My books and Reviews 2018

Here are my current books available on Amazon, the Moyhill site and  Smashwords.  I have also included some of the reviews for the books on Amazon and by bloggers.  The icing on the cake..

All except for Just Food for Health are available in E-versions for most readers. You can buy all my books from my own bookstore at the links beneath the titles below but also on

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sally-Cronin/e/B0096REZM2

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sally-Georgina-Cronin/e/B003B7O0T6

Amazon India: http://www.amazon.in/Sally-Cronin/e/B0096REZM2

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SallyGCronin

More reviews can be found on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979187.Sally_Cronin

Most are slightly cheaper on the Moyhill publishing site with secure payments as there is no withholding tax or VAT.  The link for each book is at the bottom of the descriptions.

My latest book was published on July 27th 2017 – What’s in Name – Volume Two – Stories of life and romance. The print version of combined volumes one and two is available in the UK and Ireland

About What’s in a Name Volume Two

Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.

Kenneth watches the love of his life dance on New Year’s Eve while Lily plants very special flowers every spring for her father. Martha helps out a work colleague as Norman steps back out into the world to make a difference. Owen brings light into a house and Patrick risks his life in the skies over Britain and holds back from telling a beautiful redhead that he loves her.

Meet Queenie and Rosemary who have both lost their husbands and must face a very different future. One that will take courage and the use of new technology.

Sonia is an entitled princess whose father has reached the end of his tether and Theresa has to deal with a bully in the checkout. Usher is an arrogant narcissist with a docile wife and is used to getting his own way and Vanessa worries about the future of her relationship with her teenage son.

Walter is a loner and is happy with just his dog for company, Xenia is the long awaited first baby of a young couple. Yves is a dashing romeo who has the tables turned on him unexpectedly and Zoe… Well she can see into the future.

In one way or another all these characters will be remembered by those whose lives they have touched.

The most recent review

Sally Cronin is a very talented writer who can create characters that the reader builds an intense relationship with in a very short space of time. I love short stories about different peoples lives including their tribulations, joys and loves and this collection of short stories did not disappoint me. Each and every story was like dipping into a cookie jar and discovering your new favourite cookie each time.

My three favourite stories are as follows:

Kenneth – A beautiful story about a woman’s first and most memorable love. As a reader you feel as if you are standing on the sidelines, watching as the intensity of Georgina and Kenneth’s first meeting unfolds; not knowing what to expect. The outcome is most unexpected and really makes your heart fold over.

Norman – A bereaved widower sits at the window of his small flat in a block on a small estate, watching as his daily pleasure in seeing the small children who live on the estate enjoy themselves in the playground is stolen from him. The culprits are a bunch of aggressive teenagers, unemployed and bored, who have taken over the playground as their daily gathering point. Norman may be elderly, but he ended his military career as a Sergeant Major and he has friends who achieved similar status’ in the army. The war veterans have had enough, and it is time to act.

Rosemary – It is often said that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, so beware if your wife catches you out. Rosemary is a complacent and happy wife to Malcolm, her husband of twenty-five years but something has been different for the past six months. Rosemary’s life has changed, not for the better.

All the short stories contained in this book, each featuring a character whose name starts with a letter form the alphabet from K to Z, are delightful. I chose to mention these three as these were the stories that I reflected on the most after I had finished the book.

I rated this book five stars out of five.

You can buy What’s in Name- Volume Two: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0748MLZ1W/

and: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Name-Stories-Life-Romance-ebook/dp/B0748MLZ1W

Twenty colourful stories of people who have been given the names of the great and legendary and find it a challenge sometimes to live up to them.

The latest review for the collection

What’s in a name? Would you expect a dry rendition of the ancient origins for names? NO! Sally Cronin would not write something that would put you to sleep. What’s in a Name? is Sally’s newest book, published in February 2017.What’s in a Name?

In What’s in a Name? Sally wrote simple stories about people named Anne, who preferred to be called Annie, Alexander Winterbottom, Beatrix, and David. She gave them all interesting lives. Beatrix was a beautiful actress. Even after 40 years, she retained her regal demeanor and her audience appeal. Only at the end do you find out how. Celia buried herself in work for twenty years and then had to leave the nunnery and find a new life outside. Clive had a life-changing run-in with a cobra at age three. Diana Grace, courted by a handsome merchant banker, fell in love and married him in short order. When she got pregnant three years later, her husband did not react the way she expected he would.

Many stories, each with their plot twist that often made me smile, even when the protagonist murdered someone. Yes, there are a couple of murders and a few deaths. Four-year-old Grace went on a hunger strike when a loss broke her heart. I cried at that story. Hector accidentally killed a man who attacked his buddy and had already killed two security officers.

You will not be bored. It is an easy book to put down because each person has their own chapter. However, you will not want to. Can you tell I loved this book?

You can read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Name-Sally-Cronin-ebook/dp/B01N6Y8BK1

Also now in print available in the UK and Ireland only.

Available:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-Name-Volumes-1-2/dp/1905597797

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Sam – A Shaggy Dog Story

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Millions of families around the World believe that their pet, dog or cat is the most intelligent, beautiful and loyal friend that anyone could have. And they are absolutely right.

If only our pets could talk how much richer the world would be, and funnier.

One of the recent reviews for Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story

Since reading Barca’s Rufus and Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain (click to see the reviews)–both told through a dog’s voice–I am always on the hunt for stories told from the dog’s perspective. I’ve read many and found most without the empathy and confidence that makes we humans so love our dogs as companions, not as mastered creatures. Sally Cronin’s Sam: A Shaggy Dog Story (Moyhill Publishing 2013) is one of those books. Sam is a sheepdog, considered one of the smartest of the dog breeds, and Sam doesn’t let us down.

I’m honored that through Sally, Sam shares his life with me, takes the time to tell me his dreams, his mistakes and victories. Sam is wise, loving, understanding, and most important, as good a friend as any human could ever have. In this book, readers see how Sam separates from his pack and adapts to his two-legged replacements. We see how he trains his humans and models a life filled with companionship, respect, trust, and loyalty. In the end, all I wanted (besides a sequel) was to be more like Sam

Enjoy the pictures the author included. Sam is gorgeous!

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Size Matters – Especially when you weigh 330lbs

http://www.moyhill.com/sm

If I could communicate just a single message to you it is that
obesity, and the misery attached to it, need not be for life.

One of the reviews for the book

Many of us have problems with too much weight at some point in our lives. Some small and some quite serious, and so I totally agree with Sally Cronin – size really does matter. I don’t currently have a problem with my weight, but I have personally asked her for help with my serious gut problem, and acting on the advice she gave me, I am now much better than I’ve been in many, many years.

Over the course of my life I’ve been on every diet it the book, and even if they worked for a week or two, they never worked forever – the weight always came back with bonuses. The thing I loved most about this book was the absolute understanding of the world of pain that is being overweight. I’ve never weighed as much as some, but the feelings were all there at some points when I did weigh too much. Sally tells you her own story from when she weighed 330 pounds and was given a death sentence, through every step of the way to where she is today – slim, healthy, vibrant, and best of all, helping others in her warm and approachable, knowledgeable way.

This book is a comprehensive collection of all the tools that you’ll need to lose weight permanently, be healthy, and add many years on to your life. You’ll find much more than just fact sheets here, although they are here too – easy to understand, and everything you need to know. You’ll learn things that you wouldn’t find in other diet books, like the impact of emotions and physical health factors that can contribute to weight gain, as well as making you ill. I found the section on Candida especially enlightening because of its impact on my own gut and body. The Fat Accumulation Table was very interesting, and eye-opening also! Little nibbles really add up. The sections on exercise, Managing People Around You, vitamins, fats, and many more in this book is all you will ever need to regain your figure and your health.

Having got piles of diet and health books in my library, I can honestly say that this is the most comprehensive and helpful one I’ve ever bought – you don’t need anything else. It’s not hard to lose weight and stay healthy this way. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with their weight, but also to anyone wanting to live a longer, healthier life.

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Turning Back the Clock – An anti-aging programme.

http://www.moyhill.com/tbtc/

Living forever is not an option!

However, feeling younger and looking younger is an option available to all!

The maximum lifespan a human being can currently expect today is around 120 years. However, not many of us really want to be even 90 or 100 years old, if it means that we are going to end up filled with medication and tucked away in a corner in some nursing home, unaware of our surroundings.

Making healthy diet and lifestyle choices as early as possible will help you get as near as possible to your maximum age whilst enjoying good physical and mental vitality. In my latest book I not only take a look at the physical aspects of aging but also the mental and emotional issues that we should address earlier rather than later.

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Flights of Fancy

http://www.moyhill.com/fof/

A few years ago I produced an audio CD of 6 short stories and today these stories and another five stories plus my novella The Sewing Circle are published in Flights of Fancy.

Ghosts hint at a chance of coming back to say goodbye, exact a little payback, or simply to help someone else carry on living. Romance is not just for the young and nor are second chances. As for revenge, well … never underestimate a group of elderly ladies with contacts from the past!

One of the reviews for the collection

Sally’s lovely little collection of short stories and even a novella offers a variety of everyday life situations and then some. From romance to insecurities (body issues, anyone else?) and even a psychic bird, Cronin’s writing is sharp and edited to perfection. Perfect for a quick read or a great way to pass a few afternoons. This is the first I’ve read of hers, it won’t be the last.

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Just an Odd Job Girl

http://www.moyhill.com/jaojg

Imogen was fifty!

Life is unpredictable and will often throw you a curve ball that knocks you out of the park.

For Imogen this curve ball knocked her out of a twenty five year marriage and a lovingly renovated home into a single life at age 50. She had been a very contented wife and mother of two children, who for every one of those 25 years had thought her husband had been equally as happy. It was a shock to find out that she had been delusional and replaced so easily.

Her confidence was non-existent. She had forgotten any skills she possessed and was totally unprepared to enter the modern job market. Or so she thought.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Brigid Gallagher‘s review Oct 07, 2017

Imogen’s life turns upside down when her “husband trades her in for a younger model.” Their children have flown the nest, and she starts over aged 50, buying a new home on the edge of Epping Forest and searching for a job through an employment agency. The CV that she produces for Andrew Jenkins at the agency, is short and lacking in self confidence. However, Mr Jenkins gently prods Imogen and her story unfolds…
We learn of her first job at a seaside kiosk, where she apprehends a group of teenage boys stealing dirty postcards, her work at a department store where she treats her customers with compassion and respect, and at a dentists where she uses her initiative, as his assistant faints…

There are many funny yet poignant moments throughout the book, and I particularly enjoyed her savvy treatment of American “royalty.”

Nearing the end of the book, both the reader and Mr Jenkins realize that Imogen is an incredibly smart, hardworking, bighearted, streetwise woman, whose self esteem is in great need of a boost.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

 

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The latest headlines in the Media recently are constantly highlighting the fact that men are at risk as they ignore early symptoms of life threatening disease. Cardiovascular and Prostate disease if caught in the early stages can be treated and managed but surveys indicate that men do not know what symptoms they should be looking for.

Despite the title, Forget the Viagra, Pass me a Carrot! is not just about the physical causes of sexual dysfunction and the dangers of taking a drug that is bought without medical consultation, but about men’s health in general. A workshop manual takes the working parts, describes how they function, what can go wrong and how to prevent problems in the future. This men’s health manual – does just that – takes all the major organs, illustrates how they work, the symptoms to look for and also how to avoid the problems in the first place.

It is never too late to make changes that can give your body a great chance at a long and vital life.

Review Forget the Viagra, Pass me a Carrot – J.E. Spina September 2016.

This book was chock full of information on the workings and processing of the human body. Sally Cronin, the author, has produced an incredible resource for all. Everything you ever needed to know about diet, exercise, super foods, vitamins, what’s good and bad for your body and even how to breathe more effectively to keep your body working better.

There is a lot to take in but I felt that I gained an enormous amount of essential information that I always wanted to know.

Sally is a wonderful nutritionist who takes her profession seriously and is always available to answer questions or lend a hand to her clients. She also has a fabulous blog which I follow religiously. I love her books and look forward to more from this talented and articulate author.

 

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http://www.moyhill.com/mttm

I have been both sides of the marketing world. Within various businesses I have had to promote services and products through the media and then as an advertising sales executive in print media and as a broadcaster, help others promote their businesses.

Even today with the changing world of print media and broadcasting, it is still important to understand how to gain the advantage when pitching your product, book, charity or service. This is not a marathon read, just 70 pages in fact, but it will give you the basics for developing a relationship with your local media. It will also give you guidelines on how to present your product or service is such a way that they will promote you.

A quick reference manual for anyone who needs to deliver their message via “the Media”: TV, Radio or Print.

Review by TEAGAN R GENEVIENE Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Useful insights from an experienced professional. Sally brings out valid points with clarity. An enjoyable “continuous learning” experience
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Tales from the Garden

Buy the Ebook at 50% discount from my own bookstore securely with PayPal. http://moyhill.com/tales/

Fairy Stories for children of all ages, from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden, forever.

With over 80 photos/illustrations, “Tales from the Garden” by Sally Cronin,reveals the secrets that are hidden beneath hedges and trees.

You will discover what really happens at night as you sleep unaware in your bed. Stone statues and those hidden worlds within the earth are about to share their stories.

The guardians who have kept the sanctuary safe for over fifty years will allow you to peek behind the scenes of this magical place. They will take you on a journey through time and expand your horizons as they transport you to the land of fairies, butterflies and lost souls who have found a home here.

One of the latest reviews

Magical!  on April 1, 2017

Author Sally Cronin mixes imagination, whimsy and magic to create this charming collection of short stories. Each tale takes place in the garden and lovely photos contribute to the enchantment.

First, we meet the Head Guardians of the Magic Garden. These powerful stone creatures introduce us to the fairy kingdom that lies under the old magnolia tree. According to the Guardians, which look like magnificent Lions to me, once every 500 years some very special people are allowed a glimpse into the magical world of fairies.

The Guardians let us peak at the inhabitants and learn more about their lives, which are quite entertaining. We meet the Dwarves Stoned Band, the King and Queen of the Fairies, the one-eyed pig, and other friendly creatures, and we watch them all cavort and celebrate birthdays and hold summer balls.

My favorite fairy tale story told how the garden folk fought against the Winter Fairy, thanks to the help of the Dragon, who has his own internal combustion system. But, the story that I loved the most is about Mollie (The Duchess) Coleman. Author Cronin’s mother tells about her favorite gardens through the years. Mrs. Coleman liked pink flowers, and believed in being dressed and ready for her say by 9:00 each morning. She closes her recap by saying, “If you catch sight of me perhaps you could do me a great favour and pop a large cut-glass tumbler of whisky and water, no ice thank you, on the table beside me.”

My pleasure, Mrs. Coleman. I would have loved to chat with you and savor a whisky in your lovely garden.

Sally Cronin writes with a warm, friendly voice and creates fairy tales with a modern feel to them. I highly recommend this delightful collection. Readers will enjoy relaxing in their own gardens, as they read these pleasant tales and gaze at the photos. This would also be a wonderful book to read to the youngsters in your life.

My mother read fairy tales to me and I believed in the wee folk. I did look for them under flowers and under the forsythia branches. Tales from the Garden continues the delight!

Thank you for dropping in to look at my books so far.. best wishes Sally

 

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  10. I love the idea behind ‘What’s in a name’ – I often think about our lasting effects on people and how we’re all linked in someway and our actions cause ripples far beyond our knowledge. And “Forget the viagra … pass me a carrot”! What a title!

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    • Thank you very much Alice.. and I agree about names.. and we tend to judge a book by its cover… and its title.. but until we start reading we have no idea of what we might find. Forget the Viagra is a men’s health manual.. but I really need to rename it.. I was blocked on some sites because they thought I was flogging it.. thank you so much for taking the time to comment.. best wishes Sally

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