The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie's life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel's unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family ...
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The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove Series #1)

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Overview

It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie's life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel's unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family together, and fend off some over-eager suitors.

Book one in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Edge of Light will captivate readers with the true-to-life emotions of one woman's struggle to survive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441203632
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: At Home in Beldon Grove Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,132
  • File size: 808 KB

Meet the Author

Ann Shorey has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Shorey lives with her husband, Richard, in Sutherlin, Oregon. This is her first novel.
Ann Shorey is the author of the At Home in Beldon Grove series, Where Wildflowers Bloom, and When the Heart Heals. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon. Learn more at www.annshorey.com.
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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    A Story of Strength, Survival and Surrender

    Molly McGarvie, the heroine of Ann Shorey's debut novel The Edge of Light, exhibits strength, determination and self-reliance. When her husband, Samuel, dies of cholera, leaving her with three children and a fourth due soon, she searches for a way to provide for them. When Samuel's scheming brother forces her out of the family business, she begrudgingly accepts her brother's offer to start over again in Beldon Grove.

    En route to her new home, tragedy strikes once again, leaving Molly reeling. When she goes into labor, she's forced to accept the help of Dr. Karl Spengler, the very man she blames for causing her further heartbreak. While Molly struggles with her lack of forgiveness and shoulders burdens she's reluctant to surrender to the Lord, Karl is plagued with guilt. Can these two overcome their differences, allow God to bring healing, and give love a chance?

    Shorey has created likable characters and does a great job throwing hurdles in their paths. I ached for Molly and Karl and longed to see their situations improve. This need kept me turning the pages. Since Shorey focuses heavily on Molly's struggle and her day-to-day life, I hungered for the few scenes when the reader gets to know kindhearted Karl. Being a fan of traditional romance, I would have liked to see more interaction between Molly and Karl.

    The Edge of Light is well written. Shorey does a fine job of depicting life in 1838 Missouri. Her story takes the reader on an emotional journey they won't soon forget. If you're a fan of historical inspirational fiction, I recommend Shorey's debut novel. If, like me, you find her to be an author who delivers a satisfying read, you'll want to look for the upcoming books in the series, At Home in Beldon Grove.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Sweet, sweet read

    Loved the story, the characters, the HOPE in this book. Very well-written, one of those you don't want to put down. Review by CherishD

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2011

    Good reading for a rainy day!

    Ann Shorey has given us a good story that feels true to the time period in which it takes place. It does have religious overtones, but they are central to the completion of this families journey. I will be reading more of this series.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

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    Here goes harriet klausner ruining another book. I wish she would just SHUT UP and stop ruining books with her plot reveals.

    3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    I truly enjoyed this book!! To say the main character, Molly Mc

    I truly enjoyed this book!! To say the main character, Molly McGarvie, had a hard life would be an understatement. At every corner Molly had tragedy come her way, first her husband, next her young son, and then her best friend. With strength and determination Molly finally found peace with her family and her God.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Excellent clean read!! Page turner.

    Somewhat predictable, and totally fictitious, but with enough twists in plot to keep you turning pages. I love a good ending and this book delivered!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    I liked the book

    I have read a lot of historical romance with a christian inspired quality. This book had a good story line. I did feel for the heroine and all she went through. However I do think it was too much for this small book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    OUTSTANDING Book

    This book made me cry, I acked for the mother and the trial she went through. This is defently a keeper for your Nook Libuaryt

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Betsy

    Great book. Love reading this book from beginning ti end

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2011

    Great

    Love the romance novels set in the 1800's

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    If you like Little House on Prairie or Janette Oke's, you will enjoy this

    Molly loses her husband to cholera. Molly decides she is going to try to make it on her own. But then her brother-in-law steps in and takes away the business from out from under her and leaves her without her house. So she writes a letter to her brother and asks him for help moving her near him. It is hard to live with her brother and she moves into her own place. If you have ever been a widow or a single Mom trying to do what is best for your kids, you will understand the hardships. However I never have but I still understood how hard it is for all Mom's trying to provide for and protect their children. Molly's brother helps her out as some families do.
    This is a book you won't be able to put down. It only took me two days to read it.
    I have always enjoyed reading about the West and how families survived in the old days. It is a book to encourage and lift you also as you face many problems in your own life.
    A must have.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Loved it!

    Enjoyed very much

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Anonymous

    What a great story. I liked the part where Molly realized how she took Betsy for granted. How often we do that with the people we love. A must read. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

    Great!

    Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

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    I loved this story. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    A fantastic story

    A must read I loved every page . What a strong woman in this story. Its a must read for anyone.

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

    Good read!

    Good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Okay

    Tended to drag. Main character was whiny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    good book

    The story was good. I think Ann tried to put a bit too much drama into one persons life but still it was enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Anonymous

    Very good story. I could not put the book down. A must read for people to see there is always hope and all turns out okay. Never lost your faith

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