Hallie's Heart

Hallie s Heart Mona VanderMolen an antique dealer in a small Michigan town is trying to keep her business alive As Mona faces the uncertainties of her own future Hallie Mona s fifteen year old niece suddenly ar

  • Title: Hallie's Heart
  • Author: Shelly Beach
  • ISBN: 9780825424366
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mona VanderMolen, an antique dealer in a small Michigan town, is trying to keep her business alive As Mona faces the uncertainties of her own future, Hallie, Mona s fifteen year old niece, suddenly arrives on her doorstep Guilt ridden over her sister s drowning several years earlier, Hallie has run off to her aunt s cottage As the two women work through their problems aMona VanderMolen, an antique dealer in a small Michigan town, is trying to keep her business alive As Mona faces the uncertainties of her own future, Hallie, Mona s fifteen year old niece, suddenly arrives on her doorstep Guilt ridden over her sister s drowning several years earlier, Hallie has run off to her aunt s cottage As the two women work through their problems and learn to forgive, will an unfortunate accident tear them apart once again Guaranteed fiction

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    1. 3.5 stars. Most weekends find flame-haired Mona VanderMolen scouting for rare finds. A former teacher who quit her job after a family tragedy, she's been the owner of Stewartville Antiques for eighteen months now and is finally learning the ropes. But life isn't easy in the antique business. Dealers often outbid her at auctions, and things are tight. Someone has already offered to buy her out. But she's a fighter, and she intends to make it through the tough times.Mona's dire financial situation [...]

    2. Title: HALLIE’S HEARTAuthor: Shelly BeachPublisher: Kregel PublicationsJanuary 2007ISBN: 978-0-8234-2436-6Genre: Inspirational/contemporaryMoNa VanderMolen owns a struggling antique store and most weekends find her out scouting for rare finds. Life isn't easy in the antique business. She discovers that dealers often outbid her at auctions. Now, someone has offered to buy her out. But Mona's a fighter and she will survive—she hopes. When Mona goes to her beach house to escape from some proble [...]

    3. Mona is the owner of an antique shop struggling to make a go of her business. But she struggles with more than that – her past is haunted with anguish and guilt. And her teenage niece, Hallie, is caught in the same agony. As their tale unfolds, Beach slowly reveals the story of their painful past, and the hidden guilt they share.Note: This book won the 2008 Christy Award in the Chick Lit category.When the book opened, I thought I’d picked up a light read as I tagged along with Mona to an est [...]

    4. I was pleasantly surprised by this pick. Definitely billed as a "Christian Read" it was entertaining as well as wholesome.15 year old Hallie runs away from her stifling home and straight into the arms of her single aunt, Mona, whom she adored at one time before a terrible accident took the life of Hallie's sister two years prior.Now trying to forgive herself and her aunt for the accident and gaining the ability to move on with her life, Hallie is in for a lot of life lessons while staying with M [...]

    5. Mona is Hallie's aunt and has been a positive force in her niece's life until a tragedy. In the two years that follow this tragedy, Mona and Hallie, along with everyone else in their lives, move on but with deep hurts and unvoiced pain and guilt. Hallie runs away to her aunt's beach house and the book then tells the story of their lives beautifully. All the facts become known throughout the book giving you a reason to keep reading. Beach's descriptors are clear and give good mental visuals for t [...]

    6. "Hallie's Heart" grabbed me from the first page. The author does a wonderful job of defining the characters and depicting the community where the story takes place (a region with which I am very familiar). The drowning accident provided the central conflict, but perhaps the protagonist's own personal struggles could have been more clearly defined. At times, the story line was bogged down by the protagonist's prayers. While they were essential to the resolution, the inclusion of them moved the re [...]

    7. I enjoyed reading this story. Recommend if you ever had something bothering you that came from deep within.

    8. Ah, so this is what a Christian book looks like. I think I'll be avoiding those in the future, as they pretty much seem like ordinary novels, but I'm not sure whether the refreshing lack of smut is worth the overly abundant name dropping of God. Wavering more around a 2.5, as I'm not sure I really liked it, but the antique-dealer aspect was sort of interesting and neither did I really hate it.

    9. Hallie's Heart is the story of a troubled teen and her loving aunt. Great character development made the characters come alive. Humor sprinkled throughout kept this serious story a fun read. It was an inspiring read demonstrating God's love and forgiveness.I highly recommend this book. Be sure to also look for the sequel - Morningsong.

    10. The delicate handling of the guilt that goes along with the tragedy of losing a loved one when we feel a responsibility for what happened is well worth the read. Wonderful clarity on God's loving care and His gift of free will. highly recommendI could not put it down.

    11. I had the privilege of meeting, listening to, and corresponding with the author who is a funny, warm, inspiring woman of God. Her book is equally inspiring, hard to out down, and a great reminder that God loves us no matter how "unlovable" we think we are.

    12. I really enjoyed this book!! Reading about Lake Michigan & places near it was awesome me one of a real picture of where some of the things took place. A great book to read this summer!!

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