TAPPAHANNOCK — Rena Roberts Shipp, a Tappahannock resident and retired educator from Essex County Public Schools, will hold a book signing at Books, Beads and More on Oct. 4.

Shipp has published three young adult fiction books.

Her latest, "Can't Hurry Love," will be featured at the signing. It is the story of three generations — mothers and daughters who struggle to find the healing and forgiveness needed to mend their broken family.

A story of love, and trust while growing up with a substitute support system with which lots of kids today will identify, according to the author. A member of Chesapeake Bay Writers, Shipp is an advocate for reading and likes to discuss its benefits.

"I Did It Nanna's Way" and "Carly Finds Out," the first and second in the series, will also be available at the Oct. 4 event.

Books, Beads, and More is located at 8324 Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville.