• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 28, 2015)
Return to Henry Adams, Kansas—an unforgettable place anyone would want to call home. . . .
Mayor Trent July and his wife, Lily, are enjoying life as newlyweds and embracing the challenges and joys that come with being adoptive parents to two wonderful boys. But fatherhood has inevitably forced Trent to think about his own birth mother. Raised by his grandmother Tamar—and, in many ways, the good people of Henry Adams—Trent was blessed with a childhood full of love. But he can't help wondering what happened to the scared teenage girl who gave birth to him. And questions that he's never voiced are now begging to be answered: Who was she? Is she still alive? Why didn't she want him? Trent has always believed that no good comes from dwelling on the past, especially when you have a loving family, a strong community, and folks who depend on you. But when the past comes to Henry Adams, Trent has no choice but to face it—and the woman who left him behind.
The truth will shake his very being and everything he thought he knew about life, love, and the bonds that hold families together . . . but can also tear them apart.
Cove Member Roberta Reviews!
Bobby and Kiki are leaving their past behind as they move to Henry Adams, Kansas.
They have loved each other since middle school. They both dropped out of high school, but want better lives for themselves and their babies. They are nervous and not sure what will happen in their new home. They are completely overwhelmed by the kindness of their new neighbors, especially Mayor Trent July.
Trent has his own surprises to deal with as his past comes to Henry Adams. Everything he thought he knew is turned upside down.
FOR YOUR LOVE is the sixth novel in Beverly Jenkins' Blessings series. Although I did not know that when I chose this book to review, there was no need to angst over not having read the previous novels. The author did a fantastic job of adding just enough details so the reader is up to date on the location and the characters.
There are quite a few characters in FOR YOUR LOVE, but they are fully fleshed out. I felt I knew them by the end of the story.
The author emphasizes loving kindness and accepting people for who they are. That seems to be in short supply in today's society, but it is something we can strive for in our on daily life.
I would love to live in a community like Henry Adams, but like Bobby, I would have a very tough time with the winters.
FOR YOUR LOVE blessed me on so many levels. I plan to read the previous five books in the Blessings series and recommend readers do the same.