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Fresh Start Summer Paperback – March 1, 2011
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Awards include the InD'Tale Crowned Heart, Reader's Favorite Fiction, a Real Simple's Great Summer Read, SDCWG Excellence in Writing. Beverly's whimsical style and vivid imagery take you on journeys that transform your world long after "the end." From her adept suspense-thriller "The Kaleidoscope" (as B K Nault) through the beloved Seasons of Cherryvale series, each book is filled with characters who not only entertain but challenge, grow and learn, and quickly become like cherished friends.
Beverly's nonfiction includes the international bestselling memoir, "Lessons from the Mountain, What I Learned from Erin Walton" co-written with Mary McDonough. This important book has earned literary and fan praise. The recipient of the 2011 Ella Dickey Literacy award, and hundreds of five star reviews, the book has touched readers's hearts, and become an important look at what it's like to "grow up Hollywood."
Visit Beverly at www.beverlynault.com and follow her on twitter @bevnault
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Congratulations to Bev on a job well-done.
When a movie crew comes to town to film a movie there are conflicting feelings about the onslaught of those "Hollywood" people invading Cherryvale. The very outspoken Maggie finds herself in a heap of trouble. She is building a refuge for unwanted animals and everything begins to go wrong. Her buildings are being set on fire and she blames it on those movie people getting revenge because she spoke against them. There is more to this mystery than meets the eye. You will need to read it to find out what happens!
Just as I finished reading "Fresh Start Summer" it was announced in a small town bordering where I live a film crew would be arriving to film a move. The small town of Cedartown welcomed Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall who would be playing in the movie "Jane Mansfield's Car." There was a big to do for a couple of weeks while they were filming. So let me tell you right now the story of Cherryvale in "Fresh Start Summer" can really happen - and it did.
Grace & Maggie are the oldest of friends, and as such, are also at odds. Time and circumstance weigh on a friendship that saw one a world traveler, and the other firmly grounded at home. Two sides of a coin, these ladies are at times in synch, and others, oil and water! This time, they're doing battle over the movies coming to their small town when trouble stirs up at Maggie's farm.
Grace Harkins is the woman we all want to be. She's kind, sweet, knows when to bite her tongue (usually) or when to bake a ton of muffins (always) to help out. The lessons she learns along the path are ones we can all relate to. The mystery is fun! the banter between quite-believable characters will make you smile. In the same vein as Jan Karon and Father Tim, of the Mitford series, Fresh Start Summer creates a universe in Cherryvale that makes you want to pull up a chair and stay awhile.
All in all, Fresh Start Summer is a fun read that will leave you wanting more of this beautiful community of Cherryvale, and its lovely residents.
Fresh Start Summer captures the essence of friendship at it's best (and sometimes worst) in a comical peek into the lives of the valers when a snobby starlet and busy film crew arrive in town to shoot a big Hollywood film on location. The folks of Cherryvale find their lives might never be the same again, especially for muffin baking Grace who must keep an eye on her long-time friend Maggie and the rest of Cherryvale when trouble brews hotter than a pot of caramel about to bubble over. So for a yummy read, here's the recipe: a big handful of heart-tickling humor, a bit of mystery, a dash of teary-eyed Kleenex grabbing moments, and you'll find that Fresh Start Summer is a great read, no matter the season!
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Slow beginning and prolonged ending. (In fairness, I had just finished a murder mystery before beginning Fresh Start Summer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joymo
I really enjoyed this story. Even though you can have deep-seeded problems, if you have a good friend you can get through them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by elaine m. suda
Maggie and Grace are the best of friends, or at least it looks that way to everyone on the outside. Deep secrets from their youth keep them at odds with each other and the stress... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kari reviews in MN
After reading Fresh Start Summer, I can't wait to see what Grace and Maggie are up to next. The characters are engaging, the setting--Cherryvale--a place anyone would love to... Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by Candace Rice
I enjoyed "Fresh Start Summer" and this feel good story based in Cherryvale. There was some inspiration, romance and even suspense woven throughout. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Shelley Hitz