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Our blog is full of author, book and product reviews, news and giveaways.   We also run book tours.   http.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com

 

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

 


 

FREE SIX Steamy HOLIDAY ROMANCES + $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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FREE SIX Steamy HOLIDAY ROMANCES + $25 Gift Card Giveaway!
Get 6 full-length, steamy, romantic holiday stories in one boxed set absolutely FREE! Download today! ➡️ https://dl.bookfunnel.com/egot5c56er

 

This offer is only available for a limited time, so grab it TODAY! EVERYONE who downloads the boxed set will automatically be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Happy reading!

 

Titles included in the boxed set:
Swept Into Love by Melissa Foster
Tinsel by Devney Perry
Christmas Inn Love by Samantha Chase
You’re Still The One by Erika Kelly Author
Entice Me by Kelly Elliott Author
Something So Irresistible by Natasha Madison

 

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★SMOKIN' HOT NEW WHISKEY ROMANCE★

image★SMOKIN' HOT NEW WHISKEY ROMANCE★
She’s a sassy waitress who gets under his skin. He’s a broody biker who drives her crazy. Sizzling chemistry, troubled pasts, and a deep connection that neither expects. Sexy, funny, and intriguing.
 
"The story of an explosive, soul-deep connection, meant to happen. Melissa Foster has knocked it out of the park again with Running On Diesel. I absolutely loved it!" Leticia (Amazon) 
 
"Running on Diesel is a battle of wills that refuses to back down on heart. Foster plays the senses with an emotional tale that takes breathtaking to a whole new level. It's a fight to the finish that will kick you in the soul while giving you a reason to smile." Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance 
 
"Hold on to your hats ladies, Diesel is here! The grumpy, yet gentle, tatted giant is going to melt your book loving heart with every growly word he utters. Running On Diesel is a scorching hot, bite your lip and clutch your pearls, romance read. This book is going to turn you on to all things Diesel and make an MC romance lover out of you!" JudyAnnLovesBooks (Goodreads) 
 
 
RUNNING ON DIESEL by Melissa Foster now available!
 
Audio book coming soon, narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Jacob Morgan
 
 
"If you think Melissa has already written the most alpha, overprotective, man EVER then you need to be introduced to Diesel (Desmond) Black!!" 
 
 
A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!
 
 
Desmond “Diesel” Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that’s too strong to deny?
 
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The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold...and they're not afraid to use them.

Book Review: Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Dr. Laurie Zelinger

Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia - Laurie Zelinger

Book Review: Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Dr. Laurie Zelinger "A blanket of support is how I feel this book would feel to readers who are going through this, both young and old" Beck Valley Books

 

"As an adult watching a loved one decline is heartbreaking, adding Alzheimer's to the mix brings even harder emotions as you try to deal with and understand what is happening all at the same time. Imagine how a child must feel, that's why I strongly believe that this book is such an important tool and brings a gentle way to broach the subject with young children.

 

The author creates a lovely, relatable, and touching story about Seth and his grandmother who begins to suffer from Alzheimer's. With wonderful and helpful illustrations you follow Seth as he begins to understand and devises ways he can help.

The second half of the book is a really helpful handbook for parents/caregivers which includes information on Alzheimer's, tips, support, and references to help carry you through.

 

A blanket of support is how I feel this book would feel to readers who are going through this, both young and old, or even know someone who has a loved one suffering from this disease and wants to offer help when needed."

Our rating
5 large stars!
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Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097LSMDCK 
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me-laurie-zelinger/1139699063?ean=2940162198215 
GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laurie_Zelinger_Please_Explain_Alzheimer_s_Disease?id=4Rg0EAAAQBAJ 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995919 
Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995927 
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Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me introduces the condition to children in a colorful, sensitive and gentle story, followed by a parent/caregiver section that supplies comprehensive information that adults can use to understand and plan for the course of the disease affecting their loved one. Dr. Zelinger, a board-certified psychologist for children, presents the situation to children in a warm, developmentally appropriate way using appealing characters of diversity, child friendly language and familiar scenes they can relate to, as well as scripts that parents can use when speaking to their child. This book is more than a helpful guide-it's the only book you will need if you have a child who is asking, "What's wrong with grandpa?"
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Children will:
- Enjoy the story and illustrations and will identify with the main characters
- Get answers to their questions
- Grasp the nature and reason for a grandparent's changes
- Learn basic biological information about brain function
- Understand why a grandparent will require more care
- Feel empowered and find ways they can be helpful
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Parents and caregivers will:
- Have word-for-word scripts available to answer their child's questions
- Learn about the progression of the disease
- Understand their role and the nature of care that is required
- Gain information for decision-making in areas of medical, emotional and daily care
- Know they are not alone in this difficult journey
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From the Please Explain series at Loving Healing Press

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/08/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me_20.html

Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Dr. Laurie Zelinger

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Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me introduces the condition to children in a colorful, sensitive and gentle story, followed by a parent/caregiver section that supplies comprehensive information that adults can use to understand and plan for the course of the disease affecting their loved one. Dr. Zelinger, a board-certified psychologist for children, presents the situation to children in a warm, developmentally appropriate way using appealing characters of diversity, child friendly language and familiar scenes they can relate to, as well as scripts that parents can use when speaking to their child. This book is more than a helpful guide-it's the only book you will need if you have a child who is asking, "What's wrong with grandpa?"
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Children will:
- Enjoy the story and illustrations and will identify with the main characters
- Get answers to their questions
- Grasp the nature and reason for a grandparent's changes
- Learn basic biological information about brain function
- Understand why a grandparent will require more care
- Feel empowered and find ways they can be helpful
.
Parents and caregivers will:
- Have word-for-word scripts available to answer their child's questions
- Learn about the progression of the disease
- Understand their role and the nature of care that is required
- Gain information for decision-making in areas of medical, emotional and daily care
- Know they are not alone in this difficult journey
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Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097LSMDCK 
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me-laurie-zelinger/1139699063?ean=2940162198215 
GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laurie_Zelinger_Please_Explain_Alzheimer_s_Disease?id=4Rg0EAAAQBAJ 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995919 
Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995927 
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"This book was beautifully written and honestly made me cry at the powerful, yet simplistic story to use to teach children about Alzheimer's. This disease causes so much fear and anxiety in adults...and kids pick up on that. The way this book describes Alzheimer's will help children understand the pieces of the disease they need to understand in order to interact with adults diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It also allows for asking questions and making connections which will help children learn to embrace the disease in a loved one as part of their life.
I'm so impressed with everything I read from Dr. Zelinger and will definitely recommend this book to parents if students are struggling." ~ Devorah Bergman

 

"Dr. Zelinger has provided an engaging book that presents important information in a user-friendly format and offers adults the foundation for easily engaging children in what may initially seem like a very difficult discussion. I will be sure to recommend this resource to everyone I know in the 'sandwich generation.'" -- Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in Geropsychology, President, American Board of Geropsychology

 

"Dr. Zelinger's book helps take the mystery out of a truly mystifying disease. The children's story will help reduce the anxiety and fear a child may have when faced with one suffering from Alzheimer's, and the adult portion of this book gives practical examples to help guide the adult when questions arise. A truly informative and inspired book." -- Marilyn Cherney, occupational therapist; grandmother

 

"Dr. Zelinger takes a painful topic for both children and parents alike and turns it into a beautiful story and a detailed handbook that gives us the tools we need to broach a topic we all hope to never have to face. This book is a must-read for families facing the challenges that come along with a loved one experiencing Alzheimer's disease." -- Avi Satt, president, Allegria Senior Living

 

"A very much-needed book to explain a difficult topic to our children and ourselves. Dr. Zelinger's warmth, insight and clinical judgment shine through her every page! This is a superlative book that will get front row billing on my office bookshelf." -- Deborah Lief-Dienstag MD, FAAP, pediatrician

 

From the Please Explain series at Loving Healing Press

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/08/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me.html

NEW SEXY SMALL-TOWN ROMANCE - Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster

Sweet, Sexy Heart (The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) - Melissa Foster

(`*•NEW SEXY SMALL-TOWN ROMANCE•*´)
Sparks fly when a shy bookstore owner hosts a signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town. Too bad charming Dash has other ideas...

 

NEW RELEASE - SWEET, SEXY HEART by Melissa Foster
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Also available in audio book, narrated by Tim Paige and Meg Sylvan!
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"Move over Hallmark, Melissa Foster is in the house and bringing with her the swooniest romance story and man in Dash." - Mum.Reader.Dreamer.4Life ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed-football-player-turned-author was supposed to be easy… Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.

Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life. She loves running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress—including relationships. When Amber hosts a book signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.

 

Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.

Book review - Harvey the Hippo; A Tale of Good Food Choices by Abby Pete (Author), Leslie Pontz (Illustrator)

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Book review - Harvey the Hippo; A Tale of Good Food Choices by Abby Pete (Author), Leslie Pontz (Illustrator) 
 
"Such a lovely colorful book for children to follow the story of Harvey the Hippo. Harvey lives in a zoo with his family and friends and LOVES his food so much. So much so that he actually balloons and takes off the ground and starts to fly, travelling around the world seeing some famous sites such as the pyramids of Egypt and China, complemented by wonderful illustrations. Eventually after his flying adventure he returns to ground to the delight of everyone around. A great way to sow the seed of thought in our young about healthy eating, being able to start a discussion on the benefits, and how they can still have a balanced diet with treats just with more consideration. I can imagine the story could also inspire travel plans of the future once they've finished chatting about Harvey's travels.
 
A cheery book for children and readers alike!"
 
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Up in the sky... Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Harvey the hippo floating by!
As all hippos do, Harvey liked to eat a lot of food. But, unlike other hippos, Harvey liked to eat all kinds of food, especially treats and he liked to eat a lot of them. He ate so many treats that he floated up to the sky and around the world. He got to see many interesting sights but after a week of fun travel and not eating a thing, he got so thin he floated right back into his zoo where his family and friends, and a mound of lettuce, were waiting for him.
 
"Harvey the Hippo brings new delight to the body of read-aloud literature for young children. The rhythm of the poem is sure to engage the ear of many a three to six-year-old, and the vibrantly tinted illustrations are pure confection to the eye. Thank you, Harvey, for nourishing the inner life of the young child!" --Toni Seidl, child psychotherapist
 
"As a pediatrician, I see the effects of unhealthy food choices on children every day. Harvey the Hippo is a fun, beautifully illustrated story that opens the door for families to discuss with young children how food choices affect their bodies". --Jamie Pinto, pediatrician
 
Now available...
 
 
Loving Healing Press
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/07/book-review-harvey-hippo-tale-of-good.html

*•.¸ IT'S FINALLY HERE! .•* ✦ ✦ THE WICKED AFTERMATH narrated by Lance Greenfield and Jennifer Mack ✦✦

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*•.¸ IT'S FINALLY HERE! .•*
✦ ✦ THE WICKED AFTERMATH narrated by Lance Greenfield and Jennifer Mack ✦✦
 
When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain…
 
APPLE: https://smarturl.it/WAa_Apple (coming soon!)
Get it FREE when you sign up for an Audible 30-day FREE Trial: https://smarturl.it/phfc66 
 
Also available in ebook and paperback:
 
"The Wicked Aftermath is an UNPUTDOWNABLE read and a TOP READ of 2021"
 
Can you handle THE WICKED AFTERMATH?
 
Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.
 
Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won’t have to face it alone.

Book Review - The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment, 10th Anniversary Ed. by Diane Wing

The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment, 10th Anniversary Edition - Diane Wing
This was such a fascinating read for me, so much detailed information contained on the tarot for both a beginner and those looking to increase their knowledge, whether a reader or a seeker.  With years of experience the author shares her own experiences to bring the cards to life and to learn from giving you the confidence to delve in to the cards yourself and increase your own knowledge. I was amazed how much is involved in tarot and how one card can give so much meaning.
 
As Diane explained the tarot is intended as a tool to help and not harm the person seeking the answers and sometimes the reader must not try to interpret a difficult reading, sometimes the seeker will understand what is being shown.
 
The book and the way Diane introduces each card in so much detail is so interesting and it really piqued my interest, you can tell this was a true labor of love. Each of the cards has it's own detailed page which you will want to read time and time again. The page starts with the cards keywords, followed by it's description and meaning and how it can help to guide you forward.  Diane gives you different avenues of thought in difficult situations, as well as asking questions to contemplate your own life right now. Not only that she also guides you through different combinations of cards too.  
 
For me the book brought about a feeling of self help as it guides you through the cards, asking questions at certain points, it's very thought provoking and definitely a keeper! 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/07/book-review-true-nature-of-tarot-your.html

*** 10th Anniversary Edition *** The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment, 10th Anniversary Edition by Diane Wing

The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment, 10th Anniversary Edition - Diane Wing
*** 10th Anniversary Edition ***
The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment, 10th Anniversary Edition by Diane Wing
 
Learn the Tarot to Bring Divine Guidance to Your Daily Life
Tarot empowers those who connect with its wisdom. The True Nature of Tarot dispels the myths and negative connotations that surround the tarot by sharing the personal experiences of the author, Diane Wing, a tarot reader with 30 years of experience.
 
"For the beginner or advanced student, Diane's book is a wealth of information, direction, and application of the Tarot. She teaches through extensive principles for understanding while still inviting the reader to play with their intuitive abilities and unique disposition. Starting with grounding to begin, through to contemplation ideas after each card, Diane sets the foundation for true tarot interpretation ." -- Lyn & Erika Hicks, The Magical Healing Arts podcast (YouTube)
 
Now available!
 
Learn the Tarot to Bring Divine Guidance to Your Daily Life
Tarot empowers those who connect with its wisdom. As a tool of enlightenment, it guides, reveals hidden insights, and reflects the hopes, fears, and energies of the practitioner and seeker. Based in Universal Law, the cards form a book of metaphysics. Their interpretations change with your level of understanding to help you navigate your life path and generate alternatives. It is a boundless tool that allows you to tap into ancient wisdom that promotes deep transformation of the self and the way in which you experience interactions with the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental realms.
 
The True Nature of Tarot dispels the myths and negative connotations that surround the tarot by sharing the personal experiences of the author, Diane Wing, a tarot reader with 30 years of experience. Tarot is discussed as a tool of enlightenment and understanding. Diane Wing shares intuitive techniques for reading that take you beyond the conventional card meanings and deep into tarot as a tool to channel energy and increase psychic sensitivity:
 
- Develop your own style of reading tarot, from choosing your deck to pulling information from the cards.
- Learn how a reading is experienced from the perspectives of both the reader and the inquirer.
- Understand the variables that impact the accuracy of your reading.
- Discover ways to increase the amount of information pulled from the tarot.
- Become expert at grounding and centering to maximize your energetic stability on a daily basis.
- Learn powerful spreads that give you ways to see interactions between the cards.
- Increase your awareness of the ethics of imparting information
 
Loving Healing Press

Book Review - The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster

The Wicked Aftermath (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside) - Melissa Foster

Can I just jump into the middle of the Wicked family right here, right now please?!?! The amount of care, love, and support they give to those who need it just oozes off the pages when reading, so much so that I want to feel it in real life. They are so careful not to over step boundaries yet foresee every possible need and they deal with things in such a sensitive way.

One lady who comes under their radar is Leah. Leah and Tank's interest in each other has been lingering for a while but they haven't yet taken the next step, although fate has a way of making things happen. The emotions Leah found herself going through felt so genuine that they completely stirred my heart, or maybe the book and my heart were connected through bluetooth because that's how it felt lol. Her inner battle of wanting to be alone, shut off from the world to handle things in her own way, against starting to appreciate the enormous offer of unrelenting kindness from those around her felt so real. The support and love she didn't even realize she needed gave her that unfamiliar feeling of being happy to accept the help on offer and in the end turned out to be life changing for her. And when she started to look for Tank behind the curtains created butterflies in my stomach. Such sensitivity was remarkable to read.

There's a big dipper in this emotional roller coaster of a romance, there are also many beautiful touching moments, and happy moments between all characters. And just when you're hooked Melissa brings those little extra things into the story that makes your heart swell even more, creating an even bigger impact. Tank's moments with Leah and her A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E little girls, and the things he does are so moving, it really warms your heart as his soft side comes alive again with a sense of healing after so many years of grief over his sister.

Oh and that's even before I got absolutely hot and flustered over a kiss, a kiss, never in this world, but I did! When that happened I knew I was going to be in for one hot read and Melissa certainly didn't disappoint me at all in that area. I mean just look at the book cover, the softness in those eyes, this gentle giant definitely makes you melt.

So many occasions I found myself smiling whilst reading this book, other times I read the more it pulled at my poor heart, more and then oh a bit more, pieces of heart being torn away as Melissa penned away. I'm not quite sure how an author can write with such emotion and continue to the end of the story, it's quite an achievement.

I was left knowing I had read a very special story that will stay with me for some time to come and I think Tank has become my favorite fictional man, sorry Tru, sorry Quincy!

 

Audio coming soon, narrated by Lance Greenfield and Jennifer Mack
➜Audible: https://smarturl.it/WAa_Audible 
 
 
When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain… 
 
Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive. 
 
Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won’t have to face it alone.
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com

Becoming The Enchantress: A Magical Transgender Tale by Kristin Kowalski Ferragut (Author), Coley Dolmance Ferragut (Illustrator)

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☆.。.:*・゚☆.。.:*・゚ Becoming The Enchantress: A Magical Transgender Tale by Kristin Kowalski Ferragut (Author), Coley Dolmance Ferragut (Illustrator) *・゚☆.。.:*・゚☆
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Becoming the Enchantress is the story of a transgender parent that faces personal longing for change. Given the acceptance and encouragement of her children, the parent magically transforms from a Wizard into an Enchantress on Halloween night. The story highlights themes of acceptance and the love between child and parent.
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"I loved the way he transitioned so that his children understood and actually preferred that he was now The Enchantress. As long as children know that they are loved--they will be more accepting then some adults. Whether you have experienced or are experiencing this in your own family or perhaps you know someone who is experiencing this--this short book is a must read and a total eye opener!" ~ Miki's Hope
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"I enjoyed the book. It was a quick, easy read that younger kids can read and understand. The lesson within the story was simple and straight forward, without going into a lot of information. It would make an excellent conversation starter for a parent or family going through a similar transition." ~ Leila M Brenner @ Leels Loves Books
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More reviews for Becoming The Enchantress...
"Becoming the Enchantress is unique in that it is written for children whose parent is the one discovering their dysphoria and seeking reassignment, rather than that of the child or teenager themselves. Becoming the Enchantress fills a heretofore neglected niche in children's literature. It conveys the struggle of a parent to find, in this case, her true identity, and the children's loving acceptance of it. It should prove a useful resource for families with a transgender or non-binary parent." --W. Luther Jett, retired Special Educator, Montgomery County Public Schools, author of Our Situation and Everyone Disappears
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"Becoming the Enchantress is a beautiful story about a life-changing transition. It uses imagery that children can understand to discuss a difficult topic. The book details the emotions of someone who is learning how to be their true self. The story shows that while children may not fully understand the issue, they are accepting and are willing to love others for who they are." --Stacy Whipp, M.Ed.
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"A wonderful story for all ages of unconditional love and acceptance for people! Be true to who you are and love yourself and you will feel completely fulfilled. This story teaches us that no matter what, a person's heart and soul is what defines them." --Katherine R Stull, LCSW-C
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"Becoming the Enchantress is a wonderful tale for anyone who has questioned their identity or has loved someone doing so. It treats the delicate subject in the most loving way possible, with gorgeous illustrations, spotlighting the magic that positive self-image and family acceptance can create." --Michelle Zibrat, Art Educator
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"I am both the parent of a trans child and a therapist that supports transitioning children, teens and adults. I love Becoming the Enchantress as it is a lovely story that explains the need to transition from your sex assigned at birth to your true self. Children will connect both with the Wizard and his family in this story. Using the experience of "trying on" a different persona is a lovely way to introduce the children to the wizard and the concept of transitions." --Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, NSCCT, MA, RP, Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist
 
Loving Healing Press
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/06/becoming-enchantress-magical.html

★ HOT and HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL NEW ROMANCE ★

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★ HOT and HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL NEW ROMANCE ★

A woman's grief, a man's will to survive, and the little girls that bring them together. Don't miss the book readers are saying is "one of the best reads of 2021".

 

Now available!
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Audio coming soon (narrated by Lance Greenfield and Jennifer Mack)
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"A remarkable story, one of a kind. It has traveled through my heart right into the core of my soul, where it touched me and left a mark." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain…

 

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

 

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won’t have to face it alone.

Book review - I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition) (Growing with Love) by Chynna T. Laird

I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): Alexandra's Journey - Chynna Laird

The first thing that hit me about this book was the despair on the little girl's face, as she was in distress and could not tell her parents what was wrong.  They looked just as much in shock and upset as they did not know how to cope. Through the book and the development of the girls’ growth the author, along with brilliant illustrations, describe expertly the problems both of the parties are experiencing.

 

There has obviously been a lot of research on this particular medical condition and the effects on children and parents. As we move through the book the different actions of the child paint the characteristics to look out for, and where to seek help and guidance from, to help the parents understand and cope with the obvious difficult challenge they are facing. The introduction of a specialist trained in this particular field increases both the parents and child's knowledge and understanding on coping mechanisms to improve their relationship.

 

An excellent book describing a very difficult condition for parents and a children to cope with and should be shared to help other people who are not in the close social bubble of the family to help them understand and accept the child.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/06/book-review-im-not-weird-i-have-sensory.html

Book review - The Magician (The Donora Story Collection Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop

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Donora 1920 - When the Depression hits and the mills close, tension grips every Donora household and turns young Stanley's American baseball dreams into a living nightmare. Can he find the courage to leave everything he knows and all the people he loves to fulfill his destiny? Or will he wait too long and risk it all?

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"For historical fiction fans who also enjoy baseball this is definitely a must read. Kathleen Shoop introduces you to the Stan Musial, who grew up in the harsh mill town of Donora to become a baseball legend. With the authors vast amount of research she then adds her incredible story writing to bring Stan's childhood to life.
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This was such a warm, realistic, touching story of how a young man achieved his dreams against all the odds, surrounded by his devoted mother, and his loving, loyal friends and family he was blessed to have. Sad moments, funny moments, all mixed together for another delightful and very interesting read by one of my favorite authors. " ~ Beck Valley Books
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THE MAGICIAN
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Donora 2019.
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Ninety-two year old Patryk Rusek is on the run, bath-towel flying off, with nothing but his new Nikes to carry him to freedom. His plan to escape from Blue Horizon Retirement Community is in motion. Except his great-grandson Owen isn’t at the pickup point. Resigned to his fate, Patryk returns to his room and reads from his incredible hand-drawn chronicle of Donora, luring half the nursing home’s employees and residents into the room, mesmerizing them with childhood tales of Stan F. Musial, beloved baseball hall of famer.
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Donora 1920.
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Mary Musial is expecting again. After four daughters, her husband Lukasz is losing hope for a son. But Jupiter is rising when Stanisław Franciszek Musiał is born on November 21, 1920, and the midwife predicts he will live an extraordinary life. Young Stanley’s physical talents show themselves at the Polish Falcons and on the baseball field. But rather than pride, Lukasz’s spirits plummet after mill injuries turn his American dream into a living nightmare.
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When the Depression hits and the mills close, tension grips every Donora household. Meanwhile as Stan matures, he draws attention from the press, college coaches, and professional baseball scouts. Suddenly his singular dream is set against options he’d never imagined. Every choice threatens to disappoint coaches, teachers, his girlfriend, and most of all his parents. Even with the talent to achieve his goals, doubt creeps in. Can he find the courage to leave everything he knows and all the people he loves to fulfill his destiny? Or will he wait too long and risk it all?
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/06/book-review-magician-donora-story.html

Book review - Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery by Christopher Carosa

Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery - Christopher Carosa

Who would have thought a book about the history and mystery of who made the first Hamburger could be such an intriguing read? The author has done a lot of historical research not just into the American creation of the Hamburger but also the influence and production of it on the European side as well. 

 

The author identified the main culprits in the creation of the Hamburger and gives us a great insight into their entrepreneur selling and marketing skills around the travelling fairs, the ingenuous use of the old wagons used in the civil war to turn them into Chuck Wagons. He teases all the way with little bits of information snippets and clues to help you make up your mind to see if you can come up with the name of the person who did invent the Hamburger. 

 

A well laid out historical book leading you to try and come up with the name of the first person who made the first Hamburger, and if you enjoy a little bit of a mystery that taxes the “old grey cells” as Poirot would say, then this is a book for you.

 

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Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/05/book-review-hamburger-dreams-how.html

Through Understanding Comes Respect and Love

I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): Alexandra's Journey - Chynna Laird
I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition) (Growing with Love) by Chynna Laird, Author
Through Understanding Comes Respect and Love
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"As a teacher, this book spoke to me. I learned a lot about SPD that I did not know. Written from the perspective of a child, this is a great book to bring into the classroom if a student has SPD. Children WANT to help their friends and this book can really help children understand why their friend gets upset. This book is also great for parents if they have never heard of SPD." ~ Devorah Bergman
"A heart-touching book, written in a straightforward, kid-friendly manner that provides an excellent insight to the trials, frustrations, and new discoveries children with SPD and their families may encounter. This book has assisted in creating an appreciation and acceptance of the unique qualities within all of us, and that we are not 'weird'-we are 'wonderful'!" --Lillian Baulkham, Grade 3 teacher, Sweet Grass School, Edmonton, Alberta
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Available in ebook, printed, hardback, and audio!!
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Through Understanding Comes Respect and Love
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This book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. Helping others learn about children with special needs brings understanding to them and help to make them seem less... different.
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New 2nd edition includes suggested activities teachers or caregivers can do with children to help develop a deeper understanding of how SPD "feels" plus new pages on vestibular and proprioception systems.
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