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I was born in Brighton more years ago than I care to remember and was brought up in Chelmsford before making my final move to Norfolk where I am living, and have lived, for the biggest part of my life.
Writing has always been a part of my life since penning ‘Ponies in the Forest’ in a series of exercise books as an 11 year old, through a couple of nonfiction books on dog sport and several years spent writing a weekly column for the International journal Dog World.
Then in what might be described as my “third age” I discovered fiction and I love it. The freedom to tell myself a story and decide how it will end is intoxicating, and whether it is a fairy-tale for the little ones or a hard hitting crime novel for the grown-ups, I can escape to another world and let my imagination run riot.
I always start writing with an idea rather than a plan and see where it takes me and, now I have discovered this incredibly rewarding pastime, I seem unable to stop; so with two books out and three waiting in the wings I think there will be a lot more to come.
I am supported and encouraged by my wonderful husband and slightly surprised grown up kids; and my grandchildren have inspired and contributed to the children’s books.
When I’m not writing I can be found enjoying my other passion which is breeding, training and working my long established line of border collies, so don’t be surprised to find a dog in most of my books.
Charlotte and the Fairies
ABOUT THE BOOK
Charlotte was just five years old when she moved to a new house with her Mummy and Daddy, Morgan the dog and Billy the budgie. Although she liked the new house and loved her new bigger bedroom, she still felt sad leaving her old home and a little bit strange in the new one. That was until she discovered the garden, and then everything changed, with new friends and exciting adventures. Charlotte knew about fairies as Nan had told her all about them, and when Mummy and Daddy went out and Nan looked after her, she would bring very old fairy story books with her to read to Charlotte at bedtime. She loved these stories and was really looking forward to losing her first tooth so the tooth fairy would come and take it; although deep down she didn’t really believe she would, for these were just stories, weren’t they?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendy is a prolific writer, but her previous nonfiction books and articles have focused on her hobby of dogs and competitive dog training, in which she has been successful as both writer and competitor. This is a new genre prompted by her grandchildren’s love of fairy stories, encouraged and nurtured by her own. Born at a time without technology, books were a major part of Wendy’s childhood and the fairy stories read to her by her mother fired her imagination and stayed with her. Although a late starter she has more ideas for fairyland adventures, so hopefully more to come.
Author: Wendy Beasley
Genre: General fiction (Children’s / Teenage) / School stories
Reviews for Charlotte and the Fairies
From United Kingdom
Frank99 5.0 out of 5 stars Very attractive book Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2020 – Verified Purchase
Lovely little book, a good story with delightful illustrations, sure to appeal to young children.
Anita Bagge 5.0 out of 5 stars Magic and adventure combine in a traditional tale for children Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2020 – Verified Purchase
A lovely warm adventure story, with magical fairies and a dog to guide the human on her travels into another land.
Linda Newbold 5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous story Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2020 – Verified Purchase
Lovely well written book. Children will really connect with Charlotte ☀️
David Marchant 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2020 – Verified Purchase
sarah666 5.0 out of 5 stars Took me back to my childhood! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2020
Absolutely loved this book…reminded me of my childhood and the books I used to enjoy. My daughter read it and I asked her to tell me about it then read it myself…I found she,d described it to me in so much detail which is proof of a well written children’s book! Just the right length for her to enjoy without it being too much of a challenge. The illustrations are stunning. Christmas presents all round and cant wait for more!
Suzanne h 5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2020
Do you believe in fairies? You will after reading this charming book about a little girl’s adventures with her dog. Well written and beautifully illustrated.
David creek 5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2020
Really great book, did not want to put down, looking forward to the sequel and other books. Meg
Rose Weaver 5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 August 2020
This book is fantastic! So enchanting and magical my daughter loved it and the art work is beautiful ❤️
Top reviews from the United States
Jessica Dugas 5.0 out of 5 stars Children Read Over and Over! Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021 – Verified Purchase
My children absolutely adore this book and have read it several times since our purchase! 💗
erikaqnz 5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Imaginative! Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020
Charlotte is a young girl who, along with her parents and dog (Morgan), has just moved into a new home. She awakes one night, whilst the rest of the house is still fast asleep, and is frightened by the unfamiliar that surrounds her. Just as she begins to worry about witches and monsters that may be lurking nearby, a beautiful fairy appears to hear. This is where her Fairy adventure truly begins. This was a very sweet and imaginative story. A couple of times I was reminded of Tinkerbell and her band of friends. The different fairies that possess different and unique skills. Likewise in Beasley’s story, not all of the fairies were the same. Another time I was reminded of Thumbelina. The 1993 version. Chalk it up to the imagery Beasley provided and the vividly colorful illustrations. I thoroughly enjoyed what Wendy Beasley brought to life with Charlotte and her fairy friends. I even read it a second time to my son so that he too could enjoy the beautiful illustrations. The adventure that Charlotte takes soon has her feeling more brave than even she realizes. Throughout the book Charlotte befriends a few different fairies. Each one helps her to overcome her fears in ways that are warm and fun and full of light! This is a great way to demonstrate working through new events life brings us. Hopefully we will soon see more of Charlotte and her fairies, and more of Morgan! He was a sweet and caring side character. For those with children of their own, or are just children at heart I highly recommend reading this. It is a sincere family read and would provide great conversation with younger children.
Christina J Lopez 5.0 out of 5 stars A Whimsical Tale Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2020
Charlotte and the fairies are such a whimsical story. What an amazing thing to find a new home, although it seems scary, to be filled with wonderful fairies. Becoming a part of their world and looking out for them is a huge task, but it seems Charlotte and MOrgan are up for the task. I enjoyed this tale and found it very well put together. It leads you into wanting to see the many more adventures that Charlotte will get into with the Fairies.
Beasts and Butterflies
ABOUT THE BOOK
Raped and pregnant at thirteen, Rachel is forced by her uncaring adoptive parents to leave the picturesque village where she had grown up. Years later, she is given the opportunity to go back with her son. But can she face her old friends, her inner demons … and the rapist? And if so, will it destroy her completely … or can she finally find the love and the closure she craves?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After many years as a columnist and freelance writer, this is my first venture into the world of fiction and the book I always promised myself I would write. I am now retired, so cannot be accused of rushing into my literary career, and although most people might think I should be stepping away from the computer before dementia sets in, I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this story and hope readers will enjoy it as much as I have. When I’m not out walking or working my dogs, writing is my favourite go-to activity. Despite being a late starter, I am hoping to go on to add other titles to my portfolio, so perhaps the current lockdown situation due to the pandemic may well prove to be the best incentive.
Author: Wendy Beasley
Genre: Romance / Crime & Mystery / Erotic Fiction
Reviews for Beasts and Butterflies
From United Kingdom
Woody 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 January 2021 – Verified Purchase
Absolutely loved this book from the moment I read the Prologue I couldn’t put it down I had to find out who it was who was there, brilliant read and a great twist I did not see that coming. Looking forward to the next one.
Paula P. 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 December 2020 – Verified Purchase
I loved this book! It is such a good read and has a very exciting and gripping plot!
Elizabeth Ann Mills 5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put the book down Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 February 2021 – Verified Purchase
Superbly written wonderful book. Cant wait for the next book from this author
Bluebell 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2020
This book drew me in right from the beginning and resulted in a few late nights because I was desperate to find out what happened next. A child’s life is seemingly destroyed but she grows into a strong woman who unexpectedly finds happiness and love where she’d previously lost everything. And best of all, I loved it that I was completely sent up the wrong path and just didn’t see the twist coming at the end.
Libby 5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2021
Top review from Amazon USA
Sharon 5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL STORY AND BEAUTIFUL WRITING! Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
Wow! What! A! Book! Wendy Beasley is a wonderful author! I love Beasts and Butterflies! It is a story that starts with a brutal tragedy but turns into a gripping tale of survival, bravery, sacrifice, salvation, happiness and the courage to take on those who are demons. The protagonist is compelling and a truly lovely person. This unique work of fiction is a mix of a coming of age tale and a thrilling mystery. I love that the book is set in a small English village and I love the prose. The author’s choice of vocabulary is amazing and I also love the flawless flow of the book. I recommend this book to everyone! Absolutely fantastic and forever memorable!
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