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A WISH AND A PRAYER
by Beverly Jenkins

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

2012 Multicultural Fiction Nominee

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This is another fantastic reunion with the folks of Henry Adams, Kan. When danger threatens Bernadine Brown, the whole town rallies around her and proves that she is truly blessed. The mystery of the birth family of another foster child is revealed, and there’s still more to be developed on that issue as well. Jenkins’ latest is funny and poignant.

Preston Mays is finally settling into his life with the Payne family. Former Marine Barrett Payne feels like a fish out of water in this small town and he’s trying to adapt to the changes in his life and lifestyle. If he doesn’t his wife, Sheila, is prepared to move on without him. Adding his teen foster son, Preston, to the mix forces him to reevaluate his priorities. Meanwhile, Bernadine is continuing to build the town of all of their dreams, but she comes up against someone who takes exception to the changes. When one attack results in murder, all bets are off. And yes folks, Cletus the hog is back. (MORROW, Apr., 303 pp., $13.99)

Reviewed By: Jacqui McGugins

Publisher: MORROW

Published: April 2012

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