Beautiful from the Inside Out #BookReview

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Beauty Within by Rachel Skatvold is an Inspirational Romance. I agreed to read and review this book during my busiest season of life. After receiving an e-mail reminder, I all but panicked wondering why I had volunteered myself when I knew I was already overbooked.

So, I picked up my Kindle and started reading. 160 page book in print found itself devoured in a couple too short hours.

I fell in love with Kate. Had a broken heart for Ryan and his siblings. And found myself wanting to punch Shawn right in the nose.

By the end of the book I was reaching for the box of tissues, and since I judge books by their ability to make me laugh out loud or cry actual tears, well, this one rates a full five stars!

Sometimes it’s harder to forgive ourselves than it is to find it in our hearts to forgive others.

If you choose to read Beauty Within, I’d love to hear your opinions! You can find it at the locations below!

Beauty Within

Riley Family Legacy Novellas, Book 1

by Rachel Skatvold

Release Date: October 9, 2014

Genre: Inspirational Romance / Contemporary / Suspense

ISBN-13: 978-1500957421 Available on: Amazon   Barnes and Noble 

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After her husband dies in a tragic accident, Katherine Arnold returns to her hometown in southern Kansas, hoping for a fresh start. She longs to reconnect with family and raise her two young children in peace. But instead, she must cope with an overbearing mother playing matchmaker and a troubled teenaged sister for a roommate. As gossip about her family blazes through town like a wildfire, Katherine wonders if returning home was the right decision.

Ryan Hudson is running from dark shadows in his past. Hiding out in Brimsfield is torture for the young police officer who is used to an action filled life in the city. But for now, his only option is to stay put and hope his secret isn’t discovered.

After their first meeting ends with a parking ticket, Katherine believes Officer Hudson is determined to make her life miserable. However, after learning about his difficult past, she finds herself drawn to the handsome and mysterious stranger. Together, will this unlikely pair be able to move past their circumstances and discover the Beauty Within God’s plan?

The sequel, Beauty Unveiled has just been released! Click here for more information.

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About the Author:

Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay at home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel is currently working on the third installment of the Riley Family Legacy Novellas. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

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  • Carrie,
    What a great review. You give just enough information to interest the reader, and Rachel, what a great book!
    Loved seeing the trailer and seeing your first video blog.
    Great inspiration!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Amy! I appreciate all your support and encouragement and I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the first book in the series. I hope you have a blessed day.

  • Carrie,
    Thank you for the wonderful review. I appreciate that you took the time to read Beauty Within even though you had a tight schedule and so glad to hear that you enjoyed it. 🙂 It’s a blessing to be featured on your blog today. Thank you so much.
    God bless,