Where do you go to be inspired?

Where do you go for inspiration? Relaxation? Where do you feel most creative?

For me, it is somewhere with a water view. Lucky for me, I have a nearby friend that invites me to hang out on her deck overlooking a small private lake. Two other local authors often join me. We call it Murphy’s Writing Retreat. Pictured here are Jamie Foley, author of Viper and The Sentinel Trilogy, me 🙂 and Audrey Wick, author of soon to be published Finding True North.

And when it gets too warm on the deck, we move inside. Same view, just a lot cooler. 🙂

Find my friend Audrey at her personal website or on Twitter or Instagram as @WickWrites to follow her publishing journey.

Jamie can be found at her website, or check out her clean romantic suspense and young adult books on Amazon.com.


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Summer Reading special: signed paperbacks only $5.99 each!


 

We’re offering not one but two discounted signed novella collections that Beth has contributed to in celebration of summer reading! Grab signed copies of An Amish Harvest and An Amish Home for only $5.99 each, while supplies last!

Christmas by the Sea permanently FREE!


 

Christmas by the Sea is permanently FREE now for all ebook formats!

In addition to the short story, samplings of other novellas in the Surf’s Up series are included—A Tide Worth Turning, Message In a Bottle, and The Shell Collector’s Daughter. If you enjoyed this story, please help me spread the word by sharing this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4OTX3P?tag=bethwiscom-20


Christmas by the Sea

Christmas by the Sea

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Series: Surf's Up Novellas, Book 4
Genre: Contemporary/Women's Fiction
Publication Year: November 4, 2016
ASIN: B01M4OTX3P
A short story introduction to the Surf's Up novella collection. Each Surf’s Up novella takes the reader to a beach locale, weaving romance and adventure into a soul-soothing journey of hope.
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Parker McIntyre is late evacuating Galveston Island prior to a hurricane, despite advisement from local Texas authorities. When Parker becomes trapped in rising floodwaters, he is going to drown if help doesn’t arrive soon. Fearing death and questioning his faith, he thinks about the young son he’ll be leaving behind.

Alexandria Hanson is on her way off the island to escape the immediate storm threat, but she spots a person trapped in the water. Alex—as she’s called by friends and family— isn’t adventuresome by nature. Helping the man is going to require great personal risk, but she can’t leave him to die.

As Alex joins Parker in the murky Gulf waters, a dangerous situation becomes even more serious as they wait to be rescued. With only each other to lean on, they attempt to quell their fears by praying together and sharing stories.

If Parker and Alex leave the island alive, will they have a chance to explore their feelings during the holiday season? Or will the opportunity be lost forever?

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Beth Wiseman

Award-winning, best-selling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but her most recent novels, Need You Now and The House that Love Built, are contemporaries set in small Texas towns. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's highly-anticipated novel, The Promise, is inspired by a true story.

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Beth recommends: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

DISCLAIMER—This novel contains language and situations that some people might find offensive.

Grip-Lit has been around for a while. Books such as Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins have helped to catapult this genre into overdrive, as more and more readers latch onto these psychological thrillers. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware follows this trend, providing readers with a tight read filled with twists and turns that keep a reader on the edge of his or her seat.

What would you do if you were on a cruise and saw a body thrown overboard—but all of the passengers are accounted for? The Woman in Cabin 10 features a strong protagonist and has a satisfying ending. This was a page-turner for me.

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Cover reveal for An Amish Heirloom

Beth is joining three other Amish authors for a new novella collection, An Amish Heirloom, coming in April 2018. Here’s a first look at the cover! Pre-order your copy for Kindle or paperback.

An Amish Heirloom


An Amish Heirloom

An Amish Heirloom

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Genre: Amish Fiction
Publication Year: April 10, 2018
Format: Novella collection
ASIN: B072TPMFT2
ISBN: 031035188X
Award-winning Amish authors come together with four novellas in this new collection.
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A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston

Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager’s grandparents’ antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As Susie spends time with Leon, she begins to recognize she is marrying the wrong man for all the wrong reasons.

 
The Cedar Chest by Beth Wiseman

Decades after inheriting her great grandmother’s cedar chest, Emma Fisher decides to pry it open only to discover a beautiful love story in the form of letters between her great grandparents. But as Emma immerses herself in their story, family secrets are revealed, and she must decide whether to share them to preserve family history or honor her great grandparents’ decision to leave them hidden.

 
The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller

For the past two years, Shane Broyles has felt God leading him to join the Amish. He’s staying with his friends Noah and Ivy Schlabach in Birch Creek, OH, where he is reunited with Lucy Fisher, an old friend of Noah’s family. Shane and Lucy have never revealed their feelings for each other, but when they stumble upon an antique Bible at a flea market, they feel drawn to each other and to the mystery of the contents found within.

 
The Midwife’s Dream by Kelly Irvin

Iris Beachy serves as a midwife in her district where she longs for a family of her own. When her friend’s brother Mahon Kurtz seeks her help in delivering the baby of two young teenagers who have sought refuge in their town, they begin to see each other in a different light. Unprepared for parenthood, the young couple leave their baby girl behind in an antique crib quilt resembling the one destined for Iris when she becomes a mother. Mahon and Iris come together to take care of the baby as they try to find her parents, and they begin to see new possibilities for their future.

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Beth Wiseman

Award-winning, best-selling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but her most recent novels, Need You Now and The House that Love Built, are contemporaries set in small Texas towns. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's highly-anticipated novel, The Promise, is inspired by a true story.

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