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Started by Leigh Smith Sep 27, 2011. 0 Replies

Happy tuesday lunch time.... You know i was thinking about my mum, she anoys me to no end, we are very much the opisits of each other! Where my daughter and i are very much the same! My mother:-…Continue

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Comment by Beck Valley Books 8 hours ago

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Christmas Advent - The Trouble with Christmas by Kaira Rouda Books

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Her Fondest Christmas Memory...
& Her Top 3 things to do at Christmas...

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At 35-years-old, Cole Stanton is burned out. His high-paced, uber-successful career has left him yearning to start over. He finds Indigo Island, buys a restaurant and settles into an uncomplicated life. But Christmas is a mess. He has over-committed the small restaurant’s resources again, and is over his head. He finds himself longing for everything he has left behind, until a chance encounter with gorgeous Lily offers a spark of salvation to his business and, perhaps his life. 

Beautiful pastry chef Lily Edmonds is thirty years old and heartbroken. It’s just before Christmas and she’s just been dumped by via telephone by her fiancee. Her best friend Avery Putnam invites her to Indigo Island, hoping to add joy back into Lily’s life. A chance encounter with the sexy owner of a local restaurant makes Lily feel an attraction she thought she’d never feel again, and offers her a business challenge to keep her mind focused on something other than her broken heart. 

Cole Stanton and Lily Edmonds are both starting over. Will the joy of the holiday season bring them together or will the troubles with Christmas push them apart? 

Southern Born Christmas 
Book 1: Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim 
Book 2: Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin 
Book 3: A Very Married Christmas by Erika Marks 
Book 4: The Trouble with Christmas by Kaira Rouda

Comment by Beck Valley Books 17 hours ago

Our Beck Valley Books review of The Vineyard by Michael Hurley 'A story of faith, real friendship and mystery after mystery that keeps you reading on to find out more.'

"The Vineyard grabbed my attention as soon as I started reading and the first part of the book is still my favorite part of the story. Three college friends, Charlotte, Dory and Turner reunite at Dory's place in The Vineyard ten years after seeing other. Each with their own personal soul searching story that interlinks making the story flow together, keeping you well and truly intrigued, grasping you to read on.

As I mentioned I was drawn to one particular character in the story, Charlotte, who's sadness and despair weighed far too heavy for her that she could no longer carry on. What happens next will have your undivided attention and gives you the understanding of the true face of suicide, the author I felt did an amazing job with this.

The story is a lot more than the girls reunion, we also have an elusive spiritual figure known by locals as 'The Fisherman', to the girls as 'Enoch', who seems to have miraculous gifts of kindness and healing. This innocent, beautiful soul wants peace and beauty in the world and for the people in it and he will help the girls in their time of need in ways they certainly would not expect. Yet not everyone sees The Fisherman in good light.

There is some sexual content in the story so I would recommend this for adults.

A story of faith, real friendship and mystery after mystery that keeps you reading on to find out more."

Find out more on the #book and author plus enter our giveaway too 
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Comment by Beck Valley Books yesterday

Christmas Advent - Scattered Links by Michelle Weidenbenner

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Her Fondest Christmas Memory...
& Her Top 3 Charities to donate to at Christmas...

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FIRST-PLACE WINNER in the KINDLE BOOK PROMOS 
GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE 
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 
BRONZE Medal Winner in Dan Poytner's Global eBook Awards in Multi-Cultural LIterature 

CAPTIVATING! 
SCATTERED LINKS takes you down the street of nearly any Eastern European town, arm-in-arm with the orphaned. Michelle has captured the beauty and horror millions of children live everyday. The attention to detail is impressive. Having lived in a post-Soviet country for a time, visiting orphaned children, this fictional account rings with truth, from the heart-wrenching pain of abandonment to the realization of self-worth, and the love family and faith brings. Thank you for such an uplifting book, appropriate for the young reader, as well as adult. May your heart be encouraged, as mine was. 

Kim de Blecourt, speaker and award-winning author of "Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom" 

“Scattered Links is a novel that pulls its characters from the gutters and, in the end, celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit.” A reviewer comment. 

Thirteen-year-old Oksana lives on the streets of Russia with her pregnant mama and abusive aunt—both prostitutes. When Mama swells into labor, Oksana makes a decision to save herself from abandonment, a decision that torments her forever. But her plan fails when her aunt dumps her in an orphanage before she has the chance to say goodbye to her mama or tell her the secret that haunts her. 

Scattered Links is a story of family and the consequences that come from never learning how to love. It’s a story of a girl’s inability to bond with her adopted family and the frustrations that follow. 

How can a child understand the mechanics of forming a healthy relationship when she never had a mother who answered her cries, held her when she was frightened, fed her when she was hungry, or loved her unconditionally? 

Only when the child meets a rescued abused horse, and recognizes the pain in his eyes, does she begin to trust again.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on Tuesday

Christmas Advent - Whirlpool by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

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Her Fondest Christmas Memory...
& Her Top 3 Games to play at Christmas

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Inspired by true stories of the Falls, Whirlpool is a romance, an adventure, and the closest that most of us will ever come to taking the fateful plunge over the Falls.

Whirlpool by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

The year is 1923 and the jazz age is in full swing. Evangeline Murray, a young widow from Ohio, is recruited by the Women’s Freedom Movement to represent the spirit of modern womanhood by going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Evangeline eagerly embraces her opportunity to achieve fame and fortune, until she sees the power of the River and begins to understand the risk she is taking. Joshua McClaren, an enigmatic battle-scarred veteran of World War I, and the best boatman on the river, reluctantly agrees to launch the headstrong Evangeline. Joshua has seen hundreds of bodies surface in the Whirlpool below the Falls, and has faced death on the battlefields of Flanders and has no respect for the charming, impetuous Mrs. Murray, and her desire for fame. Before the barrel can be launched, each of them will have to face their own demons, painful secrets will be revealed and the Niagara Rivers will claim two more lives. 

Whirlpool is a fiction that is based on reality. Seven people have tried to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Four have succeeded and three have died. The first person to make the attempt was Annie Taylor, a middle aged school teacher from Michigan who made a successful journey in 1901. Barrel riding at Niagara Falls is now forbidden by law, but at the beginning of the 20th century Niagara was a haven for daredevils of all types, and many of their exploits are included in the novel.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on Monday

*** $0.99 15-21 December ***
Christmas Advent - The Sibylline Oracle by Delia J. Colvin

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& Her Favorite Christmas Character & why?

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He was destined to love one woman for eternity... Until The Fates interfered.

VOTED GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF JUNE 2012! 

Book One of the five book ORACLE SERIES by bestselling author, Delia Colvin. 

"A mix of the easy charm and undying love from Twilight with the intelligence, wit, and mystery of Outlander." 

When she's rescued by handsome Alex Morgan, Valeria thinks she's found her happy ending. But Alex knows the terrifying truth...time is running out! And unless they can discover the source of an ancient curse, fate will take her life...again. Greek Mythology and modern romance intertwine in this addictive series. 

Let the romance begin!

Comment by Beck Valley Books on December 12, 2014 at 6:10am

Christmas Advent - The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner

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Her Funniest Christmas Moment...
& Three things she enjoys not doing at Christmas...

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A Paige MacKenzie Mystery

The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner

New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.

Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?

Comment by Beck Valley Books on December 11, 2014 at 10:05am

Christmas Advent - Hilltop Sunset by Joyce T Strand Author

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Her Fondest Christmas Memory...
& Her Favorite Christmas Tipples.....

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A mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a determined stalker, a troubled love interest, and career clashes. 

Hilltop Sunset by Joyce T Strand, a Brynn Bancroft Mystery

Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her nearly to death has returned to stalk her and her friend, Jillian Hillcrest, also a former victim. Recently divorced, Brynn turns to a new love interest only to encounter additional unwelcome issues. Meanwhile, short-timer Brynn, who has resigned from her Silicon Valley company, becomes bored fulfilling her remaining responsibilities there. She begins to prefer supporting the launch of her ex-husband's new hilltop winery while waiting to move to her next position. Between her stalker and her new love interest, Brynn faces a series of life-threatening events.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on December 10, 2014 at 11:52am

*** ONLY $0.99 9 - 13 Dec ***
Christmas Advent - Eclair Goes To Stella's by Michelle Weidenbenner

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Her Fondest Christmas Memory...
& Her Top 3 Christmas Treats...

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AWARD-WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR 
MICHELLE WEIDENBENNER

Early Reader, Chapter Book Series for 5 -10 year old girls. 

"Eclair Goes to Stella's is funny, sad, heart warming, and genuine all at once!” 
~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). 

“Michelle's story is well-written and engaging. She does a wonderful job of developing the characters and deals with difficult issues in a kid-friendly way. Readers will be quickly drawn into this story and want to keep reading. There are so many dimensions to this story--it is filled with humor, action, and emotion--a great read!” 
--Award-winning children's book author, Crystal Bowman. 

When Eclair's mother leaves home, Eclair and her little sister must go live on a farm with Stella, their eccentric grandma. 

“More and more, grandparents today are assuming the role of part-time or even full-time caregivers for their grandkids. In Eclair Goes to Stella's, we see how one grandmother bravely and creatively steps into this role to help her family through a difficult situation. I'm certain that children everywhere will be able to relate to the range of emotions that little Éclair faces as she struggles to adjust to her new living arrangements then begins to welcome the love and care her grandmother offers.” 
~ Renee Gray-Wilburn, co-author of Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, 2012). 

There is a growing trend in America—grandparents raising grandchildren. According to the AARP’s Grandfacts, “Across the United States, almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the householders, with more than 5.8 million children living in grandparents’ homes and nearly 2 million children living in other relatives’ homes. These families are often called grandfamilies.”

Comment by Beck Valley Books on December 9, 2014 at 9:58am

** $1.99 Throughout December **
Christmas Advent - Return to Love by Kathleen Shoop

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Her Funniest Christmas Memory...
& Her Favorite Pantomime to watch at Christmas...

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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 December 8, 2014 at 10:16am

Our review of Hilltop Sunset by Joyce T Strand 
A very enthralling and deep story based on actual events, one persons fear of being stalked by someone who had tried to kill them and her friends. Hilltop Sunset by Joyce T Strand Author will really make you think about how much you protect your family and friends from a danger that you cannot see or distinguish. Imagine feeling on edge and nervous not knowing when an attack could happen at any time. The authors writing will have you feeling all of the emotions as you feel that you are in the thick of the plot.

Just when our heroine thinks she has found a new love and the prospect of rebuilding her life she faces problems that she couldn't envisage, Surrounded by friends who share her past experiences and the FBI trying to trace her stalker the story builds to an exciting climax.

An exciting, page turning read about how one persons actions can have a massive and disturbing effect on a persons life and mind set. Excellently written, a very emotive story showing the good in everyone's nature even when they are faced with danger to their own lives. This definitely keeps the reader enrapt from page 1.

Read more from the author and enter the giveaway over at....
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