The Grand Opening: Dare Valley

The Grand Opening: Dare Valley

by Ava Miles

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BN ID: 2940148761815
Publisher: Ava Miles, Inc
Publication date: 09/21/2013
Series: Dare Valley , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 21,473
File size: 723 KB

About the Author

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers with her powerful messages of healing, mystery, and magic. Millions of readers have discovered her fiction and nonfiction books, praised by USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly. Women’s World Magazine has selected a few of her novels for their book clubs while Southwest Airlines featured the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND (the name used with Ms. Roberts’ blessing) in its in-flight entertainment. Ava’s books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor’s Picks and are translated into multiple languages.

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The Grand Opening: Dare Valley (Contemporary Romance) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. I really like Ava Miles writings as it is filled with adventure, compassion, love and forgiveness. Thank you Ava , I look forward to reading the rest of Dare Valley Series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Ava Miles! 300 pages of love found, lost and found again. Would recommend.
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cdeedrick More than 1 year ago
Loved this bookand it's charcters.. It's about love and forgivness.. Nice ending too,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell head over hills in love with Mac. This is a wonderful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and tge personal struggles that they overcame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallem in love with these books,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love Peggy and Mac. They are strong characters with real human flaws. This story, like all of Ms. Miles stories, are more believable than a lot of other romance stories. While this book is part of a series, it is a stand alone and you won't miss a lot if you haven't read the first two books. But reading these books in order does add for a better foundation and understanding of some of the other characters. And I just loved Keith.
seamist53 More than 1 year ago
When you are laughing so hard at the opening lines, you know its going to be a good book. You have Peggy and her son walking to a friends house carrying a key lime pie, well this moose decides its going to follow them....this moose wants her pie Get the book you won't be sorry. In fact get the whole series is amazing!!! Ava Miles is a wonderful writer. I've read all of Dare Valley and Dare River, I am impatiently waiting for the new books to both to come out.
avid-readerLP More than 1 year ago
I loved the interaction of Peggy and Mac. Peggy was trying not to care except for the law. Mac new what he wanted quickly. It was very interesting to see how one played against the other. I liked the characters very much and how the storyline kept evolving. They finally found their middle ground. I would recommend this book, especially if you like Ava Miles writing.
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Emsy-VanWyck More than 1 year ago
A must-read inspiring romance with a bit of suspense The Grand Opening, the third book in Ava Miles’ Dare Valley series, was the first that I received to review (though I waited to read it until I finished books one and two) and is my absolute favorite of the series.  Yes, I wanted to know more about the new deputy sheriff in town, single mother and straight arrow, Peggy McBride. It was clear from their brief interactions in the previous stories that Mac Maven, whose plan to restore the old mountain hotel to its former glory includes top-level poker tournaments, and staunch anti-gambler Peggy have definite sparks flaring between them. So, I couldn’t wait to read “their” story. Miles creates two wonderfully complicated and fascinating protagonists in Mac and Peggy. Long after I turned the last page and closed the book, I reflected on the challenges to their romance. The levels of trust and leaps of faith that each of them had to face. But most of all recalled the inspirational quality of their bond.  This is the book, to me, that showcases Miles as a writer. If you were to read no other book by her, choose this one. (And I’ll guarantee you’ll read all the others too.) After reading The Grand Opening, Ava Miles was added to my “must-buy” list and her books have a permanent home on my virtual shelf of treasured titles to reread.  Yes, The Grand Opening resonated strongly for me. Not just for all the points I mentioned, but also for the tightness of the story, the added mystery and intrigue, and for creating the character of Mac Maven, who has to be one of my favorite book boyfriends.  (I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review and purchased a personal copy of this book.)
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Highly Recommend - Excellent series
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Loved this story about Peggy and Mac, well written and a place anyone would love to stay at while on vacation. Do not want to give away the story to anyone, but take the time to sit and read and enjoy it. Great job Ava.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by this author. I could not put it down. The characters are exciting and the two main characters are full of passion and emotions. A great fast paced read.
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: The Grand Opening Author: Ava Miles Series: Dare Valley #3 Published: Createspace Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "The Grand Opening" by Ava Miles was a wonderful romantic story of Peggy McBride and Mac (Maverick) Maven. This is the authors third novel in her Dare Valley series. We find that both of these two are new to Dare Valley, Colorado. Peggy was divorced, now a single mother that had moved to Dare to be closer to her brother and family. Peggy loved her job of being a deputy sheriff and it seems like all was going well for her until he meets us with Mac. Why was this? Mac was handsome and rich and had moved into Dare with his sister and nephew to restore 'The Grand Mountain Hotel as a boutique poker' venue and for some reason this deputy sheriff was against any form of gambling. Mac was well know for his 'High Stakes poker games.' What had happen in Peggy's life that caused her to feel so negative about gambling and had set her nerves on edge? However, there still seemed to be some 'tenderness and passion' that went on between these two when they were together but they were definitely on separate sides when it came to Mac's business. It was obvious that there was something that had gone on with Peggy that was holding her back that keeps her from wanting to live life to its fullest. This was a very moving story where there were many subplots in this novel that was going on...such as: Mac and Peggy comes together in the rescue operation in that involved a pie loving moose, ... with Marc's sister Abbie and his best friend Rhett Butler Blaylock,... a teenager reckless driving and the hotel having a bomb threat during a poker game. You will really have to keep up because this story moves very fast which makes for a good read. To get all the answers to the above you must pick up "The Grand Opening" to see how this author will bring it out the well written story to the reader. Be ready for a good read with a read filled with humor, 'quirky townspeople' and a loving romance that finally comes to light. I love the hero in this story being such a 'fighter, lover and best friend.' The heroine gave me a headache at time with all of her 'love hate relationship with Marc,' however in the end it all ....well pick up the novel to see for yourself! The characters were all so developed, well rounded and so very colorful only making this read a captivating read that once you started it you will not be able to put it down until the end. I found "The Grand Opening" was definitely a story of one's family coming first in this well written series by this author that I would definitely recommend as a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Grand Opening picked up where French Roast and Nora Roberts Land left off with the wonderful characters of Dare Valley. Her characters are full of life and well rounded. I highly recommend this talented author.