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The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove Series #1)
     

The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove Series #1)

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by Ann Shorey
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441203632
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
At Home in Beldon Grove Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
6,737
File size:
827 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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Edge of Light 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
JosieUtah More than 1 year ago
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.
KeliGwyn More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 260 page book is the second novel, I have read by this author. I liked this book much better than "PAPER ROSES" the first one I read. Both are free. This book is well edited. It is about a strong young woman, a mother of three and pregnant with a fourth. Her husband becomes ill and dies. She is made destitute and driven from her home by her husband's brother. The story becomes very interesting from this point as she struggles to make her own place in world for herself and her children. This is a very clean book. There no adult themes, or cursing. There is an eye dropper full of romance, near the conclusion. Some threads are left untied, but nothing major. This is a stand alone book. I wish there would be a sequal, but I could find no mention of one. Woman had so few options to take care of their familes long ago. I am grateful for the changes made. This was very good book. For ages 14 and up. AD Now, Harriet Klausner WAS a paid reviewer for B&N. She has not worked for them for several years. I know she was a plot spoiler. If a reader sees a review by her, instead of complaining, which will do no good, just skip it. Complaints got her fired, but her reviews will remain. I think she was fired in 2011. So read the other reviews, lf you are unhappy with them, hit they were not helpful, select a reason why and move on. Hit yes, if the reviews helped you. Thats all you can do.
effo More than 1 year ago
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!!!
OzarkPeaPod More than 1 year ago
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
ClockGirl More than 1 year ago
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.
Christina Bradley More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Love reading this book from beginning ti end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed from beginning to end.
Bewtched25 More than 1 year ago
A really good read with a strong female heroine.  There were a lot of twists and turns and obstacles to overcome, but Molly McGarvie seemed to step up to them all. The love connection was a bit under developed for me and some of the other details drug on, but overall this was a compelling story of love, loss, and rising above it all.  I would recommend it if you're looking for something inspiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story mixed with interesting hustorical background.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written, well thought out story. The plot kept me reading, anxious to find out what was going to happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the romance novels set in the 1800's
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Didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful & captivating stor. Enjoy it,
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I enjoyed this story filled with love, loss, and God's miraculous workings very much! I highly recommend!
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