Shirley McLain’s Books

The Maid of Bitmore Swamp by Shirley McLain.

5 Stars: Mother and Daughter Tale!

‘The Maid of Bitmore Swamp’ is a continuation from ‘Princess Adele’s Dragon’ in this Witches and Dragons Fantasy. Witch Bethelda Nightshade, came from a village named Candlewick. At age fourteen Bethelda ran away from home. She now lives in the Bitmore Swamp, cheating mortal men. As payment for a spell she created, she received a baby girl, whom she named Anya.

This is a tale of a mother and daughter. Bethelda grooms Anya to replace her in the swamp. Bethelda’s teenage daughter rebels and is determined to live outside the swamp. Not wanting to lose her daughter, Bethelda comes up with a plan.

… “Bethelda completed her packing, which didn’t take long because she didn’t own anything. She saw a big shopping trip in her future. That will fill me full of anxiety, since I know nothing about shopping. I went one time with Mother. It will be one of those learning experiences I’ve heard mentioned.

…Moving the treasure from the cave would require detailed planning. She decided to use magic wagons to get her gold and jewels from the treasure cave. I will put a spell over the wagons to disguise what’s in them. I think I will make the wagons look like they are loaded with hay.”

On their adventure they encounter royalty, strangers, finagle a few transactions, use magic to their advantage while side stepping the danger, that is always present. Will it be possible for them to fit in. Will their new identities keep them safe, or will the past catch up with them?

I found this story quite entertaining.

Author Shirley McLain; is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl. Shirley has also published. The Hidden Stairway’, ‘The German Spy’, ‘Dobyns Chronicles’, ‘The Greatest Athlete’, ‘Kelly’s War’, Thomas Gomel Learns about Bullying’, ‘Crimes and Retributions’, ‘Princess Adele’s Dragon’, ‘Shirley’s Book of Horror’, ‘Verses for My King’, ‘Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes’, and ‘The Tower’.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Book 2 of 2: Witches and Dragons
Print Length: ‎193 Pages
ASIN: ‎B0B6Q4MCJ1
Publisher: ‎SHIRLEY’S BOOKS; 1st Edition (July 14, 2022)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B6Q4MCJ1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3

Earthquake by Shirley McLain

This short story is about a hardworking woman, Samantha Jones, who has never been to San Francisco, and plans her vacation from work accordingly. She spends the day of her arrival sight seeing, and enjoying the sights of the great city. She has the rest of her vacation planned, but Mother Nature doesn’t see it the same way Samantha does. If you have never been in an earthquake, read this story, and experience the range of emotions .

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎11 Pages
ASIN: ‎B09SKRTCY7
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books (February 14, 2022)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Short Stories (Short Reads)
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09SKRTCY7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i6

Ratings:
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Home Away From Home by Shirley McLain
A Guide For Understanding The Survey Process and Long Term Care

Sometimes we all have to face the inevitable and make tough choices. Dealing with the aging of your parents is one of them. Finding your loved ones the right home is a delicate matter, and it can be a stressful time as it is easy to get lost in the mounds of information. That’s why you need this book. It was written by an insider who worked in all the levels of the system and she wants to share all she knows about the system with you.

The goal is to take some burden off your shoulders so you can give your attention to the people who need you. In some cases, time is of the essence, and you want to enjoy the time you have with your loved home. This book will equip you with the best tool to pick the most favorable option.

Apart from valuable tips, this book shows how families of potential residents can influence the system and why the survey system works and doesn’t. It’s a reminder relatives have a voice, and they should use it.

Every situation is different. While some elders may require assistance with daily living, others prefer living in a senior community. This book focus’s on Long Term Care.

5 Stars: Every Consumer Must Have This Information On Long Term Care!

Author Shirley McLain is a retired RN with an extensive background in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care. She offers this book ‘Home Away From Home’ as a ‘A Guide For Understanding The Survey Process and Long Term Care’.

Long Term Care is something we all will face if we live long enough, if not for ourselves, for someone we love. This compressive short read will educate you and save you time and emotional energy.

Six short chapters cover:

…..The Beginning Process-Types of Facilities: Shirley McLain lists seven choices that are readily available.

…..The Facility of Choice: Shirley McLain recommends before you decide on a facility, ask to see their last CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) survey results. Shirley goes into the survey in great detail and step by step. I found this very interesting and educational.

Once you read and digest this entire survey, you will understand the high standards spelled out for these facilities along, accountable, and the ‘Key Elements of Noncompliance’. Each facility gets rated and it is up to the consumer to know this information. The Key: As a consumer, you must do your homework and ask for the facility latest survey evaluation results.

After reading this information, I am dumfounded as to how so many elderly people died during the Covid 19 epidemic. If all the standards spelled out in this book is complied with, my only conclusion is underlying health and comorbidities. Even so our death in long term care was too high, according to these standards. That is discussion for another day, which I hope Author Shirley McLain writes about in the future.

In chapter five, Shirley goes into some important recommendations and end the books with a chapter on ‘Resources’.

I recommend this book “Home Away From Home’ for anyone who is aging, in need of a long tern facility or has a friend or loved one going into or already in a long-term facility. I invite you to check out all Shirley McLain’s books.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Print Length: 65 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books (July 24, 2021)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Self-Help (Understanding The Survey Process and Long Term Care)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09B6KMXVP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0

The Land Question: Or is It? by Shirley McLain

Esmeralda Conners (Essie) is a young woman with a newborn, who buried her husband after being married only two years. All she has left in the world is her son, Adam, and a 100-acre farm with a house. She began receiving threatening letters and was shot at. She thinks she has a good idea who’s behind her attacks. Someone is wanting her farm. Follow Essie through life-threatening events, and maybe a little romance.

5 Stars: A Strong Woman Fights For What Belongs To Her!

This is an enjoyable mystery about a young woman named Esmeralda Conners. Everyone in the small community calls her Essie. Her buried her husband after only two years of marriage and is left to raise her son ‘Adam’ alone.

As if it is not enough to run a 100-acre farm without her husband, she is receiving death threats!

Author Shirley McLain will draw you into Essie life. You will want to find out who wants her farm so bad, murder is an option.

Essie is a strong woman, driven to protect her son and her property. Can she unravel the mystery of the attacks, can she find peace and perhaps romance?

I invite to purchase ‘The Land Question: Or is It?’ and enjoy all the books Shirley McLain has to offer.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎41 Pages
ASIN: ‎B097TRDWCY
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books; 1st Edition (June 23, 2021)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections
Global Library: Story Stories and Flash Fiction
Global Library: Mystery (Crime Action Fiction)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097TRDWCY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Land+Question+by+Shirley+McLain&qid=1624737530&s=books&sr=1-1

The Hidden Stairway by Shirley McLain

This novelette is a story based in modern times of an extremely rich family of Scottish Ancestry. This family in Ohio has more money than King Midas. They have lived in Ohio since before the French and Indian War of 1755. Tony is trying to solve the mystery concerning their mansion and what happened with his ancestors. This historical fiction contains treasure, Indians, fighting, love, and a wedding.

5 Stars: More Money Than ‘King Midas’!

Tony’s family comes from a rich Scottish Ancestry. Author Shirley McLain terms this family’s wealth more than ‘King Midas’.

The family’s mystery began in Ohio, during the French and Indian War of 1755. Like a lot of people today, Tony is searching his Ancestry. He is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the family mansion and what became if his ancestors.

In this Historic Novelette, Author Shirley McLain weaves a tail of mystery that includes, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Scotsmen, Indians, war, love and treasure.

I invite you to read ‘The Hidden Stairway’ and enjoy all the books Shirley McLain has to offer.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Print Length: 43 Pages
ASIN: ‎B0969189GK
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books; 1st Edition (May 30, 2021)
Language: ‎English
Illustrations by Google Photos
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections
Global Library: Story Stories and Flash Fiction
Global Library: Mystery (Crime Action Fiction)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Stairway-Shirley-McLain-ebook/dp/B0969189GK/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1624818884&refinements=p_27%3AShirley+McLain&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&text=Shirley+McLain

Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying by Shirley McLain

Have you been bullied in the past? Do you know someone who has been bullied?

This is a fictional story about Thomas Gomel. He’s a twelve-year-old boy who is bullied at school. This story begins on the first day of school, and you follow Thomas and his family through the steps of dealing with the person who does the bullying.

This book instructs the child and parent ways to deal with and help the bully. There is a parental section at the back with valuable information as well as resources.

5 Stars: Dealing With Bullying!

Author and great-grandmother, Shirley McLain, created this fiction story guide for parents and tweens of 10 years and above who deal with bullying. You and your tweens (teens and up) will enjoy the beautiful illustrations by Cristina Bello.

Main character Thomas Gomel struggles to get out of bed, the thought of the new year brings up emotions that were hidden from everyone, including his mother.

Thomas has to go the school and his story is told in chapters 1-18.

In Chapter 19, Author Shirley McLain shares her own memories of being physiologically bullied at school, almost every day.

From Chapter 20 to the end, Shirley educates her readers. She explains what bulling is and describes the varies types of bullying that school children of all ages can endure. She shows what the data shows and the warning signs that parents, grand-parents and educators need to look out for. She ends the book with some reference and help-line resources.

Shirley McLain is a Christian with the love of God being first and foremost in her life. She makes her home in Sapulpa Oklahoma with her husband, has two grown children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Despite the challenges she faced in school, she went on to live a full life. Shirley wrote this book with the hopes to bring awareness to bullying, prevent bullying and get help for those who are experiencing bullying.

I encourage teens and adults to read this book.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Paperback: 104 Pages
Publisher: ‎Covenant Books (February 5, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Grandma’s Book Club: Parenting & Relationships
Grandma’s Book Club: Fiction (Educational)

Amazon Hard-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Gomel-Learns-About-Bullying/dp/1645599876/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1582646303&sr=1-2

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Gomel-Learns-About-Bullying/dp/1645599868/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1582646303&sr=1-2

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Gomel-Learns-about-Bullying-ebook/dp/B086LKS2MV/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1582646303&sr=1-2

Crimes and Retributions: A Jensen Mystery by Shirley McLain

A young woman is drugged, kidnapped and taken to a remote island where she is kept captive in a tower.

Her twin brother does everything he can to rescue his sister, all the while trying to keep his business going.

There is criminal activity that involves the world. Samantha’s life is touched by destiny as she plans to escape from her captor.

This young adult eBook will keep you turning pages so you can find out what happens next.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎282 Pages
ASIN: ‎B01ED4QW6Y
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books; 3rd Edition (April 15, 2016)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Mystery (Crime Action Fiction)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ED4QW6Y/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i4

Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain

With the possibility of death before her, Princess Adele sets out to slay the dragon to save her Kingdom.

What she discovers in her quest changes her and the King’s life forever.

We follow the lives of the Royalty of Valdoria as their world is threatened. In this medieval story, there are good guys, bad guys, white and black magic as well as goats and dragons.

Read this story of love, hate, danger, and evil.

You will turn the page so you can find out what happens next in this gothic adventure.

Product Details:
Book 1 of 2: Witches and Dragons
Print Length: ‎243 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books; 1st Edition (March 21, 2016)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DB4T5OS/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i1

Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain

Here is a Treat for HISTORICAL FICTION fans as well as those who are fascinated by late 19th century and early 20th century historical events in both Texas and OKLAHOMA.  This Historical novel is loosely based on a true-life story of a brave Oklahoman from the mid 1880’s to 1955.  This dramatic story also showcases the struggles and intermarriage of an American cowboy and an American Indian.

Dobyns Chronicles is a captivating celebration of the life of Charlie Dobyns. His life began in northeast Texas near Bonham, on the Red River. His Cherokee mother and cowboy father strove to survive on their river valley ranch. Tragedy ended this way of life for Charlie in 1888. Follow him through Chickasaw Territory and on to McAlester in eastern Oklahoma. This is a story of a changing way of life and adaptations made to survive. Charlie’s strong passion for life and dignity equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings with, likeability and dignity. It’s a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak, but also love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality. Follow Charlie’s life through the adventures that shaped the man he became, and that of his family for generations.

From the Author: I remember meeting my Great Grandfather, Charlie, as a child and grew up hearing the stories of his life. He had the strength and courage to do what needed to be done during the hard times. You never heard a bad word said about he or Mila. Dobyns Chronicles was a labor of love. I wrote this book as a tribute to my mother’s family. For the strength and courage that was demonstrated. The love given and passed down through the generations of the family, and the Oklahoma land they shared helped hold the family together.

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎260 Pages
Publisher: ‎Xlibris; Illustrated Edition (May 23, 2014)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Fiction (Contemporary)

Amazon Hard-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Dobyns-Chronicles-Shirley-McLain/dp/1499024088/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Dobyns-Chronicles-Shirley-Mclain/dp/1499024096/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Dobyns-Chronicles-Shirley-McLain-ebook/dp/B0793SJFCQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Audio Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Dobyns-Chronicles/dp/B010HDRNBS/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Shirley’s Book of Horror by Shirley McLain

This is five psychological horror short stories just in time for Halloween. They are Webs, Holesome House, Cats (True story), The Fog, Eck, Bill and Lack-Lack.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎40 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books; 1st Edition (October 15, 2014)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Horror (Psychological Horror Short Stories)
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections
Global Library: Story Stories and Flash Fiction

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJWW5P8/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i2

Audio Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Shirleys-Book-of-Horror/dp/B0108KI5BC/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes by Shirley McLain

A book of short stories with genres from romance to the supernatural. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎193 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley McLain; First Edition (November 20, 2012)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections
Global Library: Story Stories and Flash Fiction

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AAQL954/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3

Audio Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Shirleys-Shorts-and-Flashes/dp/B01DMV3AJQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The German Spy by Shirley McLain

This is a short story about a woman and two men. One winds up dead. The story has twists you do next expect. If you want a quick read and you like spies and intrigue. This story is for you.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎6 Pages
Publication Date: ‎September 20, 2020
Language: English
Global Library: Short Stories (Short Reads)
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JMB8D3S/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i5

The Greatest Athelete: A Short Story Of An American Indian by Shirley McLain

This is a short story about an American Indian who became a national sports legend. He could do anything in the sports world. Check this story out.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎4 Pages
Publication Date: ‎September 20, 2020
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Short Stories (Short Reads)
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JM9D13C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i6

Kelly’s War by Shirley McLain

This is a short story of a young woman’s internal fight about her family tradition of being in the military. It contains 1095 words.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎4 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley’s Books (May 2, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Short Stories (Short Reads)
Global Library: Short Story (Single Books) and Collections

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0881833FM/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i1

Verses For My King by Shirley McLain

Words to ponder. A small but powerful book of Christian Poetry with Illustrations.

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎41 Pages
Publisher: ‎Shirley McLain@ Shirley’s Books; Second Edition (November 21, 2012)
Language: ‎English
Global Library: Poetry (by Women)
Global Library: Poetry (General)

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ABN2S74/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i5

About The Author: Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl.

She is currently living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she is enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She has done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.

Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “Crimes and Retribution”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, “Verses For My King.” Dobyns Chronicle s is a historical fiction in which you follow a family through troubling times. She has published (should be on the market the end of January 2020) her educational fiction about Bullying. It is for ages 10 to Adult to help them deal with bullying in school.

Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.

Amazon Author’s Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Shirley-McLain/e/B00584TEYG?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1560086265&sr=1-3

Professional Blog:
http://shirleymclain930.wordpress.net/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ShirleyMcLain93

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