Beautiful Evil Winter

Beautiful Evil Winter

by Kelly K. Lavender

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Overview

Multi-Award-Winning Russian Suspense

After the USSR collapses, a time reminiscent of the unforgiving gun slinging days of the frontier west, mild-mannered Ethan and fiery Sophia board a plane bound for Russia. They hope to prevail with their homespun plan to secure their son's safe passage to America. What can go wrong? Maybe, an innocent ill fated encounter with the Mafia or maybe, being marked as a target for mob revenge. Perhaps, having to rely on a first-time adoption coordinator to complete the process and shelter them from harm. Honestly, what won't go wrong?

Inspired by a true story, Beautiful Evil Winter triumphs as epic historical fiction about the human capacity for hope, the traumas that shape our lives and the hardships we'll endure for love. Beautiful Evil Winter has earned a list of accolades including an Eric Hoffer Award for "...writing of significant merit" and a Readers' Favorite International Book Award. In stark contrast to Fifty Shades, Beautiful Evil Winter captivates as spine-tingling suspense about the risky yet all-important road to self-actualization and happiness. Beautiful Evil Winter holds special appeal for resilient, smart, resourceful women who rescue themselves and the men who love them.

For Mature Audiences only.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622874415
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

About Kelly - My fascination with fiction began in middle school when I entered a book-reading contest and won. As an ardent fan of the resonating narrative and the cliffhanger, I decided to dedicate myself to becoming a skilled writer. When college professors spotlighted my writing in the classroom, it anchored my interest in becoming a novelist. I continued to pursue my education at UCLA where my writing earned praise from an award-winning author. Of equal and enduring importance in my life, is a passion for horses. As an avid, lifelong equestrian and horse owner, I now live on a ranch with my family, which we share with a menagerie of four-legged friends. Beautiful Evil Winter is my debut novel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

1. HELL A MILE HIGH

2. DEATH AVERTED

3. THE PHONE CALL

4. LONDON CUSTOMS

5. THE EPIPHANY

6. LOCKDOWN

7. OUTDOORS

8. ONWARD TO THE CHILD HOUSE

9. ETHAN

10. LOVE

11. AN INNOCENT ERROR

12. DO OR DIE TRYING

13. HOTEL INTEL

14. FRUSTRATED FOODIES

15. A KNOCK AT THE DOOR

16. THE MEETING

17. THE BAITED QUESTION

18. MEETING BABY

19. TRAP SPRUNG

20. RUSSIAN COURT

21. THE DINNER

22. SHOPPING NAUSEA

23. TAXI TURMOIL

24. BIRTHDAY PARTY

25. FIRST DAY WITH ZACK

26. MARTYRDOM

27. INTEL ON ETHAN

28. CELLBLOCK UPDATE

29. CAT FIGHT

30. SHAKY GROUND

31. LUNCH

32. PICTURES & A PLEA

33. THE NOTE

34. LONELINESS

35. HOPE

36. FOOD FOR THOUGHT

37. PONYTAIL

38. WAR

39. RUN

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Beautiful Evil Winter 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Beautiful Evil Winter by Kelly K. Lavender speaks about international adoption and the complications that can arise if it is done from an unsafe country like Russia. Ethan and Sophia go to Russia to adopt a baby boy. When they arrive, they realize that they are the targets of the Russian Mafia. We see the story unfolding with a lot of twists and turns. The story is a revelation of the traumas and hardships we undergo to achieve something in our lives. The story is thrilling and exciting though we find the protagonists holed up in an apartment most of the time. It is a good book for parents who are looking for adopting outside the United States. The story is fast paced and will keep readers glued till the last page. The mix of love, excitement, suspense and a healthy dose of politics make it a compelling story. Readers feel sympathetic towards Sophie and Ethan and it opens your eyes more towards adoptive parents, adoption outside your country, and the violence in Russia. All characters, including Ethan and Sophie, have been portrayed well to make the story great reading. Apart from the story, the book also opens your eyes on the complications that can arise while adopting from a foreign country. The book has a little bit of everything, giving it that emotional edge. Will Sophie and Ethan be freed by the Russian Mafia and will they be able to adopt a baby boy?
sopranoIN More than 1 year ago
Adopting a child is so very frightening in and of itself. Hoping you have done the right thing and traveled all the way to Russia to claim that child, even more so. This book seems so real. I have no real idea what adopting a Russian baby is like. I did a little online research because this book seemed so alive; like someone’s true experience. Even the suspense was written well enough to make you think you were reading someone’s true story. A definite compliment to the author. This is however, a fiction story of a couple wanting a child so badly that they will do almost anything they are told to be able to adopt this child and take it home to the States. There are many bumps in the road along the way. With no surprise, the experience has an effect on their relationship. There were some characters in Lavendar’s book I liked and some I didn’t but then I think that is the sign of an author being very good at character description and development. When Natasha, their caretaker, insists they must stay in the apartment for their safety, the author’s description of their time and the discomfort even had me feeling the same anxiety. I had decided that I was going to describe this as a long book but I don’t think that is a correct description. I realized that the tense and suspenseful moments were written so well that the book was not long but rather I was uncomfortable wanting to solve those problems the family had to endure. Another sign of good writing. Definitely a book to read or put on your wish list. **This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Evil Winter is a pretty good suspense filled novel set in Russia. Sophie and Ethan go on quite of an adventure that they did not expect. I thought those two were a great pair. There were a few twists and turns I did not see coming. There are a few things that will cause a reader to think about the situations. I give this book 4 1/2 stars and would like to read more by this author in the future. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100 percent my own honest opinion.