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Publication Order of Belle / Josephine Books

Belle / Belle and the Beau (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Josephine (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Edge Books

The Edge of Dawn (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Midnight (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blessings Books

Bring on the Blessings (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Second Helping (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Old, Something New (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wish and a Prayer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crystal Clear (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Gold (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Your Love (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stepping to a New Day (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Down a Dream (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Time Sweeter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Corner of Hope and Main (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Remember (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Destiny Books

Destiny's Embrace (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Surrender (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Captive (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Old West Books

Publication Order of Women Who Dare Books

Publication Order of The Le Veq Family Books

Through the Storm (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of the Storm (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captured (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Grayson Family Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Night Song (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indigo (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Topaz (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of Jessi Rose (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always and Forever (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Dawn (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance at Love (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Like Love (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Lace (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sexy/Dangerous (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Sweet Love (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Sexy (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Hawk (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawaii Magic (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Masked Night (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'll Be Home for Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Prisoner of Love (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homecoming (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Sang to Me (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Christmas Rivalry (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rare Danger (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Gettin' Merry (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuffed by Candlelight (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhythms of Love (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Holiday (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby, Let It Snow (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island for Two (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beverly Jenkins Romance Collection (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Merry Sexy Christmas(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened One Valentine's Day(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart’s Kiss: Issue 9(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Beverly Jenkins is one of the USA Today bestselling authors of the African-American descent, who likes to write her novels based on the contemporary and historical romance genre. In most of her novel, she has given a particular importance to the 19 the century Afro-American life. So far, she has written around 5 historical romance book series in her writing career, from which many novels have gone on to become bestsellers all over the world. Author Jenkins and her family live in the southeastern region of Michigan. Author Jenkins was born in the year 1951 in Detroit and completed her high school studies from the Cass Technical High School. Later, she enrolled herself in the Michigan State University and graduated with a major in English Literature and Journalism. As of today, author Jenkins has written and published a total of 16 books in her writing career and has also received several prestigious awards for dedicated efforts. The list of prominent awards in her writing career includes a Book of the Year award by the Detroit Free Press, 3 Best Sellers Awards from Waldenbooks, a Black Writer’s Guild Golden Pen Award, and a couple of Career Achievement Awards by the RT Magazine.

In the year 1999, author Jenkins was voted to be one of the top 50 Afro-American Favorite writers of the twentieth century by the AABLC, which the largest online Afro-American book club of America. It was in the year 2002 that author Jenkins wrote and published her debut historical novel for the young adults. The novel was called as ‘Belle and the Beau’. This was followed by her second young adult book in the year 2013 titled ‘Josephine and the Soldier’. Because of the success of most of her written work based on the historical and contemporary romance genres, author Jenkins has been able to feature in a number of national publications, such as the People Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the Dallas Morning News. She has given lectures at numerous prestigious universities such as the Oberlin University, Michigan University, and the Illinois University. In most of her speeches, author Jenkins speaks widely on the 19th century Afro-American history and romance. She has delivered lectures on these subjects at a number of gatherings in libraries, organizations, schools, colleges, and literary organizations like the RWA, African-American Genealogical and Historical Society, etc.

Apart from spending her time in writing her novels, author Beverly Jenkins spends active time in her community works and church gatherings. In November 2001, she received the Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA. In the year 2004, author Jenkins released the 1st contemporary book of romantic suspense of her writing career, titled as ‘The Edge of Midnight’. This was followed by several other romantic suspense novels over the course of the next few years. Being an active speaker on the Afro-American history of the 19th century, author Jenkins received sponsorship from the Savannah Black Heritage Festival to speak for the Series W.W.Law Lecture. Author Jenkins believes that the Afro-American history is overlooked very often, and this is the reason why she took to writing about it so that people can understand value and rich heritage of history of Afro-America during the 19th century. However, she had faced some difficulties in trying to publish those novels in the beginning because the publishers did not think that people will like the stories involving rich African-American history of the 19th century and not the slavery of that time.

The Blessings series written by author Beverly Jenkins consists of 6 books in total, published between 2009 and 2015. The debut novel of this series was released under the title ‘Bring on the Blessings’ and was published by the William Morrow Publications. The main characters in the plot of this book include Bernadine Brown, Trent July, Leo Brown, and Lily Fontaine. At the start of the story, author Jenkins has depicted the occasion of the 52nd birthday of Bernadine Brown. She receives quite an unexpected gift from her husband named Leo, whom she catches in bed with his secretary. Bernadine was very much hurt and angry, but she did not sit and cry. Instead, she hired a top lawyer of the city and sued her husband for cheating on her. As a result, she received $275 million as compensation and an easy divorce. Knowing that much will be expected from her when much is given, she begins to pray to God to give her a purpose in life.

It turned out that the purpose was a town named Henry Adams, located in Kansas. This town was believed to be among the last surviving towns which was founded by the freed slaves after the end of the Civil War. Seeing that the town was up for sale on the internet, Bernadine decided to buy it. The mayor of the town named Trent July did not want to see his birth town to sell to an outsider, but he did not have any option because of the heavy debt on it. However, when he saw Bernadine, he became very much impressed by her strength and vision. He also liked the way she gave hope of a second chance to the remaining residents of the towns as well as to the handful of the children, who were in desperate need of such an offer. But, it appeared that Bernadine Brown’s offer was not appreciated by everyone in the town of Henry Adams. There were a few people who did not want changes to happen to the present situation. However, Bernadine, Trent, and his first love named Lily Fontaine seemed pretty much determined to preserve the legacy of the town and usher into a new era of a more promising future.

The next book in the series was also published by the same publishing house and was titled as ‘A Second Helping’. This book contains a story filled with heartwarming love, family, and community, and seems to provide a reading confection to the readers that is expected to last long. Author Beverly Jenkins has once again set the story in Henry Adams, an enchanting town located in Kansas. Similar to the previous book in the Blessings series, this book too shows instances of laughter, love, and mayhem. Author Jenkins has filled the wonderful and poignant story with endearing and eccentric characters. She has even used her trademark setting of the rich historical backdrop in this story. The book appears to be such a delight that it provides a satisfying fare to the readers. The Detroit Free Press has described the author as a superstar and the novel as an amazing description, which will be definitely liked very much by the fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby.

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5 Responses to “Beverly Jenkins”

  1. Lynn Bergstrom: 2 years ago

    I discovered that the Historical romance novels nourish me since I became a widow in 2016.
    Born in 1958, a child of orphaned blacks. I was not exposed or taught to embrace black history: just shattered and hidden families histories. My yearning has blossomed to know and understand where I came from. My WWI orphaned father, 1 grandmother, siblings and mother showed me a lot of love. However, a lot of history is missing.
    I would love to see a character tree as I price them together in my mind. Thank you so much Beverly Jenkins!

    • Linda Shankle: 2 years ago

      I have read every book written by Beverley Jenkins and would very much love to see a genealogy chart of the July Family of Henry Adams. That would be so great to be placed in the front of the next book and future books in the series. Thank you Beverly Jenkins for teaching true American History through your books. We love you. I continue to pray for your successful writings.

  2. Yvonne Hooksarchibald: 2 years ago

    While I wait for #10-11of Blessing series,I went back to 1990.Do I have a list that I missed,hope there are some movies being made from some of these 59titles.Stay strong and keep writing!!

  3. Lisa Morgan: 2 years ago

    Good Afternoon

    Just wanted to “Thank you for all that you do”.
    Your books are exciting, engaging, and essentials to the African American community.

    Retired Military/Educator
    ATL 2022

  4. Lynetta Mosby: 3 years ago

    I started a book club (Turning Pages) and Ms. Jenkins’s first book we shared was. Bring on the Blessing. After that, we all fell in love with Ms. Jenkins and now reading On the Corner of Hope and Main and we love it. Which books that are in middle should be our next book. We love her writing and the characters of Henry Adams.


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