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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 RELEASE - Nutcracker Sweets at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

Nutcracker Sweets at Moonglow (The Moonglow Christmas Series Book 4) - Deborah Garner
Nutcracker Sweets at Moonglow by Deborah Garner - Author (The Moonglow Series)
As with every Christmas season in Timberton, this year's guests will face the New Year with a renewed sense of hope.
**Cookie and candy recipes included! 

Start your holiday season at Timberton
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J6SJFG6
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"All of the books in the Deborah Garner's "Moonglow" series are a treat for whatever ails you! They are sweet, thoughtful, clean books that will remind you about happiness and compassion and how easy it really is to achieve. Dreams do and can come true as this story will prove--and yes--it sometimes takes more then one to make it happen.

There are no mysteries or thrills in these books--and they are not needed when you spend the holidays at Timberton hotel! Sit back with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and maybe a plate of cookies that you just made (quite a few delicious recipes at the back of the book) and get ready to be immersed in Love, Joy and caring! Any of these can be read as a stand alone--but may I suggest you read them all!!" reviews Miki's Hope


"I have read and loved everyone of the Moonglow series but do not wait until you have time to read the whole series to get started. Nutcracker Sweets at Moonglow can be read as a standalone and you will not need to worry about the previous three. My guess is, once you've had a taste of the Moonglow series, you will want to read them all." reviewsNicki's Nook


"Each year the one book in Christmas I expect is The Moonglow Christmas series. These are the sweetest books ever, literally, because the recipes at the back of the book are delicious. Misty and Beth are wonderful hostesses at their dream hotel in Montana, cooking and greeting guests with love, friendship and so much care." reviews Ana Paula Medeiros


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The small Montana town of Timberton has a way of bringing magic to the holidays, especially for guests of the local hotel. Resident artist and chef Mist has a way of touching people's lives with exquisite cuisine, imaginative art, and her own ethereal nature. 

When a nearby theatre burns down just before Christmas, cast members of The Nutcracker arrive at the Timberton Hotel with only a sliver of holiday joy. Camaraderie, compassion, and shared inspiration combine to help at least one hidden dream come true. As with every Christmas season in Timberton, this year's guests will face the New Year with a renewed sense of hope. 

NEW ROMANCE - Our Sweet Destiny by Addison Cole Author

Our Sweet Destiny - Addison Cole

Our Sweet Destiny by Addison Cole Author (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens)
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.

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"From feuding relatives to determined hearts, Cole spins a tale of broken dreams, new hope and fresh starts. Rex and Jade wrap themselves around the heart so intensely, it's hard to break free." ~ Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance

"One of my favorite things is how strong Addison Coles women are. They stand their ground, push their men to do the right thing, and make choices for themselves. Jade is no exception and she helps Rex open his heart, making the right decisions where the two of them are concerned. Rex is a pureblood, rancher with strong family ties and it hurts him to be sneaking around behind his dad but love wins out every time in an Addison Cole book." ~ A Soccer Mom's Book Blog

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After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.

Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head. 

Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.

Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.



AT Full Tilt - John W. Mefford
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AT Full Tilt (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 12) (Redemption Thriller Series 24) by John W. Mefford | Author
◆ A power that few have possessed. ◆ And a secret that will unleash it... 

"This is a definite nail biter which will keep you guessing. There is no way you will figure it all out. It took Alex to almost the end to realize who was behind all this--twists and turns galore. This was the perfect ending to this series. I think you will like the ultimate ending--something I never even thought of until I read it. A brand new series from this author is starting soon--I can't wait!" - reviews Miki's Hope

"This series as a whole has been one huge emotional rollercoaster, but this last book really takes it to that - edge of your seat, cant stop reading - next level, where you are actually fearing for your favourite characters even more. If you have read the previous books then you do not want to miss this one! I cant wait to see what Mefford has in store for us now...." reviews Ebook Addicts UK

Now available on Amazon!

A power that few have possessed. 

And a secret that will unleash it. 

He has a plan. He watches it unfold. And one by one, three lives crumble into dust.

Flares of desperation divert the focus -- can Alex see through the fog of deception?

The killing season is just getting started. It's an evil too sadistic to fathom. Is there any way that Alex, Ozzie, and Ivy come out of this alive?

A brutal savagery devours one life after another. But who's really behind this killing spree? Where does Alex fit in this nightmare?

As a thirty-year-old secret emerges, the ties that bind people will be redefined.

Blood never had greater meaning for three people.

But is there enough trust to survive the terror?

Get AT Full Tilt now! 

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Those hot lovable bikers are back in WICKED WHISKEY LOVE

Wicked Whiskey Love - Melissa Foster
Those hot lovable bikers are back in WICKED WHISKEY LOVE by Melissa Foster, but this hot doctor is going to need the right remedy to break down this shy single mother's heart! Get ready to hand over your heart! Sexy as sin, Dr. Whiskey, is here!!
A magnificent love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, families, bikers, babies, and more!
"The thoughtfulness, the respect, and the love in Bones is so strong, so pure, and so beautiful that Sarah didn’t stand a chance." - A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
"I don't tear up often, but Wicked Whiskey Love made a crier out of me. Foster showed life at it's ugliest and triumph at it's most inspiring." - Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
"Sarah finds it hard to trust, but when Bones and the whole of the Whiskey clan take her and her family in she feels love of a family which she hadn’t felt before and with Bones he was well Bones, the sexy doctor who she was finding it hard every time to resist." - Tfaulcbookreviews
"Oh, how I love the Whiskey brothers! Wicked Whiskey Love’s storyline is sweet and touching with just enough steam to make you blush! I love all of the characters and especially enjoy reading the ones from Ms. Foster’s other books." - Behind Closed Doors Book Review
A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.
Fall in love with Bones Whiskey in WICKED WHISKEY LOVE, an emotionally riveting, sexy new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. A magnificent love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, families, bikers, babies, and more!
After escaping abusive parents and, later, an abusive relationship, Sarah Beckley has spent a lifetime watching snakes shed their skin. With two small children to care for and another on the way, she's finally found a home in Peaceful Harbor with the brother she hasn't seen in more than a decade. She's still searching for her sister, but life is good. If only she could stop thinking about the sinfully sexy doctor/biker who has taken to her children like a loving uncle--and to her like a hungry man.
Trust doesn't come easily for Sarah, but Bones Whiskey is patient and protective, amazing with her children, and he looks at her like she is the only woman he could ever want--and more. With two little ones underfoot, Sarah expects him to move on quickly, yet with every tender kiss and each trying moment with the children, Bones surprises her. But will the fiercely loyal biker stick around when Sarah's worst secret is revealed, or will he shed his skin, too?
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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Book Review - They Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal

They Can Never Know - Sheri Meshal

"Cleota pulls such unexpected inner strength from deep within herself to form a life worth living again."
Our Beck Valley Book Review - They Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal Author plus $20 Paypal Cash Giveaway!


"When I hear that there's a book from Sheri Meshal going to be released I can't begin to tell you the joy I feel, she has such a creative and sensitive writing style that it draws me in so much and I know that I am going to be in for such an amazing heartfelt story. Her characters reach out to you and her stories seem to really touch you to the core. Definitely one of my favorite authors for sure, that was already decided after reading her first book, Swallowtail!


Sheri, as always, connects you to her characters so well that you feel as if you have known them all your life, instantly understanding their feelings and thoughts. With Cleota, the main character in this story, she reminded me of an old lady I used to live near when I was a little girl, who would always wait to give me a couple of sweets whenever I was passing her gate, even now I still think of her fondly. Cleota, I felt, was just like that and is definitely a person whose infectious character touches everyone she meets.


Cleota's strength of character had been trodden down for so long by the cruel mental and physical abuse of her husband over the years that she was just a meer ghost of herself, living in a loveless marriage in a controlled, secluded life to serve her husband and two step-sons. Now recently widowed, in her eighties and cancer stricken, she finds an incredible stash of money and has a choice. Does she give in and continue to live in constant fear of her haphazard stepsons or does she grab the only hope of life and happiness she can, by escaping and giving others the chance of happiness she never had, regardless of the consequences. What follows is a heartwarming tale of bravery and inner strength for you to enjoy.


The girl Cleota had once been, all those years ago, rises to the forefront again. No longer will she be used and abused, her strength shines through as she grasps the beginning of a journey that will be her second chance of life-even in her eighties! She pulls such unexpected inner strength from deep within herself to form a life worth living again. You cannot help but be mesmerized by this lovable lady as you will her on each step takes for her small piece of happiness she so greatly deserves, finding new friends and those not so friendly along the way.


Tension, suspense, happiness, admiration are all emotions you will feel as she strives to continue."


Get your backpack ready to join Cleota and friends on her inspiring, unstoppable, second chance of life journey!"


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Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/they-can-never-know-by-sheri-meshal.html

Book Review - Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster

Bayside Passions - Melissa Foster

A lovely, fun, opposites attract romance set in the beautiful world of Wellfleet with a circle of friends you will be longing to meet and hang out with all day long.

Emery has missed her best friend, Desiree, so much after she moved to Wellfleet.  On her last visit to see her she gets a taste of how different her own life could be and decides to pack up and move there too. Of course, while she was there she also met Dean who is an additional attractive temptation for change!  Since then they have become great friends 'virtually' but down to past issues she is adamant to stick to her 'no dating friends' rule and keep things simple.

Dean is such a lovable alpha male who has a heart of gold,  he is aware of Emery's rule but cannot deny his growing want for her. He would do anything for Emery and will patiently bide his time until the time comes that she feels she is ready.

Emery deep down really knows how she feels about Dean, but isn't ready to admit the love she has burning inside of her for him. If she let him in just a little, he could melt down her barriers even more.

Will the playful, borderline friends to lovers make the step they both crave as they both start to fall hard for each other? That's the big question, but we all know that the Bayside gang will be there to give them a helping hand, if needed.

Great characters include Violet who usually speaks first and thinks later, she certainly isn't scared to say things how the really are.  The oldies gang that Emery treats as a yoga teacher are a hoot.

Reading Bayside Passions leaves you with a huge smile on your face and a pulling of the heart.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/book-review-bayside-passions-love-in.html

Chokecherry by Sheri Meshal Author

Chokecherry - Sheri Meshal

Chokecherry by Sheri Meshal Author


"Chokecherry is now up there with Swallowtail in my favorite book category!" ~ Life as Leels


"This was different from anything I have read before and it kept me captured. It must have been my fastest reading ever as I didn’t want to miss anything." ~ Rachel Simons


"There is love, loss, and even a touch of the supernatural. Seriously this books has it all." ~ This Pretty Little Life


Available now! $2.99
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JP4223A


Forty-one year old Dana Quinn, a closet writer, career waitress and three-time psych ward patient has just lost her last family member. For Dana to go on, she must create a life meaningful enough to answer her eternal question: why did she alone survive the tour bus crash that killed her family? That’s a tall order for someone who’s barely managed to exist. Never married, in and out of an institution where only her writing saved her, Dana works a dismal job with a few friends she’s managed to keep at a safe distance.


Feeling lost and hopeless in the weeks following Aunt Irma’s unexpected death, Dana discovers a letter and takes her aunt’s advice to simply walk away from her life in Queens and return to her family farm to write herself well one more time. For over thirty years Dana’s believed the farm was sold and did her best to forget it. But what if everything in the house is frozen in time exactly the way they left it? Nothing can stop her from walking through that door.


On the road she adopts a one-eared dog and finds a new best friend in Iowan-turned-New Yorker, Stu, who’s given up designing off-Broadway sets to care for his ailing mother back in his tiny hometown. Chokecherry, her father’s beloved farm, is not at all what Dana expects and far more than she bargains for. By firelight, Malcolm reveals the cryptic history buried in the tunnel, and why the big barn strikes fear in the hearts of those who enter it. Despite its tragic past, the farm also possesses an undeniable capacity to heal the broken heart of anyone who embraces it. In fact, it seems to be a magnet for broken hearts. Just as Dana and her friends form a tight bond and rise to the challenge of helping Chokecherry realize its true potential, a supernatural ability she’s failed to repress for years, nearly kills her. Dana’s forced to fight for a life she wants—a life that finally answers her eternal question in ways she never could’ve imagined.

SWALLOWTAIL by Sheri Meshal

Swallowtail - Sheri Meshal
She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend… she’d move heaven and earth to keep it that way.....SWALLOWTAIL by Sheri Meshal Author 

$2.99!! Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009913Q98/ 

Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she’s addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living’s attention, but most people are harder to reach than she’d ever dreamed and even harder to set free.

She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend… she’d move heaven and earth to keep it that way.

Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

“This book comforts me. It is like being wrapped up in a blanket of love. I strongly urge you to read this book. While the story is a book of fiction, it will make you examine your life. It will move some of you to tears like me. Ultimately, it will leave you with a sense of love.” ~ Kelli R. Guilbeau

“This is quite a special book. The soft, delicate and imaginative way the author describes things in the book is truly beautiful. Swallowtail is now firmly in the top three of my all time favourite books that I will always treasure and I highly recommend this deeply moving and joyous book to you all.” ~ Beck Valley Books

“I am rarely so blown away by a book like I was with this one. SO many emotions and feelings are brought out by this story. Loss, coping, recovering and some real happiness.” ~ Jenn’s Review Blog


They Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal

They Can Never Know - Sheri Meshal

They Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal Author
What would you do if your last chance at happiness required you do everything you’re afraid of?

"Unique and unpredictable Women’s Fiction. A heartwarming and enchanting journey of self-discovery, friendship and renewal. Well written story! Ms. Meshal is a talented storyteller, who brought this character to life on the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed Cleota’s story." - My Book Addiction and More

"I fell head over heels in love with Sheri Meshal with her debut book Swallowtail, which to this day, is still a favorite. As in, #1 top favorite book. Ever. The quote above; “go for the ride” is exactly spot on with this book. It was a ride. It was a journey. It was Cleota’s journey that we got to be a part of, but she and her friends leave their mark on you. Sheri is a wonderful author and I cannot wait for her to share more stories with us!" - Life as Leels

"When Sheri Meshal puts pen to paper you know that you are going to be in for an amazing heartfelt story whose characters come alive as you read. She is an extremely talented author whose stories connect with you and touch you to the core." Beck Valley Books

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For over fifty years, Cleota Ferguson has kept her head down and done as she was told. She managed to outlive her abusive husband, but that’s about it and not by much. Time is running out and the money already has, when she accidentally discovers the means to live a completely different life. Her meth-making stepsons are the last people who can ever discover what she’s found. Forget putting her in a home. They’ll put her in the ground right behind the barn. Sometimes you have to disappear to truly find yourself.

What would you do if your last chance at happiness required you do everything you’re afraid of?

"Hugely enchanting…reading Sheri Meshal is like listening to a favorite aunt who just happens to be a phenomenal storyteller." ~ Anton Lee Richards, author Blueberry Pancakes

"Sheri Meshal has a gift for creating characters you're going to want to spend time with. Cleota is a touching and provocative story. Go for the ride." ~ Jim Wormington, author Under Different Suns

"A heartwarming story of a journey of self-discovery and renewal. In They Can Never Know, Sheri Meshal paints a portrait of a character you won't soon forget." ~ Ed Pionke, screenwriter, director, producer, Mother's Milk

NEW ROMANCE RELEASE - A Love So Sweet by Addison Cole

A Love So Sweet - Addison Cole

A Love So Sweet by Addison Cole (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens)
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling.

"I cannot find enough words to praise and recommend this novel, but definitely add A Love So Sweet to your TBR because it is entertaining, engaging, romantic, and hits all of the good spots in your heart!" Jennifer Thomason @ Dandelions Inspired

"A Love So Sweet is the beginning of something special. From topsy turvy to happily ever after. Cole crafts a ride wild enough to keep readers on their toes and sugary enough to run away with their hearts." Isha Coleman I Love Romance

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-love-so-sweet-by-addison-cole-sweet.html

NEW ROMANCE RELEASE - Lovers at Heart, Reimagined by Melissa Foster(Love in Bloom: The Bradens)

Lovers at Heart, Reimagined - Melissa Foster

Lovers at Heart, Reimagined by Melissa Foster(Love in Bloom: The Bradens) 
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

"Melissa Foster did an amazingly good job with this one. I read the original Lovers at Heart years ago and I remember loving it then--this same holds true for the new "Reimagined" edition." ~ Miki's Hope

"This is one emotional story for Max, and I absolutely loved every moment of it from the first to last page, I loved how they were together and how above all love prevails no matter what happens. A truly heartwarming story of second chances" Ebook Addicts UK

"How often do you get the chance to visit with old friends? Lovers at Heart, Reimagined felt like going home again. Max and Treat have always held a special place within my heart. After all they are the reason my love affair with Melissa Foster got it's start." ~ Isha Coleman I Love Romance

"Max and Treat's story is the beginning of it all for me and fell in love with Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom world. Melissa Foster is a great author and I admire her for putting the author's ego aside and re-imagining this great love story and turning it into a better and wonderful first tale of the Braden's." ~ Ana Paula Medeiros Romance as a first language

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A Note From The Author:
If you’re new to my stories, get ready to meet the couple who started the Braden sensation! Avid fans of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection may have read Treat and Max’s original story, Lovers at Heart. For the past several years, I have had the nagging feeling that there was MORE to Treat and Max’s story than I had originally thought. If you read and loved their original story, you’ll adore this new, more mature and detailed spin on it! Find out the REST of Treat and Max’s story and fall in love all over again in LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED!

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/lovers-at-heart-reimagined-by-melissa.html

New John Mefford Thriller out today!!

AT Death's Door  - John W. Mefford

Ready for your next John W. Mefford Thriller?
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AT Death's Door (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 11)
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"This entire series has been a thrill ride from beginning to end and have got to be some of the best suspense/thrill reads I have read to date!" reviews Life as Leels

"This is a powerful addition to the Redemption series. A family vacation in a tropical paradise - what could be better? Unfortunately, paradise doesn't last long for Alex as she's thrown into a world where greed is only the tip of the iceberg. The lengths that some will go to in the name of profit are only matched by the lengths Alex will go to in the name of justice." reviews Liliyana Shadowlyn

"I am still shaken by the events that transpired, far from home with no support in a corrupt law enforcement how can Alex and Ozzie (and their loved ones) get out of this alive? You will just have to read AT Death's Door to find out..." reviews Ebook Addicts UK

Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2X84WS
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It's the perfect system -- for the rich and powerful.

But who has the guts to take them down?

All it takes is a slight shift in the tectonic plates and two thousand miles later, a tidal wave engulfs the Big Island. 

This time, the deluge is in the form of greed and treachery. And many in the land of paradise will do anything to keep it hidden under the surface.

But when severed limbs start rolling onto the shore, Alex has another thing in mind -- even when her heart is gutted. Despite the shock of a lifetime, Alex won't stop until someone pays the ultimate price.

Will she be destroyed in the process?

Get AT Death's Door now! 

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Book Review - Christmas in Paradise by Deborah Brown - Paradise Series

Christmas in Paradise (Paradise Series) - Deborah Brown

Book Review - Christmas in Paradise by Deborah Brown - Paradise Series (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 13) 'An absolute gem from Deborah Brown again.'....

"What can go wrong in Paradise over Christmas? Well. if you have met Fab and Madison before you will not be surprised and if it’s your first time with them you will be drawn into their crazy world. When a Santa Suited robber takes a liking to robbing banks our duo are drawn into another adventure. As usual they plans and actions don’t run smoothly and bring more troubles to their doorstep. With their loved ones trying to keep them out of trouble and safe they have to devise cunning actions not to let themselves get caught. An absolute gem from Deborah Brown again."

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Book description
My name is Madison Westin. Unless it’s Christmas, in which case my official title is “Holiday Cheermistress.” Nothing stops me from getting my ho-ho-ho on, not even my friends’ Grinch-worthy attitude toward sparkling tinsel, twinkling lights, and tinkling bells.

Hey, if Creole, Fab, and Didier wind up with coal in their stockings, it won’t be my fault.

When some bah-humbug bandit makes the rounds of Tarpon Cove, Fab and I are on the case. It’s the least we can do for our loyal friends. Seasonal crime-victim disorder seems to be on the rise.

Some guy in a Santa suit—well, the top half of one anyway—is robbing local banks. The cops are fingering the wrong guy. And you can bet your light-up Rudolph boxers that if we can’t track the real thief down, one of my merry band of miscreants could be spending the holidays behind bars.

Book Review - These Thy Gifts by Vincent Panettiere

These Thy Gifts - Vincent Panettiere
Book Review - These Thy Gifts by Vincent Panettiere
'A fantastic novel full of life experiences, which may challenge your own beliefs.'......
"A very strong emotional filled novel with excellent descriptive writing about the trials and tribulations of a priest. Some of the scenes described are graphic and may upset some readers but are essential to the storyline. The story had me gripped from page one following the life of Monsignor Steven Trimboli and his battles with his peers within the church and also with his own secrets and faith.
The author has bravely written a novel in a time when the catholic church is under attack. The characters are totally believable, especially how close the links are between the crime syndicates, the local police and the community as a whole in order for the church to survive and prosper.
A brilliant novel which is a real page turner and is so full of all the emotions a human being can experience. The scenes and the life story portrayal is amazing and you will fall in love with the characters. A touching story on what do you do when you discover a crime has been committed within the church fraternity and the way to make the offender be accountable without upsetting the powers that be or even more damaging the reputation of the church to its congregation.
A fantastic novel full of life experiences, which may challenge your own beliefs."
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Book Description
These Thy Gifts is a forbidden love story spanning 50 years between a priest and the widow of a mobster. It encompasses history, mystery, comedy, gangsters, beautiful women, war, and religion.
2006 is a tumultuous year for the Catholic Church. Reports of horrific sexual abuse are becoming widespread. Monsignor Steven Trimboli is troubled. He worries for the future of the church—and rightly so. A new crime will soon reverberate throughout his church and hit closer to home than he ever imagined.
As Trimboli examines his faith, he must also examine his past. This poignant new novel takes readers back fifty years to meet Trimboli as a young and passionate priest, ready to tackle the world. The church, however, has other plans and exiles him to a small town in New York State. It is there that he meets the intriguing and beguiling Rosalie LaMarca. The two will form a connection that will have lasting consequences for both their lives.
Trimboli’s adventures will take him to the front lines of Vietnam and back. He will encounter abuse in his time serving the Catholic Church, but he will also bear witness to moments of unimaginable grace. Follow Trimboli as he confronts his past, his choices, and what it means to be a man of God.

Book Review - Smith by Sam B Miller II

Book Review - Smith by Sam B Miller II
'An excellent story about the mystique of ancient times and the power that these treasures hold over us'

"An expedition into Israel and an unexpected find in King Solomon's Tomb springs a surprise and untold danger to our hero. Different parties seeking to gain the power to improve their own wealth and status, not just in there community but to become a global power. As our hero wears the treasure he starts to hear orders from an ancient spirit Smith but is he guiding him to safety or danger?

The writing style and breaks between paragraphs make it an enjoyable read giving the reader chance to digest what is happening and follow the story line. The research and historic events is first rate. The excellent character traits bring the story to life.

What is it about archaeology and the things we find that intrigue modern man? Is it because we cannot understand the rituals and artifacts and have to create our own stories to satisfy our minds?

A very easy to read book with intrigue and a twist to the plot, which will have appeal to all age groups because of the interest everyone holds over tombs, ancient rulers and the beliefs they held.

An excellent story about the mystique of ancient times and the power that these treasures hold over us and in the pursuit of those treasures the conflict caused between good and evil. I will be sure to look out for the authors other books."

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Book Description
Jakes discovers a 3,000 year old ring with the power to control demons as well as the weather and all animals. Jake starts to hear a voice that belongs to Smith, the computer-like interface who gives him guidance on how to deal with his newfound powers. Smith’s single goal is to insure Jake is King of Earth with an appropriate Queen chosen by Smith. Both a rogue government and a secret society want the ring and its powers for their own wicked scheme. Smith’s methods for protecting Jake are prone to violence. Jakes teams with Nava, a no-holds barred woman with unique training. Smith doesn’t like her hair. The government and the secret society have just met their match.


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Book Review - The True Nature of Energy - Transforming Anxiety into Tranquility by Diane Wing

The True Nature of Energy: Transforming Anxiety Into Tranquility - Diane Wing

How can we embrace nature to enhance our own spiritual well being?  This is a book that gives you very useful tips on how to achieve just that goal. Setting out specific exercises and thoughts to change your life, for example - How many negative influences are in your life? - This could be as simple as removing someone who only calls to pass on bad news or is always complaining to you.

There are exercises that will also help you to feel better about yourself and how to attract positive influences in your life.  It explains why certain places and events affect your mood and character. Why do you go to a certain place to feel better? For me it was a visit to the watch the tidal movements that has this effect.

This is a book that I would like to revisit time after time to gain the maximum results.  An enjoyable, informative read from the author.



Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/09/book-review-true-nature-of-energy.html