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Elderberry Croft: Volume 1: January Breeze, February Embers, March Whispers [Kindle Edition]

Becky Doughty
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Book Description

For most of the residents, The Coach House Trailer Park is the last lonely stop on the road of life. But on a crisp January breeze, a new girl sweeps into the neighborhood, charming them all with her wild nature, her elderberry gifts, and her outrageous laughter. What brings the mysterious Willow Goodhope of Elderberry Croft to this dead end place? From what--or whom--is she hiding?

There’s a new girl in town, and she’s breathing life into The Coach House Trailer Park, starting with the tiny cottage she christens, Elderberry Croft. Kathy Kekoa isn’t so sure about this wild child living across the way, with her generous nature, and exuberance for life. What’s a vibrant, young thing like Willow Goodhope doing in a place like The Coach House? From what—or whom—is she hiding?

Richard and Patti Davis have slipped into the shadowlands of hopelessness, where their days stretch out endlessly ahead of them. Lately, though, Richard has been sitting up and taking notice of the new girl down the way; Willow Goodhope, with her red curls and her wild laugh. Will Patti lose the only man she’s ever loved to the green-eyed earth girl? Or will Willow steal both their hearts?

Joe Sanderson has been around long enough to know that living simply is simply better living. He gardens, he cooks, he entertains Vivian. Everything is going just fine…then along comes Willow Goodhope, with her whispering shadows and her elderberry pie, reminding him of what it means to be a man. Will he rise to the occasion, or dig in his heels?

ELDERBERRY CROFT: VOLUME 1 is the first installment in the beloved tale of one woman’s journey toward HOPE AND HEALING, and the people whose lives she transforms along the way.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1391 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Publisher: BraveHearts Press (November 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,030 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful little book January 1, 2014
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I fell in love with the cover of this book, it looked "enchanting" and I found the book itself to feel just the same as the cover. Willow is just as spellbinding to readers as she is to the people in the little community she moves into. Each character is very human, unlike other Christian books where the main character is picture perfect, each of the Christians in this story is flawed in some way, or has problems to work through, each are very much human and I absolutely LOVE that. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good little pick-me-up quick read, but beware, you might also get hooked and want to read the others too!

As a side note, kudos to the author for editing. So many ebooks lately have little to no editing, this one was edited and it helps so very much to the focus of the story when your mind does not have to focus on the errors. If you see this Ms. Doughty, thank you so much, it is very appreciated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It just wasn't enough! May 25, 2014
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I wanted more, so I bought the complete collection! after finish it all in about a week, I still wanted more! I just have to applaud Becky Doughty for this story about friendship, pain, love, affection, sorrow, happiness, and new beginnings!! many people think that being old means being almost dead, but his book is proof that it's never too late to have the happiness and love God intended for you to have. It also shows you that even when you are going trough a lot of pain and sorrow, healing sometimes comes in unexpected ways, and you need to see beyond yourself to be the instrument of God to help others and help yourself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ BOOK September 19, 2013
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I AM HOOKED on this author and on her characters in Elderberry Croft. You will follow Willow as she meets her neighbors and gets involved in their lives. But there is a mystery here. What is Willow's secret? The characters are extremely well written and you feel as if they are your own neighbors and friends. I cannot recommend this book enough. And I know you will be waiting as anxiously as I am for the conclusion of Elderberry Croft. catch vol 1, 2 and 3 now - Vol 4 will be done soon I hope. 5 Stars for Author Becky Doughty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! Amazing! Beautiful! April 26, 2014
By Rhynn
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I am so glad that I got this book, and I am eagerly planning to read the rest of this series. The characters are so alive, so realistic that I feel like I've made new friends. It is well-written, emotional and thought-provoking. It's short, but sweet and well worth your time. I will share this story with everyone I know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to reading Volume 2 March 31, 2014
By L.S.
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I loved this little book. Willow definitely has a lot to teach the rest of us about caring for others!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read volume 2 March 30, 2014
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this is a really good, easy to read story. It could have been frivolous except for the insight given into the hearts and minds of Willow's neighbors. And as a child of the 70's I could relate to her outlook on life. I loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginning of a wonderful series of books new to me. March 28, 2014
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Interesting plot, eccentric characters and start of series I expect to get more and more interesting. Will definitely buy all in the series. She is an excellent writer. Even if I hadn't been totally intrigued by the plot, I would have enjoyed reading this book as Doughty's writing is beautiful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff March 18, 2014
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Amazing stuff by an amazing author. A plus. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would reccommend it to anyone who knows how to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very sweet
We could all take a page out of Willow Goodhope's response to life's pain and suffering. A reminder to find joy in the little blessings that come our way.
Published 16 days ago by P. Holman
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Read
I very much enjoyed reading this book. One neighbor touches and changes the hearts of others around her. What an inspiration! Read more
Published 28 days ago by Symone Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars A different story
A story of hope, friendship, and of being a neighbor that will set your imagination loose to consider your life.
Published 1 month ago by Bjacobson
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read and at first I thought this was it
I just wanted a short, easy read and at first I thought this was it, but it sucked me in and now I want to know what happens next! Read more
Published 1 month ago by katie hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
I really enjoyed this book - when I started reading I was drawn into the story. It was interesting meeting all the characters at the Stage Coach and finding out about their lives.
Published 2 months ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly honest
I read a wide variety of genres, but this series of stories brings hope and reminders to look for the good around us.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read
Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read! Anyone who has struggled to accept their own sinful nature, character defects, personal flaws, should definitely read this book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by T. Dudley
4.0 out of 5 stars neighbors can be great friends
Willow has a secret and seems to bear a cross but she doesn't let that keep her from being everyone's friend, comfort and support. She is wise beyond her age.
Published 4 months ago by Linda M. Pool
4.0 out of 5 stars Read the Series
I read this book, then bought the series. I would encourage anyone to purchase the series in order to get the entire story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by BamaMama
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Very good! Altho I have yet to learn what happened to willow she sure is making a great impression on those she is befriending! Can't wait to find out what happens!
Published 4 months ago by Krys M.
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More About the Author

Becky Doughty is the author of the best-selling Elderberry Croft series and the voice behind BraveHeart Audiobooks. She writes Women's Fiction and Romantic Fiction, as well as Young Adult and New Adult Fiction under her pseudonym, Pendra Lowen. Becky's favorite people are edge-dwellers, those who live on that fine line where hope and despair meet, where love is the only answer and grace becomes truly amazing.

Becky is married to her champion of more than 25 years. They have three children, two of whom are grown and starting families of their own, and they all live within a few miles of each other in Southern California. They share their lives with too many animals, a large vegetable garden, and a strange underground concrete room they're certain was built for dark and sinister purposes....

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