Life at Applewood Hill…
I’m featuring Angela D. Meyer on my bookblog this month, along with several Debut Authors…
Angela is doing something amazing… and wonderful…
In the quarterly newsletters that she sends out, Angela often includes a short story about some of the characters from Where Hope Starts, the first book in the intriguing, wonderful Life At Applewood Hill series.
Please stay with me as I post a mini review for each short story…
…and don’t forget to leave a comment if you’d like to win an autographed copy of Where Hope Starts!
The winner will be chosen Tuesday morning.
Turnaround is the very first short story — chronologically — in the series.
Turnaround shares the earlier story of Karen’s parents… Charles and Annibel — but primarily focuses on Charles.
Charles is a very angry, frustrated and violent man. He sees the mistakes in others, but he can’t see his own faults and he refuses to even try.
When a still, small voice speaks to him, he ignores it – as he’s done many times in the past.
When another man makes an offhand comment, Charles finally sees himself as he really is… and listens to that still, small voice.
Have you heard that still small voice? Did you listen? – CLICK TO TWEET!
Returning Home is the second short story — chronologically — in the series.
Returning Home continues with the theme of the first short story. This story focuses on what happens after Annibel, Karen’s mother, leaves home — determined to make it on her own.
Annibel is also hearing the still, small voice…
She desperately wants to go home — especially to be with her children — but she just can’t.
When she finds warmth — and solace — in a nearby church, she learns how easy it is to forgive, once she accepts the truth that God had already forgiven her for her sins.
In just a few months, she receives a letter from home… with a plane ticket!
Can you go home again? Would you want to? – CLICK TO TWEET!
The Gift is the third story — chronologically — in the series… and is truly a special “gift” — just for Christmas!
The Gift focuses on Karen and Barry, just after they buy the Applewood Hill Bed and Breakfast.
This year Karen is looking forward to a special Christmas with Barry… with no guests and the staff given time off to spend with their families, she and Barry will enjoy a quiet, just-the-two-of-them holiday.
… until lots of unexpected travelers show up.
Amidst the grumbling and complaining, Karen and Barry — and their guests — learn what Christmas is all about.
What makes your Christmas truly special? – CLICK TO TWEET!
When Dreams Come True is the fourth short story — chronologically — in the series.
When Dreams Come True focuses on the last unexpected guests in The Gift — Isabella and her three children.
In The Gift, the guests at the Applewood Hill Bed and Breakfast had done whatever they could to give Isabella and her children the best Christmas they had ever experienced!
Because of their generosity, Isabella and the children were able to return to her mother’s home in Florida. Another gift was an all expenses paid trip to Disney World!
Isabella finally learns that it’s always best to wait on God… – CLICK TO TWEET!
He Loves Me Not is the fifth short story — chronologically — in the series.
He Loves Me Not focuses on James, the manager of the Applewood Hill Bed and Breakfast, and a couple of new guests.
While Barry and Karen are on vacation, a mysterious young couple shows up — without reservations — or money to pay!
James gives the young couple — Peter and Karie — one of the best room, free of charge.
When the girls’ father shows up, demanding she leave with him, threats are made and it seems as if there’s no hope.
What happens next shows everyone — especially Peter and Karie — that God is indeed watching out for them.
Have you ever witnessed a true miracle? – CLICK TO TWEET!
“Our choices impact our family. But forgiveness makes a way for the effects of bad choices to be overcome.” ~ Angela D. Meyer
If you want to read more, check out Where Hope Starts, the first book in the Applewood Hill series.
… or join Karen on her blog — Life at Applewood Hill
… and you can read more reviews and more about these stories on Angela’s Website
God bless you!
© Donna J. Mynatt 2015