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A historical holiday story of homecoming and second-chance romance by NAACP Image Award Nominee, Beverly Jenkins. In 1883, Lydia Cooper is happily traveling back home to celebrate the simple joys of the holidays when an unexpected complication appears in the all-too-distracting form of Gray Dane, the man she loved as a girl; the man she left behind. Gray, a soldier, is fA historical holiday story of homecoming and second-chance romance by NAACP Image Award Nominee, Beverly Jenkins. In 1883, Lydia Cooper is happily traveling back home to celebrate the simple joys of the holidays when an unexpected complication appears in the all-too-distracting form of Gray Dane, the man she loved as a girl; the man she left behind. Gray, a soldier, is finally returning home too. Seeing Lydia after fifteen years reignites all the temptations from years ago…and also the pain and regret. But as Lydia and Gray make their way home together, they get a chance to mend the past, and rediscover the joy, trust —and passion — of before; to realize that love isn’t just sweeter the second time around, it’s downright decadent. This novella was previously published in Gettin’ Merry, A Holiday Anthology “Jenkins’s dialogue crackles ...” –Publishers Weekly “Her stories are delicious and always leave behind both feelings of satisfaction and want...for her next novel.” –Fresh Fiction “Jenkins is a gifted storyteller who knows how to bring special spark and sass to romance.” –Romantic Times BOOKclub ...

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ISBN : 28147030
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Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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homecoming Reviews

  • Deena
    2018-11-18 02:58

    Beverly Jenkins can flat out write, but her historical romances are where she really shines, IMHO. What's better than getting a wonderful, passionate love story and a history lesson all in one? Nobody does it better, than our dear Ms. Bev! This is a novella, so I tried to read it slow, so I could savor it, but Ms. Bev has a way of drawing you in from the first page that makes it virtually impossible for me to read her books slowly. Can't wait to read Forbidden! Come on January!!!

  • Donna Scoggins
    2018-11-22 05:07

    Homecoming was heartwarming, steamy, and shared history as only Beverly Jenkins can! Merry Christmas to me!

  • Evaine
    2018-11-09 03:40

    This is the first novel by beloved doyenne of the historical romance genre, Beverly Jenkins, that I have read. I was concerned. Everyone loves her so much and my track record with hugely loved and highly touted works is iffy at best.Well, I liked the premise. A second chance at love type of thing, with a school teacher, headmistress, and a buffalo soldier. Mature characters both. Lydia comes back to her childhood home from Chicago and crosses paths with Gray Dane, her first love. Turns out that his love for her as well as hers for him hasn't dimmed, but most probably grown. So we have some angst, some winsomeness, sexiness, and some humour. It should all work. Yet...I wish I could say I adored the book, but colour me not overly impressed. Mostly with the style of writing. Very flowery, especially in the love scenes. For instance, I don't think I'd ever heard/read about one's nipples being dazzled by a lover's fingers, but now I can say that I have. Also, some of the dialogue didn't work for me, at times I found it stilted and at times it just sounded a wee bit too modern. And I don't know, there was just something about the writing that felt dated and unrefined (?) to me. (And not because it's a historical, sillies!) So I checked. This novella was published in 2007 according to the author's website, as part of the Gettin' Merry anthology. Okay, 10 years ago. Maybe that's why.Anyway, I have another Beverly Jenkins in my TBR, a more recent one - Forbidden - from 2016. Hopefully I'll enjoy it more. :)

  • Cataluna6
    2018-11-03 04:48

    Short and sweet introduction to Beverley Jenkins. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • Pat Logan
    2018-11-01 00:47

    Love anything Beverly Jenkins writes!!!!!;Love her, her characters. Her strong men & women!! I recommend her writing to everyone. Men would learn much, if they would read her!!

  • Natalya | TheIslandReader
    2018-11-18 02:37

    I loved this novella! I swear that I had no intention of buying a book this holiday season. Trust me, I have no reason to. I have at least 50 unread books on my shelves and let’s not even count the ones on my Kindle. I’m actually on a book buying cleanse (this does not include pre-orders I’ve already made) until March. Honestly, I was only on Amazon to purchase a Christmas present when I scrolled through my recommendations. Big Mistake.Lo and Behold, I saw that Beverly Jenkins released a new novella. I haven’t mentioned Jenkins much on this blog (that will be changing in 2016) but I am a huge fan. Beverly Jenkins is the queen of historical romances. QUEEN! Do you know how long I was searching for quality black historical romances (hell ANY black historical romances) until I stumbled across Jenkins about two years ago? I’ve been a fan ever since.Anyhow, long story short, I could not in good conscience let this book pass me by. So I didn’t.Homecoming is a classic tale of reunited lovers. Gray and Lydia were young sweethearts until a cheating scandal broke them apart and sent Lydia running from their small town. Fast forward 15 years later and they meet again while Lydia is on her way back home to Detroit to visit her mother. Both are unattached, and she is still as wary as ever, after the deceit from many years ago and a recent breakup. Gray is remorseful and has struggled with what he did for many years. Seeing Lydia, after all of this time, is a blessing and he knows without a doubt that he wants to keep Lydia in his life forever. Will Lydia let him?Read the rest of my review here: http://marieslist.com/review-homecomi...

  • Blue
    2018-10-26 04:59

    Gray and Lydia have been in love for years. For unexpected reasons, whether good or bad, they are separated all those years. What is wonderful about the novel is that they continue to love and think about each other. It's a good love story about love can last always. On Christmas day all of their dreams come true in one moment.

  • Marlene Roseboro
    2018-11-05 04:51

    HomecomingI so much enjoyed this novella by Beverly. She is one of my favorite author's. She puts you right in the scene. Have read 2 more off her books in the past 3 days. Can't wait for her next book to come out. Would recommend her to my friends. Thank you, Beverly.

  • Kimberly
    2018-10-27 00:37

    I thought this was a sweet holiday story set during a historical time period. I truly enjoy this author's novels and can't wait to reach my goal of reading her entire collection. I am almost there. Happy Reading!!

  • Dosha (Bluestocking7) Beard
    2018-10-29 05:53

    I have missed reading Ms Jenkins and look forward to reading more by her. She has a wonderful way of developing her characters into people that, interesting or not, are believable and nontheless real.

  • Loretta Dozier
    2018-11-21 03:43

    The story was to simple and predictable. Easy read. Thanks for the mentionOf the Buffalo Soldiers. Thank you for giving us some much needed African American history. Waiting for the next adventure.

  • Angie
    2018-11-20 02:48

    Loved it as always!I love the true and sited history found between the pages of a Beverly Jenkins novel! Love love love it!

  • Kizzie Edie
    2018-11-20 05:01

    Another good oneMs. B never disappoints. Great short story for the holidays. Looking forward to what's to come. Thank you Ms. B!!!

  • Marlena Floyd
    2018-11-12 00:48

    A+Loved this story. Was hoping the whole time that they would have a family, so glad it happened. Love Beverly Jenkins. Wonderful storytelling.

  • Erica
    2018-11-19 04:52

    Great Read!The only problem I had with this story is that it was too short! I love Ms. Beverly's novels and I have not read one yet that was a disappointment!! Great read!!

  • Yolanda baines Purnell
    2018-10-26 04:38

    Loved itI love Beverly's characters and the personalities that she gives them. This book touches all the emotions. Short story Full bodied

  • Bridget
    2018-11-14 04:38

    Short, sweet, and lovely!

  • Carla wynn
    2018-11-17 06:52

    I want more! Ms. Bev has done it again. The combination of history and romance keeps you turning the page.

  • sharon hall
    2018-10-29 06:41

    Another beautiful love storyLove all Beverly Jenkins' books. They always leave you waiting for the next book. I will wait for the next book to come out. Thanks for a great read.

  • Virginia Yancey-Haile
    2018-10-25 00:38

    ExcellentI truly enjoy Ms. Jenkins books. This one was short but outstanding. She grabs your attention and hold you until the book has ended, leaving you wanting more.

  • Bebe20018
    2018-11-02 07:00

    Really short story but with all the Jenkins magic. Loved it with a surprise happy ending.

  • Deirdre Davis
    2018-11-20 01:54

    Love in the winterGray & Lydia could melt the snow in Sumpter!! So loved this historical novella. Ms. Jenkins is the best! This was just right for my holiday reading.

  • Nicole Samuels
    2018-11-13 05:42

    GoodI enjoyed this book. I would have rated it higher if it were longer. This was a great storyline but I wanted moooooooore. !!!!!!!

  • Cynthia Taylor
    2018-10-30 01:53

    True Love Conquers AllLydia has scars that are unseen but festering. Dane, although wronged Lydia in the past, still loves her! The journey to realization and acceptance is sweet!

  • Michelle
    2018-10-29 06:49

    Wonderful!!!!! If only it was longer......

  • Nedra N
    2018-10-25 02:39

    EXCELLENT! Another great book by Beverly Jenkins . I truly enjoyed it. This is my eight book I have read by her and they are all awesome

  • Shea
    2018-11-10 08:00

    Good