Pearls: Spirits of Belleview Biltmore, Book One

Pearls: Spirits of Belleview Biltmore, Book One

by BonSue Brandvik

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"Pearls: Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore Book One"
Software developer Honor Macklin believes she’s equal business partners with her philandering ex-husband, but when family responsibilities take her to Florida, she discovers her ex may have cheated her in more ways than one. Spirits at the Belleview Biltmore hotel try to help Honor by invading her dreams to share memories from the life of Darcy Loughman, a young Victorian woman with big problems of her own. When the two worlds collide, Honor and her new lover, Josh, along with his clairvoyant four-year-old son, try to figure out how Honor can use lessons from the past to change her destiny.

About the hotel: The setting for this novel is the famous and currently endangered historic Belleview Biltmore Resort in Belleair, FL. The hotel was built in 1896 by one of Florida’s founding fathers, Henry B. Plant. The author is working with preservationists, hoping to find investors willing to save the wonderful, 820,000 sq. ft. hotel from demolition. For additional information, please contact the organization: Save The Biltmore Preservationists

Praise for "Pearls":

"After reading 'Pearls', the heartwarming debut of the Spirits of Belleview Biltmore series, I can't wait for the second book. BonSue Brandvik deftly spins a tale that is part historical romance and part ghost story, which ultimately teaches a very compelling lesson about the strength of love and sisterhood." -- Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don't)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032947752
Publisher: BonSue Brandvik
Publication date: 12/12/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 449,340
File size: 804 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, MO, BonSue Brandvik moved to Florida nearly four decades ago. She and her husband of 28 years, John, reside in Belleair. They have one daughter, one son-in-law and one precious little granddaughter. Over the course of the last several years, she became involved in the cause to preserve and restore the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Although the fight to save the hotel was lost in 2015, she is determined to maintain a record of the hotel’s grandeur and significant historical contributions to local development, by including these details within the storylines of a four-book series, titled “Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore.” The first two novels in the series, “Pearls” and “Ripples,” are currently available in print, e-book and audio formats, and she is hard at work on the third book, “Redemption.” BonSue also wrote and illustrated a children’s educational and interactive activity book, titled “Where Do You Live, Exactly?” which uses the principle of the Russian nesting doll, to reduce the size of the universe one page at a time, until at the end of the book, the child reaches his/her own home. And she wrote a children’s book, titled “Coal for Christmas,” which is a story about two little boys whose names are on Santa’s Naughty List. When one boy turns all the toys in Santa’s sack into lumps of coal, it’s up to the other boy to help save Christmas for his little brother and all the other Nice Children.


Born in St. Louis, MO, BonSue Brandvik moved to Florida nearly four decades ago. She and her husband, John, reside in Belleair. BonSue earned her Associate’s degree at St Petersburg College and then pursued a Liberal Arts degree at the University of Tampa. The majority of BonSue’s business career was dedicated to the field of Human Resources. In 2004, she left her position as Director of HR for a local engineering firm, to pursue her dream of writing. More than a decade ago, BonSue became involved in the cause to preserve and restore the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Although the fight to save the hotel was lost in 2015, she is determined to maintain a record of the hotel’s grandeur and significant historical contributions to local development, by including these details within the storylines of a four-book series, titled “Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore.” The first three novels in the series, “Pearls,” “Ripples,” and “Redemption” are available in print, e-book and audio formats. She is already hard at work on the final installment in the series, “Nails.” BonSue also wrote and illustrated a children’s educational and interactive activity book, titled “Where Do You Live, Exactly?” which uses the principle of the Russian nesting doll, to reduce the size of the universe one page at a time, until at the end of the book, the child reaches his/her own home. And she wrote a children’s book, titled “Coal for Christmas,” which is a story about two little boys whose names are on Santa’s Naughty List. When one boy turns all the toys in Santa’s sack into lumps of coal, it’s up to the other boy to help save Christmas for his little brother and all the other Nice Children (Available in print & audio formats.) When it comes to leisure activities, BonSue enjoys reading, photography, Photoshop graphic design, gardening, golf, camping, and SCUBA diving.

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Pearls: Spirits of Belleview Biltmore, Book One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was passed around the pool last summer; I was reader #4 & it didn't stop with me. I loved the book and the characters - the way the author transports you back & forth in time - the history lesson (some fiction. Some non-fiction), the imagery, it was all great and impressive. I had never read a book with quite the same nature or nuance. It impressed me so much I was compelled to get a peronally autographed copy of my own. I look forward to the rest of the series. I highly recommend this book and author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  From the start I was drawn in to the life of the main character and it felt as if I was following along in her journey.  Had everything I like in a novel, great story line, characters I can relate to, a bit of a love story, some history and surprises.  Great read.  Waiting for the release of "Ripples," the second novel by this writer.