Barbara Ellen Brink
Barbara Ellen Brink is a multi-published author, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. She is the author of the Fredrickson Winery mysteries, Entangled, Crushed, and Savor. She is also the author of an award winning thriller, Split Sense; inspirational suspense novels; and a young adult series, The Amish Bloodsuckers.
She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.
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Video trailer for "Entangled."SPLIT SENSE
Book trailer for my Christian suspense/thriller, Split Sense#AmishBloodsuckers Trilogy book trailer
Book Trailer for The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy: Chosen, Shunned, and Reckoning
The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy
Jael is an average teenage girl but she's definitely not an average vampire slayer. Her destiny is written in the Book of the Shunned, for she's been chosen to set the Minnesota Loon Lake Amish community free from the grip of the Bishop, a vampire who has lived well past his expiration date.
Loaded with humor, friendship, family, and romance, Jael's story will suck you in until the last page.
SAVOR, the 3rd Fredrickson Winery Novel, continues the saga of the Fredricksons and Parkers as they run a small California winery and find love and mystery in the Napa Valley. Savor celebrates the joy of romance, laughter, and family. Romance is in the air at the Fredrickson Winery this summer. Sip a glass of Sangria and fall in love with the characters all over again.
Reckoning (book 3) Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy
Jael Shetler is the Chosen. Raised in the desert of Nevada and destined to save the Minnesota Loon Lake Amish Community from the evil leadership of the Bishop, a powerful vampire.
In Reckoning, Jael must find a way to destroy the Bishop before he finds a way to destroy her. With new friends and old, she has plenty of help, but time is running out.
Jael is an average teen girl with over-protective parents, an unrequited crush on the hottest guy at school, & a best friend she shares everything with. Until her parents let her in on the secret they’ve kept for nearly 16 years…
Jael is the Chosen One. Born to be a vampire slayer, her destiny was written in the Book of the Shunned. She's been chosen by God to set the Amish free from vampires.
Orphaned and left to pursue her destiny alone, Jael leaves Nevada and moves to the Loon Lake Amish community of Minnesota. Living with Amish grandparents and learning to live the plain and simple life... she seeks her chance to destroy the Bishop once and for all.
In the 2nd Fredrickson Winery novel, it’s crush time and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder and kidnapping to be part of the harvest season, but when Margaret’s son goes missing in the dark of early morning picking, there are more than enough suspects to choose from.
In this 1st Fredrickson Winery Novel, a Minneapolis attorney inherits a small California winery, reawakening memories that have lain dormant for twenty years. Secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure?
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Smashwords book reviews by Barbara Ellen Brink
- The Gift of Joy
on Dec. 09, 2011
The gift of joy was a poignant and moving holiday story of a woman afraid to live and be happy because of a childhood filled with fear and repression. Living with the memory of her mother's murder by the hands of her own father, Joy lives alone and lonely. By day she helps those who are going through similar situations of violence, by running a shelter for women and children, and by night she dreams of the boy next door who she has loved from afar her entire life.
I enjoyed the story very much. It was a sweet love story with a few scenes of hot passion and a very cute ending. The author did a good job of bringing the reader into the lives of these two people and making their emotions come alive.
I don't know if this is an earlier edition that I downloaded, but it could use some editing. I found the switch in present tense and past tense disconcerting at times and a few missing words, but overall a good read.
A perfect romance for the holidays!
- In the Enemy's Service
on March 24, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by this engaging young adult novel. The young heroine, though only ten, is full of surprises, humor, and imagination. Middle-schoolers would most certainly love this story. It is involved, suspenseful, and definitely kept my attention. If you enjoy a good fantasy novel, complete with swords and treachery, this one has enough action, humor, and drama to supply many hours of reading entertainment. I have not read the 1st book in this fantasy series, but did not feel that it hindered my ability to follow the story at all. It can certainly stand on its own.