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This book is so cleverly written to not only calm parent and patient about the named operation procedures, I believe it can be applied to a number of hospital or difficult procedures. It takes you through the explanation of the operations for the above conditions, what to expect, how to carefully plan and prepare, how to explain what is going to happen, when it is going to and why it is necessary.
The book includes excellent graphics and simple text explanations to ease any parent or child who is about to undergo that operation and some great ideas to make your child feel special. Taking each step of the procedure one at a time gently preparing and reassuring your child all through the process building up their confidence and alleviating their fears as they rise, especially around the surgery and recovery.
Written by experts in their field, using their knowledge, the book is in simple format which makes total sense to a parent, with the addition of the graphic illustrations and large text is very visible it makes it appealing for the child to share with the parent.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent whose child is going to experience a hospital procedure as it will help keep you calm as you see your child relaxing about the procedure as they know exactly what is going to happen and when.
NEW RELEASE - Fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling, and discover the magic of the Montgomerys, as Grace Montgomery and Reed Cross get a second chance at forever in THE CORNER OF HEARTBREAK AND FOREVER.
"These two are romantic at heart and their story is so endearing and has so much fun too! The Montgomery clan is full of joy, trouble and scents! A super great book that you will read it without putting it away." - reviews Romance as a First Language
"Cole keeps the smiles coming, the hearts glowing and the wisdom flowing." - Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
Fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling, and discover the magic of the Montgomerys. The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever is a standalone novel featuring a fiercely loyal hero and a smart, sassy heroine.
IN THE CORNER OF HEARTBREAK AND FOREVER...
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters' drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again--ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.
Reed was one of Michigan's leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle's business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he's spent years trying to escape.
Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed's spell again--and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he's never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas...
The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Embracing Her Heart, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.
I had already been completely pulled into Treat and Max's 'will they, won't they' relationship when I read the original version a few years ago, but I am so pleased I got another chance to read their story, this time with the benefit of a more in-depth understanding of their first meeting and their relationship. I hadn't really missed it before but once I had read this version it made things connect much more easily for me.
For Treat and Max, it was definitely love at first sight, but due to their own inner issues, a miscommunication could cause them both to lose the potential love of their life. Yet fate works it's mysterious charm and weeks later when Treat visits his hometown he and Max are brought together again, but will they allow themselves to step over what is holding them both back and enjoy the happiness they could share together?
I think I love this book more the second time around, I melted as Treats lovable protective side came oozing out for the girl he had so many feelings for. I also found myself tearing up at one point in the story, so moving!
For anyone who has yet to be introduced to the Braden family, wow, they have the most beautiful family bond you could hope for. They have issues and demons to face like most families do but deep down they will always be there for each other, no matter what.
A thoroughly enjoyable, emotional, spicy romance which will have you begging for the next read!
◣BRAND NEW JOHN MEFFORD THRILLER SERIES◢
MERCY (The Ball & Chain Thrillers Book 1) by John W. Mefford | Author Will mercy save a life or end many?
Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JNJ4VGC
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794123687
"True to Mefford's style, a killer with a connection, trouble at every turn and questions that you are desperate to get answered. I can't wait to see where Mefford is going to take this pair, and I am eagerly awaiting book 2!" reviews Ebook Addicts UK
"A double edge sword mystery. The mystery not only left you wondering who the suspect was, but also left you guessing as to who was going to fall prey at their hands as well." reviews Life as Leels
"Lots of twists and turns in this one and things don't turn out like you will expect them to. The ending will make you want to read the next in this series!" reviews Miki's Hope
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And 21 days.
The torment can last only so long.
Cooper Chain isn't just down on his luck -- he's almost down for the count. The mob wants a piece of him, and he sees no way out.
It's a special week for Willow Ball, a woman who's survived her own tribulations to reach this milestone in her life.
Through fate -- or a temporary misalignment of the stars -- Willow and Cooper cross paths for the first time since college. Will an unexpected spark re-ignite the flame?
A shattering discovery changes everything for Willow and Cooper. The murder is unlike any other. But what will the cops do about it?
Attacks ensue, chaos ruptures a family . . . Through it all, how can Willow and Cooper find the killer?
But it's not over. As the bodies pile up, a pattern develops and it rocks Willow and Cooper to the core.
And then someone emerges after a three-decade disappearance. Could he be connected to this string of murders?
The past might provide the breadcrumbs to end this nightmare. But Willow and Cooper may not live long enough to see it through.
Will mercy save a life or end many?
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If you're a fan of Michael Connelly's Ballard and Bosch, David Baldacci's King and Maxwell, Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles, or the TV show "Castle," you'll devour this first, page-turning Ball & Chain thriller.
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Trails of Love by Melissa Foster (The Bradens & Montgomerys)
While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart. A wild and sexy, feel-good romance!
"I know I say it all the time – but this is one of my favorites. I swear. Melissa’s books just get better and better with each story she comes out with and this one definitely shot to the top. I loved everything about all of this story from the characters to the personalities to the love story. The entire book had me grinning like a fool and I wished their story never ended. Everything from their first meeting to the very end; it all felt like a real life experience. " reviews Life as Leels
"There's something about those Bradens. They'll steal your heart before you even see it coming. Add in a Montgomery and you're done for. Trails of Love is the best of both worlds. Graham and Morgyn are a reminder of what makes a Foster read a must. Their adorably complicated, fabulously addictive and heartwarming gold. The perfect feel good read." reviews Isha Coleman
"Melissa Foster is in my top 5 favorite authors, and I know any book I read by her is going to hold my attention and be a 5 star book. I haven't read any that I felt the need to give less than that, because she is just that good. All of her books are phenominal. Gotta say though, her book, True Blue, is still my favorite! ." reviews Jessica Cali
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When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed’s new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace’s sister Morgyn’s business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart.
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A Puff of Silk by Kathleen Shoop
A Novella—Book 1—Bridal Shop Series
'Need to turn your wedding dress frown upside down? Call Amelia Pettipiece!'
"This was a quick read - it's a novella so it's only 158 pages - a great intro to a new, fun series by Author Kathleen Shoop. She writes a heroine that is strong, determined, and independent; the kind of character that most of us women aspire to be like. This book focuses on the relationship between the heroine & her grandmother; I loved following these two as they reconnected after so long apart. Also, the author hints at a potential suitor for Amelia but it is not the forefront of the story. I can't wait to see what else comes to be for Amelia & Gram - and their boutique.." Reviews All Things Bookaholic
"I really loved this short novella, and I feel I am going to enjoy the rest of the books in this series. I loved Amelia and her Gram and how their little boutique brings them together again." reviews Ebook Addicts UK
"Is Amelia able to solve her money problems, will she be to save her Grandmother's shop and will she continue to design wedding gowns?" asks Miki's Hope "The first in the series and I am eagerly awaiting all the others!!"
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New York City dress designer to the stars, Amelia Pettipiece, cleared a unique path to fashion-glory. With her career soaring, grand penthouse apartment on Central Park, and handsome boyfriend who supports her ambitions, Amelia could not have dreamed of a better life when she left Pittsburgh after college.
But when Amelia’s signature design, the famous FiFi Hererra’s, wedding dress, disintegrates off the bride’s body as she walks down the aisle, every thread of Amelia’s charmed life unravels.
Amelia’s Instaglam life turns into an Instaslam. She runs back home to her gram’s place in Eagle Bend, Pennsylvania to hide until she can figure out what happened to the dress and how to weave her tattered life back together.
Though Amelia finds comfort in staying with Gram, she begins to see that she’s neglected the woman who raised her. Pettipiece Boutique is falling apart and a slew of hunky hangers-on are showing interest in the riverfront property and in Amelia.
Just when Amelia is at her lowest, a customer with a unique problem arrives at the boutique, distracting Amelia from her crumbled life. Can she and Gram create the dress of a lifetime for a desperate bride? Can Amelia trust herself to send another bride down the aisle after the FiFi debacle? Does any of it really matter if Amelia’s already lost it all?
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✦ ✦DISCOVERING DELILAH narrated by Ava Erikson and Andi Arndt✦✦ An edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.
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In DISCOVERING DELILAH...
After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents' beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she's felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.
Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn't out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.
When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah's whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn't as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents' death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.
Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.
Harborside Nights series:
Catching Cassidy (Het)
Discovering Delilah (F/F)
Tempting Tristan (M/M)
Characters from the Love in Bloom series will appear in the Harborside Nights books.
HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real contemporary romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. Discovering Delilah is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
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Spend a fun-filled evening of love, laughter, and happily ever afters with the Bradens at Weston and their children in A VERY BRADEN CHRISTMAS by Melissa Foster!
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.
A Braden Christmas celebration!
Family and babies abound during this fun-filled evening of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Spend the evening catching up with our loving and loyal Bradens in this holiday celebration and fall in love all over again with each of the Bradens at Weston, and their children.
A VERY BRADEN CHRISTMAS is a novelette and part of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection.
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☠️ In WICKED WHISKEY LOVE...
Fall in love with Bones Whiskey in USA Today bestseller WICKED WHISKEY LOVE, an emotionally riveting, sexy new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. A magnificent love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, families, bikers, babies, and more!
In WICKED WHISKEY LOVE...
After escaping abusive parents and, later, an abusive relationship, Sarah Beckley has spent a lifetime watching snakes shed their skin. With two small children to care for and another on the way, she's finally found a home in Peaceful Harbor with the brother she hasn't seen in more than a decade. She's still searching for her sister, but life is good. If only she could stop thinking about the sinfully sexy doctor/biker who has taken to her children like a loving uncle-and to her like a hungry man.
Trust doesn't come easily for Sarah, but Bones Whiskey is patient and protective, amazing with her children, and he looks at her like she is the only woman he could ever want-and more. With two little ones underfoot, Sarah expects him to move on quickly, yet with every tender kiss and each trying moment with the children, Bones surprises her. But will the fiercely loyal biker stick around when Sarah's worst secret is revealed, or will he shed his skin, too?
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When her owner is murdered, Chrissy a Shih Tzu is adopted by Autumn Clarke who is determined to solve the murder and bring the culprit to justice. The story revolves around the bond between human and animal, one of the strongest on earth, and in this case Chrissy is able to send messages to Autumn. This takes them on a road of discovery, adventure and of danger. On their journey the authors writing paints an excellent scene and you feel you are in the background like a shadow and obviously no murder mystery is complete without chemistry between heroine and the chief detective.
Anyone who owns an animal will enjoy this story and see the traits of Chrissy in their own pet, adding credence to the novel. The therapy and solace a pet can bring when one is that there darkest hour is remarkable and shines through in abundance in the story. The art of a good story is to keep the reader enrapt and wanting more and all through this book Diane Wing has achieved that as every page leads us on an exciting rip roaring ride and exercises the old grey cells.
An easy read for young readers and adults alike, a very simple but effective story and will have you falling in love with Chrissy and Amber, hoping that they can survive the perils and solve the mystery. I am hoping this is one of the first stories in a series and will be scouring the book shelves and internet for the second one when published. Praise for Diane Wing and her first Shih Tzu mystery.