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New give-away for A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

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Comment by Beck Valley Books yesterday

Book Review - The Girl in Black Pajamas by Chris Birdy plus $25 Amazon/Paypal Giveaway

The Girl in Black Pajamas by CHRIS BIRDY is another excellent novel, which continues on from The Girl in White Pajamas, following our hero and heroine as they try to build there lives together.



The truly remarkable thing about the author script is the descriptive style of writing she uses that brings the characters to life and you can actually envisage them in your mind. Along side the descriptive notations is the traits and characteristics that are inside of everyone and with this humanization it makes for a enthralling read.

As one of Bogies employers is shot he is drawn to find out why and by whom. As the investigation takes him away from home his real battle begins in keeping his family together and close on his tail is someone who wants him dead.

In parts there is scenes of a sexual nature which are essential to the story line of one of the characters asking the question to what means would you go to survive.

Bogie's portrayal of his loyalty to his family and friends is the real story line and if you stand by your convictions and stay true to your ethos, those around you will come round to your way of thinking.and will make the bond stronger.

Another great page turner of a story which is full of twists and turns and suspense right to the end. It will make you think about your relationships with your close friends and family. Once you pick this book you you will not want to put it down, you will be disappointed when you finish it because it will leave you wanting more reviews Beck Valley Books!

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on Saturday

Book Review - An Average Joe's Pursuit for Financial Freedom: Change Your Perception of Money by Michael Warren Munsey plus $25 Amazon/Paypal Giveaway

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This book is well written with clear explanations and descriptions of anything to do with finance. The author uses clever examples of everyday life to make the best use of our money. When we go to work to make money, how many of us actually make the income work for us? 

A chapter is designed for the American market the 401 (k) and the their social security system which I didn't really understand, being in the UK,  but still picked out useful information out that I could use.

The question of does really paying for a good education make you more money, ie being laden with student loans for a long length of time work, is a very apt one for every parent especially when the costs are around £9000 per academic year . Working together with your spouse / partner to work to a budget by creating a spread sheet and sticking to it can have a massive influence on your finances. By identifying what is luxury and what is an necessity is well defined .

This book will give you food for thought and the hints it mentions will make a difference not only to your finances but will also enrich your lifestyle. If you have money / finance problems read this book and also the selected literature that the writer mentions in his book.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 17, 2014 at 10:16am

NEW RELEASE Greed Manfiesto by John W. Mefford | Author 'a fast pace work of stellar imagination' reviews Espacular Aiesa

'Hope you are ready for an excursion into a thrilling suspenseful drama! ‘Greed Manifesto’ wastes no time getting into the mystery that fills you with dread, yet leaves you hoping for a balance of good over terroristic evil. You follow Michael as he searches for the truth and adversarial force behind this evil. Sometimes good triumphs…and sometimes it doesn’t. The author has skillfully brought into existence a story that leads you with a fast pace work of stellar imagination.Perfect exciting read as a stand alone book… but I will be reading the others in the series very soon.'

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 17, 2014 at 10:08am

In anticipation of her newest book - Book Four of The Oracles: The Mists of Time, author Delia J. Colvin is offering a preview and a giveaway! 

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Book Description
He was destined to love one woman for eternity... Until The Fates interfered. From International Bestselling author Delia J. Colvin, the saga continues with Book Four of the Bestselling Oracles series; The Mists of Time. Alex & Valeria are finally settled in modern day Manhattan. But the past is shifting. When Alex's sister, Antonia, returns through an opening in time, Alex follows and secrets are revealed which compromise not only Alex and Valeria's happy ending, but that of Paolo, Antonia and all of the oracles.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 16, 2014 at 5:23am

Win an Audible Audio Edition of Renaissance of the Heart by Lori M. Jones, Author Giveaway

3 Winners !! Open Worldwide !!

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After her husband of 15 years comes out of the closet, a blindsided, 40-year-old Amanda Lewis is forced to salvage what remains of her shattered heart and navigate a new life for herself and her teenage daughter. But will a sizzling secret romance with a famous young NFL quarterback lead her to winning the life she deserves or set her up for her biggest loss yet? 

As she embarks on the journey of rebuilding her home, Amanda discovers that finding forgiveness and repairing her damaged self-worth are her biggest challenges of all. While searching her soul - and even searching inside her city's history - she finds answers. But will answers come too late and can a broken heart ever be truly fixed? 

Listening Length: 8 hours and 58 minutes
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Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 8, 2014 at 8:25am

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 7, 2014 at 8:22am

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 7, 2014 at 8:15am

BOOK REVIEW - RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART BY LORI M. JONES

'a well written and absorbing book with a realistic tone and deep subject matter' reviews The Book Review

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The first chapter sucked me into the story right away as I tried to imagine 15 years of marriage to a man who now confesses he is in love with someone else.. and no it's not another woman, it's another man. 
Amanda goes through the grieving process, but manages to pull her self up rather well, I thought , under the circumstances. She has a fourteen year old daughter and a sister who is both very supportive and very honest and who keeps her grounded.

When Amanda meets Bradley, the quarterback for a professional football team, she agrees to go out with him. Why not? However, there is a little bit of an age difference, but Amanda is trying not to let that bother her. However, her subconscious mind has other ideas which includes some rather vivid dreams. 

The main theme running through the book was that despite the way her marriage ended, Amanda is still going through a the painful divorce process and the author does a wonderful job of putting the reader in the midst that pain and angst. Remembering Derrick as he was when they first dated, then the signs she missed, the good times, the bad times, the bitterness, anger, confusion, the whole ball of wax.  Trying to keep comments and actions neutral for the daughter's sake, but not always succeeding, having Derrick be a class A jerk one moment and perfectly reasonable the next was adding to all the stress. One minute she was positively giddy when Bradley was around or when they were exchanging text messages and the next she was depressed over her failure with Derrick and doubting the relationship with Bradley. The problem was that she was jumped into the relationship with Bradley before she had her feelings settled about Derrick. It was about the age difference, but it was also about Amanda not being ready for something this serious so soon. So, what to do? Does she enjoy her time with Bradley now and let things run their course? Break it off before things get too serious and someone gets hurt? Will her head rule her heart or will love conquer all?

Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 3, 2014 at 5:10am

Book Review of After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop 

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"A remarkable fictional story based on a factual event. A poisonous smog descends upon the town Rose Pavlesic has created a life in. She is a bit preoccupied with her nursing duties at times. The challenges abound as she tries to proportion her nursing and family. Grim and shocking events unfold for many as the smog takes control of the inhabitants. Several people have secrets and lies that reveal themselves, including Rose! Shoop’s research into the real life cataclysmic 1948 Donora Smog is clearly fortunate for anyone reading this story. The author created an interesting character in the somewhat controlling Rose. Yet we are able to follow as Rose slowly learns that her controlling ways have left her failing to be a real part of her family. The struggles in this saga are captivating and I could not put it down til the read was complete."

Comment by Beck Valley Books on October 2, 2014 at 11:00am

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