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Renovating Becky Miller [NOOK Book]

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When Becky and her family purchase a rundown farmhouse, she pictures a slower, simpler lifestyle in the pastoral countryside. Of course, it doesn’t quite work out like she imagined . . .
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Overview

When Becky and her family purchase a rundown farmhouse, she pictures a slower, simpler lifestyle in the pastoral countryside. Of course, it doesn’t quite work out like she imagined . . .
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  • BN ID: 2940149451302
  • Publisher: Hinck Ink
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 560 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    It was a nice story

    Sometimes, we need a reminder to "let go and let God"...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Great sequel!

    I enjoyed this just as much as the first one, if not more. Through her adventures in this book, Becky learned more about her, her family, and the value of her friends than she ever dreamed possible. A lovely tale - I only wish there had been a third!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

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    Becky's back and better than ever in this second book about superhero wanna-be Becky Miller. Becky takes on more than she can handle, thinking that her optimism and enthusiasm will solve it all. Becky has the best of intentions, wanting to be a person able to do it all, but she unexpectedly finds that her set-backs help her to move forward again in a more reasonable fashion. Injured in a car accident at the end of the first book, The Secret Life of Becky Miller, Becky is forced to slow down her own agenda and override her persistent need to be everything for everyone. She exudes good cheer and an overly helpful nature throughout the second book as well, apparently not realizing that she does have limitations on what 'and whom' she is actually able to fix. But when the flood from her own rising problems threatens to drown her, Becky still doesn't have the common sense to get out of the water. She finds herself continuing to do laps in water that is way, way over her head. Becky exemplifies the scripture from 2 Corinthians 12:9, 'But he said to me,'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.' 'NIV' This novel reminds us that despite our best efforts, we still need to rely on God for our true strength. Becky ultimately learns this lesson - again - that when her strength is insufficient, then God is able to work it out in his perfect way and in his perfect timing. Renovating Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck is wildly funny, poignant in many ways, and touching throughout. This is truly a fantastic novel by a fantastic author. And if you missed the first book, don't wait... get out there or get online and buy both of these little gems for your collection. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

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    Becky Miller¿s daydreams provide her with momentary escape from the situations in which she finds herself as she becomes the heroine of each exciting movie-vision. Then she bumps back to earth when she suddenly finds herself immersed in a real-life adventure similar to what she imagines. Becky¿s car accident left her with a permanent limp, but her busy lifestyle convinces her she doesn¿t have time for her daily therapy. In fact, Becky doesn¿t have time for much of anything except dealing with one crisis after another. When her best-laid plans fall through, Becky realizes she must bring her life under control, but she never imagines how God will help her accomplish her goal. With Renovating Becky Miller, Sharon Hinck delivers a second great mom lit book, because Becky is every woman who questions what God wants her to do and how best to fulfill God¿s plan for her life. Hinck writes interesting characters who struggle with the real-life problems of busy women. She portrays Minnesota¿s Twin City area with accuracy and detail, including the huge Halloween snowstorm that occurred a few years ago. By the end of the book, you¿ll want to invite Becky over for tea, because she you¿ll feel as though she¿s a good friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2007

    Who Is Renovating Whom?

    Renovating Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck is an entertaining look into the life of a multi-tasker sure she can do it all and fix it all. You will laugh and angst and maybe even cry as you read this book. There could be times you wonder if Sharon actually peeked in your windows as she researched this book. . . . Becky Miller is wife of Kevin, mother of three, leader of the women¿s ministry at church, housewife, fixer and daydreamer. She tries not to even let the pain in her leg and cane she must use for walking slow her down. Becky goes out of her way to work for the church ministries and help anyone who seeks help. She can see the solution to all of the problems around her. But when her sister and mother-in-law both end up living with them in their new fixer-upper home she cannot find the way to fix them or herself. The love between she and Kevin is strained by the finances of renovation, the stress of extra family members in the house and small miscommunications between the two of them. Little things start adding up. And it is not until Becky realizes that she cannot do it all, and turns things over to God that He steps in and works His own perfect renovations . . . Within the pages of this book you may recognize yourself , your mother, your sister or wife. Life circumstances are real and for many of us almost a bit too close to home. This is a humorous, poignant look at marriage and motherhood. But more than that is the grace-filled truth of the beauty that God sees in each of us despite our faults and the way His Hands will `fix¿ all of our circumstances. Clear you calendar, because when you travel to this suburb of Minneapolis, you will not leave until you close the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2007

    Becky Miller 2.0: A Great Read

    Those who enjoyed rollicking through life with Becky Miller will enjoy Sharon Hinck¿s honest and beautifully written sequel, Renovating Becky Miller. Hinck¿s ability to get us behind Becky¿s paranoia, self-talk, and angst illuminates the reader¿s need for inner renovation. I felt like I spent a month with a family¿a real, breathing, normal American family who struggled with following Jesus in the midst of sticky circumstances.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Mom Wars Episode Two: The Attack of the Home Repairs

    First off I want to say I am a huge movie geek nerd. So is it sad that I recognized almost all the movie scenes prologues without even having to look in the back of the book? I absolutely loved those times when Becky uses her imagination. And she did all my favorites: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Indiana Jones, James Bond! (I'm showing my inner geek here) I felt this book was even better than the first. The writing is top notch with lots of humor and feeling. I really love how Becky does allow herself to get angry and frustrated at people even if its close family and friends. It makes her a more real and relatable character. I really could feel sympathetic for Becky in this book. It seemed that no matter what she did it wasn't good enough for anyone. She really stretched herself out thin trying to help both the church and her family. I agree with Becky about the church doing too much to help out others but not think about their actual members. Yes it is important that we need to witness to others but should church members have to suffer from being burnt out? I also felt Becky's pain about trying to have to please Kevin's mom all the time, and how she had to back down because Kevin's mom had the bad past background card to trump everything Becky did. Also at times I got frustrated with Kevin. It seemed to me he was being selfish at times just because Becky wasn't giving him the attention he wanted. It almost seemed providential that Becky hurt her leg again so that people could finally realize that they needed to show her more appreciation. It's really sad to think about how we take our moms for granted sometime. This is one of the best mom-lit books out there. It makes me wonder if this will be what my life will be like next time when I have my own family. I highly recommend this book for everyone (moms, movie lovers, home renovation experts). Here's hoping for a Becky Miller Episode III: Revenge of the Kids....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    A Sequel that Excels

    If you are looking for fantastic mom lit, this book is it. In this installment Becky wrestles with a job that wants to be much more than the 15 hours a week she signed on for, three kids between the ages of nine and two, a mother-in-law who's moved in very reluctantly, the stress of selling a house, buying a dream house that becomes the money pit, her sister visiting, and a suddenly distant best friend ...add a leg that refuses to cooperate after an accident and her concern about the state of her twelve year old marriage. Her life is chaos and it seems everything she touches gets worse. And all she wants to do is fix things for people. Each chapter begins with Becky dreaming that she is in the middle of a movie. For me part of the fun was trying to figure out which movie as quickly as possible. (There is a list of the movies in the back - I got most right) A few I didn't get, but Sharon wove them into the story so that the movie clips didn't interrupt the flow. Instead, they actually helped move the story along and let us know how Becky was feeling. It felt good to laugh with a friend and then cry as she walked through struggles that felt an awful lot like mine. If you are a mom (or just married), I think you will really enjoy this book. If not, it's still a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2010

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