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Book titles for leisure, your personal and business journey

Within the Socially Shared Business Support Network we have a growing number of women that have written books and either had them published or self-published their work.  Writing across a wide range of genres there really is something for everyone and we wanted to share this fabulous collection of books with you.  To make a purchase simply click on the book link and visit the authors website to buy your book. 

We are proud that our bookshop is sponsored by Shelley Wilson Writing Mentor.

Does the thought of selling your product or service make you shiver with fear or horror? If you’d like not just to be able to sell but to fall in love with sales, this book is for you. ‘Live It, Love It, Sell It’ is for anyone interested in doing sales in a human, non-sleazy, non-pushy way, whether you’re male or female, working for yourself or working for an organisation. Dragons’ Den winner Jules White brings you the benefit of her experience and knowledge gained from over 30 years of selling to debunk myths about sales being all about formulas or pushiness and explains how everyone has the power to sell using their natural ability – and to love doing so. It’s a book that will transform how you feel about sales and selling.

When Hazel’s husband, Alan, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND), it was devastating, but the disease did not stop the couple in their tracks. A prognosis of six months to two years to live and no hope of a cure spurred them on to take a holiday of a lifetime overseas, have four UK breaks, and enjoy countless social events, while Alan became gradually locked into a failing body, and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. In this book, Hazel describes the ups and downs of their adventures, the challenges of providing care in their home and how their deep love for each other kept them strong. She also shares her private thoughts and feelings, and tips she hopes readers will find useful.  

Having faced trauma, loss and health challenges, Nikki describes herself as an ordinary woman with an extraordinarily strong belief that she was put on this earth to make a difference to women facing similar life hurdles. Refusing to identify as a victim, she has used her experiences to build her resilience and get the very best from her personal relationships and business life. She is forever grateful for the life that she now leads and hopes that her story will act as a source of inspiration, motivation and comfort to women near and far.  

LIFE'S JOURNEY IN POETRY: A book of beautiful poems written from the heart; Elizabeth expresses the breadth and depth of human emotions in this stunning collection of thought provoking poetry. These poems will strike a chord with anyone who values hope, friendship and love. Everything about life is here, from the joyous discovery of love to the depths of loss, the poignant to the playful, childhood to the resentment of older age. Writing with courage with her deep experience of life as a multi-faceted human being, seeing the world through a kaleidoscope of emotions Elizabeth takes the reader on a journey of life, love and loss. No matter what you have experienced in life this poetry book will appeal to you.

As an expert in your field, you want to harness the power of a great outfit and show up as the most confident version of yourself. But how do you navigate the unwritten rules, corporate culture, and daily anguish of deciding what to wear? Stop listening to your inner critic, and start listening to your true self by embracing your identity and rediscovering the key elements of style confidence while ensuring you adhere to the business dress code.  

Dying opened up a whole new world for Emma. A world of vampire gifts, cravings, and pain. Now a vital member of the team, Emma and her friends are hunting down the vampire responsible for the downfall of the Haven: her sister. Emma knew it wouldn’t be easy, but the challenges soon became too much. Determined to destroy her sister and end the war between the Immortals and the half-blood rogues, Emma seeks out the enigmatic Astley brothers, Henry and Charles, hoping to form an alliance with the imposing Immortal family. As Emma is drawn deeper into the dark world of the Astley’s estate, she begins to question if the brothers are truly her allies or if they have a secret agenda—one that will put everything she loves at risk.

It’s never too late… After five husbands and five broken hearts, Lydia feels like she’s always been chasing something. But now she’s found her purpose, and having moved to Driftwood Bay to spend more time with her daughter Meredith, she’s happier than ever. But there’s still life in these old bones yet! With her newfound sense of identity, she’s keen to re-explore the things that made her happy as a younger person. Lydia’s passion was dancing – she used to compete in her younger years, and there’s no place she’s more at home than on the dancefloor. So when widower and antiques restorer Martin tells her about a big dance competition, she’s ready and raring to bring more joy into her life. But while making memories with Martin, the more she realises that both of their hearts need restoring too...

At Wren Hall, we have created a beautiful hardback cookbook packed with recipes from the wonderful bakers who have baked cakes for the Wren Hall Teas for over twenty-five years. This cookbook is a unique piece of local and social history, a baking cookbook with beautiful illustrations and photographs by an established pattern designer/illustrator and a Warwickshire photographer, a collection of real people’s recipes and tips, and a legacy to be cherished.  

The sun is setting. Will the night reveal what they truly are? Join Connie and Peter on the last journey of the Other Nature series, which spans the decadence of New Orleans, the romantic streets of Florence, and the wilds of Scotland.

A new city. A long way from home. The sizzling second installment of Other Nature continues… The truth is out. Peter knows who he is and is coming to terms with all that it means. Far from home, the friends find themselves in the holy city of Varanasi, searching for answers to impossible questions and seeking a coven of witches to help in their quest. However, the knowledge the coven brings proves more informative than Peter bargains for, and once more, he’s left reeling at his true nature.  

Mysterious twins. Hidden secrets. And a world of magic beneath our own. Other Nature is book one in the stunning young adult fantasy romance trilogy by debut author Kerry Williams. It contains magic and fantasy elements and an awesome adventure of friendship and the awakening they can unlock.

From overwhelm to taking action. The sections at the start of this journal allow you to get clear on what you want to work on and help you maintain focus.
This Daily Journal is an in-depth intention and reflection journal that lasts 90 days to help you get the most out of your goals.
With a full page for morning and a full page for evening, you have space to honour your day.

‘You are free to be whatever you want to be.’ The true story of how a shy, introverted, ordinary girl who had absolutely no belief in herself overcame obstacles, bereavements and tragedies to become a national-multi-gold-award-winning beauty therapist and massage therapist to the stars! Anita’s story about some of her life achievements and what she went through inspires the belief that anything is possible! Her self-confidence, courage, and mindset prove that good and greater things can happen. So ask yourself: Do you feel you have what it takes to become an extraordinary person and change the course of your future? If not, then you need to read this book!

Discover the wonder of the Zodiac with this stunning colouring book featuring unique and imaginative illustrations of all 12 Zodiac signs. This book is a perfect way to relax and unwind while exploring your own creativity. Each illustration is accompanied by information about each sign's traits and the symbology behind them. Giving you a deeper understanding into your own Zodiac sign or those of your loved ones. Whether you are an avid Astrologer or are simply curious, this colouring book is the perfect way to explore your celestial connection.

‘Tender and engrossing, this romance will touch your heart and make you smile' RACHEL HORE 'You’ll fall a lot in love with A Little in Love. Secrets, romance, escapism - yes please!' JULIET ASHTON 'A warm, delightful joy of a book' PATRICIA SCANLAN ‘Fun, fresh and full of fizz, I loved it!’ LAURA KEMP

Emma's brutal death at the hands of a vampire should have been the end, but a mysterious hooded stranger steps in, changing her life forever. Thrust into a war between the Immortal vampires and the half-blood rogues, Emma’s simple life begins to unravel as blood and secrets entwine to reveal a dark history and an even darker destiny. She’ll need to survive long enough to discover who she really is and which side she wants to be on.

Matt can't get over his guilt at the death of his young wife. It's broken him, and he's determined to protect his heart from falling in love again. He promises himself he'll never have another serious relationship. Rosie also knows the pain of losing someone she loves. But she's ready for a fresh start and her bubbly personality makes her the perfect choice to be the new nanny for Matt's son. As they get to know each other, Matt gradually opens up about his past. But it isn't until Rosie does the same that Matt questions if he's made the right decision to give up on love. Rosie wants to embrace life and her future, but is it too late for Matt to do the same? And can they both finally find happiness and heal all their broken pieces? A heart-warming, humorous love story set in the beautiful Cotswolds with an unexpected plot twist.

Discover the sets of tools that can support you in different scenarios, from hospital appointments to family events… and even pull out the tools that can help you ride the waves of a Global Pandemic. Crying, Guided Meditations, Drawing & saying YES are just a few that are working for Ali! Are you ready to discover even more tools for your Wellness Toolbox?

The Women’s Business Network Guide to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur shares its members' experiences, stories, and expertise, covering topics from accounting, content marketing, and SEO to sales and technology and everything in between. Using their personal journeys, you will find valuable advice to help you focus on building the foundations of your business and future success.

An empowering and compassionate self-help book exploring the challenges we face with food, body image and striving to be the perfect size in today’s society. This guide offers the solution for serial dieters and emotional eaters to finally heal their relationship with food and with themselves. Jenny McDonald, also known as The Food Freedom Fairy®, draws inspiration not only from her personal journey but also from her extensive eighteen-year career as a weight loss coach. Through candidly sharing her own food-related challenges and the stories of her clients, she provides invaluable strategies and tools to dismantle the relentless cycle of yo-yo dieting.  

Is hitting a handsome professor with a vacuum cleaner a good way to start a new relationship? Em doesn't think so. But she's not looking for a new man, or is she? When Em discovers that her fiance's having an affair, she leaves her stressful call centre job, packs up her paints and easel and moves to the coast to build a better life on her own. But her new life becomes more complicated when a charming professor, Jack Carver, arrives for a holiday. Who is he avoiding? And what do Jack and Em have in common?  

Do you want to write a non-fiction book to boost your business but don’t know where to start? The Write Your Non-Fiction Book Planner was designed to guide you step-by-step through mapping out your book idea so it makes logical sense, creating your content list, and holding yourself accountable as you write.

Unleash the power of PR - Master the skills with this comprehensive how-to guide. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or simply looking to expand your knowledge, this gem of a book provides a wealth of practical advice and insider tips to help you navigate the complex world of public relations. Join the ranks of successful business owners who have harnessed the power of PR to transform their careers and lives. 

Finally free to be together on the remote Irish Isle of Innishmahon, campaigning journalist Marianne Coltrane and her movie star partner, Ryan O'Gorman ae looking forward to life away from the bright lights of Hollywood and the constant pursuit of the paparazzi, but they still have many challenges to face. She has to believe in love with every fibre of her being because if she cannot, it could mean not only the end of their relationship, but even life itself.

'Maeve Binchy meets Jackie Collins' in this unputdownable rollercoaster read, filled with action, adventure and romance. Following the acclaimed debut The Hollow Heart, A Change of Heart is another exciting read. Laced with glamour and intrigue, this beguiling tale is filled with characters you'll love and laugh with all over again. Book 2 in the Heartfelt series.

The Hollow Heart is a modern, romantic adventure. Marianne Coltrane is a feisty, award-winning journalist who is far from lucky in love. Taking herself off to the wilds of the west of Ireland to recuperate, she literally runs into Ryan O’Gorman, the most conceited, infuriating man in the world. He’s an actor who’s just landed the biggest role in movie history and he loathes journalists. One thing they do have in common is they both think their chance of true love has passed them by…but fate has other ideas!

Family is everything… For years, Gemma has been running her late mother’s café with devotion, and when an opportunity comes to buy out her next-door neighbour and expand, she jumps at the chance. She knows she will do her mother proud – keep her legacy going strong – but deep down she knows there’s still something missing. But sometimes family are those you choose, or those who choose you! With a growing community of supporters cheering Gemma on, will she really spend the rest of her life alone? And with some new faces at her blossoming bistro, perhaps romance may also be on the cards?

I Wasn't Expecting That! covers everything from motivation, building confidence and overcoming your fears to bettering yourself in your career and personal life. Each chapter will empower, inspire and help you succeed, no matter what life throws at you. Janet Bridgwater is the founder of The Bridge to Success personal development membership programme, which supports and inspires people to cross the bridge from where they are now to where they deserve to be.

Take 2 – Directing Your Best Life takes you on a simple but fascinating journey into how the mind works, and how we can ‘re-programme’ it to work for us and not against us.

Challenging the misconceptions of severe mental illness, this rare mother-daughter bond pulls us into the turmoil inside Bernadette's mind and reveals a brighter world through her eyes.

Little Unicorn watches as a mysterious egg starts to crack. A baby dinosaur hatches- she is hungry and lost. So, the Little Unicorn helps her to find some food meeting other dinosaurs along the way.  

A mysterious star appears in the dark night sky and the Little Unicorn wants to know why. With the help of his friends; a sheep, a camel and a donkey, they follow the star and arrive at a humble stable discovering a miraculous birth.

What's Your Name? Little Unicorn does not know his name. Join Little Unicorn in his quest to find his name whilst learning his days of the week and seven new colours. A children's storybook suitable for 2 years - 7 years and for unicorn lovers old and new.

It is the second book of the Unfrozen series, Ladey and Abbirose Adey connect pictures, quotes, scripture and devotionals ready for reflections, relaxing and rejoicing by colourists of all ages.

IS YOUR HEART FROZEN WITH FEAR? Life has a way of creating disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement. Left unchecked, these stresses can freeze out your potential and sideline you spiritually. But reversing these effects is possible. God knocks on the door of your heart, inviting you to step into His warming light. By melting your hurts and heartache He promises true healing.

Ladey Adey, UK's most experienced networker and pioneer of online networking, unlocks critical business secrets.

· How do you become successful using Online Networking post-Covid-19?

· Discover the secret strategies that all but guarantee your success.

· Understand the differences from 'in-person' networking - and it's not just technology!

· Know your Ideal Client and Avator· Measure Your Networking Activity with the Balanced Business Networking Scorecard

· Perfect your Elevator Pitch

Do you:

- Feel mentally and physically lethargic and feel you’ve lost your mojo? - Struggle to find time to do the things you enjoy doing? - Find yourself catering to everyone else and have no time for your own needs? - Want to have time to focus on yourself and not feel guilty? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then this book is for you.

The Happy Me Project is 60 short chapters of straight-to-the-point advice, structured for our time-poor modern world, and packed with practical tips on ways to fill your life with more joy. Whatever you're facing, this book is for you, and Holly will be cheering you along every step of the way.

Taylia is divided by civil war. Lady Helena von Vagna's brother has gambled most of her family's fortune away and it is rumoured he has helped the rebels. Her fiancé has deserted her and she toils to save her family farm. She has no desire to be intimate with any man, particularly the odious, domineering, provoking Militia man, Officer Peter Denman who saved her when she her coach was being attacked by bandits.

Two people on opposite sides of a civil war. Frances Dreda is an officer in the Taylian State Security Bureau who enforces obedience to the law by the deterrent of prison and the noose. He investigates the activities of the outspoken and intellectual Lady Felea Whelani who he suspects aids the rebels by codebreaking and feeding and educating their children.

Romance, suspense and crime. A chase down Mammoth Mountain and a race through the desert to protect baby Grace from her enemies.

He's saved her life. He's falling for her. But she's a killer. When FBI agent Mike Collins fishes an escaped murderess who claims to be suffering amnesia out of the sea, he is puzzled. A model prisoner, why did she escape when her parole hearing was so close? Who was the man who impersonated an assistant D.A. when he visited her in hospital?