNoWriMo efforts once I hit my 50K word goal. And whoever edited it should be fired.
Yet, I smiled and laughed and even teared up through the entire book, and I’m thinking of getting the sequel. Why? Because the characters are endearing, the message is uplifting and it’s a fun, light read. And every once in a while I need a book like that.