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FREE Pablo the Storytelling Bear

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Pablo the Storytelling Bear is free tomorrow, Sunday 22 July 2018 for one day only. You can download it here.

Pablo tells stories to Bill, about polar bears. Enormous Bear lives in the wild and has to cope with daily struggles. Minty lives in a zoo and has different difficulties to deal with, but Gertrude Hermione Granger adds a touch of magic for the bears.

This book is suitable for children under eleven and is a great bedtime story book, as each chapter is a separate story that builds up to a bigger story. It’s also a good reading book for children to read themselves and helps raise awareness about environmental issues.

Normally Pablo costs £1.99 on Kindle and £5.00 for the paperback. Of course all my books are permanently free on Kindle Unlimited. So grab your free copy tomorrow.

Thank you to all those who’ve recently read it and left reviews. I’ve revised the book and the cover. Hope you like it.

 

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Book Review – Three Against the World: A Waif, a Stray and the Search for Romance – Sarah Stuart


Five Star Review
Richard is unlucky in love. Although good looking and intelligent, he seems to attract women, who only want him for money or to use him. Ben, a Jack Russell, is a stray that Richard rescues. He is an appealling and loyal dog, who has learnt to trust Richard and even goes to work with him. Then one day Naomi, Richard’s ex-wife turns up on his doorstep, with Maria, the daughter he never knew he had, but is she actually his daughter? It doesn’t matter to Richard. He takes her in and does everything he can to build her confidence. This is a character led story and the characters of Richard, Maria and especially Ben, are likeable and well written. Most, but not all, of Richard’s love interests are really dispicable women, each with their own selfish need. As Richard and Maria negotiate their way through these sometimes traumatic encounters, will Richard eventually find love? If you like well-written romance, you’ll love this book.

Three Against The World is available from Amazon for £6.50 in paperback, £1.99 on Kindle and is free on Kindle Unlimited here.

Book Review: The Drowned Phoenician Sailor by Lesley Hayes

Five Stars.
This is an enjoyable read about Fynn, who finds life quite challenging. She finds it hard to fit in, but has a steady job, a caring relationship with her mother and a quirky cat. During her adult life she sees the ghost of her dead twin, which makes her wonder if she is insane. Going to find the answers from her psycotherapist, Paul, doesn’t provide the answers, but she develops a trusting relationship with him until one day, he also turns up dead.

Fynn now finds herself with two ghosts, and she examines if they are just in her mind, or if they have messages for her. What do they want from her? At times she finds their presence intrusive and irritating, especially when she meets a love interest, Jack.

This is a well written book, character driven and a compelling read. Highly recommended. Enjoy.

It is available here from Amazon in paper back for £9.75 and on Kindle for £2.50

Book Review: Yoga Fox by Sylva Fae

This is a beautifully illustrated book about a fox, known as Scaredy Fox, who wants a new name. He sees a group in the park doing yoga and decides to try it. For all of the yoga moves he makes up new names and tells them to his animal friends. Will his friends be impressed and rename him? What is lovely about this book is that children can try out the yoga moves. I would recommend this book for younger readers. I’m sure they’d love it.

This book is available from Amazon in paperback for £5. or on Amazon’s Kindle for £1.99 here

Book Review: Betrayal: The Consequences by Sharon Brownlie

Five Stars
This is a sequel to the first book called, Betrayal and although it could be read on its own, I would recommend that you read Betrayal first.
In this book, Helen King, a serial killer, is sentenced for her crimes, but she writes a letter to the chief investigating officer to explain why she committed the murders. Can there ever be a justification for murder? You might think not, but you might change your mind.
Betrayal: The Consequences will keep you gripped throughout. You will meet the members of the police team that were responsible for arresting Helen King. They are powerful characters, that make up a strong team. Perhaps they will go on to solve more crimes. I’ve enjoyed both books and hope there will be more in the future.

Betrayal: The Consequences is available on Amazon’s Kindle for £0.99 here.

Book Review: Curious Things: Stories of a Black Cat, Superstition and Strange Events by Joanne Van Leerdam


This is a book of short stories about Friday, a black cat, who lives with Trixie. Each chapter contains another episode in Friday’s life. He has a strong sense of justice and where he goes, justice follows, although I have to say some of the consequences are rather extreme. Kathleen, Trixie’s cousin, comes to stay with her rabbit and later moves into a cottage nearby, with her brother Tom. Friday’s protection extends to include them as well.
This is a lovely book, well written and very entertaining. If you like cats and the paranormal this is the book for you.

On Amazon the paperback is £9.99 and the Kindle version is £2.23. You can visit Amazon here.

Book Review: Never A Hero To Me by Tracy Black

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This is a moving real story that is well written. Having said that it was difficult to read because of the content. You wanted to reach into the book and rescue the child from the dreadful father, rather unpleasant mother and not very nice brother. What made it worse was when the father betrayed his daughter to his friends.
For anyone needing to understand about child abuse, this is the book to read, as it shows that outsiders had no idea of what was going on. It also shows us the importance that children should be listened to and believed, which was not the case with the social worker.
But this is also the story of an abused child who turned into a strong young woman, who learned to stand up for herself and from what the book says is now a happy mother and grandmother. I am glad it had a happy ending.

Never A Hero To Me is available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook for £3.99 here.

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