Something Old, Something New

Beverly Jenkins. William Morrow, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-06-199079-3

In Jenkins's delightful third Christian romance set in Henry Adams, Kans., a couple of high school sweethearts find their way back into each other's arms in middle age. Jenkins is a renowned proponent of foster parenting and adoption, and her protagonists are no different; before they reconnected, Trent July and Lily Fontaine both took in wayward boys, Amari and Devon, mischievous children who aren't sure they want to be brothers. When Trent and Lily reunite and decide to marry, everyone in the close-knit community of Henry Adams wants to help make the wedding day special, and with the support of Lily's wealthy boss, matriarch Bernadine Brown, and Rev. Paula Grant, a broad-minded Episcopalian minister, the lucky couple are well-bolstered to catch the curve balls that life keeps throwing their way. Jenkins's dialogue crackles, and the Scripture-infused story line will satisfy her many fans. (June)