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Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom for the past 21 years, though she prefers the title Domestic Engineer, raising four amazing kids.  Along the way, she worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing and building custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she’s left to shed a tear, (for a minute) wonder what’s next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must’ve been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday.

Beverly woke up one morning from a horrible dream that her husband had died and she was in Bora Bora saying her goodbyes. After weeks of worry and torment, she realized it was simply a bad dream and her husband wasn’t going anywhere. However, she still thought about that tiny fragment of a dream for months before turning it into No More Wasted Time. 

If she’s not at home riding her spin bike, you’ll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories.

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  1. Jennifer Phillips

    Oh my goodness. I’ve waited and waited for Shayla’s Story. It was completely and totally worth the wait! You’re are such a talented writer. Shayla’s Story was a perfect continuation of NMWT. Just as I fell in love with Tom, I fell immediately in love with John. I had all the emotions reading Shayla’s Story. You had me from page 1!!! Great job! I can’t wait for more!

  2. Christine LaCombe

    just wanted to say hello, I added your books to my tbr list at goodreads

  3. Looks terrific! Can’t wait to read it.

  4. Tina

    Can’t wait to read no more wasted time and shayla’s story

  5. Karina

    Hello! Can’t wait to read Shayla’s story!

  6. Gail Campbell

    I entered you giveaway! Confessions of a book Heaux

  7. tammy quinn

    I entered your contest hope i win

  8. Stopping by to say that Shayla’s story sounds great, and that I can’t wait to read it. I will also be checking out the first book in this series.🙂

    Tracey Kruger
    Wilmington, NC

  9. Traci

    Thank you for such an amazing journey with NMWT. I laughed and cried right along with Tess and Tom! Looking forward to the next “chapter”!

    • Hi Traci! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hello. So glad you enjoyed NMWT and The Family. Hope you love Shayla’s Story as well. Happy reading – Beverly🙂

  10. Jeane Coker

    Loved this book. Hate all the cat and mouse, trust not trust angst in many of the romance books today. You went right to it and allowed your characters to live and breathe. Have read this book three times. Very much enjoyed the personalities if all the characters

    • Good morning, Jeane! What a great start for my day!🙂 So happy you’re falling in love with The Family and I hope you enjoy Shayla’s Story too. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! – Beverly

  11. Jenni Jzmes

    I started reading NMWT last night and got to chapter 19!! I could not put it down! I am hoping to finish tonight! Love, love this book! Is this the 1st book in a series? Do you have any other books out??

    • Hi Jenni! Sounds like a great day of reading! I’m so happy to hear you’re loving NMWT! Shayla’s Story, book two in The Mathews/Clemmins Family series is available now. The Perfect Someday will be out this winter and book four will follow in the Spring of 2014. Happy reading and if you don’t already follow me on Facebook…be sure to stop over and say hi! – Beverly

  12. Michele Mingo

    I’ve just finished Shayla’s story after reading NMWT and they were both awesome. You held my attention from the first page till the end of both books. I’m looking forward to more of the family. I really can’t wait for JC’s story. Lol

    • Hi Michele! Woo hoo! So glad you you’re falling in love with The Family! I’m just diving into Tracy’s book, The Perfect Someday. She and Vincent are going to heat the pages in Tuscany! JC’s book is already written (not published yet of course) and I don’t want to be a total tease, but you are gonna LOVE it! I’m always looking for new reviews to post on FB from Amazon if you have an extra minute. Thanks for stopping by! – Beverly🙂

  13. Renee Walton

    I just read No More Wasted Time last night. I loved it! I kept thinking it was going to end too soon like so many other books seem to do. You didn’t make me feel this way though with this book. It was the perfect length with a great ending. I was still sorry it was over but I didn’t feel cheated in some way. I reallt felt like I knew these characters. It was a great story. I can’t wait to read more of your work now.

    • Hi Renee! So glad you loved NMWT! You’ll be happy to know the story doesn’t end there. You’ll see more of Tess and Tom plus fall in love with the rest of The Mathews/Clemmins Family as they weave throughout the series. Book two, Shayla’s Story is available now and books three and four will be out this winter. Thanks for stopping by – Beverly🙂

  14. Julie

    Love this family! I can’t wait until the next books!

  15. Beverly Hawkins

    What an amazing love story….my new motto no more wasted time

    • Hi Beverly! My motto…Everything happens for a reason!😉 So glad you enjoyed. Shayla’s Story motto is People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime! Happy reading – Beverly

  16. Joanne

    This was a beautiful story of love and strength and the love of a family. Can’t wait to read the next book.

  17. christine

    Hi Beverly!
    I just finished No More Wasted Time and loved the story! I really enjoyed how Tess & Tom were in their 40’s, something I can relate too! I felt the story flowed perfectly and I LOVED the ending too! I am all set to read about Shayla next but just had to share with you how much I enjoyed this book!
    Thank you!
    Christine🙂

    • Hi Christine! I’m getting a lot of love from readers for Tess and Tom being in their forties! I had no idea their age would draw in so many women and I love it!!! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you enjoy Shayla’s Story. – Beverly🙂

  18. Sally

    Loved this book, I can’t tell you how many times I cried with Tess… Can’t wait to read more it’s almost like sitting on the edge if your seat waiting and hoping that they get “happily ever after”!

  19. bela

    Dear Ms Preston, You are a very mean woman! How could you write such beautiful, heart warming books then leave us hanging?!?!?! J/K

    I have loved and recommended NMWT so many times to so many people and they have all loved it. I had preordered Shaylas story and finally found time to read it. I Just dont know how you could create a character that could upstage Tom. WOW I LOVED Shaylas story! ….oh and the ending…not nice, cant tell if it is a joke or not. I think its cruel you are making us wait til Spring of 2014…I want more!!!! PLEASE PLEASE bring them out early… they would make great xmas presents😉

    Keep writing and we will keep reading
    Bela

    • You’re the best, Bela! I loved reading this! I’m working hard to get The Perfect Someday out this winter and you’ll be happy to know book four is already written and waiting it’s turn in line to be released.
      Happy reading and thanks for making my day! – Beverly

  20. Ginny

    I just finished Shayla’s Story and absolutely loved it. After NMWT, I didn’t think it could get any better but you overdid it. Now I don’t know who is my favorite, Tommy or John. They are both such loving hunks. And the women they chose were perfect for them. I really enjoyed NMWT because it was about an older couple and being an older person, it is nice to read books about couples who find each other later in life. And Shayla’s Story was just great. It showed that age didn’t really matter if you were “meant to be”. Can’t wait for Tracy’s and JC’s book. Great job in writing Beverly. Looking forward to you next books!

    • Tommy or John? Tough choice.😉 Fair warning…it is only going to get more difficult. lol Vincent is making my turn my A/C down as we speak and Reed Rider from book four…well that’s all I can even say about Reed! The man is going to make women swoon!😉
      I’m so glad you’re falling in love with The Family, Ginny! Thank You so much for leaving a review on Amazon. xx Beverly

  21. I just found your books and am so thrilled! I read Tom and Tess’s story in a day and I have just started John and Shayla’s story! They are wonderful! I can’t wait to read about the rest of the family.

  22. Geri

    I so enjoyed both of these books. I read one right after the other and could not put them down. I can’t wait for more about the Clemmins-Matthews family!

  23. Cristina

    I’d like to say that I absolutely loved “No more Wasted Time”. Mostlu because it is a complete book. Sometimes when we read a book and get to the end we feel more could have been said. Reading this one made me feel like I knew their complete story. I just loved it. When I finished I went back to read a few bits I loved. Now I have to read Shayla’s story🙂

  24. Christi

    I really enjoyed reading No More Wasted Time. I couldn’t put it down.

  25. Ddbra Miller

    Bought your first book last year at the Boulder City Art Festival. Went yesterday to look for you to purchase the second book and could not find you. Were you there somewhere and I missed you? How do I purchase the second book and after reading the comments you have the third one out? Going to the Summerlin Art Festival next weekend, will you have a booth there?

  26. Debra Miller

    Went to the Boulder City Art Festival yesterday looking for your booth. I bought your first book there last year. Couldn’t find you; were you there? I’m wanting to purchase the next book and from reading the comments you have a third one out now? Will you have a booth at the Summerlin Art Festival next week-end. Where can I purchase your books? Enjoyed so much I have read No More Wasted Time 2 times.

  27. Janine

    When a friend asks for a good book to read my first answer is always No More Wasted Time……one of the best books I have read…I have just finished shayla’s story and I loved it as well….I can’t wait til 2014😃……keep writing your fabulous books, I love to get lost in your stories…..

  28. Debra

    Finished Shayla’s Story in 2 days!! Can’t wait for the story to continue. Beverly you need to put your family on alert and keep writing. Have alerted my Illinois friends of your writings and how to purchase them. Look forward to 2014!!

    • Hi Debra! Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for spreading the word and sharing The Mathews Family with your friends and family. I’ll keep you posted for signings next year. Hopefully I’ll be at Boulder City again.🙂 If you have an extra minute…please consider leaving a review on Amazon.
      Happy reading – Beverly

  29. Anita

    I just finished reading Shaylas Story and just wanted to tell you I have both your books and thoroughly enjoy reading them , I am ready for the next one and hope this series goes on for many more.

    • Hi Anita! I’m so happy to hear that you’re falling in love with The Mathews Family. We’re going to Italy next with Tracy in The Perfect Someday. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. – Beverly🙂

  30. Sharon

    Hi Beverly, missed you at art in the park in Boulder
    City this year. Hope to see you there next year, i hope. Have a great holiday and I can’t wait to read the new book.

    • Hi Sharon! I am hoping to be at Art in the Park 2014. I’ll have all four books out in The Mathews Family Series by summer. Merry Christmas and thanks so much for stopping by to say hi!🙂

      • Sharon

        I just ordered Shayla’s book, and you know how fast i will read it so hurry with the rest. Glad to here you will be there next year, i will look for you there..

  31. Debra

    Beverly have you released the perfect someday yet? Just checked Anazon & did not see it listed. You now have me hooked. I’m now an official addict!! Have read NMWT & Shaylas story twice can hardly wait for the saga to continue. You have created such wonderful characters!!!

    • Morning Debra! So glad you’re falling for The Family! I’m hoping to release The Perfect Someday by the end of March. If I remember correctly you’re not on Facebook, but I’ll be posting the cover reveal here on my page as well as FB in just a few weeks! – Beverly🙂

      • Debra

        Thanks so much. Your correct, I’m not on FB so I’ll keep checking this site for your release. Looking forward to it.

  32. Melody

    Hi, would just like to say how much I enjoyed your books, I read them both over the weekend and couldn’t put them down. Can’t wait for the next book :))

  33. Marilyn

    Just finished reading Shaylas story all I have to say is LOVED IT! I can’t wait for book 3 in the series. I just discovered NMTW on Monday and read both books. I wish I would have spaced it out now I’m going to go crazy wth anticipation for the next book. Thank you for introducing us to these great characters and their stories.

  34. Glenna Lamons

    When are you releasing another book?

  35. Terry Winesett

    Love all 3 books. Just finished Tracey’s story. When will you release next book to amazon for kindles?

    • Hi Terry,
      Happy to hear that you are falling in love with The Mathews Family! I haven’t given book 4 a title yet, but it will be out Sept/Oct. I post updates here or you can follow me on Facebook.🙂

  36. Debbie

    Beverly. Just seen you teleased your next book the perfect someday. I have read your other 2 books twice and glad the next one is now here. I live here in Las Vegas & met you 2 years ago at the Boulder City arts & crafts fair where I bought your first book. The second book Shaylas Story I purchased from you. As I don’t do Facebook or do purchases online. (My husband & I are still stuck in the last century). Please email me the info so I may purchase 3 book from you. Thanks looking forward to the next installment 👄

  37. Laura Marie

    I love the first three Matthew books. The family you have created is wonderful. When will JC book be available?

  38. Colleen Cupparo

    Love the Matthews family!!

  39. Bev Filges

    loved no more wasted time

  40. Ashley

    Love your books so much!!!

  41. Nikki Evans

    thanks for this chance😊 I’m looking forward to reading your work

  42. Amy

    This is the first book of yours i have read. What is yhe book that continues John and Shayla’s story?

    • Hi Amy – Glad to hear that you’re falling in love with The Family. The order is No More Wasted Time, Shayla’s Story, The Perfect Someday and Surviving Broken. Book 5, A Taste of Summer will release this summer.🙂

  43. Joni

    I just read your set of books. They were wonderful. Loved them and hope to read more of your work in the future.

    • Hi Joni – So glad to hear you’re falling for The Family! Book 5, A Taste of Summer will release this summer. Be sure to follow me here or on Facebook to keep up with release dates, exclusive excerpts, giveaways and more.🙂

  44. Becky Leeman

    I love your books!

  45. Kathe Helbig

    Beverly,
    Thank you for such amazing books! The one about JC and abuse hit so close to home. But I too escape and have an amazing marriage to an amazing man. Sometimes you just need to recognize real love!
    I loved the whole series,.
    Kathe

  46. Shirley Stephenson

    Hi Beverly,
    OMG where to start, the Mathew sreies was unbelievably fantastic! The rollercoaster ride covering every possible emotion, hope, love, laughter, anger, frustration, joy, pain, relief and so on. You really draw your reader into the characters life and we get to know them inside and out but I have to admit the story of JC really blew my mind. I have the series on my kindle and kept going back to the point where Tom is standing at her door with the bunch of sunflowers – it just grabbed my heart strings and pulled to breaking point – saying no more to prevent plot spoilers but if i wore one, i’d take my hat off to you honey, really powerful and emotional storyline and to read that you’ve experienced that personally and then gone on to write about it is absoloutely amazing.
    What more can I say but THANK YOU XXXXX

    • Hi Shirley,
      Thank you for stopping by and I’m so glad you’ve fallen in love with The Family. The series continues with all your favorite Mathews family members now taking a back seat while some of the secondary characters you met throughout the series now get their own stories. Hope you enjoy and as always…happy reading!
      Beverly

  47. I immensely enjoyed your book, “No More Wasted Time”. It was so great to read a very romantic love story about a couple in their 40’s instead of a couple in their 20’s. I have reread your book a few times and I love it more every time I read it. Thank you for a fantastic story and book!!!

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