Win What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism in the Autism Awareness Hop

April is Autism Awareness Month. This hop will feature books about autism or posts about autism along with giveaways on each blog. I’m giving away a copy of What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D. You’ll have your choice of a Kindle ebook (You don’t have to have a Kindle to read it. There are several free Kindle apps.) or a paperback. You get a choice because I’m not giving up my copy so I’ll be ordering one for you. If you know how picky I am about the books I keep, that should tell you how awesome this book is. You can read my review here.
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Book Review: What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas

Amazon summary
Bobbi Sheahan, mother of a child with autism, and psychologist Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., did not write this book to lecture you on how to parent your child. Instead, they offer themselves as your scouts in the field, who have valuable information to share—from the moment you realize your kid is different (“My, what a quiet baby I have!”), to the self-righteous moms on the playground, to holding your marriage together in the realm of routines. Continue reading

Review and Book Giveaway: Illumine by Alivia Anders

Amazon summary
For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she’s like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine. Continue reading