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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 ROMANCE - Crazy, Wicked Love by Melissa Foster

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NEW ROMANCE 
Dwayne “Gunner” Wicked: six-plus feet of muscular, motorcycle-riding, animal-loving deliciousness has arrived! He’s the ultimate player, and Sidney wants him to teach her the game. Practices heat up as roommates become teammates and rules are broken. Let the wicked fun begin…
 
Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance, CRAZY, WICKED LOVE, by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster.
 
What happens when the player gets played?
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Audio coming soon narrated by Jacob Morgan and Ava Erikson
 
Sidney Carver has a big problem, and he goes by the name of Dwayne “Gunner” Wicked: six-plus feet of muscular, motorcycle-riding, animal-loving deliciousness. Gunner is her boss, roommate, and best friend. They’ve seen each other through life-altering injuries and unimaginable losses, and they work side by side at Wicked Animal Rescue, fulfilling their passion to save animals. Unfortunately, Gunner is also the man Sidney is in love with, and he’s the ultimate player. As her former military comrade, Gunner sees her as his buddy—just one of the guys. Sidney is at her wit’s end, ready to risk the friendship and job she adores for a chance at forever love with the man she can’t live without. Like any good marine, she comes up with a mission. Enter Operation Get My Guy.
 
Gunner loves his life. He has a family he adores, a brotherhood that always has his back, and a host of willing women to warm his bed. As the owner of Wicked Animal Rescue, he saves lives and works with his best friend, Sid, the coolest woman on the planet. When Sid concocts a crazy plan to win his cousin’s heart, Gunner reluctantly agrees to be her wingman.
 
Practices heat up as roommates become teammates. Let the wicked fun begin…
 
No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.

Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.

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◾️ Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith ◾️
Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.

 

◾️ Young Adult Action Adventure / Urban Fantasy

 

A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.
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"An energetic adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith's writing is intelligent and often lyrical. Her exuberant prose never fails to dazzle." – Kirkus Media
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"Author K.N. Smith uses her mastery of the written word to weave an entrancing, yet powerful tale of adventure that keeps you turning pages in an unquenchable desire to find out what happens next." – Publishers Daily Reviews
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“K.N. Smith's articulate word imagery is all that is needed to transport readers to a mysterious world. Make the time to connect with this piece of literary prowess. You will not regret it.” – V. McDermott, Educator, English Teachers Association of Queensland, Australia
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Available in ebook and paperback!
◾️ Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015ZS01MI 
◾️ Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/discovery-of-the-five-senses/id1045819157 
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He’s the ultimate player. She wants him to teach her the game.

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"It's just a little weird being together after all these years."
A wolfish grin curved his lips. "Don't worry. I'm about to give you something else to focus on."
He reached over his back and tugged off his shirt, tossing it on the floor.
"That's a good start. Keep going."
-from CRAZY, WICKED LOVE © Melissa Foster

 

He’s the ultimate player. She wants him to teach her the game.
Let the wicked fun begin…

Releasing March 23rd!
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Audio coming soon narrated by Jacob Morgan and Ava Erikson

SMOKIN' HOT NEW ROMANCE AUDIOBOOK

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❤ SMOKIN' HOT NEW ROMANCE AUDIOBOOK ❤


✦ ✦ CAUGHT BY LOVE narrated by Aiden Snow and Andi Arndt ✦✦
Best friends. Roommates. Co-workers. He's the ultimate player. She wants to learn the game.


Loaded with heat, humor and heart. Let the wicked fun begin...
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He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever? Find out and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. Caught by Love is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller!

 

Archer Steele is one of the leading vintners on the East Coast. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and has never been interested in settling down, which is what makes his hookups with his sister’s beautiful blond best friend, hair and makeup artist Indi Oliver, the perfect escape. But Indi’s toying with moving to the island, and when she ends their no-strings trysts to focus on her business, Archer isn’t ready to let her go…

 

Also available in print, and ebook formats.
https://melissafoster.com/books/caught-by-love/ 

You're new steamy romance has just arrived!!!

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You're new steamy romance has just arrived!!!
Caught by Love by Melissa Foster (The Steeles at Silver Island)
Arrogant, brash, and undeniably sexy.
He's the man you love to hate.
Until he's in your bed...

 

Now available!
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Audio coming soon, narrated by Aiden Snow and Andi Arndt
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He’s set on pleasure, but she’s all business. Sizzling chemistry and a surprising connection set this sexy love story in motion. But is it enough to last forever? Find out and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.

 

Archer Steele is one of the leading vintners on the East Coast. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and has never been interested in settling down, which is what makes his hookups with his sister’s beautiful blond best friend, hair and makeup artist Indi Oliver, the perfect escape. But Indi’s toying with moving to the island, and when she ends their no-strings trysts to focus on her business, Archer isn’t ready to let her go…

Get TEMPTED BY LOVE - NOW $0.99! Limited Time!

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Get TEMPTED BY LOVE - NOW $0.99! A man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Deeply emotional, sinfully sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny!
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Also in audio, narrated by Jennifer Mack and Brian Pallino (not on sale)
 
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Book review - Cinder Bella ('Tis the Season Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop

Cinder Bella ('Tis the Season Book 3) - Kathleen Shoop

Book review - Cinder Bella ('Tis the Season Book 3) by Kathleen Shoop 

 

She never had anything.

He lost everything.

Together they create a Christmas to remember.

December, 1893--Shadyside, Pennyslvania .

 

"A heartwarming story that will have you overflowing with festive spirit. Kathleen's heartfelt story transports you back in time to a harsh winter in Pennyslvania, in the midst of a financial crash, and depression, that serves as a reminder that the magic of Christmas can be felt, regardless of what you have in life. Bella is the centre of the story, her positive love of everything in life is quite contagious, and is joined by a group of people from all walks of life who find themselves in dire need of help and support, they have absolutely nothing yet have everything they could have wanted.

 

Bella asks does riches in life involve money, are they important? I think you will find the answer among these pages, for sure!"

 

Our rating 'A heartwarming' 5 stars

 

Available now:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Cinder-Bella-Tis-Season-Book-ebook/dp/B09L3LY2TD  Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Cinder-Bella-Season-kathleen-shoop/dp/B09KN657P7  .

 

Bella Darling lives in a cozy barn at Maple Grove, an estate owned by industrialist Archibald Westminster. The Westminster family is stranded overseas and have sent word to relieve all employees of their duties except Margaret, the pregnant maid, James the butler, and Bella. Content with borrowed books and a toasty home festooned with pine boughs and cinnamon sticks, she coaxes the old hens to lay eggs--extraordinary eggs. Bella yearns for just one thing—someone to share her life with. Always inventive, she has a plan for that. She just needs the right egg into the hands of the right man.

 

Bartholomew Baines, a Harvard-educated banker, is reeling in the aftermath of his bank's collapse. With his friends and fiancé ostracizing him for what he thought was an act of generosity, he is penniless and alone. A kind woman welcomes him into her boarding house under conditions that he reluctantly accepts. Completely undone by his current, lowly position, and by the motley crew of fellow boarders who view him as one of them, Bartholomew wrestles with how to rebuild.

 

With the special eggs as the impetus, the first meeting between Bella and Bartholomew gives each the wrong idea about the other. And when the boarding house burns down a week before Christmas it’s Bella who is there to lend a hand. She, Margaret, and James invite the homeless group to stay at the estate through the holidays. But as Christmas draws closer, eviction papers arrive. Maple Grove is being foreclosed upon. Can Bella work her magic and save their Christmas? Is the growing attraction between Bella and Bartholomew enough for them to see past their differences? Only time will tell and only if time doesn’t run out before they all have the Christmas of their lives.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/book-review-cinder-bella-tis-season.html

Book Review - Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

 
This was such a cute story to read, a really good book to read over the holidays giving children the chance to explore the different festivities, cultures, and traditions enjoyed by their neighbors.
 
The colorful graphics compliment the tale as you chase around with Alex and his mom to find their new escapee puppy, meeting their neighbors as they go.  Definitely promotes the friendly, positive feeling of this festive time of year, encouraging the acceptance of everyone who lives differently from yourself.
 
I enjoyed reading about the different festivities and the history of them myself, I found the language is very easy to read and understand if a child is reading it too. With the addition of the glossary at the back, Kelly Bouldin Darmofal has ensured that the story can be fully understood by anyone who reads it.
 
A lovely book promoting the different holiday festivities enjoyed by everyone.
 
Our rating
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 
Young Alex is beyond excited on Christmas Eve. He knows that Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ, and he cannot wait for tomorrow to come - he wants a puppy of his own to play with and love. On Christmas Day, he opens a large box with, yes, a puppy inside. Alex names him Zipper! However, when grandparents come bearing gifts, Zipper bounds out of the open door. Mother and Alex then begin a neighborhood adventure as they search for a runaway dog and meet neighbors with different winter holiday celebrations and traditions: the Hindu Diwali, the Jewish Hanukkah, the Latinx Las Posadas and the African-American Kwanzaa. Alex then returns home for a Christmas feast, happy with his new canine companion and the knowledge that his neighborhood is filled with amazing people who are more alike than different.
 
"Kelly Darmofal takes her readers on an unexpected Christmas journey that leads her readers to discover the beauty of our diverse winter holidays! Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations is a book to read aloud to all!" -- Debbie McIntyre, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School 
 
"With warmth and cheer, Darmofal captures Christmas Day in Holidays with a Tail. A day of adventure for a boy becomes a day of learning and connecting with others for a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions that differ from his own. A great holiday read!" -- Emily M. Cagle, Media Specialist at Meadowlark Elementary School 
 
"With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand language, the author introduces us to five holiday celebrations enjoyed by families of different cultures. This book is non-judgmental and depicts appreciation for the differences among us. While it is intended for children, parents might also learn something new. Holidays with a Tail is a valuable resource if we plan to raise our children with an acceptance of diversity." -- Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, Author of Please Explain Vaccines to Me Because I HATE SHOTS! Learn more at www.ImLostInMyMind.com 
 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/holidays-with-tail-tale-of-winter.html

Book Review - The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges by Madhu Bazaz Wangu

The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges  - Madhu Bazaz Wangu

A thought provoking variety of different short stories to sit back and read at your leisure, from relatable life struggles and emotions, life cycles, through to different ways of life, cultures, and traditions. Take time to think about each one, the meaning, the moral, the hope or inspiration that can be taken from the story. Some stories will relate to what a reader has experienced in their own life, or are going through now, others will be take your mind deeper. Some stories will connect with you more, depending on where your life is right now. Madhu's writing paints a captivating, vivid picture, that effortlessly transports you in to each story and all it's details, as it always does when reading her books, which is why I love her as a writer.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/book-review-other-shore-ordinary-people.html

Have you seen these AMAZING romance December sales?

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Book review - Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) - Mark Nolan
Welcome to another adventure with Jack and Cody as they attend a wedding the newly married couple are blown up on their boat as they sail away to happiness. Obviously, this action brings our intrepid duo into yet another dangerous and exciting adventure, can they catch the mastermind behind the explosion before they cause any more financial and economical damage to the affluent Florida Keys area?
 
In taking on the role of investigators Jake not only puts himself in danger but his close friends and loved ones. How can he keep not only himself safe but those close to him as well? The author takes us on another exciting adventure using his knowledge and research to great effect.
 
You can not help feeling the pressure and sharing the emotions that Jake is feeling as you feel you are riding on Jake’s shoulder as a ghost wanting to warn and help him in his endeavors to catch the criminal who is causing mayhem. Jake’s and Cody relationship are expertly described and you can feel the total and utter trust they have in each other, as well as the fact their rely on each other to make their mission a very successful one.
 
As usual with Jake and Cody their mission is fraught with danger, taking twist and turns following evidence, making for a rip roaring read. Praise for the author in creating yet another excellent story line keeping the characters, both good and evil, fresh  with new environments and situations as well as giving substance and believability to the actual events which happen.
 
Where next for Jake and Cody? I cannot wait to find out!
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/book-review-key-west-dead-jake-wolfe.html

Book Review - Please Explain Vaccines to Me: Because I HATE SHOTS! by Dr. Laurie Zelinger

Please Explain Vaccines to Me: Because I HATE SHOTS! - Laurie Zelinger

The author has used her personal and professional experiences in producing an excellent  book to explain why vaccines are important and how to ease the worries a young child or person feels about having one. 

 

The bright pictures, as well as the short text on each page, show and tell how the young person is feeling, always giving excellent reasons on why and how it is okay to feel the way the child does as it is natural to have those fears and worries. 

 

The book is simple to follow as it expertly takes you through each stage of the child’s thought process from when they are first told about needing the vaccine to the eventuality of receiving it. It also covers the important issue of why having the vaccine not only protects the child but also of those people who are close to them as well as their friends. The colorful images and the friendly smiling faces also help to show that there is nothing to fear about the healthcare people involved in administering the vaccine.

 

I wish there were books like this around when my children were young as I would have definitely used this book to show, explain, and encourage them to have the vaccine and the all round benefits of having one.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/book-review-please-explain-vaccines-to.html

Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

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Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal
With the help of his runaway dog, Zipper, Alex and his mum meet neighbors and discover the different winter holiday celebrations and traditions.
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"Kelly Darmofal takes her readers on an unexpected Christmas journey that leads her readers to discover the beauty of our diverse winter holidays! Holidays with a Tail: A Tale of Winter Celebrations is a book to read aloud to all!" -- Debbie McIntyre, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School
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"Alex and his mother meet neighbors who are all celebrating different traditions. Kelly does a great job of explaining other cultures and traditions. The illustrations are fantastic and gives the book some added character!" Crystal Addis @ Novel and Mug
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Now available:
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KT8Z3VT 
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holidays-with-a-tail-kelly-bouldin-darmofal/1140475453?ean=2940160733685 
GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kelly_Bouldin_Darmofal_Holidays_with_a_Tail?id=tLVLEAAAQBAJ 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/161599615X 
Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615996168 
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Young Alex is beyond excited on Christmas Eve. He knows that Christmas celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ, and he cannot wait for tomorrow to come - he wants a puppy of his own to play with and love. On Christmas Day, he opens a large box with, yes, a puppy inside. Alex names him Zipper! However, when grandparents come bearing gifts, Zipper bounds out of the open door. Mother and Alex then begin a neighborhood adventure as they search for a runaway dog and meet neighbors with different winter holiday celebrations and traditions: the Hindu Diwali, the Jewish Hanukkah, the Latinx Las Posadas and the African-American Kwanzaa. Alex then returns home for a Christmas feast, happy with his new canine companion and the knowledge that his neighborhood is filled with amazing people who are more alike than different.
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"With warmth and cheer, Darmofal captures Christmas Day in Holidays with a Tail. A day of adventure for a boy becomes a day of learning and connecting with others for a deeper understanding of cultures and traditions that differ from his own. A great holiday read!" -- Emily M. Cagle, Media Specialist at Meadowlark Elementary School
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"With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand language, the author introduces us to five holiday celebrations enjoyed by families of different cultures. This book is non-judgmental and depicts appreciation for the differences among us. While it is intended for children, parents might also learn something new. Holidays with a Tail is a valuable resource if we plan to raise our children with an acceptance of diversity." -- Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, Author of Please Explain Vaccines to Me Because I HATE SHOTS! Learn more at www.ImLostInMyMind.com

From Loving Healing Press

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) - Mark Nolan

◆◇◆◇ Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan ◇◆◇◆
Jake Wolfe and his former IED-sniffing war dog hunt for a mysterious bomb-maker who is wreaking havoc among the Florida Keys.

 

"To say I am obsessed with Jake and Cody would be an understatement. They are, hands down, my favorite literary characters, ever." Leila M Brenner @ Leels Loves Books

 

Now available:
Kindle:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FXVTH2T 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091DWX1BH 

Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091859T6J 
**FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

 

Jake Wolfe and his former IED-sniffing war dog hunt for a mysterious bomb-maker who is wreaking havoc among the Florida Keys.

 

The killer is not amused by their interference in his plans, and he soon adds Jake to his list of targets.

 

With the islands under constant attack and everybody a suspect, the chase is on in a race against time as the clock keeps ticking down toward a final heart-stopping conclusion.

 

Will Cody's trained nose be able to find the criminal in time, so Jake can stop his bombing spree before he detonates "the big one?"

 

Read Key West Dead to find out what happens next.

 

Key West Dead is part of a series but may be read as a stand-alone novel.

All six Kindle Unlimited books in the Jake Wolfe vigilante justice thriller series are available to read free with your subscription.

Book review - The Tin Whistle by Kathleen Shoop ('Tis the Season Book 2)

The Tin Whistle ('Tis the Season Book 2) - Kathleen Shoop
Genuinely moved me so much whilst following the story of Molly, Frannie, Jacob, and all those around them. As with all Kathleen's books, she seems to touch your soul with her words, which is why I've read this story three times.
 
An act of remarkable kindness from successful store owner Jacob sets the scene built from remembering the hardships he faced in a children's home years back and the feeling of having nothing to cherish of his very own until a friend selflessly gifted him a tin whistle.
 
Meanwhile, Molly and Frannie find themselves destitute through no fault of their own, and Frannie faces the hardest decision a mother has to make.
 
Yet both stories will touch each other through fate for a truly emotional read, and will definitely light up the festive spirit within you for sure.
 
A beautiful thought provoking, inspiring, and touching read.
 
Our rating
'A tremendously easy'
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/11/book-review-tin-whistle-by-kathleen.html

Book review: The Tin Whistle by Kathleen Shoop ('Tis the Season)

 

Book review: The Tin Whistle by Kathleen Shoop ('Tis the Season)

Free in #KU #HistoricalFiction

When giving is more important than receiving...


"Genuinely moved me so much whilst following the story of Molly, Frannie, Jacob, and all those around them. As with all Kathleen's books, she seems to touch your soul with her words, which is why I've read this story three times.


An act of remarkable kindness from successful store owner Jacob sets the scene built from remembering the hardships he faced in a children's home years back and the feeling of having nothing to cherish of his very own until a friend selflessly gifted him a tin whistle.


Meanwhile, Molly and Frannie find themselves destitute through no fault of their own, and Frannie faces the hardest decision a mother has to make.


Yet both stories will touch each other through fate for a truly emotional read, and will definitely light up the festive spirit within you for sure.


A beautiful thought provoking, inspiring, and touching read."
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Now available:
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QMGSHJM 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QLY97Z6 
**FREE in Kindle Unlimited**
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Inspired by a true story...


1854
Jacob Gusky wakes up hoping Santa has arrived. And he has... but not for Jacob, one of two Jewish boys living at the Boys’ Home of Manhattan. When a friend gifts him a tin whistle, Jacob learns the power of giving, the joy in receiving, and hears what he considers to be the sound of happiness.


1881
Recently widowed and completely out of options, Frannie takes her daughter Molly to the Home for the Friendless. “You’ll be back before Christmas?” Molly asks. Frannie gives Molly half a quilt square and keeps the other, choking on her reply.
Now a happily married father of three, Jacob Gusky owns Gusky’s Grand Emporium, Pittsburgh’s first premier department store. After unearthing the tin whistle from the orphanage, he is reminded of what it felt like to have nothing, and decides to make a difference in the lives of others no matter their faith. But with so little time before Christmas morning, can he even begin to give the orphaned children of Pittsburgh what he knows they need?

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/11/book-review-tin-whistle-by-kathleen.html