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I’m super excited that one of my short stories is included in this wonderful series that launched with 21 Days of Grace and has been flying off the shelves. Now, 21 Days of Christmas continues the tradition of fictional stories that include a scripture and food for thought, devotion style. Each story from best selling authors is short enough to enjoy in one sitting and perfect for small group, homeschool or family discussions. Available on line and in Walmart and other stores, this gem will be perfect to get you in the mood for Christmas and to bless others, focusing on the true meaning, the birth of Jesus Christ. Can I get an Amen? Available in an embossed hardcover suitable for gift giving, and also for your e-reader.
What if advances in artificial intelligence, combined with mystical elements found in the earth, could produce inexplicable images of the future? Harold Donaldson unwillingly becomes the custodian of a beautiful, handcrafted kaleidoscope that changes the viewer’s future and becomes the focus of evil operatives intent on capturing the kaleidoscope for nefarious purposes.
Brilliant but socially inept, Harold has distanced himself from any connection to his dysfunctional childhood. Abandoned by a father accused of his mother’s death, Harold trusts no one until the ’scope forces him to accept a circle of friends he must rely on. To protect all their lives from imminent danger, Harold must discover the source of the ’scope’s mysterious powers. Just as he is on the verge of learning how it works and why his past connects to his future, he must face disturbing truths he’s run from all his life.
“It takes a certain kind of talent to write a novel that contains different aspects from different genres while still maintaining a coherent narrative. B K Nault has skillfully created a journey that can suck in readers from various backgrounds and leave them pondering questions the book raises about life, meaning and relationships hours after they’ve finished reading the novel.” Eduardo Aduna, Reader’s Favorite
Paperback and e-book
THE SEASONS OF CHERRYVALE
where neighbors care, gardeners share, and God allows do-overs
Fresh Start Summer – A movie crew’s headed to town, and BFF’s Grace and Maggie have different opinions on how much to get involved with those folks from the land of “fruits and nuts.” Revisit, or meet for the first time the folks introduced in the first book in The Seasons of Cherryvale, where neighbors care, gardeners care, and God allows do overs!
- 2014 Reader’s Favorite Award, multiple ★★★★★ reviews
- San Diego Christian Writers Excellence in Writing
- Finalist in the 2011 Grace Awards
- www.realsimple 21 Great Summer Reads
The stars of Cherryvale are back in this novella, perfect for a weekend read. Summer is over, and the former rivals celebrate their rekindled friendship by traveling “across the pond” to England’s countryside. But their pony-trekking plans soon go awry when they discover a friend in need.
“I read the “Grace & Maggie Across the Pond” Novella and enjoyed it so much that I thought my husband would also appreciate it. He agreed for me to read it to him…while we sat in our “happy little lawn swing.” …we both thoroughly enjoy the humor with which you write. We see that on your website you invite folks to get acquainted with Jesus and want to tell you we appreciate that, and pray God will bless you in your endeavors of ministry.” Reviewer, Jeanette Hood
Autumn Changes – Along with shorter days and cooler nights, big changes are stirring up Cherryvale. While the trees along the CherryPath exchange summer-green garments to autumn’s crimson and gold, Grace and Maggie scurry to prepare for the town’s annual Harvest Festival, but spar over how to help pop star Tiffany Lane adapt to her new lifestyle and adoptive hometown. A surprise visitor—or two—spice up the town like cinnamon in Grace’s pumpkin walnut muffins just in time for The Scrapbook’s preview opening. The second book in The Seasons of Cherryvale, Autumn Changes continues the stories of the friendly folks and charming small town introduced in the much loved Fresh Start Summer, and Grace & Maggie Across the Pond.”
Will peaceful Cherryvale ever be the same after all the changes blown in on the autumn wind?
What gives with all these pesky teenagers? Will Grace & Maggie ever get them under control in time to for the annual Harvest Festival? And who will turn Rose’s head as the leaves change from green to gold?
Hearts Unlocked – Perfect for a weekend read, Hearts Unlocked follows Autumn Changes. Settle in with a slice of your favorite pie and some hot cider as romance blows in on the autumn wind. Both titles available in Paperback and Kindle.
Christmas Bells – A Christmas Eve blizzard strands dozens of tourists like a bad episode of Survivor:Cherryvale on Grace’s wedding anniversary no less. Instead of directing the Christmas Festival, and hibernating to spend an evening alone with her husband, Grace must scramble to feed and house the multitudes. When she challenges a troubled young soldier fleeing mistakes she’s made with her own family, Grace is reminded of the real meaning of Christmas.
Spring Blossoms – The cherry trees are budding with the promise of spring, and Grace is busier than a honeybee in a flower garden planning BFF Maggie’s wedding. When cupid swoops in and says, “make it double,” she’s thrilled, but has little time or patience for Cherryvale’s newest resident, Fancy Bellini, who seems overly interested in Grace’s husband, Mark. When Grace has a public meltdown, everyone in town wonders if she’s finally taken on too much, but what she finally confesses astonishes everyone, including Grace herself.
and announcing all these 6 titles…
Complete in one volume!
When Mark surprises Grace with a trip to Hawaii (Christmas Bells) she’s not sure how to keep herself busy while he’s at his medical conference, but lei making classes and snorkeling lessons soon introduce her to a Hawaii that’s rich in history and full of new friends who soon feel like ohana. A short story availabe for your e-reader for .99
All are available on Kindle!
The Tin Man’s dead, Toto’s been poisoned, and stage manager Lucy Lambert must stop the killer hiding behind the curtain before she gets the ax.
When the Tin Man dies during Morgan Valley Community Theater’s closing performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” Lucy Lambert’s dream job as stage manager is on the chopping block. When the police blame her poor safety procedures for the death, she’s determined to prove her competence. In the process, though, she uncovers evidence the actor was indeed murdered and becomes the killer’s next target.
Here’s Mary on Home & Family talking about Lessons.
Catch up with her on Minutes with Mary on her Youtube channel . Watch here!
In this strikingly honest book, McDonough shares the story of her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star. She reveals intimate memories of life in and around that idyllic Virginia farmhouse (really a Warner Brothers back lot in Burbank) – sneaking off to steal candy from Ike Godsey’s store; developing crushes on guest stars; trying to crack up cast members during takes; and, most of all, forming a tight-knit second family who played, worked, hugged, and squabbled together. But in the years that followed the show’s long run, as McDonough tried to reinvent herself, she found herself battling depression and personal insecurities amplified by her celebrity. Gradually she gained the courage to stand up not just for herself, but – in true Waltons tradition – for others, taking on a new role as an activist for women’s body image issues. Winner of the 2010 Ella Dickey Literary Award, Lessons is more than just a book about a television show, and continues to receive rave reviews for McDonough’s frank honesty of what it was like to “grow up Hollywood,” and take on the world. Hardcover, Kindle, nook.
From her friend, George Clooney: “Mary is a whole lot more than Erin on The Waltons. This book shows how she’s handled all the highs and lows with grace.”
From the gold medal www.readersfavorite.com review:
“Although much of this book is focused on “The Waltons” years for which she is best known, I found her later years very gripping as she searched for a diagnosis and her self identity. McDonough is a very talented woman. It is amazing how this quiet introspective woman has found her voice in the role of an advocate for women’s health, especially for those with Lupus.”
June 8, 2015 posted on Mary’s FB:
Cynthia Ickes: I am a physician in New York. I read your book and immediately knew that a patient of mine had symptoms that were likely related to her breast implants. She consulted her surgeon (female) who referred her on to the plastic surgeon for explant. I never would have picked that up had it not been for you. Kudos brave woman!!!!
Mary McDonough: WOW, you MADE my day! Exactly why I wrote the book! Thanks so much!”