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To Begin Anew [Kindle Edition]

Eliza Gerard
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Eric lost his wife to a short battle with cancer, he knew he couldn’t go on as he’d been doing. Tina had been his rock and his best friend - the one who had held the family together while he traveled into the city to film his own TV show. With her dying, he became lost.

But one thing he knew was that he needed to be there for his seven-year-old twins. He resigned from his show, packed up everything and moved to a small town. He was lucky to get a job in the general hospital in a larger town a few miles away, but he needs help with the boys, especially after school.

Everywhere he goes one name keeps popping up - Debra Brown. From the reports he hears, she’s the answer to his prayers, his guardian angel and fairy godmother all rolled into one.

But no matter how hard he tries, she won’t talk to him. Finally, he decides to play dirty and ambushes her with his kids in tow. If what he’s heard is true, she won’t be able to resist them

Debra has lived in the same small town her entire life. To most of the townfolk, Debra is a sweet angel. After her parents drowned in a boat accident when she was only sixteen, didn’t she drop out of high school and take care of the younger ones? And when her younger sister came back from college and married Debra’s fiancé, did she not smile and prepare a grand wedding for them?

There was no one with a finer heart than Debra Brown and who else can help the Nelson boys in their time of need? But Debra knows better...

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  • File Size: 257 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BAO1A3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just so-so February 8, 2013
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I know amazon lists 3 star reviews as unfavorable and I don't really feel that way toward this book. What I feel is indifferent. With some editing I think it has potential. The basic premise of the plot had promise but it just didn't pull together for me. There is a lot going on with the different characters but something about the way it was all delivered didn't feel believable to me and I wasn't engaged. I'm really sorry because I want to encourage more Christian authors. There may have been too many side stories that detracted from the romance and made the entire thing seem choppy at times.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Precious February 10, 2013
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This was a very endearing story of second chances. Throw in two adorable little boys and its hard not to fall in love with this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Christian Romance May 6, 2013
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If you are looking for a steamy romance, this is not your story. However, if you're looking for a sweet romance, this is a great read. There are several funny line that I highlighted because it painted such a vivid picture in my mind. I will come back and read this author again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Christina's BookReview: 2.5 Stars for To Begin Anew March 4, 2013
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Eric has been at a lost since losing his wife. After quitting his job as an actor on a popular hit show Eric moves away with his twin boys. In his new town he gets a new job but has encountered a dilemma. He needs someone to watch his boys. And not the women that are looking for a chance with the hot doctor/actor.

Everyone in town suggest that sweet townie Debra Brown would be a perfect sitter. But Debra isn't easy to convince.

Debra has lived a complicated life. With her parents dead Debra took over raising her brother and sister and seeing to it that their future is bright. This includes handling the situation with her sister and ex fiance getting married. Now she just wants to run her Inn and go about life quietly. She isn't expecting for Eric to be persistent and to fall in love with the twins.
Will fate have something else in store for Eric and Debra? Will it be easy for them to take a plunge into something new?


This book was an okay read. I was looking for a light romance read and this one was free so I took a chance.

Debra is used to keeping to herself and not having to deal with others on a constant basis. When she meets the Nelson boys she quickly enjoys spending time with them and loving them. But when their father shows interest in her she quickly tries to cut off the relationship. So most of the book is her trying to stay away from Eric and him wanting to spend time with her. I didn't really like Debra and didn't feel any connection to her character. I don't feel like there was any type of change in her and didn't feel her emotions while reading. She was bland.

They meet, she pulls away, he pulls back, she has a breakthrough, they live happily ever after.

So this was an okay read. Not something I would ever read again. If you want a quick romance read then this is your book. If you want more this may not be it.

Happy Reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read, Pleasant Story!! March 4, 2013
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The story is pleasant. It's funny and it's easy reading. I read it in two days. No sexual content or bad language.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with this one! February 9, 2013
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The editors of this book must have been missing when it went to press. I don't remember ever reading such a half-baked romance. Why have the doctor come from TV? That was unnecessary. Why was the sister and her baby included? The romance plowed ahead too quickly, and there was little reason for either of them to be interested in the other. Why have a bed-and-breakfast, when it was totally inconsequential to the story? I kept asking myself as I read, "Why are you reading this silly story?" In the end, I guess I just wanted to see how awful it could become. This must be a first novel, because it has so many faults that I can't include them all in this review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit predictable March 18, 2013
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The plot line for this book was quite predictable. I think the author attempted to create some sort of suspense surrounding Debra's parents' death, and the ensuing feud between her and her former best friend, however the result was anticlimactic at best and leaves the reader wondering what the big deal was. There was also an attempt at scandal between Eric and female admirer, as well as with Debra's sister's marriage, however these events lacked development and fell flat. The time frame in which Eric loses the love of his life to cancer, then falls head over heels for another woman is a tad unrealistic. I typically enjoy reading Christian romances, so I was disappointed with one that didn't really incorporate more than the characters going to church or praying before meals. Overall, I believe this could have been a good book with some good editing and greater story development. Perhaps it would be better marketed as a short story if some of the unnecessary details were removed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant February 12, 2013
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A wonderful story and characters
An amazing book
I recommend it to every one
A Marvellous read for the Romantics
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A fun, uplifting and easy read. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something go read cutting some down time
Published 2 months ago by nj
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading!!!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply enjoyable
a wonderful love story of healing for a family's shattered lives. with characters that wind themselves into your heart you'll want to not put this book down until you've finished... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vicki A. Chandler
2.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
This is about Debra Brown who's thirty years have not brought her all she hoped for, her parents died when she was sixteen so she dropped out of school and raised her brother and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Deborah
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a fairly predictable read. There were some loose ends but overall it was worth the time to read.
Published 14 months ago by Katherine
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice story.
Nothing earth shattering. Nothing crude. Nothing sarcastic. No one nude. A nice quiet
read. Very welcome in this world. Made me feel good.
Published 15 months ago by Joy in the Journey
2.0 out of 5 stars a let down
I felt the ending was poor. No detail there was so much untouched. Yet so much detail in the beginning. The book just came to an end. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
This book was an easy, comfortable read. Nice story to read curled up by the fire! I would recommend it.
Published 18 months ago by Tina Nafziger
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Good story. Well written. Kept me wanting to finish it. Since it's still on my kindle I'll probably read it again.
Published 19 months ago by Laura
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice story. Ok read.
A few editing errors. Story was ok. The part about the childhood friend was confusing and weird. Nice, easy read.
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
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