I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Heart of Gold by Beverly Jenkins
NAACP nominee and bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the charming town of Henry Adams, Kansas—a place that always feels like home—in this heartwarming story of family, friendship, and the surprises hidden in our lives
Henry Adams has had its fair share of drama ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town with her divorce settlement. Now just when things are starting to settle down, it’s about to get crazy again…
Cephas Patterson doesn’t just want to be left alone—if you dare step onto his property, he’ll meet you with a shotgun and a warning to stay away from his gold. He reminds Zoey of the lonely time she spent living on the streets, so she quietly begins leaving him small offerings. But then Cephas dies and leaves a saddle bag of gold—to Zoey.
And that’s not all. Zoey’s parents are going through a trial separation, her former BFF Devon is giving her fits, and friend Crystal has run away from home. Then there’s Bernadine’s mean-spirited baby sister who has arrived unexpectedly, and an ongoing battle with a neighboring town is about to heat up.
Will Henry Adams ever be the same again?
Heart of Gold was truly a wonderful book. I have to say that I cried about 4 times and not just a simple tear.
Henry Adams, Kansas was a small town and everyone knew everyone and everything about each other. You would normally think that’s a bad thing but it wasn’t. They made it work for them. They had so much love for each other and they stood together like a family.
Zoey was a 10-year-old girl who was adopted but she had a “Heart of Gold”… It’s hard to be adopted but to be loved so much made it worth it. She adapted well to being raised in a family of different races. I love that because I can relate to that, but it wasn’t easy for me… I love how this book shows how people of different races can get along living in a close-knit community.
Everyone needs to read “Heart of Gold”… (Maybe it will rub off on some people) I will look more into books written by Beverly Jenkins. I love her writing style. I am giving Heart of Gold 5 stars.