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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!
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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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.
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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
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.
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I Love Romance
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.
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.
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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.
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.