Books by Shelagh Watkins http://dkchristi.webs.com/apps/photos/ Books by Shelagh Watkins Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine Dell and Emmelisa Planemaker are two ordinary children who lead uneventful lives in a small town in Lancashire until they discover a unique computer that takes them on an extraordinary journey. They are guided by a strange-looking man from a far-off distant planet who helps them to undergo a tough space mission: to follow their father's Trail of Light. http://dkchristi.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51901409 51901409 The Power of Persuasion Beth Durban is persuaded to write a letter to the editor's page of a national Sunday newspaper in response to a film critic?s prejudice against adaptations of Jane Austen?s novels. When she receives an unexpected visit from the newspaper's critic, F. William D'Arcy, she is bemused but, after several sightings of the inquisitive journalist, she?s neither pleased nor amused. Beth is so distracted by the unwelcome interest from such an arrogant man she fails to see that a close work colleague is falling in love with her. As a scientific researcher in a Scottish University, she has led a varied life travelling the world, spending time in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, America, Singapore and Israel. With such a full life, she has had little time to form any serious, romantic attachments that might lead to a permanent relationship. When she decides to take driving lessons, Beth opens up new opportunities for herself and realises that perhaps she isn?t too old to find love after all. http://dkchristi.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51901408 51901408 Forever Friends This collection of stories and poems, created by members of the Published Authors Forum on the world wide web, reflects the bond of friendship between writers from all over the world. Forever Friends is a celebration of the power of friendship and human relationships. The breadth and depth of the stories cover all ages from young to old. Filled with love and respect for family, friends, pets and even a telescope, these stories are guaranteed to entertain the most discerning reader. Thoughtful poems of friendship and love will bring smiles or tears and encourage readers to read the next story. The fiction and non-fiction works in this book express friendship as timeless, enduring and forever. http://dkchristi.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=51901407 51901407