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We are a family run business based in Billingham, United Kingdom. Selling thousands of used, rare and out of print books worldwide through our online bookstore www.beckvalleybooks.co.uk

 


 

>>> New historical fiction from Kathleen Shoop

The River Jewel: A Letter Series Novella - Kathleen Shoop

>>> New historical fiction from Kathleen Shoop <<<
ღ The River Jewel: A Letter Series Novella by Kathleen Shoop ღ
For everyone who hopes to find the perfect match…
1875 Des Moines, Iowa
The novella, The River Jewel, takes readers of the bestselling Letter Series novels back in time, before there was a last letter, before the Arthurs lost everything, before they knew a girl named Pearl.

"What a wonderful book-the story of two people who find each other in a most particular way. Although the title says this is a novella--it is actually longer and is about the same length as a regular story. It was so engrossing that I read it in one sitting!!" reviews Miki's Hope

"Lovely, romantic historical novel set in rural Des Moines. Shoop captures a wonderful sense of this Iowa community in the years before many were forced to move away, and I loved how she contrasted the life priorities of Des Moines against those of rich Manhattanites." @reviews Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

"Will Landon go against his parents wishes and have the life he wants with a young woman they disapprove of. Will he be able to prove to Tilly that he no longer has any interest in her beloved cove? This was a heartfelt, beautiful, love story." reviews Bookworm Babblings

ღ Now available ღ
Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YCRK3LM/
Apple - https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-river-jewel/id1493826444
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Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-river-jewel-kathleen-shoop/1135984641?ean=2940163435593
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1708629238

Meet Tilly Rabel, a proud oyster-woman, and Landon Lockwood, the troubled son of one of the wealthiest men in America. The two could not be less suited for love. But when an old legend draws Landon to a hidden river cove, Tilly and he find each other, are lured by growing attraction, and repelled by competing desires to control Tilly’s waters. The hidden pool is replete with valuable mussel beds and the source of everything that makes Tilly who she is. Landon sees the illustrious treasure as the path to proving to his parents he is worth their love and worthy of the Lockwood name. Can Tilly trust Landon with her heart, with her beloved mussel beds? Can Landon trust that he has truly changed and doesn’t need his parents approval to live the life he wants?

Heartbreak, triumph, and a very special baby weave a tale sure to please readers who’ve read the entire Letter Series and those who are just starting the journey.

Book Review - We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family: An Adoption and Birth Family Story Paperback by Theresa Fraser and Eric E W Fraser

Book Review - We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family: An Adoption and Birth Family Story Paperback by Theresa Fraser and Eric E W Fraser

 

An excellent story which depicts the story of Deshaun and how he has a lot of questions about being adopted. Why was he given up for adoption? Who are his real parents? How will he cope when he meets or locate his real parents?

 

With the support of his adopted parents Deshaun goes on a discovery to find his real dad and once they find him it tells the story of how the relationship is rebuilt, the fears Deshaun has and the positive reassurance he receives from his adopted parents.

 

The drawings and easy to read narrative explains what every adopted person will feel at some point in their life in searching for their true identity. The story ends on a high note with Deshaun not only finding his dad but also finds he has an extended family who readily accept him. 

 

A well written book for a personal point of view which will help others understand adoption and the search to find out about their heritage.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/02/were-all-not-same-but-were-still-family.html

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/02/were-all-not-same-but-were-still-family.html

We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family: An Adoption and Birth Family Story by Theresa Fraser and Eric E W Fraser

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We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family: An Adoption and Birth Family Story by Theresa Fraser and Eric E W Fraser 

Written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness.

"This short story about a boy who was adopted is heart warming. With the help of his adoptive parents he was able to connect with his birth family. There is a section at the end that gives advice on how to go about doing this for parents. It is extremely informative and in my opinion helpful. I would like to note here that the book was written by the boy with the help of his Mom!" reviews Miki's Hope

"This book provides a sweet story of Deshaun, a young boy with a desire to meet his birth father. Because of the openness of all involved, he finds answers and comfort, and senses the true meaning of ‘family.’ The story is short, but the meaning and sentiments stay with you long after you finish reading." reviews Cover Lover Book Review

Now available...

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08189TBWN

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615994785

Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615994793

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This story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. The main character, Deshaun, loves his family but always wondered about his biological family. Does he look like them? Did they love him? With the support of his adoptive parents, Deshaun gets to meet his biological family. They develop an ongoing relationship, so Deshaun feels more stable in his adoptive family, but also develops a comfortable relationship with his birth family. Deshaun and his family are reminded (as we all are) that family can include biological, adopted, foster and kin members.

After reading this book, a child and their family will be able to:

- Discuss feelings about adoption

- Imagine what openness might mean for them

- Acknowledge similarities and differences among family members

- Discuss if an expanded sense of family is possible for their circumstances

From Loving Healing Press

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/12/were-all-not-same-but-were-still-family.html

Book Review - Glow Girl: Book One in the Droit Series by Michelle Weidenbenner

Glow Girl - Michelle Weidenbenner

Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of Willow who has to face the challenges of growing up and not only deal with the normal pressures of growing up but finds out she has special powers which are frowned upon in her local community and could lead to her been ignored and face persecution.

 

The real story behind the book in my opinion is teaching young people each and every one of them has a special talent and it is okay to have that skill if they can use it correctly without abusing or boasting about it.

 

It also shows if they have a certain talent and feel down, lonely, and having problems in coping with it there is always someone who is looking over them to offer a protective arm or a confidante to speak to and seek advice.

 

On the flip side it educates them in how to deal with the other students and people in society who might not fully understand the person or their talent as ignorance breeds hatred.

 

The book is an excellent read for the teenage audience as our heroine feels like she has nowhere to turn or go but then a new male student comes to the school and she finds herself strangely attracted to him and cannot figure out why.

 

With her special powers and confusion about growing up, it was well written and the emotions expressed will strike a cord with any young person who is going through a difficult time because as well as a lot of soul searching our heroine displays a lot of humour and finds love from her closest family.

 

Book 1 has gives us an excellent introduction into Willow’s life and am looking forward to following he adventures in the next book in the series.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/01/glow-girl-book-one-in-droit-series-by.html

New Romance Release

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Making You Mine (The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) by Melissa Foster
She has everything a woman could want, but can this sexy billionaire convince her that he's the only man she needs?
 
"Full of chemistry and sweet moments, you can’t help but wish for Knox to be in your life! He is very attentive, and when he’s set his sights on something, he’s very much ‘all in’. This book had me swooning over yet another amazing book boyfriend. Foster just simply knows what women want! Once you start reading a Melissa Foster book, I can guarantee that you will not be able to stop! They are utterly romantic and totally swoon worthy!" reviews Carly Louise Wilson
 
"A twist of fate. A love that endures and a heart determined to speak. If ever I was to write a love ballad this would be how I would want it to be. Making You Mine puts it's best heart forward. Aubrey and Knox give emotions a chance to breathe, while making the senses swoon. Foster doesn't believe in perfect. She dreams in reality." reviews Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
 
"A story of determination and acceptance; family and friendships; romance and love. The premise is stirring ; the romance is sensual and spicy; and the characters are energetic." reviews The Reading Cafe
 
Now available...
Also available in audio
Get it FREE when you sign up for an Audible 30-day FREE Trial: https://smarturl.it/gvg4gn 
 
 
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He’d distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can’t close, the precious jewel even his billions can’t buy. Now that he’s back in the States, he’s determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.
 
You may have met LWW Enterprises billionaire Aubrey Stewart in ANYTHING FOR LOVE, and her friends-with-benefits lover (Graham Braden’s business partner), Knox Bentley, in TRAILS OF LOVE. If not, don’t worry! Like all of Melissa's books, their story may be enjoyed as a standalone! Buckle up and enjoy the wildly romantic, fantastically fun, ride!

Book Review - Rain No Evil by Michele Savaunah Zirkle Marcum

Rain No Evil - Michele Savaunah Zirkle
Based on true events, Rain No Evil is quite a chilling tale of a families encounter with evil spirits invading their home and mind. I know for sure if I was experiencing the terror and psychological traumas the spirits were causing the family I would have been running for the hills, but they bravely stayed put to see it out to the bitter end.

The story has a humorous side but also brings a dark side to the family's plight and as unexplained events start to unfold you become embroiled in the family's fight to defeat the spirits. Her two sons bring warmth to the story as the youngest seemed to be one of the spirits targets, along with his mother, and the eldest was his little brothers reluctant protector.  
 
Their personal story behind closed doors was totally different to one that was portrayed in the local community as the father, a well respected police officer, turned into a controlling force inflicting both verbal and emotional abuse on his family at home, mostly to his wife. This action caused a rift in the marriage and they both sort comfort and love from other quarters resulting in affairs, I did feel that the number of affairs could have been left out of the story line as it did not add any value to the plot.

Savannah's constant feeling of unworthiness and being unloved, and her strong belief in family values lead her to seek guidance from God and proof that he does really exist. In addition, seeking spiritual guidance and help from others, she did not expect the change and consequences it would bring about to her family's life.  
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/01/rain-no-evil-by-michele-savaunah-zirkle.html

Glow Girl: Book One in the Droit Series by Michelle Weidenbenner (Young Adult Supernatural)

Glow Girl - Michelle Weidenbenner
Glow Girl: Book One in the Droit Series by Michelle Weidenbenner (Young Adult Supernatural) 
Willow has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.
 
"Acceptance of the difference in others is core to this novel about Droits and non-Droits. Droits are feared because of their special abilities. It is also about acceptance of who you are. Willow tries to hide the fact that she is a Droit so that she will "fit in" in school. This book should be read by all teenagers and adults in my opinion!!" reviews Miki's Hope
 
"The book is about a teenage girl named Willow, who discovers from a young age that she has a magical ability. However, in a world where being different is shunned, her parents beg her to keep her talent hidden. A story that enables your imagination to come out and play. If you love the likes of X-Men or even Twilight then this book will be for you. A page-turner with lots of intrigue to keep you hooked." reviews Carly Louise Wilson
 
"This was a fun read for me. The story is set in the future and people are not accepting the Droids because of their special abilities, even when used for good. Willow is adjusting to her ability and she is trying to make good choices, yet second guessing herself as most teenagers do. She is pulled toward the new guy in school, who is there for a reason. Kids are missing and people are scared. The story is easy to keep up with, yet full of surprises and I enjoyed it and the characters." reviews Natalie McMenamin
 
Available on...
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z27XZS5
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/glow-girl
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Glow-Girl-Book-One-Droit/dp/0986336297
 
Willow is just your average sixteen-year-old girl. Okay, maybe not so average. She can heal animals. But for her own safety, her veterinarian parents have made her promise not to use her powers. Unfortunately, sometimes her compassion takes over, and she can't help ... well ... helping.
 
Willow is a Droit, but hides her Droitism because people like her are feared and hated by those without special abilities. Two of Willow's schoolmates, rumored to be Droits, have simultaneously disappeared.
 
When Willow's non-Droit friend, Rain, is targeted, Willow wonders whether she should get involved--even if that means putting herself in the line of fire.
 
A mysterious new friend, Trae, just might be the key to unlock her courage.
 
In the end, she has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.

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Ten years ago she left, taking a piece of this handsome billionaire with her. Now she's back, and he's determined to make her his. Get this second-chance, billionaire romance for ONLY $0.99!
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Second chances really do exist…
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life–in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.
 
Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved–the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
 
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…

NEW Historical Fiction Release from Kathleen Shoop

The Thief's Heart - Kathleen Shoop

NEW Historical Fiction Release from Kathleen Shoop
The Thief's Heart (from the award winning Letter Series, Book 4)
For anyone who’s ever needed a second chance, to find love, to find the right path in life…

"Shoop’s depiction of this historical time is amazing, and I was captivated by the plot within the first few pages. There is something innocently naive about Tommy which endears you to him. You feel sorry for his family’s bad fortune, and worry for his welfare around his no good ‘friends’.The struggle of the characters felt real, and I absolutely adored Tommy and his journey." reviews Carly Louise Wilson
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"Tommy Arthur had never gotten over either his father leaving or his horrendous days in foster care. But now that his family are back together in Des Moines and have found a place to live Tommy is determined to support them all. Kathleen Shoop is definitely one of my favorite authors--her word imagery is spot on and makes you feel what the characters in her novels feel!" reviews Michele Bodenheimer
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"Absolutely unstoppable reading, The Letter Series has made such a connection with me, the characters, who now feel like family, warm my heart through their stories and their desperate times, my emotions were pulled as as I continue to want to keep them from harm after all they have been through. The author connects the reader to the past and brings the old era to life so vividly, it simply fascinates me, a never ending book is the only way to fulfill my needs!" Beck Valley Books
~~~
★ Now available ★
Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMJ56NX
Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-thiefs-heart-kathleen-shoop/1134430276?ean=2940163375103
Apple - https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-thiefs-heart/id1485126841
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-thief-s-heart
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519582005

★For anyone who’s ever needed a second chance, to find love, to find the right path in life…
Des Moines, 1892.

After losing their promised inheritance, the Arthur family’s luck finally changes. An extraordinary woman, Violet Pendergrass, provides refuge for them to rebuild their broken lives. Or has she? Handsome fifteen-year-old Tommy Arthur has one foot in manhood and the other dragging up the rear of his boyhood years. He strives to protect and provide for his family, but turning to booze when scared or worried creates as many problems as solutions. Unsure of who he can trust, fiery redhead Pearl Riverside challenges and excites him at every turn, softening his heart toward the idea that goodness exists in the world.

Tension builds between Tommy and his mother as her affection for a generous man increases. At the same time, distance grows between Tommy and his twin sister, Katherine, as each chooses their secrets over family. Violet Pendergrass demands more from Tommy and he begins to question her motives.

When disaster strikes for Tommy’s little sister, Yale, the actions of a sinister judge, a crooked minister, and the infamous charlatan, Dreama, are revealed. Facing more jailtime as vigilante mobs form, the clock runs down on Tommy’s chance to take responsibility for his own choices. Is it too late for him to save his family, to open his heart and fully love those who need him as much as he needs them?

The Last Letter Series of novels by Kathleen Shoop is set in the Midwest of America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoop takes readers on an emotional journey through love, loss and redemption. Inspired by family letters, the novels pull from historical events and places and feature the life and times of the fictional Arthur family as they make their way in the world.

Read more on the whole series, and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-thiefs-heart-letter-series-book-4.html

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-thiefs-heart-letter-series-book-4.html

(HOT NEW `*•AUDIO•*´PRE-ORDER ) ✦✦ MAKING YOU MINE narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke ✦✦

 

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✦✦ MAKING YOU MINE narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke ✦✦
She has everything a woman could want. Can this sexy billionaire convince her that he's the only man she needs? MAKING YOU MINE, a fun, romantic and deliciously sexy standalone romance is out January 22nd!
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Listen to the first chapter here >>> https://melissafoster.com/books/making-you-mine-the-bradens-montgomerys-pleasant-hill-oak-falls-audiobook/ 

 

In MAKING YOU MINE...
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He'd distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can't close, the precious jewel even his billions can't buy. Now that he's back in the States, he's determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.

One woman's true story of supernatural trial by water - Not your normal paranormal. RAIN NO EVIL by Michele Zirkle​

Rain No Evil - Michele Savaunah Zirkle

One woman's true story of supernatural trial by water - Not your normal paranormal. RAIN NO EVIL by Michele Zirkle​

 

"A powerful story of a struggle between good and evil, temptation and abstinence. I was genuinely impressed that this was a debut novel - the words flow so easily and the descriptions are vivid without being overpowering. You can feel the narrator's struggle within herself, and her desire to be a good and faithful wife and Christian woman, despite the demons that appear to be surrounding her." reviews The Faerie Review​

 

"The paranormal side was fantastical, sometimes scary and I wanted more. As the story progresses you can see a change in Savannah, she changes her ways and grows stronger as a person, she finally redeemed herself when she got the courage to tell Alex she was leaving." reviews Ebook Addicts UK​

 

"Twists with paranormal tones, it's truly amazing that this is based on a true story, and also a little terrifying. The story also covers mental abuse and sexual encounters" reviews Sonya Neal​

 

Available direct from the author - http://www.michelezirkle.com/books.html 
or on Amazon...
Amazon Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5D4SIX 
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945178698 
Hardback - https://www.amazon.com/194517871X

 

Based on a true story of exorcism and paranormal events, this story's undercurrent is a dysfunctional relationship between Savaunah and her husband, Alex, that prompts Savaunah to blame God for her unhappiness and dares Him to prove he is real. The bizarre response takes the surreal to a whole other realm--literally.

 

In Michele Zirkle's debut novel, Rain No Evil, lead character Savannah needs more protection than her police officer husband can provide when a few demons infiltrate her life. As one demon soaks the interior of her home, another pops up in her mirror. Just knowing that an evil presence could be buried within her skin almost scares the hell right out of her. Almost. It takes a lady with divine light to do that.

 

"There's a rare honesty in the writing of Rain No Evil. After reading this story, I remembered everything that happened as though the events had actually happened to me. I've never experienced that before in a book, and I can tell you I have never been so pulled into a story as I have with this one. It can't be placed into a neat box of horror or suspense or supernatural. It is as original as it is fascinating. Wickedly funny, yet profoundly sincere and thought provoking. I loved it." - Michael Knost, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author of Return of the Mothman.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1945178698

Book Review Dragon Mist: A Paranormal Romance by David Burnett

Dragon Mist - David  Burnett
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dragon Mist, David Burnett always makes it easy for the reader to connect and warm quickly to the characters in his stories. I also loved learning about the Drache's (dragons), their history and cultures within the story.
 
Fate brings two students together and we watch their friendship grow.  Christine is a Drache, a mix of human and dragon, who has been designated to mate with a human to keep the DNA in their genes. Although she is currently paired to someone she isn't overly fond of, after meeting James she begins to wonder if things should change.  She's a loveable hippie at heart, who sometimes gets the human / dragon moral boundaries mixed up which is quite a surprise for James.  James is such a sweet character who starts to fall for Christine's unusual ways, not realising her shapeshifting secret.  As they get closer he starts to wonder about Christine and has many unanswered questions which is cause for him to speculate.  The problem is once he knows the secret he must become one of them or be silenced for good.  Can Christine keep her emotions at bay or risk losing him?
 
After a unexpected intense start, I realised reading further along why it had happened. Yet there was also a softness to the story, humor, and intrigue.  I loved picking this up to continue their fascinating journey,  another wonderful and interesting read from the author.
 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/11/dragon-mist-paranormal-romance-by-david.html

Book Review - San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller by Mark Nolan (Jake Wolfe Book 4)

San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 4)  - Mark Nolan

Another rip roaring and exciting ride with our intrepid do-gooders of Jake Wolfe and his canine companion Cody. How can Jake and Cody keep fighting the bad guys but also maintain his love life and build on his relationship without damaging it? He has to call upon all of his resources and friends to try and bring down a criminal cartel and find out who has killed one of his friends.

 

The author uses excellent descriptive scenes and characters to bring them to life. He draws the reader into Jake’s life and you feel you are in the background experiencing all of his emotions and actions. The novel shows how strong bonds are between ex-serviceman and how much trust they have in each other and will turn to that source when the experience difficulty or problems.


I think there is a good film franchise in this series of books as both characters will appeal to fans of Jack Reacher or James Bonds as well as animal lovers who will adore and see traits of their dog in Cody. The part Cody plays in this story is immense and demonstrates the obedience, training and following of instructions is built on the bond of trust between canine and master.

 

Another adventure with our hero and canine which will leave the reader waiting for the next novel in the series.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/12/san-diego-dead-action-thriller-by-mark.html

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/12/san-diego-dead-action-thriller-by-mark.html

Book Review - Over the River and Through the Woods by Mindful Writers Retreat Series

Over the River and Through the Woods - Amy Morley, Hilary Hauck, Kimberly Kurth Gray, Michele Savaunah Zirkle, Janet McClintock, Abigail Drake, Kathleen Shoop, Ramona DeFelice Long, Demi Stevens

A great mixture of thought provoking stories from different authors who share their take on various aspects of life/fiction at this special time of year. Some will make you smile, some will tug at your heart, and some will give you that warm magical Christmas feeling. The perfect book to just sit back and enjoy, it's a time for reflection, giving second chances, and a reminder to grab life with both hands.

There's something for everyone inside this feast of short stories, poem and even a recipe. Each reader will pick their own favorite reads and it's a great introduction to authors you have not yet encountered. There are so many stories and authors I could mention, I particularly enjoyed Once Upon a Life Well Spent by Hilary Hauck, it was such a cute traditional story but from a different perspective. The Christmas Tree by Kathleen Shoop was a really heartwarming tale and thanks to author Abigail Drake I will never think of Christmas elves and reindeers in the same light, hilarious!!

Definitely a book to enjoy as you get all cozy in the run up to Christmas.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/11/over-river-and-through-woods-by-mindful.html

 

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/11/over-river-and-through-woods-by-mindful.html

New Mystery from Joyce T Strand - Dangerous Questions (An Emily Lazzaro Mystery)

Dangerous Questions: An Emily Lazzaro Mystery - Joyce T. Strand

✦ New Mystery from Joyce T Strand Author ✦
Dangerous Questions (An Emily Lazzaro Mystery)
When a body is discovered at a new winery Emily fears the worst and vows to get answers.

 

"A lot going on! Dangerous Questions will keep you guessing and wondering throughout. A fast read that will keep you intrigued." reviews Miki's Hope

 

Now available...
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In DANGEROUS QUESTIONS, Emily is content running the Mane Stay B&B when a friend—who is also an employee at the B&B—disappears.

 

Murder or deception?

 

Despite repeated warnings to back off, Emily Lazzaro asks some dangerous questions about the disappearance of her employee from the Mane Stay B&B that she manages. When a body is discovered at a new winery opened by a friend, she fears the worst. Her single-mindedness turns into a compulsion and threatens her relationship with her potential husband.

 

Nonetheless, she vows to get answers.

✦ LATEST THRILLER from Mark Nolan ✦

San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 4)  - Mark Nolan

✦ LATEST THRILLER FROM Mark Nolan ✦
San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 4)

 

"I love Mark Nolan’s books! I love Cody and I love Jake! Needless to say, my love for all three made this a quick, easy read for me! I will continue to read Jake and Cody’s stories as I have fallen in love with them as much as any community inside their stories has as well!" reviews Leila M Brenner

 

"A must-read for thriller lovers, and while you can read this as a stand-alone, I promise you don't want to miss one minute of Jake and Cody's intense adventures." Lily Kaylaina Greer

 

"This is a fast and furious race to not only secure American soil from terrorists but also vengeance for his buddy.


You are going to LOVE Cody--no doubt in my mind. Hint, he is not only a protester who will kill--but also a soft and fuzzy furbaby who love for people he trusts to love and cuddle him!" reviews Miki's Hope

 

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Danger awaits Marine-turned-lawyer Jake Wolfe on his vacation to sunny San Diego and Cabo San Lucas. There he finds sugary white sand beaches, warm turquoise water, boat trips among gray whales, and … cold blooded murder.

 

It was meant to be a relaxing holiday for Jake and his adopted war dog, Cody, but violence erupts when he crosses paths with a criminal cartel urgently seeking to reclaim a deadly package.

 

Jake learns the missing item is a threat to US citizens and vows to stop the cartel from possessing it, no matter what vigilante justice actions he might have to take.

Time is running out and thousands of innocent lives are at risk. Will the two combat veterans be able to retrieve the dangerous item before the killers do? The clock is ticking, but Jake hopes that if anybody can help find the package, it has to be his highly-trained and ultra-intelligent dog, Cody.

 

Find out what happens next. Start reading the latest Jake and Cody thriller right now and enjoy another fast-paced stand-alone story by author Mark Nolan.

San Diego Dead can be read as a stand-alone novel, or you can start with book one, titled: Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie. All four Kindle Unlimited books in the Jake Wolfe vigilante justice thriller series are available to read free with your subscription.