Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Review: Fresh Start Summer by Beverly Nault

Title:  Fresh Start Summer
Author:  Beverly Nault
Genre:  Women's Fiction, Humor, Christian
Release Date:  April 3, 2014

About the Book:

Given five stars and a finalist in the 2014 Reader's Favorite awards, find out why thousands are returning again and again to Cherryvale. Beginning with FRESH START SUMMER's small town fun, you'll love Grace Harkins, a muffin-baking bike riding retired English teacher who can't wait to be an extra for the movie filming in Cherryvale. When her best friend, the outspoken Maggie Elmsley, protests the "biz" invading their quiet hamlet, Grace must choose between her carefree retirement and keeping the peace. If you like Mitford, you'll feel right at home in Cherryvale.

Buy Links: Amazon 
My Review:

Fresh Start Summer is a nice light read.  Great for lounging around on a summer day.  The story is something you might find as a series on the Hallmark Channel.  A bit slow getting into the story, but everything comes together and makes you smile, ready to pack your bags to move to the sweet little town of Cherryvale.  The ending dragged on a bit too, but it was all still sweet.

Each character, with their distinct personalities, are just so dang endearing.  Even grumpy Maggie, who complained about everything, gets into your heart.  The story moves along like Mayberry R.F.D., until fires break out at Maggie's place and a kidnapping occurs.

Beverly Nault masterfully created a world of sweet, Christian values with characters you want to continue to read about.  And it appears that we have the ability to do so with Autumn Changes:  Book 2 in the Seasons of Cherryvale series.

My Rating:

About the Author:

"It takes a certain kind of talent to write a novel that contains different aspects from different genres while still maintaining a coherent narrative. Nault has skillfully created a journey that can suck in readers from various backgrounds and leave them pondering questions the book raises about life, meaning and relationships hours after they've finished reading the novel." Eduardo Aduna, Reader's Favorite "The Kaleidoscope"

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 and follow her on twitter @bevnault


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