Having read and reviewed all 3 of the Huntington Desert Mystery Series by Anna Celeste Burke-I, like many of you wanted to read about a character in all those novels-Bernadette! Bernadette, one of my favorite characters in this series has a book about her as well--it is the prequel to all these books. Everyone should have a Bernadette in their lives especially if you are among the 1% that live in California and are spoiled, rich and totally unhappy as all the women in this series are, and so are most of their mothers!
Bernadette, the housekeeper and somewhat surrogate Mom tells her story to 9 year old Jessica in such a way that you can actually feel every last occurrence. You will laugh and cry as Bernadette tells her amazing tale of love found and lost, that not all people are good--even family and that trust in the almighty will pull you through. But is also trying to teach Jessica that Hasta luego is not goodbye!
You really have to read this--and the author is giving away 1 Grand prize US & Can and 10 e--book winners-
Grand Prize--$25 Amazon-signed copy of book & tea US & Canada
And 10 others will win an E-Book copy of A Foot Above the Ground
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About the Book: (from Amazon)
*****Voted one of the 50 Self-published books worth reading, 2015!*****
We should all have a Bernadette in our lives... Set in California and Mexico in the 1960s this tale evokes a simpler, more innocent time and place. A story of love, loss, and resilience in the face of a haunting mystery.
What readers are saying about Love a Foot Above the Ground
5***** “If you believe in love, please read this book and you will be enlightened by the power of everlasting love....Five stars to this one!”
5***** “This is a stunningly rich saga played out in the culture of Mexico's Baja California, as a young girl learns the lessons of life, love, jealousy and betrayal. Against the odds, she ultimately finds peace and happiness, but not in any way you might expect from the intricacies of this fine saga.”
5***** “The writing style is fabulously romantic and mysterious and the scenery brilliantly described. By the end of the book I felt as though the people and places involved were actually real.”
5***** “The book was so powerful and a completely fascinating read.”
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.
On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband, and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.
An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley. Find out more at http://www.desertcitiesmystery.com.
If you go to her website this author also does a lot of giveaways for her own books as well as in collaboration with other authors.
And here is the Giveaway--
This contest is open world wide for the E-books. The Grand Prize can only be won by someone residing in the US or Canada. anyone aged 18 years of age or older. One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter for the Grand prize--10 will be choosen for the e-books,at the end of the giveaway. I will email those winners-they must reply within 48 hours with the e-mail they wish the e-books prize sent to. The Grand Prize winner must send me their full name and snail mail address. I will forward that information to the author who is responsible for getting you the prize.
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