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We are a family run business based in Billingham, United Kingdom. Selling thousands of used, rare and out of print books worldwide through our online bookstore www.beckvalleybooks.co.uk

 


 

Book review - Ghosts of Love by David Burnett

Ghosts of Love - David  Burnett
I ALWAYS enjoy reading David Burnett books, his writing is so easy to read and down to earth, it just flows nicely and you always seem to connect with the characters and their emotions, always an ease and a pleasure.
 
Richard is gearing up for his only daughter's wedding day! A time usually surrounded with celebrations, but for Richard it is also tinged with a sense of sadness and heartache. He lovingly remembers the years with his wife before she died, and feels the sadness of missing the opportunity they would have had together enjoying their daughters big day. He also has such a lovely, close bond with his daughter that he feels he's almost losing her as well. Not only that, he finds himself wrestling with the torment of feeling that he's betraying his late wife, and his daughter, against the love he now feels with the new lady in his life and the possible future that they could have. To move on or not move on, that is the genuine dilemma for Richard as he reminisces over past times with all three ladies.
 
This will leave you with a nice warming feeling after reading. A lovely, enjoyable read that many can relate to.
 
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Richard McNeil has loved three women in his life.
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He feels abandoned by all three.
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His wife passed away in childbirth, leaving him alone, a single father with an infant daughter. His daughter, Emily, now twenty years old, is leaving, marrying and moving away. Two months ago, Kim, his almost-fiancé, the only woman he has dated in over twenty years, left as they broke off their relationship.
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On the weekend of Emily’s wedding, he is haunted by his memories. The day his wife passed away plays in his mind like a video. Stories of Emily’s childhood leave him both smiling and wanting to cry. And worst of all, his recollections of meeting, dating, and falling in love with Kim almost seem real, as if he can stretch out his hand and touch her. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot understand what went wrong between the two of them, and, although he yearns for a reconciliation, he cannot dismiss the cruel things she said to him.
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His memories haunt him like ghosts, and he knows he will not be happy until they leave him be. He wants his future to be like his past, and he suspects, that it is he who holds on to his memories, not they to him. How can Richard release them? Perhaps, he finally can lay his wife to rest. Surely, he can mumble the words to give Emily away. But releasing Kim might mean giving up all hope of ever being together. How can he do that?
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If you enjoy heartwarming stories with true-to-life behaviors, complicated relationships, and a less-than-certain outcome, then you will love Ghosts of Love. One Click this book today!
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/04/ghosts-of-love-by-david-burnett.html

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Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Friends, and Feelings by Kim Larkins

 
Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Friends, and Feelings by Kim Larkins 
Join Emma Lou and Pearl as they experience, through a collection of whimsical rhymes, a wide range of emotions.
 
"An absolutely adorable book that covers the alphabet and feelings at the same time. Happy, sad, angry, and more are all covered in this delightful rhyming book."
The Faerie Review
 
 "What an adorable book. Each letter of the alphabet matched with an animal starting with that letter and feelings also starting with that letter--and all in rhymes!! The illustrations are superb! A big plus is you will love reading this book to them as well--and don't be surprised if you start saying some of the rhymes to yourself!"
Miki's Hope
 
"Emma Lou the Yokie Poo is such a delightful read! A lovely book that children and adults will like -making it a great resources to talk about how emotions and feelings are a natural, expected and accepted."
Ebook Addicts UK
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 Available in ebook, paperback, hardback, and audio! 
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Emma Lou and Pearl return with some old and new friends in Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Feelings and Friends. Join them as they experience, through a collection of whimsical rhymes, a wide range of emotions. From A to Z, Emma Lou and Pearl invite children to bring emotions to life and provide reassurance that all feelings are expected and accepted.
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To cope with our changing world during this vulnerable time in our history, children now more than ever need to feel free to express their fears, worries and joys. Alphabet, Feelings and Friends is a resource for parents, educators and mental health workers to assist children in developing meaningful discussions and insight into their present experiences.
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In a short period of time, readers--and the adults who care for them--can review the brightly colored pages of this alphabet book. This A-Z guide provides rich examples of social and emotional growth experiences for children that can be utilized at home, in the classroom or at therapy spaces." -- Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RTC, author of We're Not All the Same, But We're Family
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"Kim Larkins has written a sweet book that introduces young children to 26 emotions that align with each letter of the alphabet. She uses animal characters, rhymes and fanciful pictures as the vehicle for describing that mindful activities can influence how one feels." -- Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist and author, former director: New York Association for Play Therapy
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Loving Healing Press
 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/04/emma-lou-yorkie-poo-alphabet-friends.html

Book Review - My True Love by Melissa Foster

My True Love (The Steeles at Silver Island) - Melissa Foster
This has it all! Breathtaking hotness, emotions fighting for your heart, and so much fun and laughter, you are left with a wonderful warm glowing feeling after reading it! 
 
Oh Grant, Grant, Grant!! I couldn't wait to read the story of this lonesome, grumpy man after meeting him in Tempted by Love and I couldn't have wished for a more pleasing character. He's found himself back in the close caring community of Silver Island, only this time he's come back from war as an amputee, and he wants none of the kindness that's surrounds him.  He's intense, full of pent up emotion, he feels lost with himself and his life, and has no direction to aim for, this is a whole new type of war for Grant to deal with. Only his long time friend and almost friend to lover Jules knows him better than he knows himself, as she starts her plan to soften the hardest of Grant's edges in her own unique fun loving way.
 
Jules had cancer battle when she was younger, but the story doesn't dwell on that fact. She is such a loving, caring character that lives in a cloud of happiness and is determined to sprinkle that happy magic dust wherever it is needed.  I liked how she wasn't portrayed as an annoying busy body, rather that she had a discreet way of planting a seed in to someones mind to give them that little loving push rather than making them run in the other direction.  She brought lots of fun to the pages and when she got excited she was so funny, she just blurts things out and can't even stop for a breath.
 
Melissa's writing brings this sensitive story to life for the reader, as both hero and heroine work through their problems so beautifully together. These two are the perfect match, so sweet and encouraging, and when it comes to the physical side of things OMG Melissa's writing has the images flying of the paper it's so enjoyably HOT and Grant is ALL MAN!! 
 
Surrounded by some amazing Silver Island characters who feel very familiar, they seem to deepen the story with their strong bonds, friendships, family loyalty, and love. A incredibly beautiful, beautiful story that touches your heart as you read on, it blew me away!
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/03/book-review-my-true-love-steeles-at.html

☆*☆*NEW RELEASE*☆*☆ Ghosts of Love from David Burnett

Ghosts of Love - David  Burnett
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Ghosts of Love from
David Burnett, Author
His memories haunt him like ghosts, and he knows he will not be happy until they leave him be. He wants his future to be like his past, and he suspects, that it is he who holds on to his memories, not they to him. How can Richard release them?
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"David Burnett​ writes novels that will melt your heart. I have read most of his books and there hasn't been one yet that hasn't left me smiling--although during the story I have been known to reach for a tissue or two. They are all clean love stories that depict life which are not always sugar--there is always something that will pull at your heart strings." reviews
Miki's Hope
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"David Burnett's writing is so easy to read and down to earth, it flows so nicely and the connection with the characters and their emotions is always an ease and a pleasure. This will leave you with a nice warming feeling after reading. A lovely, enjoyable read." reviews
Beck Valley Books
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Richard McNeil has loved three women in his life.
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He feels abandoned by all three.
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His wife passed away in childbirth, leaving him alone, a single father with an infant daughter. His daughter, Emily, now twenty years old, is leaving, marrying and moving away. Two months ago, Kim, his almost-fiancé, the only woman he has dated in over twenty years, left as they broke off their relationship.
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On the weekend of Emily’s wedding, he is haunted by his memories. The day his wife passed away plays in his mind like a video. Stories of Emily’s childhood leave him both smiling and wanting to cry. And worst of all, his recollections of meeting, dating, and falling in love with Kim almost seem real, as if he can stretch out his hand and touch her. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot understand what went wrong between the two of them, and, although he yearns for a reconciliation, he cannot dismiss the cruel things she said to him.
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His memories haunt him like ghosts, and he knows he will not be happy until they leave him be. He wants his future to be like his past, and he suspects, that it is he who holds on to his memories, not they to him. How can Richard release them? Perhaps, he finally can lay his wife to rest. Surely, he can mumble the words to give Emily away. But releasing Kim might mean giving up all hope of ever being together. How can he do that?
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If you enjoy heartwarming stories with true-to-life behaviors, complicated relationships, and a less-than-certain outcome, then you will love Ghosts of Love. One Click this book today!
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/02/ghosts-of-love-by-david-burnett.html

・:,。゚・:,。☆゚ NEW ROMANCE RELEASE ・☆゚・:,。゚・:,。゚・ My True Love (The Steeles at Silver Island) by Melissa Foster

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My True Love (The Steeles at Silver Island) by Melissa Foster

Can a man who resents the hand he’s been dealt and a woman who spends her days grateful for every little thing find true love in each other’s arms—or are their differences stronger than both of them? Find out in this funny, sexy, heartfelt romance, and fall in love with Grant and Jules on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, and midnight rendezvous.
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"Every time I think Foster has excelled herself, she conjures two more equally charming and fascinating characters for me to become obsessed with, and from the moment I heard about Grant Silver and Jules Steele, I knew this book was going to be special. This is the perfect read for those who love real intricate and heartfelt romances, and not to mention on fire chemistry." Carly Louise Wilson
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"Keep tissues handy. Grant and Jules take heartache to new heights with their inspiring story. Foster paints an emotional portrait that is not always pretty, but makes quite the impression on a heart." Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
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"A story about how love and patience can help heal the most damaged person. A truly happily ever after which will make you laugh and perhaps shed a happy tear or two." Miki's Hope
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"This has it all! Breathtaking hotness, emotions fighting for your heart, and so much fun and laughter, you are left with a wonderful warm glowing feeling after reading it!" Beck Valley Books
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❤ Now available...
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Audio narrated by Jennifer Mack and Aiden Snow coming soon!
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Even war heroes need a little help sometimes...

After spending years fighting for his country and too damn long learning to navigate life with a prosthetic leg, Grant Silver returns to Silver Island to figure out a future he couldn’t fathom without fatigues and a gun in his hand. He’d almost forgotten how a man could suffocate from the warmth and caring community in which he’d grown up, and if that weren’t bad enough, his buddies’ beautiful and far-too-chipper younger sister won’t stop flitting into his life, trying to sprinkle happy dust everywhere she goes.
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As a cancer survivor, Jules Steele knows better than to count on seeing tomorrow. She doesn't take a single moment for granted, and she isn’t about to let a man who used to be charming and full of life waste the future he’s been blessed with. She's determined to get through to him, even if it takes a few steamy kisses...
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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
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The Steeles at Silver Island
(order of future books subject to change).
TEMPTED BY LOVE (Jock)
MY TRUE LOVE (Jules)
CAUGHT BY LOVE (Archer) - releasing December 2021
ALWAYS HER LOVE (Levi)
ENTICING HER LOVE (Sutton)
WILD ISLAND LOVE (Leni)

Book review - Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery by Lauren Persons (Author), Noah Hrbek (Illustrator).

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Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery by Lauren Persons (Author), Noah Hrbek (Illustrator). "The book is written from the heart and it should be used to help anyone who has lost someone." reviews Beck Valley Books
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"An excellent descriptive and illustrated book which depicts how a little boy is dealing with the loss of his dad. The book uses simple words and explanations on how he actually came to understand what had happened to his dad and why his dad was not going to come back.
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All the way through the book it shows how much he cares and loves his dad, then he realises that even though his dad has gone he is still in his heart and thoughts as well as in the kindness of people he meets.
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The story expands into him growing up and having a son of his own, then this is the strong point of the book as he realises that he has been shown how to love his own son by the love he was shown by his dad.
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The book is written from the heart and it should be used to help anyone who has lost someone, to help them to talk and discuss their feelings."
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Available at...
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Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery deals with one of the toughest issues a parent may ever have to face--explaining to a child that a loved one has died. Often, to protect them, children are left out of the grieving process. This book allows adults to travel with a young boy as he works to make sense of his loss--and, in turn, their own.
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I wrote this book to allow children to ask questions, and talk about their fears and feelings. What I have found is that often children have better insights on these hard life questions than the adults in the room!
 
From Loving Healing Press
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/03/book-review-lost-but-found-boys-journey.html

HEADING BACK TO SILVER ISLAND

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HEADING BACK TO SILVER ISLAND
 
Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets.
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MY TRUE LOVE (Jules Steele and Grant Silver) Rel March 31, 2021
A grumpy amputee. An oh-so cheerful cancer survivor. Two hearts. Two very different journeys. One true love.
*Audio pre-order coming soon! (narrated by Jennifer Mack and Aiden Snow)
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TEMPTED BY LOVE (Jock Steele and Daphne Zablonski)
A man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal.

➜HARDBACK:  https://smarturl.it/TBLS_Hb 

Audio, narrated by Brian Pallino and Jennifer Mack 
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CAUGHT BY LOVE (Archer Steele and Indi Oliver) Rel Dec 8, 2021
He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever?
➜KINDLE: https://smarturl.it/SI3_Kindle
Audio coming soon!

Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery by Lauren Persons, Noah Hrbek (Illustrator)

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Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery by Lauren Persons, Noah Hrbek (Illustrator)
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Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery deals with one of the toughest issues a parent may ever have to face--explaining to a child that a loved one has died. Often, to protect them, children are left out of the grieving process. This book allows adults to travel with a young boy as he works to make sense of his loss--and, in turn, their own.
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I wrote this book to allow children to ask questions, and talk about their fears and feelings. What I have found is that often children have better insights on these hard life questions than the adults in the room!
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Available at...
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"This is such a sweet book. It’s never easy to lose a loved one – and it’s even harder when you’re a kid. I love how the book approaches death – as a loss, but not something to be feared. I really appreciated how the book also brought hope and how you can still see your lost loved one in the world around you. A great story to help talk to kids about losing a loved one to death." The Faerie Review
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"The story of Lost But Found is written to help children understand the loss of a loved one. It is never easy to talk with a child about this subject, and the author provides a tender, truthful and believable story. It is written from the heart and will serve as a conversation starter in assisting a child's understanding of the grieving process. In addition, the beautiful illustrations provide the reader a sense that they are embraced and one with the story. I highly recommend this book for children and adults." -- Linda Cohen, Elementary School Principal
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"At any age, understanding death is confusing and complex. It is especially so for children. In Lost But Found, author Lauren Persons gently removes some of the mystery around loss and invites children into a comforting conversation around lasting belonging and hope. Illustrations by Noah Hrbek enrich this tender and much-needed children's book." -- Holli Kenley, author of Power Down & Parent Up and Pilates For Parenting
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"With simple, accessible words and drawings, Lost But Found perfectly captures the experience of loss, and the power of memory and love." -- Amy N. Ship
 
 
Loving Healing Press
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/03/lost-but-found-boys-story-of-grief-and.html

Book review- Hot for Love (Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) by Melissa Foster

Hot for Love – The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) - Melissa Foster
A beautiful story with beautiful characters from beginning to end that will capture your heart as you read.
 
I really enjoyed the storyline of cowgirl Trixie building a new therapy miniature horse business and the full support from her best friend and horse trainer Nick and everyone around them gave her to make it a success. Nick and Trixie have been great friends over the years and their attraction to each other has been growing yet neither one saying anything to the other. They are both such lovely characters but Nick is a hard nut to crack, he's sensitive and keeps his emotions deep, he likes his own space and way of life, but if anyone can give him the push he needs it's Trixie. In fact, Nick pretty much needs a push to realize his own feelings at times, along with portions of jealousy that works wonders. Once they get together the heat from the kitchen intensies throughout the story, and it's HOT!! My favorite part is when Nick decides to go public, well basically I loved all of book as if I was watching everything unfold right before my eyes, but that was powered by emotion that really struck with me.
 
Nick and Trixie have a special magic that warms you as you read, the surrounding characters and adorable animals bring even more enjoyment to the story, there's full on laughter, fun, sexiness and emotion to be had with this heartwarming and refreshing read from Melissa.
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/03/book-review-hot-for-love-bradens.html

Dos Idiomas, One Me: A Bilingual Reader by Maggy Williams (Author), Briana Arrington (Illustrator)

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"If I can have fun translating, then it won't be a chore." 

Dos Idiomas, One Me: A Bilingual Reader by 

Maggy Williams Author

, Briana Arrington (Illustrator)
Audience 6-8 years

Dos Idiomas, One Me is the story of a young girl who feels torn between two languages. At home, she speaks Spanish, at school, she speaks English, and she finds herself resenting the fact that she has to translate her thoughts and feelings. Then, she realizes that being bilingual is a gift. She begins to have fun navigating the space of inclusivity and starts to relish the role of teacher and translator.

By equally incorporating Spanish and English, Dos Idiomas, One Me promotes biliteracy. As young readers see their experiences reflected in the story of another dual-language speaker, they can feel encouraged to embrace all aspects of themselves.

Now available:
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MZ6BGWS
GPlay: https://play.google.com/.../Maggy_Williams_Dos_Idiomas...
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dos-idiomas-one-me
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995447/
Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995455
Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08TDXHWHF
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“A charming book depicting bicultural identity. Maggy Williams takes the reader into the struggle and joy a child experiences while not feeling ni de aquí, ni de allá, and yet from both sides.” – Anel Duarte, artist and poet
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“Such a unique, inspiring story that captures the heart within seconds of reading! A powerful, dynamic rendition of what it means to be a bilingual child. Every family should read it!” – Sabrina Suarez, artist, advocate, and community leader
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“Esta pequeña historia guarda un gran tesoro. Para todos los niños que tienen la gran oportunidad y capacidad de aprender dos o más idiomas a la vez, de una forma natural. Que puedan apreciar y sentir la fortuna de ser completamente bilingües desde una edad temprana. Una ventaja con la que contarán el resto de sus vidas y que podrá ser de gran ayuda para ellos mismos y muchos otros a su alrededor. Un lindo recurso para todos los padres que quieren enseñar a sus hijos la riqueza de formar parte en varias culturas a la vez.” – Irma Erichsen, author and artist
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“Dos Idiomas, One Me illustriously guides young readers and their grownups towards understanding that differences make us unique and special. Beautifully written!” – AnnaMarie Jones, co-creator of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast.
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From 

Loving Healing Press

 

New hot romance from Melissa Foster

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New hot romance from Melissa Foster
He's a hot, bull-headed cowboy who doesn't mix business with pleasure. She's a sassy, risk-taking cowgirl who's never backed down from a challenge. Saddle up for this laugh-out-loud funny, oh-so romantic, and insanely sexy friends-to-lovers romance! HOT FOR LOVE - NOW AVAILABLE!
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“Nick and Trixie grab hold of the heartstrings and refuse to let go. Beautiful heartache gives way to the salve that is love. I couldn’t put it down.” - Isha Coleman @ Hopeless Romantic
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"Wow...just wow! I was not ready for Nick Braden. I thought I was, but I was dead wrong." Carly Louise Wilson
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"When you read a Melissa Foster's book you will certainly have a well written, sensitive, emotional book with a couple that has so much love, caring and sexiness that it is hard to find in other books." Romance as a First Language
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NOW AVAILABLE!
Audio, narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow!
Get it FREE when you sign up for an Audible 30-day FREE Trial: https://smarturl.it/mzf1op 
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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance families. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.
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In HOT FOR LOVE…
Trixie Jericho is on a mission to start her own miniature horse business. She’s sick of being told her idea is cute and wants nothing more than to be taken seriously. When rancher and sought-after freestyle horse trainer Nick Braden offers an opportunity she can’t refuse, Trixie jumps on it. The problem is, she also wants to jump on him, but the bullheaded, big-muscled, motorcycle-riding cowboy doesn’t mix business with pleasure. Little does he know, Trixie has never backed down from a challenge, especially one she wants more than her next breath. Saddle up, big boy, because this boot-stompin’, risk-taking, Daisy Duke-wearing cowgirl isn’t afraid to play dirty.

Book Review - Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression by Amy Wilinski-Lyman (Author), Leela Green (Illustrator)

Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression - Amy Wilinski-Lyman

Book Review - Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression by Amy Wilinski-Lyman (Author), Leela Green (Illustrator)

'eye catching illustrations helping a young person understand the difficult topic of depression.'

An ideal book to help a young person understand the difficult topic of depression whilst showing them that they are not alone in having off days, feeling down or lost. This lovely book cleverly uses a zoo instead of a school, using different bright and colorful animals that young readers can relate to helping them to open up and discuss how they are feeling.

The eye catching illustrations follow Lucky G, as he goes round the zoo asking for advice from the other zoo inhabitants on how Blue was feeling, demonstrating to the young reader that people who care and know them well will be concerned and notice a difference in their attitude and behaviour. Lucky G will help them feel that they can reach out and ask for help from someone when they need it. With the animals telling them it is okay to feel this way, I feel that they will respond to the advice rather than a person telling them.

A brilliant descriptive and excellent written book in short rhyming paragraphs and a book that can be read time after time, helping a young reader suffering from depression or knowing someone who is.

Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MCMZ2F7 
Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lucky-g-and-the-melancholy-quokka-amy-wilinski-lyman/1137995656?ean=2940162647904 
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lucky-g-and-the-melancholy-quokka 
Gplay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Amy_Wilinski_Lyman_Lucky_G_and_the_Melancholy_Quok?id=9GMGEAAAQBAJ 
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995412 
Hardback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995420 
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Even the happiest creature on Earth can get the sads! Lucky G makes a trip down under to help out a struggling quokka. Join them on their journey to better mental health.  

Lucky G is a big bird on a big mission: To help kids cope with their mental and physical challenges.

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Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression by Amy Wilinski-Lyman (Author), Leela Green (Illustrator)

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Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression by Amy Wilinski-Lyman (Author), Leela Green (Illustrator)
Even the happiest creature on Earth can get the sads! Lucky G makes a trip down under to help out a struggling quokka. Join them on their journey to better mental health.

Lucky G  is a big bird on a big mission: To help kids cope with their mental and physical challenges.

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Raves for the Raven Who is a Therapist

This book grabs you from the outset and takes you on a hopeful journey: A colorful, spunky raven (with a Ph.D.) travels to Australia to meet a quokka who has lost his true smile, finds it hard to move and isn't hanging out with friends anymore. Dr. G knows that depression is the culprit, and extends a listening ear and helping hand, all the while reassuring the quokka that lots of adults and kids feel depression, too!

The illustrations are colorful and whimsical, and the fact that Amy takes us on a journey to Australia provides the novelty that keeps the book captivating and moving right along. I truly enjoyed reading this and I believe children with depression, and their parents, will find acknowledgment, guidance and hope in this little book. Enjoyable, informative and capable of capturing a child's imagination. ~ Eliana Gil, Ph.D., Founder, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education, Fairfax, VA

In her latest Lucky G book installment, Wilinski-Lyman makes the concept of play therapy accessible to children and parents. Speaking from experience, and from the heart, she presents therapy as a helpful tool for kids and fights stigma against depression. Her characters are easy to relate to for children and families alike. The vivid and expressive illustrations by Leela Green make this book a visual treat for all ages. ~ Marta Manning, former president NAMI Midland, MI chapter (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

I liked the whole story. Blue was my favorite character--I would be friends with him. I liked how Blue was sad at the start and then was happy by the end. ~ Astor, 7 years old

Beautiful illustrations and an easy-to-read story. A great way to introduce kids to the idea and encourage them to talk about their feelings, and to help parents handle those conversations. Highly recommend! ~ 
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Raven wings it to Australia because he has been told by a good friend that a Quokka is highly depressed and won't even smile. Quokka's are known for their smiles!! He has to seach for the Quokka who is hiding out. ~ 

Miki's Hope



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AMY WILINSKI-LYMAN lives in Michigan with her three awesome children: Zach, Drew, and Kendall; and her big fluffy orange cat, Marshall. Amy became a mental health warrior in 2016 after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through her books and online presence she wants to show parents and children living with mental illness that there is hope.

Loving Healing Press

 

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Love Under the Stars (The Brashear Series Book 1) - Kathleen Shoop
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Book review on historical fiction Love Under the Stars (The Brashear Series Book 1) by Kathleen Shoop
 
Kathleen Shoop and historical romance, what is there not to love? The author jumped to the top of my list in this genre as soon as she hooked me with The Letter Series and I've never looked back. Here, with Love Under the Stars, is another prime example of why I simply love her writing! I drifted into the storyline with ease, the surroundings, the characters, the emotions, all felt real as if I was there as an observer watching it all unfold in front of me. I love reading how different life was back then compared to how it is now, I sometimes wonder if it was simpler in a way even though it was harsher times.
 
The two adorable main characters, Phoebe and John, enjoy the journey of first love, yet are torn between their love and loyalty. I felt my heart pull for them as they secretly fall in love, knowing that in reality it wouldn't be that easy to follow their dreams together. Young, big hearted Phoebe strives to keep her parents and family happy in their lives, centred around her love of cooking and caring for others she understands, as she has been told many times by her father, that she is destined to live as a single woman to serve her family. John is a lovely, thoughtful, and determined character, who comes from a loving and encouraging family, who brings love, nature and wonder to Phoebe's domestic life.
 
They are a match made in heaven in this quaint, cosy tale that pulls on your emotions hoping that their love will win through against the odds.
 
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