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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

 


 

Book Review - American Hannibal by Jim Stempel

American Hannibal - Jim Stempel
American Hannibal will enthrall all history students in the art of battle command. Jim Stempel's account of the Battle Of Cowpen is expertly researched and written.  In a time when there was no modern technology and orders/plans were drawn up on the spot and the pure instinct of  soldiers kept themselves alive. How a researcher can bring the events and thoughts of those involved to life is an remarkable feat.
 
The reader is taken on a fantastic trip through history and can envisage the sights, sound and smells of the soldiers and share in their life of hopes and dreams through the excellent descriptive writing of the author. In the height of battle heroes emerge and their feats and exploits recorded.
 
Comparisons are always made between battles and the commanders in charge to discuss the similarities in their thought process and bravery which the author does in this book between Hannibal and Daniel Morgan.
 
The sharp wit and quick thinking in the implementation of an excellent scheme that was masterly executed ensured a masterminded victory and catapulted Daniel Morgan who was a true American Revolutionary into the history books.
 
This is the second book I have read by Jim Stempel and his passion and enthusiasm for American battle History shines through, a must read for anyone who is interested in the topic.

 

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/06/book-review-american-hannibal-by-jim.html

Book Review - Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents by Laurie Zelinger and Fred Zelinger

Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents - Laurie Zelinger
An excellent graphic and written book explaining how time out works from a child's prospective. Jackson is the main character who portrays a normal child with routine temper flare ups and how by giving him time out to calm down and contemplate his actions has a positive outcome. It also demonstrates how parents should deal with the child once they have sent them to the time out zone.
 
There is no threatening or menacing behavior displayed at all by the parents, just staying calm and collected and recognizing when the child has calmed down, that is the correct time to talk through the situation and give a full explanation.
 
The great cartoon graphics are ideal for the child to understand and then at the back of the book there is in depth analysis and further information for a parent to follow outlying the positives and negatives of your actions.  
 
This is the third book I have read by the authors and yet again it hits all the marks in explaining the specific subject to your child. This book can be kept as the principles will never change and you could find your children using it on your grand children.
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/06/please-explain-time-out-to-me-story-for.html

NEW RELEASE - WILD, CRAZY HEARTS (The Bradens & Montgomerys) by Melissa Foster

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¸¸.•*¨*•¸¸.•*¨*•NEW ROMANCE*¨*•.¸¸ *¨*•.¸¸
WILD, CRAZY HEARTS (The Bradens & Montgomerys) by Melissa Foster
When Brindle comes home from Paris with an unexpected baby bump it gives no-strings attached a whole new meaning for these long-time lovers.
 
"Foster pours every emotion known to man onto a powerhouse canvas. She delves into the painful, explores the sentimental and sets out to cleanse the demons of a love affair that was years in the making. Romance with a punch is the Melissa Foster way." reviews Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
 
"Melissa Foster is masterful in capturing how pure they are in their feelings and how sometimes even when you love too much you hurt the other person. These characters are loving, family oriented and hot as hell!" reviews Romance as a First Language
 
"Brindle is just to die for and her hunky cowboy has you swooning from the onset. I love how this book focuses on a type of relationship the main characters assume is unconventional, when it actually has more passion and oomph than some of the stories from the couples who are sweeter and less volatile. Utterly addictive, completely dramatic with some laugh out loud moments, and I was obsessed!" reviews Carly Wilson
 
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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 Bradens.
 
In WILD, CRAZY HEARTS...
Brindle Montgomery and Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they're both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace's wild, crazy heart into a frenzy--and Brindle is left wondering if she's made the biggest mistake of her life.
 
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The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. These 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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Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents by Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Fred Zelinger

Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents - Laurie Zelinger
Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents by Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Fred Zelinger

"Huge thumbs up to this great book in which Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Dr. Fred Zelinger explain to parents, caregivers and children about time out. It very clearly explains the process and idea behind discipline. Children will have an understanding of time outs and parents, caregivers will have the knowledge and tools they need for effective discipline." Kissy G & Luvvy M Blogs

"This Please Explain is once again filled with colourful illustrations and packed with helpful information for parents regarding the concept of time out. I recommend this book to families who may be struggling with the time out concept as it will help with understanding the benefits of a time out and its effectiveness." Ebook Addicts UK

"The perfect tool for all parents who want to be more effective and build stronger relationships with their children. The illustrations are fun and the story is simple enough to be easily understood by younger children. " The Faerie Review

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Time Out is a dignified and effective method of discipline, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. This book, written by parenting experts, explains the Time Out process and provides step-by-step instructions for its proper and effective use. Please Explain Time Out To Me is two books in one: an engaging story with colorful illustrations and a parent section which describes the Time Out process in detail, as well as the advantages and pitfalls of other methods of discipline.

Children will: 
- Enjoy the story and illustrations
- Understand how Time Out works
- Empathize with the characters in the book
- Be treated respectfully when given a consequence
- Experience the benefits of Time Out as a mechanism of behavior change

Parents and caregivers will: 
- Develop a plan for supplying responses to their child’s unacceptable behavior
- Understand the rationale behind Time-Out as a management technique
- Learn how to use Time Out effectively
- Better handle behavioral issues wherever they occur
- Learn that physical forms of punishment do not work

Read more on the #book, and author here...https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/please-explain-time-out-to-me-story-for.html
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Book Review - Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe Book 3) by Mark Nolan

Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe #3) - Mark Nolan

Now our hero has qualified as a lawyer and wants to live on the right side of the law his past misdemeanors catch up with him and he has to pay back a favor which causes him a conflict of issue.

 

With his loyal dog beside him to protect, serve and be his extra pair of eyes and ears we are taken on a ride through corruption, murder and being hunted. Mark Nolan has created another exciting story line and cleverly creates new twists and turns to keep the novel fresh and enthralling.

 

How do you hunt down a serial killer and work out what his motive is without any clues or ideas. Using his knowledge and expert descriptive writing the author brings all the characters to life with believable traits and scenes.  

 

Mark Nolan has created a brilliant duo and the real beauty of this script is the the total honesty and trust between Man and his dog. It is amazing when reading this book you will see traits of Cody in your canine and wonder if it is possible to train your dog to Cody standards.  

 

Even though this is a serious thriller and a real page turner there is well written humorous parts between owner and dog. On top of caring for his loyal companion, Jake has a complicated love life and the only thing he wants to do his protect his loved ones.     

Will Jake and Cody find the serial killer in time to save their own skins?.

 

If you like a thriller with lots of excitement, twist and turns as well as loyalty between human and animal then this is the perfect book for you.

Sneak Peek! First chapter of Wild, Crazy Hearts by Melissa Foster

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It's #teasertuesday! Sharing the FIRST CHAPTER of WILD, CRAZY HEARTS by Melissa Foster, Brindle and Trace's wild and crazy love story, releasing June 12th, 2019!!!! 
https://melissafoster.com/wild-crazy-hearts-sneak-peek/

 


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NEW CRIME THRILLER - BURY (The Ball & Chain Thrillers Book 3) by John W. Mefford

Bury (A Ball & Chain Thriller #3) - John W. Mefford
◤◤NEW CRIME THRILLER◥◥
BURY (The Ball & Chain Thrillers Book 3) by John W. Mefford | Author
Air pumps into the dark night sky.

The blade of the shovel digs deeper and deeper.

And the cries from below are slowly devoured by the howl of a coyote.

"With each new book comes a thrilling mystery that you are dying to see unravel, and this book was no exception. When the bodies of young girls are being buried alive, suspicions are raised, adding a gruesome twist to the tale. But when Cooper’s daughter goes missing, the duo are embroiled in finding answers. I loved the personal element of involving Cooper’s daughter, and I totally bought into the investigation. It has drama, secrets, unexpected plot twists and is just all round a gripping read." reviews Carly Louise Wilson

"The most thrilling installment yet in the Ball & Chain series. How far would you go to save your flesh and blood? With a ruthless crime boss and death all around, Willow and Cooper have a lot to contend with before Cooper's daughter is taken. Between their past and an uncertain future, this unlikely duo of amateur detectives will have to dig deep if they hope to come out on top and survive. A page-turning thriller you won't be able to put down." reviews The Faerie Review

Available in ebook and paperback format
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NEW RELEASE....

Willow Ball and Cooper Chain are tied at the hip -- on some days that's a fantasy, other days a curse.

But there's one thing they agree on: if they hope to outsmart a ruthless crime boss, luck will have to fall their way.

But that's only part of their perilous imbroglio. Life slips off the rails in a hurry . . . and the implications could be deadly.

A shallow grave is uncovered… and it's the unthinkable. With little evidence, authorities have no suspects. But could this be connected to a similar incident more than two decades earlier?

When another girl goes missing, their world stops down. How is Cooper's daughter caught up in the web?

Every path seems blocked, because every person wants something buried. Does that include what Willow and Cooper feel for each other?

Cops are gunned down, friends are framed and murdered -- how can Willow and Cooper make sense of it all to finally end the mayhem?

But when one more person goes missing, it shreds Cooper's heart.

What will Cooper and Willow sacrifice to save his daughter?

Get BURY now! 

You will devour this book if you're a fan of the Fox & O'Hare novels by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, Michael Connelly's Ballard and Bosch, David Baldacci's King and Maxwell, Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles, or the TV show "Castle." 

Read more on the #book, series, and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/bury-ball-chain-thrillers-book-3-by.html

 

 

FREE The Bradens at Weston (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) by Melissa Foster

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(`*•.¸ 3-BOOK BOXED SET FREE ¸.•*´)
LIMITED TIME OFFER!!


The Bradens at Weston 3-book Boxed Set is FREE!
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens


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*This boxed set includes the first three contemporary romance novels in the series, Love in Bloom: The Bradens, featuring the Braden billionaires! 

LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED (Book #1)
DESTINED FOR LOVE (Book #2)
FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE (Book #3)
Sneak Peek: SEA OF LOVE (Book #4)

 

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Buckle up for a wild ride with KILLER LAWYER by Mark Nolan

Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe #3) - Mark Nolan
★★ Buckle up for a wild ride as Jake Wolfe and his exceptionally intelligent dog, Cody, return to action in this page-turning thriller, KILLER LAWYER, in Mark Nolan’s bestselling series! ★★

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**Free with your subscription to Kindle Unlimited.

"Mark Nolan weaves a fantastic mystery. Once you read one Jake Wolfe book, you will want to read the others. And, you will be waiting with baited breathe for the next book to come up." reviews Nicki's Nook

"I absolutely adore Jake and Cody, and their relationship while they are working, whether they're solving crimes or working on more covert situations. A tremendous addition to the series." reviews Sanity is for those without children blog

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Attorney by day, assassin by night. Jake Wolfe is a young lawyer who leads a secret life. Trained by the CIA, he now wants peace and quiet, practicing law and living on a boat with his war dog. But when his city is shocked by a serial killer and he’s framed for the murder of a friend, Jake must race against time to find the killer before he strikes again.

Drawn into a deadly game of life or death; at every step Jake and his loved ones are being hunted by the clever, twisted madman. As the city is gripped in fear of the seemingly random shootings that could strike anybody, Jake investigates and uncovers ominous clues until a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything.

With the clock ticking and lives at stake, will Jake be able to find and stop the killer in time, or will he become the next victim?

Read more on the #book, series and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/killer-lawyer-jake-wolfe-book-3-by-mark.html

 

 

NEW - Seaside Serenade by Melissa Foster

(`*•.¸ HOT NEW NOVELETTE ¸.•*´)
Friendships and family abound during this fun-filled weekend of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Fall in love with Brock and Cree in SEASIDE SERENADE, a Seaside Summers love story by Melissa Foster.
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**This short story was previously given away in the BE MINE Valentines Collection in February.

Spend the evening catching up with your favorite Seaside characters in this Valentine’s Day celebration and fall in love with the newest Seaside couple, Brock and Cree!

What’s more romantic than finding your forever love on Valentine’s Day?

They say opposites attract, but for former boxing champ and gym owner Brock Garner, having the beautiful dark-haired, tattooed, combat-boot wearing pixie Cree Redmond flitting around his club has nearly driven him mad. Brock has wanted Cree since the first time he saw her, and when he learns she has the singing voice of an angel, it speaks to another part of his heart and he’s unwilling to hold back any longer. But Cree’s dating a burly biker and is firmly off-limits. Or so he thinks…

*SEASIDE SERENADE is a novelette and part of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom stories are filled with family, fun, and the truest, deepest love of all. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books so you never have to leave your favorite characters behind. Readers are kept up to date with engagements, weddings, and births. Visit Melissa’s website for FREE Love in Bloom first-in-series, family trees, series checklists, and more.

❤ See the complete Seaside Summers series here and start reading FREE! https://melissafoster.com/series-seaside-summers/

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★★ NEW Murder Mystery from Author Carolyn Arnold ★★ SHADES OF JUSTICE (Detective Madison Knight)

Shades of Justice (Detective Madison Knight series #9) - Carolyn Arnold
★★ NEW Murder Mystery from Author Carolyn Arnold ★★
SHADES OF JUSTICE (Detective Madison Knight)
The line between good and evil isn’t always clear…

"The victim is ‘Lorene Malone’. The list of suspects is endless. The detail in this book is incredible, Arnold has clearly done her research. It was all believable and I felt like I was working alongside Madison to help solve the case." reviews Carly Louise Wilson

"Shades of Justice was a real page-turner that aces to a satisfying finish. I love the procedural information that Arnold injects into her writing which makes you feel as if you are part of the investigative team. Highly recommended" reviews Mother Distracted - A Family & Lifestyle Blog

"The guessing game of who done it, and the little twists that I never saw coming made this yet another thrilling read from Carolyn Arnold." Ebook Addicts UK

Released today!!
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Detective Madison Knight has risked her badge—and her life—in the pursuit of justice before, and she just might need to do so again. Two victims are found murdered and naked in the home of Steven Malone, who is the largest contributor to the Stiles PD. One victim is his wife. The other victim is a John Doe. This high-profile double homicide immediately pits Madison against her sergeant, who seems more intent on protecting the Malones’ reputation and retaining a benefactor than catching a killer.

Madison will need to pull on her tenacity and courage if she’s going to follow the evidence without prejudice. In the process, it becomes clear that finding justice isn’t always black and white, and often the shades in between tell the fullest story—and it’s not something she will forget anytime soon.

Shades of Justice is a murder mystery with twists and turns that will have readers flipping the pages until the wee hours of the morning. The ninth installment in an international bestselling series, it doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Detective Madison Knight series or not; all the books stand alone! 

Buy this book now and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like hundreds of thousands of readers in this series have done before you. Perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb. 

Read more on the #book, series, and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/03/shades-of-justice-detective-madison.html

 

 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/03/shades-of-justice-detective-madison.html

Book Review - The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop

The Strongman and The Mermaid (The Donora Story Collection) -  Kathleen Shoop

Book Review - The Strongman and the Mermaid byKathleen Shoop (The Donora Story Collection Book 2) - A captivating historic environmental drama wrapped in a love story in Donora, Pennsylvania.
Available in Kindle and Paperback on Amazon -http://smarturl.it/hsjnd8

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The Strongman and The Mermaid goes way beyond fiction, Kathleen Shoop's words paint a picture of life that comes alive in the readers mind, all senses are experienced and emotions are felt. This is an historical fiction lovers dream! An absolutely outstanding read full of myths, traditions, festivities, historical facts and hardships experienced by a town mixed with different nationalities living and working in 1910 Donora, where existence was created by the mines and steel mills.

I loved how the story begins in 2019, Donora, as Lucy, and her young son Owen try to re-home grandpa Patryk they find a treasured book that was created by his wife and sister. As as they sit down to listen to grandpa, the story of Donora many years ago in 1910, Mary and Lukasz takes us vividly back in time.

Two sad, lonely souls, Lucasz and Mary, in other parts of the world, dream of what life could be, genuine soul mates waiting for their paths to gradually cross.

My heart broke many times following young Czech Mary, her daunting days were filled with sheer hard work, worry and stress of living in poverty with her family. She had moments of joy and feelings of being loved but also had disappointment after disappointment. All her dreams and hopes belonged to the future when her life really would start, she would marry well to a man she loved and have the house she had dreamed about for so long.

Then we have Lukasz, a Polish boy who longed for more in his life. He had the opportunity of a ticket to live the American dream in Donora, he would have a job, live in a lovely home with a lovely wife, all fed by an exaggerated truth of life in Donora, a life full of hardship.

As you read their moving story you will see the darkened skies of Donora, hear the noise from the mills that filled the town with so much thick smoky air and sense and feel how it would stick to your skin and lungs as every breath was taken by the those who lived there. Yet will also feel the sense of pride by the people who lived there to have a self built home and employment, regardless of the conditions. You will enjoy reading about the myths and festivities that took place, my favorite being Midsummers eve and the throwing of the crowns into the river for a potential suitor to be found.

Kathleen Shoop's characters are always so interesting, their back stories always so intriguing, you will find yourself no longer in reality but transported back to a time gone by in any of her books. In this one, you will laugh, you will feel the sense of warmth and joy from kindness, you will feel the sense of crushing from harshness, you will feel yourself rooting for the characters that have taken a hold of you from this beautiful, treasured tale. Now my joint favorite read, alongside The Last Letter, from one of my favorite authors.

Read more on the #book and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-strongman-and-mermaid-by-kathleen.html 

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HOT NEW AUDIOBOOK - BAYSIDE ESCAPE narrated by Devra Woodward and Aiden Snow

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(`*•.¸ HOT NEW AUDIOBOOK ¸.•*´) 
✦ ✦BAYSIDE ESCAPE narrated by Devra Woodward and Aiden Snow✦✦
Hold on to your hat for Violet's wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime! 
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<3 In BAYSIDE ESCAPE...
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn't stand a chance-or at least that's what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she'd never really known-so she snuck away like a thief in the night.

Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she'd always craved and the roots she'd never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it's not the reunion either one imagined. But they've never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre's time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they're destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.

BAYSIDE SUMMERS
Bayside Desires
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape
More Bayside books coming soon! 
Bayside Escape is a USA Today bestseller

 

 

The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop

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New from bestselling author Kathleen Shoop, The Strongman and the Mermaid (The Donora Story Collection Book 2)
A captivating historic environmental drama wrapped in a love story in Donora, Pennsylvania.
 
Available in Kindle and Paperback on Amazon - http://smarturl.it/hsjnd8 
 
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"The mixture of old and new woven together is seamless and holds you under its spell. More vivid than any movie, as the story unfolds you will find yourself laughing, crying, and cheering on Mary and Lukasz, as they navigate a world where the only certainty is a hard life." The Faerie Review
 
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"This book will transport you back in time in a way that makes you step out of your world and into history in Donora. It's a wonderful combination of suspenseful romance, historical fiction, and a family story. It follows Mary and Lukasz through their lives, their challenges, and their happiness. I love how well the story is woven between current times and history." reviews Sanity is for those without children blog
 
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"The Strongman and the Mermaid is a top favorite read. I cannot express how much I enjoyed reading this story; the journey each character took; the emotions that were evoked (everything from embarrassment to anger to protection and love); the struggles that occurred. This will definitely be a book that I will be telling all of my friends to read!" reviews Life as Leels
 
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"Incredibly well-written, a clever concept and felt unique to me as a story. I love that it was a story within a story for me and it had a very ‘old fairytale’/ ‘tale as old as time’ feeling for me. A compelling read and has me hooked." reviews Carly Louise Wilson
 
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**Book Description**
 
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania
 
Ninety-one-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic, hoping the searchers think he’s escaped. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. Before long, Lucy and her son Owen lose track of their goal to get Grandpa Patryk somewhere “safe” as they’re drawn into the book, back in time, into stories that read like real-life fairytales born of purpose, hard-work, and chance.
 
1910 Donora, Pennsylvania
 
In the early dawn of Donora, Pennsylvania, the mills make and shape the steel that builds America. Mary Lancos lives in a home on the hill overlooking town and its mighty Monongahela River. That tiny house bursts with her siblings and boarders. Wind whipping through the walls and windows makes Mary determined to marry well and create a better life.
 
Shy Pole, Lukasz Musial, arrives in Donora seeking the clear blue skies, green lawns, and better life he’d seen pictured on a postcard. Settled in Donora’s Polish community, Lukasz secures a coveted job in the wire mill. Life is set on course to achieve the American Dream. All he needs is a wife who believes in him, in his mighty, quiet, strength.
 
After a series of casual, friendly meetings, fate brings Mary and Lukasz to the river under a snowy, pink moonlit sky and everything changes. Their attraction is sudden and consuming, turning the pair onto an unexpected path. With mounting disapproval from Mary’s parents she and Lukasz must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.
 
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Book Review - Money or Men by David Burnett

Money or Men - David  Burnett

As usually David Burnett connects the reader easily in to the story and it's characters. Erin and Chris haven't been together for years, their two young girls live with Erin, and they haven't seen Chris since the divorce.  Erin is driven by her passion of work and the wealth it will eventually bring as she rises higher on the ladder of success. She was never content with her life in the suburbs which is one of the main reasons for divorce as she felt that Chris had little motivation to achieve more in life than he already had.

Erin's dream finally becomes reality as she gets the promotion she so desires but it comes with a huge problem, the work will take up all her days and nights and will leave her no time for her children who are due to be off for the summer holidays.  Having no where else to turn she reluctantly turns to Chris for help, but worries about the two of them connecting after all this time and how each other will respond and the feelings it might bring to the surface.

The author takes us through their journey which is full of deliberations, second thoughts, miscommunications and deep hidden love, which has you wondering if either will open up to each other. There are times to smile through the story and times of suspense as the story takes a twist.

 

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