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Comment by Beck Valley Books 12 hours ago

Our Beck Valley Books Review - The Dance of the Spirits by Catherine Aerie'a very emotive book'.......

"Set in a time of war the story follows two people from the different ends of the political spectrum. To try and find her way in life a young Chinese woman goes off as a medical surgeon to serve in the Korean War where she sees and absorbs the real truth and results of warfare. On the other side is American Wes Palm and their paths collide with an amazing outcome. 

The true beauty of this novel is the insight of how tough and different it was for a Chinese woman to grow up and follow her own way whilst been dominated by a strict government regime. Also when people speak of war it's mainly always about the battles and the fallen but we tend to forget about the casualties and the people who tended to them without the appropriate medicine or equipment, the authors writing brings this horrible part of war to life with true reality. You feel that you are in the background of every scene. 

The narrative is told from two sides but in truth they both want the same outcome the killing to stop and peace to reign. As these two people lives become entwined we are reminded that they are the innocents and the real guilty parties are the powers to be who are fighting for they own greed. 

This is a very emotive book which will touch every single feeling you can have and will make you think differently about war and the after effects of it. 

The first book I have read by this author but I am definitely looking forward to future publications."

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 10, 2014 at 4:25pm

The Fear of Things to Come by Author Kathryne Arnold is much more than I expected after Arnold’s first book (The Ressurection of Hannah). This is full of mystery and suspense. Written with such detail, that you can’t help but find yourself involved with the plight of Samantha. Things seemed to be going great for her… until the letters came and Todd vanishes. I will warn you that this has graphic and violent descriptions and an abundance of colorful language. As Samantha battles her psychotic adversary (clearly an obsessive monster), your heart may skip a beat or two as the tale twists and turns. Will this ruthless evil man leave Samantha hanging in the breeze? OR Will Samantha triumph and return to her safe and comfortable life? Will Justice prevail? The END will be interesting for the reader!!!!!

Read more of Espacular Aiesa's review athttp://www.espacularaiesa.com/2014/09/09/samantha-clark-mysteries-k...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 10, 2014 at 4:20pm

'The final book in this series... The Turquoise Tower by Author Travis Simmons draws me into his fantasy laden world' reviews A Gluten Free Mom.

This is the final book in this series, and Simmons does a great job of wrapping it up. All along I’ve NEEDED to know what happened to Amber…Now I do. I won’t spoil it for you, but it was a game changer! If you’ve been reading along with me, tell me your thoughts on Amber…If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for?

Simmons, as usual, does a fantastic job of drawing me into his fantasy laden world. I feel as though I am connected to Joya, Jovian, and Angelica. Their story, although not technically possible in real life has elements that I can connect with on an emotional level. I feel their needs and desires, and they are matched by needs and desires in my own life. The need to see the journey through to its end, the need to keep a hold of family no matter what. The themes are central to everyday life even when the setting is a different as could be.

Read more about the final installment of the Revenant Wyrd Saga athttp://www.aglutenfreemom.com/the-turquoise-tower-review-and-giveaw...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 10, 2014 at 3:39pm

Our Beck Valley Books Review of Final Orders by Irene Helenowski Book 3Order of the Dimensions

"The third book in the series and just had to read this immediately after finishing book 2. 

Things get worse, power creates a darker vicious controller, Anton is now President and completely out of control. The Order discards certain dimensions on a whim leaving them non existent, these null dimensions are where anyone caught breaking the law would be sent or even their parents. We also learn of red dimensions - forced labour and forced to live in slum like conditions. Anton and The Order were becoming ruthless and cruel in everything they did and you certainly see the darker side as you read.

How on earth was all this going to end? What would it take? It is down to one person who has to make the biggest decision of their life, especially when their current life is happy and they are completely unaware of what a loved one is really capable of in other dimensions, until they are shown.....

More of a story line in this book than the chase in the second book but don't expect the pace to slow down, you may be flicking back to check things out and keeping up with this amazing author. You connect with the characters feeling their pain, grief and sadness. Although it's hard to believe you even feel for Anton when you read about his sadness.

I would suggest reading all the books in order to really get a tight grip of who is who and the full background of the story to really enjoy the final book to an awesome series."

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 5, 2014 at 8:41am

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When Officer Bud the PR face of the Boston Police Department is gunned down, his brother, Bogie McGruder, returns from Palm Beach for the funeral. Since the BPD is investigating the death of one of their own, Bogie believes his trip to Boston will be a short condolence visit and a chance to meet his secret love child.

But interacting with a family fueled by alcohol and mired in scandals, Bogie is reminded why he does investigations for his Boston based company from a computer in Florida. Although Bogie wants to contact his ex-lover, Bailey Hampfield, he’s reluctant to do so since Bailey dumped him four years earlier. Knowing that Bailey had his child after she cut him loose, Bogie ponders how he can establish a relationship with the three year old daughter he’s never met. While he thinks about it, Bailey gets in touch with him and asks for protection. Someone is trying to kill her.

By the time Bogie meets Isabella, it’s apparent that he still loves the mother and adores the child. Bogie tells himself that he’s not interested in the BPD investigation into Bud’s death, but he continues to be drawn into it while trying to discover who is attempting to kill Bailey. The investigations seem to parallel each other, then intersect and become intertwined. As the story develops, Isabella, a precocious child obsessed with martial arts, slowly becomes the focus.

The underlying theme of this mystery is lies. Everyone seems to be running on lies and half truths. The only pure and true character is The Girl in White Pajamas. 

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 5, 2014 at 8:35am

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Sweet Romance… Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their life together. But, while Hale is serving his country in Vietnam, he receives news of the loss of their newborn daughter.

Back home on leave, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife. Their reunion is passionate and their physical connection, strong and soothing. His embrace, his touch, and his love are just as perfect as April remembered. But nothing, not even Hale, can ease April’s heartache.

Hale stumbles through his attempts at convincing her that their future will be rich and full of wonder despite their loss. His good-hearted, but take-charge approach causes her to retreat. Even in grief, April recognizes Hale’s earnestness, yet she can’t help but distance herself from him. With only a short time before Hale must return to war, the couple begins to understand that hope starts with them—that the bliss they once knew will return only if they are willing to trust again.

Set on the beaches of the Outer Banks, Return to Love is the second book in the Endless Love series. Book one, Home Again, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 4, 2014 at 12:32pm

Our Beck Valley Books Review - Smile at Your Challenges - It takes more than just going Gluten Free, drinking green juice, and practicing Yoga to solve your problems by Danielle Pashko @ Pashko Wellness

"After a sad and troubled start to her life the author is a wonderful example of how things can turn around, how you can achieve what you truly want in life and be happy.

Through her own experiences she guides you to think about what it is that you feel you are missing or that you need in order to feel satisfied and happy or even what it is that your ignoring, fearing it will hurt you in some way. She explains that you can do as much as you want to try to be happy but it's the inner you, the very core of you, that needs to find true happiness before you will start to feel any real benefits.

'Love', 'community', 'social', 'time for yourself' - all things I've read before and highlighted that I need to improve and work on yet here I am again highlighting them. It has certainly been a good push to look at those areas of need again and consider changes in all areas of life. 

An empowering quick read with friendly advice to inspire you to find out who you really are and of course - to smile inside and outside!"

Read all about the #book and author here....

http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/book-review-smile-at-...

Photo: Our Beck Valley Books Review - Smile at Your Challenges - It takes more than just going Gluten Free, drinking green juice, and practicing Yoga to solve your problems by Danielle Pashko @ Pashko Wellness "After a sad and troubled start to her life the author is a wonderful example of how things can turn around, how you can achieve what you truly want in life and be happy. Through her own experiences she guides you to think about what it is that you feel you are missing or that you need in order to feel satisfied and happy or even what it is that your ignoring, fearing it will hurt you in some way. She explains that you can do as much as you want to try to be happy but it's the inner you, the very core of you, that needs to find true happiness before you will start to feel any real benefits. 'Love', 'community', 'social', 'time for yourself' - all things I've read before and highlighted that I need to improve and work on yet here I am again highlighting them. It has certainly been a good push to look at those areas of need again and consider changes in all areas of life. An empowering quick read with friendly advice to inspire you to find out who you really are and of course - to smile inside and outside!" Read all about the #book and author here.... <a rel=nofollow href=https://twitter.com/beckvalleybooks/status/507476469824905216 plz use twitter link to get to actual blog post due to fb issues xx"/>

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 3, 2014 at 11:26am

'There is nothing like a happy ending to make tears come to my eyes' reviews Miki's Hope about My Dream Man by Marie Solka.

"Yup--my tissue box is right next to me. Talk about love at first sight. Have you ever dreamed about a guy you met but barely even talked to--me either--but when Samantha, a home health nurse, meets Gregg, her clients son-that is exactly what happens. Now Gregg is a total nerd and His Dad, when he notices that Samantha is interested decides to do a little match making. It takes a bit but Gregg finally is able to get out of his scientific head and notices! Of course things don't always go right and there were several problems to overcome-I did get worried there for a bit. 

There are a couple of other characters in this novel that you will love. A client of Samantha who has emphysema and is constantly asking for a pack of cigarettes actually coaches Samantha on how to snag her Dream Man. Samantha's family is typical and lovable. I especially loved her little sister. 

What might make you laugh is who the ring bearer ends up being at their wedding--and their flower girl! This is so definitely a 5 rating but it does have adult content which is probably not too good for teens!"

Check it out!! http://www.mikishope.com/2014/09/20-amazon-gc-1-winner-my-dream-man...

Photo: 'There is nothing like a happy ending to make tears come to my eyes' reviews Miki's Hope about My Dream Man by Marie Solka. "Yup--my tissue box is right next to me. Talk about love at first sight. Have you ever dreamed about a guy you met but barely even talked to--me either--but when Samantha, a home health nurse, meets Gregg, her clients son-that is exactly what happens. Now Gregg is a total nerd and His Dad, when he notices that Samantha is interested decides to do a little match making. It takes a bit but Gregg finally is able to get out of his scientific head and notices! Of course things don't always go right and there were several problems to overcome-I did get worried there for a bit. There are a couple of other characters in this novel that you will love. A client of Samantha who has emphysema and is constantly asking for a pack of cigarettes actually coaches Samantha on how to snag her Dream Man. Samantha's family is typical and lovable. I especially loved her little sister. What might make you laugh is who the ring bearer ends up being at their wedding--and their flower girl! This is so definitely a 5 rating but it does have adult content which is probably not too good for teens!" Check it out!! <a rel=nofollow href=http://www.mikishope.com/2014/09/20-amazon-gc-1-winner-my-dream-man..."/>

Comment by Beck Valley Books on September 2, 2014 at 6:15am

Our Beck Valley Books Review for Revised Orders by Irene Helenowski - Book 2 of Order of the Dimensions

"I couldn't wait to start this book especially since I was so engrossed with the first book in the series. 

The power struggle continues as Anton Zelov continues to crave revenge, power and world domination. Behind it all is the most powerful black box to be invented, called the multiverser, which when used can be used to travel into other dimensions of life, where you life and everything about it is completely different and is lived by your 'alter'. Only now the scientists have invented ways to change co-ordinates and more worryingly without the user knowing in certain circumstances.

Jane, who loves her sweetheart Randy is also the love of infactuated Anton's life. As she celebrates her latest achievements she is encouraged by her colleague to take a short trip in the multiverser but little did she know that Anton would hijack it and take her to another dimension where she is no longer married to Ritchie with two lovely children. She is now Anton's nanny with no knowledge of her previous life.

When Randy realises, the cat and mouse chase begins, in and out of numerous dimensions, different lives and scenarios. Will Randy and the Federation finally be able to stop the viciously clever and sneaky Anton and rescue Jane?

Yet again the author has baffled me with how she puts this all together and manages to keep on top of it to keep the story interesting and alive. I did have to flick back a few times to keep up myself but that's the beauty of being involved in the chase. I found myself looking forward to every moment available to read more and the short chapters didn't help when trying to put the book down. 

I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Order of the Dimensions, first as it's a great introduction to the fantastic characters in the wonderful storyline."

Read more on the #book and author here.....

http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/book-review-revised-o...

 

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