Item description for Hallie's Heart by Shelly Beach...
Overview Mona VanderMolen, an antique dealer in a small Michigan town, is trying to keep her business alive. As Mona faces the uncertainties of her own future, Hallie, Mona's fifteen-year-old niece, suddenly arrives on her doorstep. Guilt-ridden over her sister's drowning several years earlier, Hallie has run off to her aunt's cottage. As the two women work through their problems and learn to forgive, will an unfortunate accident tear them apart once again?
Publishers Description Mona VanderMolen, an antique dealer in a small Michigan town, is trying to keep her business alive. As Mona faces the uncertainties of her own future, Hallie, Mona's fifteen-year-old niece, suddenly arrives on her doorstep. Guilt-ridden over her sister's drowning several years earlier, Hallie has run off to her aunt's cottage. As the two women work through their problems and learn to forgive, will an unfortunate accident tear them apart once again? Guaranteed fiction
Community Description After leaving a successful teaching career just a few years before retirement to dive into the antiques business, Mona VanderMolen is not always sure she made the right decision. But she had to get away from her old life after her niece died while in her care. Mona's sister blames her for losing her daughter and won't let her remaining child, Hallie, be part of Mona's life.
But 15-year-old Hallie is battling her own demons and runs away from her parents to her aunt's cottage. Mona and Hallie must work together to overcome their guilt and find forgiveness. This first novel is a competent work with believable characters and a thought-provoking plot.
Recommended for readers looking for fiction that deals with grief and redemption. Beach is a professional speaker who lives in Michigan. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Awards and Recognitions Hallie's Heart by Shelly Beach has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christy Awards - 2008 Winner - Lits category
Citations And Professional Reviews Hallie's Heart by Shelly Beach has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 02/01/2007 page 71
Library Journal - 02/01/2007 page 58
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825424364 ISBN13 9780825424366
Availability 0 units.
More About Shelly Beach
SHELLY BEACH has invested her life in the field of communication as an educator, administrator, writer, and writing consultant for the past thirty years. Her writing has been published in both the secular and religious markets in a wide variety of genres including poetry, short stories, feature articles, and interviews. Shelly speaks at writers conference, seminars, retreats, schools, and women s conferences through the Midwest. In the editorial field, Shelly has also served as managing editor of specialty Bibles for Zondervan and was a contributing feature writer for the Stewardship Bible (Crossway Books).Shelly is a graduate of Oakland University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She and her husband Dan reside in Rockford, Michigan, where they attend Blythefield Hills Church. They have two adult children who reside in Iowa and Washington State."
Reviews - What do customers think about Hallie's Heart?
Hallies Heart Feb 28, 2007
It was fun to read of places where I am from in the central Michigan area. I would recomend this book to anyone as a refreshing break. I enjoyed it and feel that she did a great job writing it.
Teenage Forgiveness Feb 8, 2007
Hallie's Heart is a refreshing story of a troubled teenager and a loving Aunt who reaches out to help Hallie in life's situations. Written with suspense and beautiful verbal articulation; a novel which depicts God's forgiveness and love. Hallie's Heart calls for another episode!
fresh fiction Jan 22, 2007
This first novel by Beach is filled with fresh characters and events and details. Beach tells a serious tale with a winsome touch of humor. When I finished the book, I hugged my oldest son who just happened to be walking through the room. The good and courageous relationships in this book left me wanting more of that in my own life. And Beach better start writing--I believe there's more of Mona and Hallie's story to be told. I'm left ready to read it!