REVIEWS , BLOGS, and more something REALLY SPECIAL

  The launch festivities continue with lots more blogs on the tour and some great reviews.

5.0 out of 5 stars Terri of Valley VIew April 19, 2013

Once again Sharon Srock takes us to the town of Valley View. This time Terri Hayes is the center of attention as she makes decisions that will change her life in ways she never imagined. After deciding she wants to be a foster parent, Terri is given the opportunity before she has time to even think about what she needs to do to prepare. No sooner does she have a little girl to take care of than her plumbing fails and makes a disaster of her home. Steve Evans' offer of the basement apartment in his home is accepted with reluctance, but thankfulness. With strong characters and believable plot twists, Sharon weaves a story of how even differences in opinion and attitude can be stepping stones to a newer understanding. Throw in two scheming daughters who want to see their father Steve and Terri together, and you have a delightful story of how God orchestrates our lives to make music out of disharmony.

4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Love Stories Never Go Out of Style April 17, 2013 
By Anne Baxter Campbell
Sharon Srock has produced an inspirational love story. At least that's my ever-so-humble opinion. Take a look and see what you think.

Terri Hays runs a day care center, the most popular day care in Valley View, Oklahoma, at that. So why does she want the hassle of becoming a foster parent?

She's pushing thirty really hard, and she has no children of her own. No husband, and none on the horizon. Although she already has a wedding dress and a guy in mind--if Steve would only change his attitude about not wanting more kids. But he already has three daughters and a granddaughter, products of a failed marriage, and he seems to think raising kids is for young adults.

As a woman who loves children and longs for her own, this seems like a good solution, even knowing the children she'll be helping will only be hers on a temporary basis.

Little did she know (don't you hate that cliche'?) that the day she was approved, one frightened little girl would land in her lap that very night.

That evening Terri goes to a graduation party for her neighbor Steve Evan's daughter at the same time that a threatening, loud argument develops between a young father and mother. The police arrive, take the parents to jail, and take the three-year-old Kelsey to child protective services.

Which would be all right, but the plumbing in Terri's old house chooses that night to burst. It will take weeks to repair the damage. Steve has a downstairs apartment. A God-given solution, if you ask me, because it gives a chance for Steve and Terri to become better acquainted.

Ah, but the path of love runs every way but smooth, and it's beginning to look like Terri's old flame might ace out Steve. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Redeeming love and a sweet romance! April 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This series is set around four friends and their friendship. The first book introduced Callie and the women of Valley View while this book picks up with Terri, a single owner of a day care center and new foster mother, but you'll connect with all the friends again. This author writes multiple characters well, and I was never confused at any point in the book with how many characters were on scene at any given time.

I thoroughly enjoyed the pacing of the story line and the conflicts, including the romance thread. I won't spoil the ending for you, but it caught me unaware, and I love that! This isn't a book to curl up with for one night. As with Callie, Terri's a book that you'll chew and digest over a few readings. Packed with a powerful message of God's redeeming love and His desire to heal fractured relationships, Terri will satisfy romance and women's fiction lovers alike.

4.0 out of 5 stars Well done!, April 14, 2013
This review is from: Terri (Women of Valley View) (Kindle Edition)
Sharon Srock has hit her stride with TERRI the next book in the well-crafted "Women of Valley View" series. Warm and tender with an edge of suspense, TERRI is a novel that will touch your heart and bring a smile. Sharon's characters are extremely well-drawn, mature, and real, and Valley View is a place that calls you home. For anyone who enjoys a clean romance with very likeable characters and a good plot, you are sure to enjoy TERRI. Bravo, Ms. Srock! 
 SATURDAY:   Interview and giveaway    Fictional post and giveaway

Meet THE WOMEN OF VALLEY VIEW: PAM  coming in 2014

Not only did Pam’s first husband, Alan Archer, cheat on her, he subjected her to intense mental and emotional abuse. Her attempted suicide, after he left, is a secret known only to her new husband, Harrison. Four years after the divorce, life is good. She’s been forgiven for the suicide attempt, and her family and business are thriving. With the secrets of the past buried deep, Pam is happy once again, until Alan moves back to town.

Alan Archer is a man on a mission. Diagnosed with terminal heart disease,
he returns to Garfield with two goals. He wants is to spend as much time as possible with his children, and he wants Pam’s forgiveness.

Alan’s return plunges Pam into a depth of despair she never wanted to experience again. Forced to the edge of sanity, Pam must battle the monsters of her past while learning a timeless lesson—indifference and forgiveness are not the same thing. ***UNOFFICIAL, SHARON WROTE IT BLURB***

***While you're here, Please take a few minutes to visit the tabs at the top of the page. Terri has an interview with Dora HiersDora is here to talk about her novel, JOURNEY'S EMBRACE. Be sure to answer the question at the end of the interview. DORA will be doing a giveaway of this book at the end of the week. Karla welcomes NORMANDIE FISCHER AND KATHI MACIAS to their page for a sneak peak at her upcoming releases. Callie has a special devotion prepared for us by Penny McGinnisPam has a recipe for Snickers Caramel Apple Salad.*** 

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