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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

 


 

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…
 
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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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"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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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.

 

** #1 Amazon New Release in Historical Essays **
Currently 0.99 on Kindle!
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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SMOKIN' HOT COVER REVEAL - Crazy, Wicked Love by Melissa Foster

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SMOKIN' HOT COVER REVEAL 

 

Who's ready for more Dark Knights? Our favorite shameless flirt and animal lover Dwayne "Gunner" Wicked is COMING!!!! Pre-order CRAZY, WICKED LOVE today!

 

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Add to your Goodreads TO-READ shelf, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57811944-crazy-wicked-love

 

Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.

 

Can you handle DWAYNE WICKED?

 

He’s the ultimate player. She wants him to teach her the game in hopes of scoring his cousin. Practices heat up as roommates become teammates and rules are broken. Let the wicked fun begin…

 

No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.

 

Check out the rest of the series here --> https://melissafoster.com/series-the-wickeds-dark-knights-at-bayside/

 

*Photo taken by Michelle Lancaster, and gorgeous model is Kally Grimmond

 

 

★★ Historical romance, The Magician (The Donora Story Collection Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop is now available!! ★★

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

★★ Historical romance, The Magician (The Donora Story Collection Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop is now available!! ★★

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?
- A Family Saga
- A Love Story
- An American Dream Come True

"You fall deep into Stanley's beginning, thanks to the author's exquisite attention to detail and descriptions. The dialogue is fantastic. History, along with the Musials, comes to life, and you get more than a slice-of-life perspective--you get the whole Musial pie. The Magician(The Donora Story Collection Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop is a Musial fan's dream.--Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

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Donora 2019.

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.

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.

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?

Book review - Love on the Edge (Mindful Writers Retreat Series Book 3)

Love on the Edge (Mindful Authors Retreat Series Book 3) - Kathleen Shoop

These books have now become my take of a literary surprise treat, they are full of author goodness and I can't wait to dive in to them. Each book has been set on a general theme, this time the theme is Love, different aspects of love portrayed in many forms by the authors including love through family, friendships, neighbors, and self love, to name a few. They showcase how love can happen by chance, as if it was meant to be. You get to enjoy fiction, essays, poems, and even a couple of recipes in this release! On top of which the added beauty is that the you know the proceeds are going towards charity from the amazing authors.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed moving from one author to the next, different writing styles, and circumstances when love occurs. I think everyone who reads this will have their own particular favorite/s. For me A Minute Long Love by Hilary Hauck was such a joy to read, it warmed my heart and made me smile. I found Precious Jewel by Demi Stevens thought provoking, and touching. Angelica by Lorraine Donohue Bonzelet was fun, and a very imaginative read. And I have to say that Kimberly Kurth Gray, author of the actual story Love on the Edge even had me enjoying Mrs Parker! ;-) There were so many great reads that I could mention, seriously lots and lots, all wrapped up in this one book, I'm already looking forward to the next release!!

 

If you're looking for a nice comfortable read with warmth, humor, emotion, and fun, then this wonderful collection is for you.

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NEW ROMANCE RELEASE - Maybe We Will by Melissa Foster (Silver Harbor #1)

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NEW ROMANCE RELEASE
Maybe We Will by Melissa Foster (Silver Harbor #1)
He's a sexy billionaire with a let-loose list and no idea how to relax. She's a chef who's just discovered a half-sister and is trying to save their family business. Can they find love—and family—on the sandy shores of Silver Island? 

 

"Sprinkled with humor, littered with heartache and empowering enough to touch the soul, Maybe We Will is a story that refuses to be forgotten. " ~ Isha Coleman - I Love Romance 

 

"Melissa Foster always delivers in her books. Her writing style in romance is so unique because the characters are so well developed, and we understand them as they were longtime friends." ~ Ana Paula Medeiros - Romance as a first language

 

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From Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of She Loves Me, comes a sexy and heartwarming novel about finding love—and family—where you least expect it.

When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.

 

Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose list,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby.

 

Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden than Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.