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Started by Leigh Smith Sep 27, 2011.
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
Our Beck Valley Book Review of Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster (Harborside Nights Book #2) 'leaves you with a warm longing to read more from the Harborside friends'......
"Opening up a Harborside Nights book is just like meeting up with your old friends, the excitement, the welcoming, the fun, the issues and more importantly the love they all give to one another, There is a warm softness to Melissa's writing that is addictive, after reading Catching Cassidy and feeling the whole friendly vibe of Harborside, I couldn't wait to dive straight back in with Delilah, although each can be totally read on their own as it briefly refreshes you on the main topics.
There is more to this story than romance, it carries depth with realistic scenarios that can effect everybody regardless of what your sexuality is, to be hesitant on reading this book simply because of the female/female romance would be such a shame.
Ashley and Delilah have the hots for each other, yet neither of them know. Delilah hesitates as she has never been with a girl and has the enormous pressure on her shoulders of the hostility people will treat her with. She carries the guilt of letting her parents down just before they died suddenly in a car crash, as she announced to them her sexuality and what she thought was the huge disappointment in their eyes. On the other side, Ashley has been hurt from a previous relationship and has sworn to herself never to fall into a similar trap. What they both don't realize is that love has it's own way of mending things.
The whole story takes the reader through many emotions, the joys life can bring, the amazing gift of true friendships and love, the constant worry of acceptance from others, the pains and sadness of self doubt and peer pressure, with all the stages of grief wrapped tightly around it all. One thing I hadn't expected was to shed a tear while reading, if only people were more open toward one another.
I also found myself thinking throughout the story of my own beliefs and as the author brings to light how as parents we might easily imprint our belief's in our child's mind without giving it another thought, not knowing what damage this really might cause them years down the line. It certainly made me think.
Discovering Delilah is a wonderful, and at times thought provoking, read that leaves you with a warm longing to read more from the Harborside friends."
Read more on the #book here...http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/discovering-delilah-b...
New #romance release Surrender My Love by Melissa Foster (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2) 'The author, as always, develops compelling characters and interesting storylines.' reviews Romance Reader 'I loved Cole from the minute he walked onto the page. He is extremely sexy - it just oozes out of the pages as you read about him'....
Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. .
In SURRENDER MY LOVE... Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush--and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.
From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He's a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there's a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart--and a painful past--but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.
A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs--and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?
SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
Read the full #book review here....http://allromancereader.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/Surrender-My-Love-Fo...
'The author deserves accolades for writing a novel that captures the times and the fears of that age (and beyond) and capturing the attention that didn't quit until the last page was turned.' Miki's Hope review on Carolyn Menke, Author's Return to Me, NOW the prequel has been released - I'm Yours..........
"If you have read Return to Me (my review here) you might have wondered like I did why Sadie's mother ended up leaving her to continue on with her life--without her daughter. Most of the answer to that question resides within the covers of this novella prequel "I'm Yours".
Although I am cognizant of the times that all this took place I truly can't comprehend what it must have been like in that day and age for a woman to have such a burning wish to become a famous actress-that she could turn her back on everything, including the man she was in love with. That burning desire was to be her downfall ultimately.
I am just so glad that those days are mostly over and now both Men and Women can be what they want to be without society ripping them apart."
Read more on the #books here http://www.mikishope.com/2016/01/20-amazon-gcpp-1-e-books-3-ww-im-y...Read Miki's Hope Return to Me review herehttp://www.mikishope.com/2015/09/20-amazon-gcpp-1-ww-return-to-me.html
I'm Yours Book DescriptionNew Release....I’m Yours is the prequel to Return To Me. This companion novella spins the tale of how Sadie’s mother, Audrey, becomes Audrey McCall, and the events leading up to one fateful decision that will affect generations to come.
The Roaring Twenties spell opportunity for Audrey McCall, a starlet who’s as irresistible as the illegal booze poured behind every shuttered speakeasy. Her big theater dreams include landing the impossible, a role on Broadway. But she’s fallen in love with handsome Edward Stark, who wants her to be his leading lady and his alone.
Edward’s confessed his love and is ready to embark on a future with Audrey. No more sneaking off to speakeasies and enduring cast parties, where the catcalls of men directed at his main squeeze get under his skin. Wouldn’t Audrey rather become the mother of his children than worry about the next paycheck?
Muddying the waters is the shifty Rex Wyatt, a new playwright in town, who promises to make Audrey a star. If Audrey gets the part of her dreams, she has to take it. There are no second chances in theater. Are there second chances in love?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We're celebrating by sharing the results of the Beck Valley Book Tour Reviewers Choice for 2015.......
2015 brought us so many fabulous books to read, the difficult task for all reviewers was to narrow it down and vote for the favorites.
Massive congratulations have to go to Bella Andre, Deborah Brown - Paradise Series, Delia J. Colvin, Melissa Foster, Kathleen Shoop xxx
A special mention also to the close runners up Rachelle Ayala, Kim Cano, Kathy Carmichael
Check out all the fantastic winners for 2015 here.....http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/beck-valley-book-tour...
Thanks to all the amazing authors who shared their books with us in 2015, xx
Coming tomorrow - Reviewers SERIES Choice for 2015!!
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Christmas Advent 2015 - Day 23 - Loving Emmi: How Baby Morgan The Broken Jaw Puppy Stole Our Hearts And Our Wallet by Author Barbara Boswell Brunner (Dog-Ma, Volume 2)
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/christmas-advent-2015...****Pop over to our blog, enjoy the interactive advent Calendar, find out what makes Christmas special for our lovely authors, hover over all the Christmas Advent Calendar for lots of awesome booky gift ideas, including special offers too!!
Loving Emmi: How Baby Morgan The Broken Jaw Puppy Stole Our Hearts And Our Wallet by Barbara Boswell Brunner Dog-Ma, Volume 2
The Dog-Ma saga continues…
In this highly anticipated sequel to the best selling Dog-Ma, the Zen Of Slobber, Izzy, the feisty and ferocious terrier, has lost her eyesight. Following on the heels of this devastating loss, her archrival Morgan – a gentle giant of a Rottweiler – suddenly succumbs to cancer. Finding herself a lonely-only, it’s not long before Izzy finds herself nose-to-nose with her humans’ new pet project: a foster Rottie pup also named Morgan. Quickly renamed Emmi to avoid confusion (and the wrath of Izzy,) it was to be the beginning of a journey unlike any other.
Severely injured as a newborn, Emmi – affectionately known to her fast-growing online fan base as Baby Morgan the Broken Jaw Puppy – is hanging onto life by a thread. Living with a crushed jaw that has left her unable to open her mouth to eat or drink, the prognosis is grim. Emmi is starving to death. Having rescued her from a horrific life, her parents spring into all-out desperation mode to find her the best lifesaving medical care. Despite the advice of veterinary professionals to euthanize, her parents are determined to save her at all costs. Taking to the Internet, they rally a huge online community of dog lovers who quickly become their second family. It does not take long for Emmi’s sheer determination and ferocious will to live to take hold.
This is Emmi’s miracle. A story of hope, inspiration, and triumph in the face of adversity.
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*** Reduced to only 3.99 ***Christmas Advent 2015 - Day 22 - After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop
After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop
A Nurse’s ObligationA Town’s DemiseA Mother’s RegretA Son’s CallingA Daughter’s MistakeA Time to Forgive
For every woman who thinks she left her past behind…Historic, environmental drama wrapped in a love story...
It's 1948 in the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous “killing smog.” Public health nurse, Rose Pavlesic, has risen above her orphaned upbringing and created a life that reflects everything she missed as a child. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her doting husband, loving children, and large extended family.
When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin?
***2013 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist*** ***Independent Publisher Awards: 2012 Silver, Best Regional Fiction–Mid-Atlantic*** ***National Indie Excellence Awards: 2012 WINNER-- Literary Fiction***
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*** Only 0.99 in December ***Christmas Advent 2015 - Day 21 - The Reunited Hearts Series Collection by Vicki Hinze (Available for a Limited Time Only!)
From the USA Today Bestselling Author Vicki Hinze comes The Reunited Hearts Collection, a romantic suspense series of three complete, award-winning, standalone novels with couples in dangerous situations who reunite in atypical ways.
In Her Perfect Life, ex-POW Katie Slater is finally rescued. But coming home isn’t the sweet reunion she’d dreamed it would be. Her life perfect is gone. Her husband’s remarried, her kids are strangers who call another woman mom, and her former co-pilot and best friend, C.D. Quade—the sexy best friend who’d deserted her in the desert—is all she has left. How is she supposed to cobble together any kind of life? As Katie struggles to determine real from tricks of the mind, to build a new life and rebuild relationships, she makes an astounding discovery. Her perfect life hadn’t been so perfect. But this new life holds promise and could be perfect—if she has the courage to face her past and claim her future.
In Mind Reader, Caron Chalmers is an empath. A mind reader cursed with imaging only victims. She sees and feels and endures what they see, feel, and endure—and has since she was seven. But even with perception and insight, sometimes she fails to save victims. Wrongly interprets signs—and a year ago, she messed up and a victim died. Caron nearly died with her. Her “gift” shut down. Now it’s back. There’s another victim—this time, a child—and because of the mistake and the shut-down, her police contact isn’t willing to stake his career on her. Yet he can’t dismiss her, so he calls in help from private investigator Parker Simms: a man with a past as bleak as Caron’s and a specific agenda of his own: proving Caron is the fraud he believes her to be. In a hostile alliance, Caron and Parker seek the truth…and discover a labyrinth of lies and deceptions that require skills and experience they have and trust they don’t but must somehow find before the child becomes another victim lost. The dire situation grows worse, the unthinkable happens, and stakes that couldn’t get any higher soar. The truth, they discover, can set you free…or kill you.
In Duplicity, Captain Tracy Keener, a widow, is on the cusp of realizing her dream as a military attorney. But then she’s ordered to defend Captain Adam Burke, a special operations officer accused of abandoning his team and leaving them to die. Should she ruin her career to defend a man she is certain is guilty? Adam swears he was framed, he’d acted under direct orders. He swears things that can’t possibly be true—or can they? Working together reveals an attraction that won’t quit and corruption at the highest levels—the sacrifice of an entire team. Impossible things! Yet when Tracy defies a cease-and-desist order, the impossible proves fact. Her admiration for Adam grows, their relationship shifts, and bonds between them grow stronger. Yet risking her life is easier for Tracy than risking her heart. She knows loss, and fears it most. The discovery that her heart already has chosen comes too late—after they’re targeted for assassination. At least one of them, it seems, must pay the ultimate price to untangle this intricate web of Duplicity. But which one?
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