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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

 


 

Book Review - The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently by Diane Wing

The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently - Diane Wing

The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently  by Diane Wing 'helps you to see life from a perspective that changes it all! This book is a must read!' reviews Cryssie Addis​ from Blessings and Seasons 5*****

 

"Are you in a season of wondering how to be happier? Are you waiting for life to be "perfect" so that you can finally feel happiness and joy? If that sounds like you, then you must read this book. If you are a spiritual person in any way, then you will find that this book helps you to see life from a perspective that changes it all!"

 

"I started reading this book during a time of lots of change & sadness. Over the past week, I have experienced amazing transformation and breakthrough in my life. This book has been a part of that transformation. I experienced my own spiritual moment with God along with reading this book and I couldn't be more thankful for Diane's willingness to write a book that could help so many people.

 

Diane starts this book off with encouraging her readers to check in with themselves and with their own thoughts before taking anybody's advice, including hers. Immediately, I trusted her. I knew when I read that sentence that she cares about her readers and that her writings are a mission! I'll share with you just a few of the "life changer" quotes that resonated with me.

 

"Perception is reality, and so the way you see and define something determines your feelings, behaviors, and interpretations of it."

 

"Reject relationships or circumstances that are unhealthy for you and that create energy drains."

 

"Maintaining a false self is hard work and a recipe for unhappiness."

 

"By understanding your belief system and how it aligns with your core self, you understand your true nature and stand in it in every circumstance."

 

This book is a must read!"

 

Read the full book review, more on the #book and author here....
http://blessingsandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-happiness-perspective-by-diane-wing.html 
Loving Healing Press​

 

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Book Description
Are you longing for greater happiness, but you feel like it's just not possible?

Have you heard that happiness is just a state of mind, but you don't know how to attain that state? Diane Wing, a teacher, personal transformation guide, and intuitive consultant, has unlocked the secrets that make happiness possible. This book is packed with methods to help you transform your thought processes, patterns, habits, and behaviors so you can experience greater happiness, peace of mind, and abundance. Discover in these pages the art of seeing life differently through such processes as:

 

- Turning regular household chores into meditation activities
- Reducing the noise in your environment so you can focus better
- Knowing who you truly are rather than trying to be everything to everyone else
- Saying no in effective ways that don't make you feel guilty
- Learning to do less and appreciate more
- Cleansing your thoughts to remove negativity and ground yourself

 

Your personal evolution into greater happiness awaits you! Don't wait any longer.

Source: http://blessingsandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-happiness-perspective-by-diane-wing.html

Love audiobooks? Super sexy, highly emotional love story TOUCHED BY LOVE is now available!

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Love audiobooks? Super sexy, highly emotional love story TOUCHED BY LOVE is now available! An unexpected tragedy leads to extraordinary strength, hope, courage, and triumphant love.

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Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream―being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely―a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers.

When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.
 
 

 

New Romance Release! Dreaming at Seaside by Addison Cole ​

Dreaming at Seaside - Addison Cole

New Romance Release! Dreaming at Seaside by Addison Cole ​ 'The writing was fantastic and this novel is an absolute page-turner from beginning to end.' reviews Jennifer Thomason​

 

'Dreaming at Seaside, the second in this standalone sweet romance series, was just as fabulous as Read, Write, Love at Seaside! This time the story focuses on the wild, outspoken Bella and a new police officer in town named Caden. Bella has decided to quit her teaching job in Connecticut and move to the Cape full time, hopefully heading up a new work study project with the local high school. Caden and his 15-year-old son Evan have just moved to the cape from Boston as Caden tries to recover from the death of his partner. Bella has sworn off relationships but can’t deny the attraction to Caden – but Caden doesn’t want a one night stand, he wants a relationship.

 

Bella and Caden’s story was wonderful, as was the chemistry between them. The writing was fantastic and this novel is an absolute page-turner from beginning to end. I love that the Sweet with heat series brings passion and chemistry into the stories without going overboard on the sexy scenes and language, just proving that leaving some things up to the imagination does not take away from the power of the story! I am officially hooked on this series and cannot wait to read book 3!'

 

Read more on the #book and author here...
https://dandelionsinspired.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/addison-cole-blog-tour-giveaway/

 

DREAMING at SEASIDE
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Book Description
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

 

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

 

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

 

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster​

Source: http://dandelionsinspired.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/addison-cole-blog-tour-giveaway

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NEW RELEASE TODAY! Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1) by Addison Cole Author​
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NEW RELEASE TODAY! Dreaming at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 2)

 

"Addison Cole’s first book is a refreshing summer romance. This is a sweet, engaging and fun story of two people who are willing to accept each other and love above all. A sweet treat for the summer and speaks of friendship, love and acceptance." reviews Romance as a First Language

 

"Warmth and light abound within an intoxicating romance. Addison Cole proves that romance can be sweetly seductive with a hint of heat and an abundance of heart." reviews Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance

 

"Remarkable stories that captivate you and will have you not wanting to put the book down. Definitely an author that you will want to keep on your go-to list. If you enjoy reading sweet romance with a touch of humor, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book. A truly fascinating and enjoyable read." reviews Between the Coverz

 

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DREAMING at SEASIDE
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TWO NEW RELEASES IN ONE WONDERFUL DAY 
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.

 

These sweet #romance novels by Addison Cole are the sweet editions of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novels. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

 

#SweetRomance #SweetwithHeat #SeasideSummers #PureBliss

Seductively sexy Mick Bad is on SALE!!! $1.99 (save $3!)

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LOOK Seductively sexy Mick Bad is on SALE!!! $1.99 (save $3!) 
 five flames hot lovin'
 
She's been studying up on seduction. He wants to help her learn. But Mick Bad is nowhere near prepared for the lessons sweet Amanda has in mind.
 
Indulge your inner vixen…
 
Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything’s naughtier after dark.
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Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.
 
Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.
 
Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha Brown

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha Brown
"Another spellbinding read from the Shapeshifter Sagas, having loved the first book, Scars, so much I couldn't wait to start this new story. The descriptions and research that has obviously been undertaken by the author brought this Viking story to life, at times I felt that I was actually seeing the story being played out in front of me rather than reading from the pages. The characters, good and bad, really stood out bringing out emotion as you followed them.
 
The authors writing, yet again, captured my imagination from the start as Eilish and her father were awoken by screams heard nearby and were forcibly taken and captured as slaves, or thralls as they were called, to be sold to the highest bidder at the slave market. Her fathers quick thinking knowing of the Viking reputation and desperate to keep his daughter as safe as she could possibly be, cut off her long hair into a shaggy boys cut and told her that her life depended on her being taken as a boy. Now harrowingly separated from her father Eilish caught the eye of Leif, the Viking son of Ragna, who felt sorry for the weak looking slave and was bought to be used as a deckhand on their ship, the Kraken, unbeknownst to him that she was actually a girl.
 
Leif lived almost as a prisoner himself under his fathers hatred who's only concern was to amass enough treasure to be accepted by AEgir, the god of the sea. His only worth to his father was his shapeshifting abilities while they were constantly at sea raiding. The question is will Eilish be able to keep her secret and stay alive under such gruelling conditions and vicious Viking captors and will Leif ever be free of his fathers invisible chains? How will fate play out for both of these loveable characters?
 
This is definitely an addictive series to read, each story so far has been completely different and I loved them both, highly anticipating the next book release!"
 
Read more on the #book, sagas and author here....
 
Book Description
It’s Leif’s eighth summer going viking with his father on their ship the Kraken—and he’s had enough. For as long as Leif can remember, his father has claimed to be a descendant of Ægir, god of the sea, and has exploited their shape changing ability—all this to amass enough gold to gain entrance into the ocean god’s halls. Leif hopes that time’s drawing near so he can free himself from Ragna’s domineering shadow.
 
On the green hills of Éire, Eilish is content learning traditional folk cures from her father until a Finn-Gall raid disturbs the peace. Desperate to protect Eilish from harm, her father cuts her hair and disguises her in his old clothing before she’s ripped from the only home she’s ever known. Sold as a thrall in Duiblinn, she must hide out as a young man on a ship full of barbarians.
 
Now Eilish, who fears she’ll become Ægir’s next sacrifice, and Leif, who isn’t prepared to stand up against his father’s powerful wrath, must face the tides of change—no matter how ominous they may seem.
 
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
 
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/book-review-tides-time-of-myths.html

Book Review - Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster 'fun, craziness and heat all rolled into one, with chapter 8 being my favorite! I loved Rick and Desiree's story so much, their flirty banter and teasing was infectious. Reading Bayside Desires had me smiling and laughing throughout'......
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"I've got to admit that I fell in love with this gorgeous cover long before I could read the book, I couldn't wait to start reading the book, the first from the brand new series.
 
Rick and Desiree had me hooked from the start, as soon as they had their first flirty meeting, it was unexpected to them yet so well timed, as fate began to play a massive part in their lives. There were so many laugh out loud moments, including that one, throughout this story, their flirty banter and teasing was infectious. Reading Bayside Desires had me smiling and laughing throughout.
 
Both were in the Cape temporarily, neither looking for romance. Desiree had received an urgent SOS from her distant mother having her believe she needed her straight away. Luckily she is a teacher in the holiday season, so packed her bags without hesitation, only to find that once she had arrived she had been tricked into looking after her grandmothers house and mothers business, along with her sister who she hadn't seen in a long time, while her mother scurried off on her travels. What began as an incredibly inconvenient situation, especially awkward between the two sisters, moved to being an incredible turn of events for all.
 
I escaped so easily into this story, you could feel the emotion when the you needed to feel it due to the writing style of the author, you also had the fun, craziness and heat all rolled into one, with chapter 8 being my favorite! I loved Rick and Desiree's story so much. Their loveable heat flew off the pages and slipped easily into the readers mind. Their chemistry was undeniable, simply gorgeous, they had such a wonderful relationship that it had you begging for more when you finished. I really enjoyed following the sisters as they re-connected and the hilarious situations they found themselves in. I loved all the new characters and how they welcomed the two sisters into their lives with open arms. Of course we can't forget about Cosmos for his cupid moments!
 
A beautiful perfect ending and I cannot wait for more!"
 
Read more on the #book and author here...
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/book-review-bayside-desires-by-melissa.html

Love audiobooks? Sexy romance READ, WRITE, LOVE is now available

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Love audiobooks? Sexy romance READ, WRITE, LOVE is now available <3 A steamy afternoon sparks a wild and sexy ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.
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In READ, WRITE, LOVE...
Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller--that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.

Leanna's come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can't get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she's just stopping by to say thank you, but the steamy afternoon sparks a wild and sexy ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.
 
 

 

NEW RELEASE! Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha Brown​

NEW RELEASE!
Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha Brown​


"Amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. I loved this book! This story was so completely different than your typical romance and I fell madly in love with it. If you like ‘old fashioned’ romance, paired with Vikings – this is a must read!! I am promising you; you will not be sorry!" reviews Leels Loves Books​

 

"This was yet another fantastic read from Ms Brown and what I love most apart from the story is Natasha’s ability to transport you back in time, with her attention to detail, mythology, lore and fantastic research! This story will literary sweep you away, and I can only imagine what she has in store for us next and I for one can’t wait!" reviews E Book Addicts​

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9WH13G
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It’s Leif’s eighth summer going viking with his father on their ship the Kraken—and he’s had enough. For as long as Leif can remember, his father has claimed to be a descendant of Ægir, god of the sea, and has exploited their shape changing ability—all this to amass enough gold to gain entrance into the ocean god’s halls. Leif hopes that time’s drawing near so he can free himself from Ragna’s domineering shadow.

 

On the green hills of Éire, Eilish is content learning traditional folk cures from her father until a Finn-Gall raid disturbs the peace. Desperate to protect Eilish from harm, her father cuts her hair and disguises her in his old clothing before she’s ripped from the only home she’s ever known. Sold as a thrall in Duiblinn, she must hide out as a young man on a ship full of barbarians.

 

Now Eilish, who fears she’ll become Ægir’s next sacrifice, and Leif, who isn’t prepared to stand up against his father’s powerful wrath, must face the tides of change—no matter how ominous they may seem.

 

Read the full reviews and more on the #book and author here...
Leels Loves Books - http://leelslovesbooks.com/tides/ 
E Book Addicts - http://www.ebookaddicts.net/review-tides/ 

Meet Addison Cole, author of the new Sweet with Heat romance series. Sweet and clean romance with a dash of heat!

Do you love sweet romance?
Meet Addison Cole, author of the new Sweet with Heat romance series. Sweet and clean romance with a dash of heat!
 
✫ ✯ ✬ Who is Addison Cole? ✫ ✯ ✬
Addison Cole is New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's sweet alter ego (pen name)!
 
For years, fans of Melissa's Love in Bloom series (featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Seaside Summers, and more), have been asking for "sweet" or "clean" versions of the books so they could share them with friends and family who enjoy sweet romance without explicit scenes or harsh language. Now, Melissa's fans can share the same emotional stories they have come to love by sharing Addison's Sweet with Heat series (no explicit scenes or harsh language)!
 
Find out more here...
 
<3 Follow Addison Cole Author on Facebook ➜ http://www.facebook.com/AddisonColeAuthor
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Melissa says...
'Under the name Addison Cole, I will be releasing each of my beloved, and steamy, Love in Bloom titles in a "Sweet with Heat" version. The new Sweet with Heat series has no explicit love scenes or harsh language, but it is not an inspirational or “wholesome” series. My voice is naturally passionate, and because of that, the stories convey all of the heat you expect between two people in love (without any explicit scenes). The stories and characters in Sweet with Heat remain mostly the same as the Love in Bloom series, however, in addition to the omission of sex and cursing, there are other differences. Since I am starting the Addison Cole catalog with Seaside Summers and not with the Snow Sisters (the very first series within the Love in Bloom 60+ book romance collection), readers who have read the Love in Bloom series might notice a few differences in the positioning of certain characters.'
Source: http://addisoncole.com/addison-cole-sweet-heat-romance-series

Book Review - Santa's Rescue Dog, Super Speed Sam Book 5 by Monty J McClaine

Santa's Rescue Dog (US) (Super Speed Sam) (Volume 5) - Monty J McClaine
Our Beck Valley Book Review - Santa's Rescue Dog, Super Speed Sam Book 5 by Monty J McClaine ' I am sure once these stories are discovered they will be cherished and shared by families and passed down to generation after generation.'....
 
"The fifth book in the series where we meet Sam the basset hound who has inherited special abilities. In this particular episode Sam has to come to Santas rescue. The story is full of fascinating facts about christmas and where the legends come from that have been passed down through the generations.
 
The book is written in easy to read text for both a young reader and parent to enjoy together with nice short chapters. Excellent illustrations at the beginning of each chapter bring this fun story to life.
 
The style of writing and cute pictures took me back to my childhood and the books I used to read with my parents and I am sure once these stories are discovered they will be cherished and shared by families and passed down to generation after generation."
 
Read more on the #book and author here....
 
Book Description
***Winner of 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category.***
 
The McClaines faithful basset hound, Sam, knows how to use his super speed powers, even in a pinch, keeping it top secret from everyone except for baby Molly, of course. What he does NOT know is how these powers started… that’s a big secret to him!
 
Sam knows it’s a ‘family thing’, having been passed down through generations of ‘Sam’s’ from long ago, he doesn’t know why, where, how or what got these amazing abilities started. Well, hold onto your seats because in this extra special Super Sam episode, you’re about to find out!
 
Whether following Santa and his reindeer on their highly eventful Christmas Eve journey, discovering a special ‘sleigh recovery’ team of elves or meeting Sam’s great, great, great (add a whole bunch of ‘greats’), you won’t be able to put this holiday special down!
 
Read the exciting, humorous and sometimes tearful special Christmas episode, Santa’s Rescue Dog to find out! Sam might not know where his secret abilities come from, but now you get the chance to uncover the truth of the mystery in this fun, sweet, adventurous ‘Sam’ story!
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/book-review-santas-rescue-dog-super.html

Book Review - Please Explain Terrorism to Me: A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents

Please Explain Terrorism to Me: A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents - Laurie Zelinger, Ann Israeli

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Please Explain Terrorism to Me: A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents by Laurie Zelinger and Ann Israeli

Prepare*Explain*Answer*Reassure*Listen*Safeguard
The acronym for PEARLS who produce a series of books for parents to share with their children explaining scary topics to help them understand difficult topics. The colourful illustrations which depicts the script help take the edge of the harsh reality off the topic. The way the topic is shown through the eyes of a young person that another young person would understand is exceptional. Also involving the boys friends, school life and family and the discussions along with the situations they protray bring it home to any family.

The books writing and explanations are very easy for anyone to understand and along with the brilliant illustrations make this an exceptionally teaching aid. There is brilliant guidance notes in the book on how to get the best out of it for parents.

Read more on the #book and author here...
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/book-review-please-explain-terrorism-to.html

Book Description
Complemented by exquisite, colorful artwork, Dr. Zelinger skillfully crafts an easily relatable children's story using everyday situations, around the oppressive concept of Terrorism in the news. With masterful understanding of the child's world, new and frightening concepts are introduced carefully and gently, with the child's perspective in mind. Dr. Zelinger provides parent coaching to further the dialogue in her P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom section (Prepare, Explain, Answer, Reassure, Listen, Safeguard) where caregivers are given scripts to guide them, as well room for individuality. This pioneer book helps children and parents face a critical, often avoided topic with reassurance and calm.
"This book provides the 'PEARLS' of wisdom for parents and children to discuss a scary topic like terrorism in ways that promote healthy and authentic parent-child conversations that yield to mutual respect and bonding."

--Marc A. Brackett, PhD., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

"Deep and yet accessible, her remarkable deciphering of the psychological factors that hinder the free communication between parents and children on terrorism is compelling. This fascinating guide amounts to a riveting lesson of clarity and to a masterpiece in bridging the unbridgeable."

--Hon. Yehuda Lancry, Former Ambassador of Israel to the U.N.

"Please Explain 'Terrorism' to Me is a straightforward and down-to-earth treatment of a difficult subject. Dr. Zelinger uses common sense, a simple clarification of the basic issues, and reassurance to provide a deeper understanding of terrorism for kids--without a corresponding rise in anxiety."

--Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Psychologist/Author,

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/book-review-please-explain-terrorism-to.html

Book Review - Jesus and Magdalene by João Cerqueira

Jesus and Magdalene - Joao Cerqueira

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Jesus and Magdalene by João Cerqueira
"Another masterpiece from a very humorous and satirical writer who will be very popular and in my opinion is the new version of our British writer Tom Sharpe.

The authors reincarnation of Jesus in modern day life and the trials and tribulations he would face and how he would deal with them is first rate. The novel starts off with Mary and the 12 disciples (apostles) fighting against gm crops and trying to influence the local church and people not to use them. Head of the group is Judas who wants full on direct action and then along comes Jesus with his pacifism.

Using study and teachings from the bible the novelist brings them to life in our modern day lives and gives us a timely reminder of how change no matter what it is can have a devastating effect not just now but for future generations as well.

As a politician recently stated a lot can be learnt from humour and puts the mind in a more relaxed state to comprehend the full consequences of any actions that are implemented. This is what I believe the author is trying to achieve.

A strong message that also comes across is which is the right path to follow to achieve your goal or influence people to believe in your idea/concept, do you use aggression (Judas character ) or pacifism (Jesus character ). Very nature of the rudimental teachings of the holy book.

This novel and storyline along with the characters portraits would not be possible without the author’s immense knowledge and research into the bible. Being a Christian at no point in this storyline was I offended, I really believe through the humour the writer has given us a timely reminder of what virtues are important today."

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Book Description
Jesus returns to earth and meets activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world. He find an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only a conman will recognize him. Using humor, Jesus and Magdalene broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.

Silver medal in the 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards
Siliver medal in the 2017 Independent Press Awards
Silver Medal in the 2017 New Aple Book Awards
Silver medal in the 2016 Hungry Monster Review
Silver medal in the 2015 Latino Book Award
Finalist in the 2017 Independent Book Awards
Finalist in the 2017 Chanticleer Book Awards
Book of the year 2016 for Latina Book Club

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Book Review - Finding Destiny by Barbara Sinor

Finding Destiny - Barbara Sinor

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Finding Destiny by Barbara Sinor
'Anyone who needs guidance or is in need for some positivity in their life will gain inspiration from this book'

 

A very strong emotive novel which will tug at your heartstrings . The book will take you on a spiritual journey seen through two different sets of eyes. Luana finds a novel about a young girl who was living in England in the 70s and was raped and then went to live in a nunnery and gave up her daughter. The novel follows the trials and tribulations along with the young girls attempt to rebuild her life. Through the girls writing you feel every emotion you can think of.  With Luana reading the story and describing how she feels adds essence and substance to the novel.

Two different people from two different ages joined by spiritual beliefs make for an interesting read. Through the writing strong messages of beliefs and their methods are evident and will make you think about what you have achieved and obtained.

Strong feelings of trust and loss shine from Luana and the young lady eventually leading to a surprisingly twist in the storyline. Anyone who needs guidance or is in need for some positivity in their life will gain inspiration from this book.

 

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THREE Rachelle Ayala books at 0.99 for a limited time!!

THREE Rachelle Ayala books at 0.99 for a limited time!!

 

Playing the Rookie (Men of Spring Baseball Book 1)
Playing Without Rules (Men of Spring Baseball Book 2)
Playing Catch (Men of Spring Baseball Book 3)

 

Your book bargains, free books & new release alerts are here!!

Your book bargains, free books & new release alerts are here!!
 
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