NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the town of Henry Adams with a story of family, friendship, love, and second chances.
In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up . . .
Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog? On her own for the first time, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the “new” her has only just hit Gen’s to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life.
A tiny Kansas town is a far cry from his native Oakland, California, but it’s just the change T. C. needs. While helping his divorced nephew acclimate to single fatherhood, T. C. lands a gig driving a limo for the most powerful woman in Henry Adams. It’s a great way to meet people—and one in particular has already made the job worthwhile. All it takes is a short trip from the airport for Genevieve to snag T.C.’s attention for good.
But it wouldn’t be Henry Adams without adding more drama to the mix. When Gen’s ex Riley returns with his hog in tow, it sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything—unless the residents pull together once again to save the day.
A vivid sense of caring connections shines in Jenkins's seventh Christian contemporary romance (after For Your Love), set in the idyllic small town of Henry Adams, Kans. Retired big rig driver and widower Terrence "T.C." Barbour relocates to Henry Adams to assist his adult nephew and family. Former mayor and ne'er-do-well Riley Curry and his prized hog, Cletus, return to Henry Adams in a stolen vehicle, with a trail of minor crimes in their wake. Riley's ex, teacher Genevieve Gibbs, is rediscovering herself in her sixth decade, a development her current beau, Clay Dobbs, finds unsettling. T.C. and Genevieve's immediate attraction deepens at a slow burn under the watchful eyes of Gen's neighbors, including rich landowner Bernadine Brown and shotgun-wielding matriarch Tamar July. Their romance is interspersed with tales of continued developments largely positive in a community that functions on the value of "kindness over rightness" in the lives of the townsfolk.