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

 


 

`*•.¸**THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER** ¸.•*´

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`*•.¸**THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER** ¸.•*´
For long time fans of the Love In Bloom series, you've been waiting YEARS for Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft to FINALLY find their happily ever after! SWEPT INTO LOVE is their standalone love story and it's releasing August 16th...just 2 WEEKS AWAY!! Pre-order today!
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It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she’d ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.

Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship—and their love—on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it.

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See how it all began in SISTER'S IN LOVE - FREE (ebook format)
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City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold

City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold
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City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold
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Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1
 
◕"If this novel isn't made into a movie I will be VERY surprised!! It definitely reminded me of Indiana Jones (one of my favorite movie series of all times!!) There are enough thrills and twists and turns to keep the attention of any lover of adventure thrillers. I also enjoyed reading about the history of the ancient Inca civilization. I read this novel in one sitting--no way was I going to put it down!! Carolyn Arnold is one author that I will be continually following--yes--she is that good!!" reviews Miki's Hope
 
◕"City of Gold is the first in the Matthew Connor Adventure series and it’s my favorite Carolyn Arnold book so far. The dialogue is enjoyable, witty, and her descriptions make things come alive. I definitely recommend City of Gold for anyone who enjoys adventure and suspense." reviews Bound 4 Escape
 
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◕Book Description
Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death...
 
Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.
 
Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.
 
Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.
 
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Get your #beachread binge on with the first THREE titles in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers sweet romance series by Addison Cole!

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Get your #beachread binge on with the first THREE titles in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers sweet romance series by Addison Cole!
 
READ, WRITE, LOVE at SEASIDE - Now Available - FREE
 
DREAMING at SEASIDE - Now Available
 
HEARTS at SEASIDE - Now Available
 
SUNSETS at SEASIDE - Coming Aug 23
 

Books Review - Just Three Dates by David Burnett

Just Three Dates - David Burnett

Our Beck Valley Books Review - 'Just Three Dates is a simple, gentle, realistic story. David Burnett, Author​'s wonderful writing style has you there in the moment.'....

 

Both Karen and Mark find themselves at a time of life where they would have loved to be settled down with a family, yet through past heartbreaks they both remain single to the annoyance of their parents or should I say mothers! So what does a mother do when their child can't move forward into a relationship after so long, they feel the need to press the fast forward button and play the blind date host of course!

 

After being hammered by his mother so many times of the need to find a wife, Mark gives in to her crazy blind date request with her friends daughter Karen, with the promise that they just have to have three dates, and then the whole idea will be forgotten about. Poor Karen is also put into the same predicament and reluctantly agrees. They set out, under duress, to meet for their three dates, but the path of true love never runs smoothly so how will it work out?

 

David's wonderful writing style has you there in the moment, along with Karen and Mark, it feels like you are reading a true story and the characters are your friends, I even felt frustrated with Mark at times for his stubborn ways just like you would in reality. You get to relive the new relationship emotions, the awkwardness, the stress and anticipation, getting to know each other, searching for clues within each other and perhaps reading the wrong signals. Yet for Karen and Mark they have the added pressure of knowing their mothers expect wedding bells to chime!

 

I really enjoyed their story and it did leave me thinking about the idea of an agreed marriage against the loneliness of being on your own, the pros and the cons, quite thought provoking. Which is why I love this author so much, a simple, gentle, realistic story that flows in to the readers mind and has you thinking long after you have read the book.

 

Read more on the #book and author here...
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/book-review-just-three-dates-by-david.html 

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(¯`*•.¸ღ New Romance Release ღ¸.•*´¯) Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole

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Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers

"Addison Cole takes the most beautiful moments, adds humor and and an edge of heat and makes for a highly addictive series. Hearts at Seaside examines the emotions that make us human and the lessons we learn from them." reviews I Love Romance

 

"Besides being a romance, this novel is also based on friendship, family, and overcoming struggles with the help of those we love and trust. The friendship between Leanna, Jenna, Bella, and Amy is amazing and inspiring, reminding you of the importance of friends. And the way the men accept and love all of these women despite their crazy bond and crazy ways, is fantastic.

 

Hearts at Seaside is written beautifully with the characters perfectly balanced between simple and complex. Although the main story is Jenna and Pete, there are several subplots that just enhance the beauty of this novel. Addison Cole has once again blown me away and I cannot wait to read the next installment in the series!" reviews Dandelions Inspired

 

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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.

 

In HEARTS at SEASIDE…
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

 

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

 

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

 

Hearts at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

 

Read the full book reviews here....
I Love Romance
http://lovestruck677.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/blog-tour-hearts-at-seaside-sweet-with_19.html 
Dandelions Inspired
https://dandelionsinspired.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/blog-tour-review-giveaway-hearts-at-seaside/ 

Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early - Jewel Kats, Claudia Lenart

This is such a delightful book, the story was so heartwarming and the beautiful illustrations are absolutely adorable.  The story starts with an excited feel as Prince Puppy is to be born in the Puppy Kingdom, preparations are under way including the creation of his special Prince crown.  But he arrives early causing worry and uncertainty, yet he was being well cared for by Dr Pup and his staff in hospital.  Adjustments would have to be made but things would soon settle down and fall into place.

This is an easy story to read with a child (or on your own like me ;-) ) and I felt that it encouraged discussion between the older and younger reader as they went through it together.  A lovely way for a young child to be able to understand what is either happening to them in their own family or perhaps a family they know.

I just smiled throughout this book, it was so cute with touching illustrations reminding me of soft cotton wool.  Definitely a book to be cherished and passed around the family.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/book-review-prince-preemie-tale-of-tiny.html

Love audiobooks? Seductive romance CLAIMED BY LOVE is now available

Love audiobooks? Seductive romance CLAIMED BY LOVE is now available <3 When a ruthless billionaire comes to her island with high-rise construction plans, Gabriella Liakos is ready to fight dirty to keep Elpitha pure. But will her plans to entice him backfire and wind up costing her the island and her heart? 
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Investor Duke Ryder is about to make the deal of his lifetime—giving Gabriella Liakos his heart…

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he’s not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor…until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke’s powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who’s used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?
 
 

 

Bad Boys After Dark: Carson (Bad Billionaires After Dark) by Melissa Foster​ - 5 FLAMES hot romance has arrived!!!

Bad Boys After Dark: Carson - Melissa Foster
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Bad Boys After Dark: Carson (Bad Billionaires After Dark) by Melissa Foster​ - 5 FLAMES sizzling hot romance has arrived!!! 
 
"Like the most potent of perfumes or the most decadent of desserts, I'm hooked. There's something about a bad boy and Carson wears that surname like a badge of honor or a weapon of choice." - reviews Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
 
"The chemistry is off the charts between Tawny and Carson and despite a lengthy time apart you can just tell these two are destined to be together. Bad Boys After Dark series is a much more steamier version from Melissa and boy is it hot hot hot! " - reviews E Book Addicts
 
Available right now..
 
ೋღ Book Description ღೋ
Indulge your inner vixen...
 
Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.
 
Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!
 
Meet the Bad Boys... Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.
 
Second chances really do exist...
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover,
 
Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything. Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
 
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it's only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she's back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…
 
The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
 
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
 
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New Thriller Release! Break IN by John W Mefford

Break IN (An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 4) (Redemption Thriller Series 10) - John W. Mefford
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It's HERE!!! Break IN by John W. Mefford | Author​ (An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 4) (Redemption Thriller Series)
"I love John Mefford and recommend him to all of my fellow thriller lovers! He leaves you on the edge of your seat; watching over your shoulder as Ivy does her own – waiting for the predator to strike when she least expects it." reviews Leels Loves Books
 
"This was one roller coaster ride of a story from the get go of the bloody scene to the intense feelings you will experience along with Ivy in the fun house. Mefford has done it again with another top notch story, but please I don’t know how much torture poor Ivy can take!" reviews E Book Addicts
 
Now available!!!!!
 
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NEW RELEASE....
Even when someone is cloaked by a charming smile and friendly nature, Ivy Nash knows the scent of a predator. Half of her life has been filled with one horrific event after another. Which is why she started ECHO, dedicating her life to rid the world of those who prey on children.
 
But despite all of her life experiences, nothing can prepare her for the "fun house." A terror unlike any other. And that's when she must decide if clinging to life is worth the hell that she will pay.
 
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Book Review on The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently by Diane Wing

The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently - Diane Wing
Our Beck Valley Book Review on The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently by Diane Wing  'Such an inspirational, life transforming, magical book that I connected with it instantly. Five stars is no where near enough!'
 
"Such an inspirational, life transforming, magical book that I connected with it instantly. The authors words are written in such a clear, informative, encouraging and helpful way that you feel at ease reading it, confident in the knowledge that you can have the power to change what is wrong in your life if you allow yourself to do so. After my very first day of reading the just the first part of this amazing book I was incentivized to change a major problem that I had been facing, which involved me side stepping my pride (which I find hard to do) letting go and sorting the problem head on, rather than thinking about it, putting it to the back of my mind and continuing on and on and on.
 
Author Diane Wing, helps you focus on what it is you really want in your life, helping you to begin to be able to find your true happiness, the true you and dispel the negative thinking you have been carrying around, perhaps for a number of years. Through her guidance, wisdom, stories and thought provoking questions and interactive activities she helps you pull up what you know is currently wrong in your life, understanding why you feel or act like you do and helps you to re-work it to be fully happy. I found the exercises and questions extremely useful and very easy to follow and were not there just to fill up the pages of the book, they were actually a great tool to work with.
 
I do believe that just by reading through this book it will impact on your subconscious mind, but if you allow yourself to open your mind up to new possibilities and accept the spiritual thinking behind it you will feel empowered. There were a few times that the author re-iterated things that I have come to realize myself regarding the flow of positive energy and thinking which made me connect even more. I really liked that the book was split into separate categories of life and thinking which makes it so much easier to be able to refer back to whenever needed. I for one will definitely be re-reading the whole book again, it was that transforming for me and by doing so it can only reaffirm what I have already learned.
 
This is the first book I have read by the author and I'm hoping it certainly won't be the last, her writing has captured my attention and prompted me to start to make real changes. I would absolutely love to listen to this as an audiobook also. Five stars is no where near enough!"
 
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(`*•.¸HUGE KINDLE-ONLY SALE¸.•*´)

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*•.¸(`*•.¸HUGE KINDLE-ONLY SALE¸.•*´)¸.•*´
SEVEN (7) romance books by Melissa Foster at a HUGE discount for a limited time!!
$$ - Fated for Love: Wes Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Trusty Book 2) discounted to $2.50
$$ - Hearts at Play: Hugh Braden (Love in Bloom- The Bradens Book 6) discounted to $2.50
$$ - Dreaming of Love: Emily Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Trusty Book 5) discounted to $2.50
$$ - Crashing into Love: Jake Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Trusty Book 6) discounted to $2.50
$$ - Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding) (Love in Bloom: The Bradens Book 7) discounted to $1.99.
$$ - Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights, Book One) Contemporary Romance discounted to $2.99.
$$ - Discovering Delilah (Harborside Nights, Book 2) Contemporary Romance discounted to $2.50
 
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★·.·´¯`·.·★ღღ NEW RELEASE - Just Three Dates by David Burnett

Just Three Dates - David Burnett
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Just Three Dates by David Burnett 
"I honestly don’t know where to begin, but I suppose it is a fair assessment to say that from the first page, I was hooked. This is a “RomCom,” a clean read, and it hits every mark perfectly. Being a fan of Hallmark movies, I can easily recommend this book to my Hallmark readers–it is just like one of their feel-good films except told in expert style through the pen of an author who has the gift of making romances engaging, humorous, intriguing, and heartfelt." reviews My Devotional Thoughts
 
"David Burnett has a style of writing that pulls the reader in, tugs on their emotions, and keeps them guessing until the ending. When I finished this book I just sat…sat and thought about what I read. Is a marriage between friends enough? Does a marriage have to have love to succeed? There is so much to think about." - reviews A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
 
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NEW RELEASE...
When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love.
 
Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. For the past three years, she has not dated the same one twice, and only one in ten has received even a goodnight kiss as she turned him away. Karen is an artist. She follows her feelings, lives in a cluttered loft, and gushes over vivid sunsets.
 
Mark still dreams about his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand. His friends call him the “Ice Man,” since he seldom smiles, especially at a woman. A math professor at the College, logic guides his behavior, he loves order, and an elegant proof is a thing of beauty.
 
Both Karen and Mark have all but abandoned hope of ever falling in love, and, left on their own, these opposites would never attract. So, their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates by extracting promises that Karen and Mark will go out together three times, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a “marriage of convenience” is a live option.
 
If you enjoy heartwarming stories based on true-to-life behaviors, with complicated relationships and a less-than-certain outcome, this book is for you.
 
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A Soccer Mom's Book Blog

•.¸(`*•.¸SALE - $0.99!¸.•*´)¸.•*´Friendship on Fire by Melissa Foster

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Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and—just maybe—explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.

Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.

Josh and Riley’s friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley’s mentor accuses her of stealing the design.

Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.
 
 

 

Reviews for My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story by Murray Stenton

My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story - Murray Stenton, Murray Stenton

Reviews for My Brother Is Special: A Cerebral Palsy Story by Murray Stenton 

 

"Explains with the use of rhyme to a young child as to why a sibling may be different and can't do the same things that a sibling can do. The illustrating is done professionally and is a book that would be great for a gift for a family that is dealing with a child with disabilities" reviews Celticlady's Reviews Giveaways read the full review below

 

"This short and well illustrated book explores the emotions that the child without special needs might be having" - reviews Miki's Hope read the full review below

Ethan is a big brother like no other!

 

Life with a special need child has its fair share of challenges. These challenges are not only for the parents, but extend to those other wonderful little children, the siblings. This book helps shine some light on the difficulties and the job siblings special needs children experience every day. It is a light-hearted take of one little boy's thoughts of his big brother Ethan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.

 

Read more on the book, author here...
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/book-tour-my-brother-is-special.html

 

Review by Celticlady's Reviews

 

My Brother is Special is a book about a child who has a big brother who has special needs, with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy can happen before or during birth, damaging the child's brain. There can be a variety of damage that can cause vision, hearing and speech problems along with learning disabilities.

 

This book can help explain to a young child as to why a sibling may be different and can't do the same things that a sibling can do. The story is told in a rhyme and is very concise in explanation, the illustrating is done professionally and is a book that would be great for a gift for a family that is dealing with a child with disabilities. There is also a list in the back of the book with helpful websites that are helpful, in US and Canada. I really liked it and find it to be perfect. I enjoy books written for children that are educational and have a message.

 

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Review by Miki's Hope

It can not be easy when one of your children is a special needs child and the other is not. This gets even worse if the special needs child is the older of the two. How do you explain that this is still their sibling and needs and deserves all the love and patience same as everyone else, or maybe a bit more.

 

This short and very well illustrated book may help. It starts to explain to young children the dynamics of being different because of a medical condition over which no one has any control. It explores the emotions that the child with out special needs might be having. Personally I suggest you read this to your young child and point out the important issues. Most will understand via the pictures alone--but reinforcement never hurts.

 

At the end of this book is an explanation of the 3 main types of cerebral palsy --very interesting and informative.

Reviews - Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early by Jewel Kats (Author), Claudia Marie Lenart (Illustrator)

Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early - Jewel Kats, Claudia Lenart
Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early by Jewel Kats (Author), Claudia Marie Lenart (Illustrator) 
 
"Beautifully illustrated, I really liked this book for it's message and creativity." reviews Celticlady's Reviews Giveaways read the full review below x
 
"The illustrations for this story are amazing. You will fall in love with the adorable dogs and the way they are presented." reviews Book Babble read the full review below x
 
The King and Queen of Puppy Kingdom are joyfully awaiting the arrival of their Prince. But the couple and their kingdom are thrown into upheaval when it is learned that Prince Puppy will arrive early, before his important crown is completed. How can they call him Prince without a crown? Discover how the King solves this problem in Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early. Children will be swept away into this dreamy, fairy tale land of adorable dogs created from wool.
 
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Review by Celticlady's Reviews
 
Prince Preemie tells the delightful story of a tiny puppy that is born prematurely. I think that this book would be perfect for a family that needs to explain to smaller children, why their sibling can't come home from the hospital like other babies do. Preemie babies of any variety need that little extra care before going home. They may need tubes to breathe or tubes to keep them nourished until they are strong enough to go home.
 
Beautifully illustrated, this book incorporates a fictitious King and Queen in a fictitious realm. A short book that every child will love to have read to them, maybe repeatedly! I really liked this book for it's message and creativity. A perfect gift!
 
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Review by Book Babble
 
This is a sweet story, told in a way that children can easily understand. It will also resonate with anyone, of any age, who has experienced a premature birth in any capacity. The true lesson of this book, as I see it, is that, born early or not, we are all who we are meant to be.
 
The illustrations for this story are amazing. You will fall in love with the adorable dogs and the way they are presented.
 
And, as you may have expected, there is a happy ending to the story!
Source: http://celticladysreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/prince-preemie-tale-of-tiny-puppy-who.html

Book Review Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones

 
Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones 5*****
'This book will make you cry, hold on to your seat and at times giggle a little as Sherry brings some humor into this book from time to time. Beautifully written and definitely a page turner!' reviews Cryssie Addis from Blessings and Seasons
 
'The health industry, such an amazing and brave profession to go into. I admire all first responders and nurses in this field. They exhibit a beautiful heart and calling that is specifically gifted to them. It's a gift that I have always admired from a distance but was never called into it, which is why I loved reading Confessions Of A Trauma Junkie.
 
This book takes you into the day of the life of a nurse paramedic. This book will make you cry, hold on to your seat and at times giggle a little as Sherry brings some humor into this book from time to time. You will find yourself sharing in these experiences and emotions that come with medical trauma. You will read about life on both sides of the gurney and prison bars and both the professional and personal emotions from these view points. As you turn the pages, you are taken into unique experiences as a first responder.
 
This book elevated my respect in this field. Thank you Sherry for sharing your insights that brought out many different emotions as I continued to read! Beautifully written and definitely a page turner!'
 
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Loving Healing Press
 
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Book Description
I have always had the utmost respect for people who are working in the nursing, paramedic or ER professions, and during my time as a student nurse I can agree on some of things that Sherry spoke about – a Gallows humour for example, that I think would apply to everyone in the healthcare profession.
 
This book is a insight to her time as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. The stories will show you just how ever changing the EMT environment can change and how they don’t know from the call out until they get the what the situation is actually like, the will have to think on their feet and adapt and being the first responder they will see some sights that those working within the hospital walls will never see.
 
Them mental damage seeing such trauma must have a profound effect on them and we get an insight to those moments that broke her despite her many years previous not being as affected as such. Several stories had me in tears and I was only reading it from a book, I can only imagine the effect seeing the actual destruction an accident for example can cause on someone’s mental health.
 
Paramedics (as they are called in the UK) or EMTs don’t get enough respect from the public I think and once the patient is handed over to medical staff in the hospital they rarely see the outcome unless the person is DOA by the time they get there. A worthy read to gain insight this profession for sure.
Source: http://blessingsandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/confessions-of-trauma-junkie-by-sherry.html