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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. 

Edith still has much to learn about the art of ruling a kingdom, but when her parents, sisters, and mentor are murdered, she is faced with the much harder challenge of staying alive long enough to get her revenge. As a girl in Anglo-Saxon England, Edith finds it hard to be heard above the Eldermen who are ripping the kingdom to pieces. She finds allies in the unexpected, and enemies closer to home, but nothing can prepare her for the arrival of the Vikings.

A great deal is known about Stratford-on-Avon’s remarkable Elizabethan history but very little of its more recent past. Beginning in 1775 with an Act of Inclosure through to 1914 and the First World War, this book attempts to redress that imbalance. It is a concise and compelling read, presenting the reader with a rare glimpse of local life during the 140 years concerned

Bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson takes the fear out of self-help and makes it fun, helping you to make easy, positive changes to improve your life right now. Includes her 31-day self-help toolkit.

Even the most cohesive teams can find themselves derailed by the uncertainty of change. High workloads increase stress, changing priorities cause confusion and the frustration of unresolved differences of opinion creates tension and division in teams. Join thousands of leaders and teams who have already benefitted from revealing the hidden dynamics of their non-verbal behaviour and discover how you too can use it to align your team, reduce stress, increase understanding and resolve differences of opinion with more trust and transparency so your team:

When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside. Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.

A sparkling Christmas read from the Sunday Times bestseller – perfect to snuggle up with this winter! Hannah and Nico are meant to be together. But fate is keeping them apart…

Oh my goodness this book is just gorgeous!!!!! I read it in an afternoon because I couldn’t put it down!!… I’m so excited for other people to read this magnificent book.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A gorgeous summer read about new beginnings from the Sunday Times bestseller. Home is where the heart is…but what if your heart is broken?  

Not one to be denied or ignored, Daryl Blackmoor of DB Enterprises continues his pursuit of the bonfire of talent he has discovered in the mesmerising Mysty Reverie, who has been hiding herself in plain sight as the anonymous aerial phenomenon, The Butterfly of Black Magic. But the Butterfly will not be captured and, infuriated, Daryl finds his plans for her fame repeatedly thwarted as he encounters a willpower equal only to his own.

Finding her feet in the world of celebrity, Mysty is forced to acknowledge Daryl’s attentiveness, and begins to realise they are perhaps more similar than they are different. Her relationship with Donny comes to a head when it becomes clear sending her to LA wasn’t enough to save her from his dark connections.

For a first book from Jess Mooney it is right up there with some of the best cookery and baking books on the market. It's not just a book of bread baking recipes but a journey through the baking processes and history which really involves you. The photos and illustrations are well considered and add much to the narrative and guidance of techniques. Mike Sampson

She’s taking her life back , one step at a time… Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted.

After having her heart broken by boyfriend Jamie, successful businesswoman Maddy Young threw herself into her career, not realising how she was neglecting her friends and family. But when she’s made redundant from the job she loved so much, Maddy takes her wounded pride back to her childhood home - the village of Giddywell.

With red-rimmed eyes, Nellie dials the number on the solicitor’s letter. When she hangs up a minute later, she’s not sure whether to laugh, or start crying again. All she knows is that her life has changed forever…

With red-rimmed eyes, Nellie dials the number on the solicitor’s letter. When she hangs up a minute later, she’s not sure whether to laugh, or start crying again. All she knows is that her life has changed forever…

How do you find courage and motivation when your novel sinks in the middle? How do you stay focused as a writer through success and disappointment? How can great artists, musicians and psychologists give you inspiration? You’ll find the answers to these questions and many others in this book. SC Skillman offers valuable insight into the faith and hope that is vital for one who walks the perilous path into the ‘promised land’ of the writing profession. Every chapter is an article previously published on the author’s blog Inside the mind of a writer, in answer to FAQs aspiring writers type into search engines.

When new young creative retreat leader Zoe finds herself living the dream with her beloved husband Theo  in a beautiful and mysterious Cotswold manor house in the heart of England’s loveliest countryside, who would have thought evil could have found her?

In this colourful contemporary psychological thriller, set in the heart of England, Juliet discovers her sister Zoe has been captivated by the charismatic leader of a New Age Cult in a mysterious old manor house. "Tensions crackling in the air and dangerous group dynamics at the esoteric Wheel of Love." (Fay Sampson, author of 'The Hunted Hare'.)When young journalist Juliet pursues her sister into the heart of the cult in the lovely Cotswold hills, aiming to rescue her from a fate worse than death, who'd have thought that she'd be drawn in by the cult herself?

Warwickshire is a county steeped in the supernatural, as befits the county of Shakespeare and the many ghosts and spirits that he conjured up in his works. The towns and villages of Warwickshire, its castles, houses, churches, theatres, inns and many other places both grand and everyday have rich and complex stories to tell of paranormal presences.

A touching tale of love, loss, Pain, tenacity, expectations, disappointments. Highlighting the joy that love brings to all but carefully pointing out the pain that loss can also bring into a family as the shadow of sadness engulfs everyone in the household.When Claris lost DJ, the pain of her loss threatened the joy of the love that she has for all around her, including herself; She lost faith in God, lost trust in friends and family. Her self-confidence was utterly lost. She had to go back in time to trace where the love all began.This amazing piece documents how she conquered grief and gained grit."This memoir will be used as a reference document to those who grieve in one way or the other.

Join Bolan the TRex as he explores his love of music through instruments. Along with his friends Terry the Pterodactyl and Bronwyn the Brontosaurus. Let's find out what Bolan can play. A fun story following Bolan who loves music and is determined to play an instrument. Aimed at young children to encourage persistence through learning and trying many things to find out what they are good at. This colouring book is ideal for children who love stories and creating through colouring in.

Join Bolan the Tyrannosaurus Rex as he explores his love of music through instruments. Along with his friends Terry the Pterodactyl and Bronwyn the Brontosaurus. Let's find out what Bolan can play. A fun story following Bolan who loves music and is determined to play an instrument. Aimed at young children to encourage persistence through learning and trying many things to find out what they are good at.

Ladies First supporting the Katie Piper Foundation. In February 2020 we came together at Mallory Court to meet our 60 wonderful finalists, judges and sponsors. We hope you enjoy meeting them through the pages of this book and are inspired by their personal stories of determination and courage. Ladies First Awards is not just about the celebration of achievements it is also passionate about supporting charities and our selected charity for 2020/2021 is The Katie Piper Foundation.

When Sharon's baby was stillborn, what had promised to be a new chapter in her life, with a new baby to care for, was suddenly snatched away in an instant. With her plans for the future shattered and her life now changed forever, she found that this would not be the end of her grief and that even more challenging days lay ahead.  

Following on the international bestselling success of Beauty And The Best 1, Beauty And The Best 2 introduces 22 successful and established beauty industry leaders who share their personal journeys, their best experience, challenges, wisdom and business advice to help you follow your dream and be successful in the beauty industry.

A colourful and inspiring collection of drawings, I Got Locked Down but I Picked Up a Pen will take you through the ups and downs of the Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of an illustrator.

I Am A Woman Who (2021 Edition) Celebrating Stories from Women in Business. Celebrating inspiring stories shared by local women in business role models who share their business journey including the challenges they have faced and how they overcame them. Be inspired… and inspire others

A poetic journey through love, loss, choice, change, lies and truth. This first anthology is a collection of nostalgic and deeply personal poetry written between 1988 and 2020. Themes cover teenage angst, relationships and the highs and lows of being both in and out of love. Vicky Boulton also sensitively deals with the joys and disappointments of growing up and getting older.

Seeing a ghost is bad enough. But what if the dead woman's Charlotte Brontë? ‘No bike wheels spinning high in the air, no ghastly corpse, or crumpled victim propped against a wall. The street was damp and devoid of life, but also of death.

Aleph moves into a haunted house, once a school, but is the house haunted or is it just him? Because Aleph faced a tragedy and now he hears the children cry. But are the children alive or dead?

Why Did Grandad Die? Sharon’s ambition for the book, which features illustrations by Exhall artist Phaedra Elson, is to one day see it in every classroom in the country.

An old evil threatens to rise from the depths of the warded city… Sixteen-year-old Marianne lives a simple life as a healer in the Link, looking after her younger brother since their parents’ exile. Little does she know how everything will change after attending the blessing in the city of Obanac.

I Am A Woman Who (2020 Edition) Inspiring Stories from Women in Business. Inspiring stories shared by local women in business role models who share their business journey including the challenges they have faced and how they overcame them.

A partly historical mystery novel set in an English Edwardian retail empire and also in present day Obea - a beautiful but suspect fictional island, where the residents are covering up a murder and more besides. The protagonists risk danger and more to find out the truth - in both the present and the past. Can they resolve the past in time?  

Tony Dalton, a cockney, born within the sound of Bow Bells, with a wealth of experience in founding and selling his own enterprises as well as mentoring high growth companies to fulfil their potential.His mission has been to try to find the “Perfect Business”. Is there one? It may be elusive.

The scientific evidence shows us that the food we’ve been eating and the way we’ve been growing, raising, producing, cooking and sourcing it has been utterly destructive at every level. The way we eat can no longer sustain our health, our animals and plants, or our planet. We’re hearing a lot about how going plant-based and even 100% vegan will be much better for all - but is this really true? Is it that simple?

'Letters to Matthew’ invites you into the world of grief. It is not sugar coated or edited to make it an easy read, which is why it has been separated into two distinct parts.

Are you looking for a blueprint for business success? A step-by-step plan that inspires and empowers you? A roadmap to achieve the lifestyle you desire? It does exist! Stop overcomplicating things and start doing business your way, On Your Terms!  

How do you tell a seven-year-old that his daddy is never coming home? This is what author Tracey McAtamney had to face when their lives changed overnight. A heartfelt true story of loss that had knock-on effects to impact the lives of Tracey, her family and the people around them. The sudden loss of her husband Tony, who had a public profile as a well-known solicitor, only added to the emotions and complexities of her grief.

Looking for an in-depth guide on how to become an advocate for your thyroid health? Studies in the UK report an annual incidence of primary hypothyroidism in 3.5 and 0.6 per 1000 women and men, respectively. Some 3% of the UK population is currently taking long-term thyroid therapy. Of these patients, 40 to 48% are being over or undertreated.

Has your friend, family member, spouse, partner or someone else you know been diagnosed with hypothyroidism? (also known as underactive thyroid disease.) Has it affected your relationship? Frustrated that there isn’t enough resources and information out there for the loved ones of those with hypothyroidism, Rachel Hill of The Invisible Hypothyroidism began writing articles on her website for them, before also writing a dedicated book with her husband.

Over 50? Regularly find yourself thinking "there must be more to life than this?" Unsure which way to turn or how to improve your lacklustre life? It's time to break the mould and transform midlife to MYlife!