Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: What's Not Said by Valerie Taylor


 

Join us for this tour from Sep 28 to Oct 16, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not Said by Valerie Taylor
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 yrs +),  316 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
PublisherShe Writes Press
Release date:   Sept 15, 2020
Format available for review:  print, and NetGalley Download (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: Sep 28 to Oct 16, 2020
Content RatingPG-13 + M. WHAT'S NOT SAID is rated PG-13+M because of four F-words, moderate cussing, two explicit sex scenes, and a couple of implicit sex scenes.
 

Book Description:

In WHAT'S NOT SAID, we meet Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman who’s on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits. Then again, Kassie is no angel. As she struggles to justify her own indiscretions, the separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. Still, mindful of her vows, Kassie commits to helping her husband find an organ donor. In the process, she uncovers a life-changing secret. Problem is, if she reveals it, her own immorality will be exposed, forcing her to decide whose life to save—her husband’s or her own.

WHAT'S NOT SAID (She Writes Press) is Valerie Taylor's debut novel. Its sequel, WHAT'S NOT TRUE (She Writes Press), will be published in the fall of 2021. While WHAT'S NOT SAID is the first installment of a series, it is written and can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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Meet the Author:

Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. After her divorce, she spread her wings and relocated her career to Boston and then to Seattle. When she retired, she resettled in her home state to be near her two grown children and granddaughter. She’s a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator. WHAT'S NOT SAID (She Writes Press) is her debut novel. Its sequel, WHAT'S NOT TRUE (She Writes Press), will be published in the fall of 2021.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

Sep 28 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review
Sep 29 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 30 – Pick a Good Book – book review / giveaway
Oct 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 1– Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 2 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / spotlight
Oct 5 – All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Oct 6 – Thoughts on This 'n That – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 6 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Alexis Marie Chute Blog – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 7 - On My Book Shelf – book review / giveaway
Oct 7 - I'm Into Books - book spotlight
Oct 8 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review
Oct 8 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 9 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 9 - Cheryl's Book Nook - book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – Momfluenster – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – eBook Addicts – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 - Falling Into A Good Book - book review
Oct 14 - Book Lover In Florida – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 - Novels N Latte Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 - Books and Zebras @jypsylynn  - book review
Oct 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 - Amy's Booket List - book review / giveaway
Oct 16 – melanatedreader – book spotlight
Oct 16 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Oct 16 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

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My Review:

What's Not Said is a pretty good debut by  the talentedValerie Taylor. This is one of those drama filled books that will take a reader on quite an adventurous ride. It had several twists and turns I did not see coming and could not have personally predict the events unfolding within the pages. Just when Kassie knew just where she wanted to go and how to live her life, something else comes up and once again turns her world upside down. It is one of those stories that will play with the many readers’ emotions. One minute, I found myself grabbing tissues and then snorting with laughter the next minute. I feel like many will be able to relate to and connect with Kassie in this book. I thought her story was full of fun and entertainment. I found it to be a quick read that kept me engaged from the start to the very last page. I had no problem having it read in one sitting.

I am giving What's Not Said four and a half stars. I would be interested in reading more by Valerie Taylor in the future. I am hoping she will be releasing something new sooner rather than later. Other readers will not want to pass this one up. I recommend them to give it a try. It is most definitely worth a read and not one to be missed.

I received What's Not Said from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Plant Your Money Tree by Michele Schneider

 


Join us for this tour from Sep 28 to Oct 9, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth by Michele Schneider
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+) ,  272 pages
Genre: Personal Finance, Stock Investing, Retirement
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release date:   May 8, 2019
Content Rating:  This non-fiction, self-help book is rated G.


Book Description:

Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth was named 'Best New Wealth Books' by BookAuthority. On Amazon, it enjoyed the #1 New Release spot in three Amazon categories: Introduction to Investing, Business & Finance, and Retirement Planning.
Plant Your Money Tree offers readers a strategic and actionable way to look at their financial life with a completely new attitude of confidence, empowering them to make smart decisions regarding:
  • What to do with their money
  • How to grow their money
  • When to make smart personal choices such as changing careers, guiding their kid's education, expanding their business, buying a house, putting money in a savings account, capitalizing on social trends and investing in the future
  • How to manage their existing portfolios and 401Ks

In clear and accessible language, Mish Schneider walks the reader through the six most essential sectors of the U.S. economy as seen through six market phases ---bullish, caution, distribution, bearish, recuperation, and accumulation. She illustrates how to easily recognize these phases, understand their interrelationships and explains to readers why they should care. Using a personal and conversational tone, Mish's goal is to help anyone who believes the topic of the economy and growing wealth is beyond their comprehension by giving them the tools to make independent, informed decisions about their money. With that knowledge, readers will gain insight plus have practical, smart options for what to do with their finances.

Mish holds the readers' hands every step of the way with her welcoming and easy to understand language. Schneider does not endorse passive or buy-and-hold type investing. Rather, she teaches readers an evergreen methodology that adapts to every market scenario.

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Meet the Author:

A former special education teacher, Michele "Mish" Schneider was one of the first female floor traders on Wall Street. Today she serves as Director of Trading Research and Education at MarketGauge.com, a 20 year industry-leading financial publishing company.

With Plant Your Money Tree, Mish combines her love of teaching with her world-class expertise in finance and investing. When she's not changing lives through education, Mish spends her time exploring Sante Fe, New Mexico with her husband (and fellow trader) Keith.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter 



Tour Schedule:

Sep 28 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Sep 30 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 1 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – eBook Addicts – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
Oct 6 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 7 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 - My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Oct 9 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
 
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My Review: 

Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth is an informative read. I am now getting to the point in life that I need to learn more about financial strategies to prepare for my future. I am not very knowledgeable in this type of money matters and I get overwhelmed with the information out there. Even though I am interested in learning more about how to invest, I get intimidated and just do not follow through. This book breaks it down in easier terms that I am able to have a better understanding and I believe many others would think so, too.

Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth has seventeen chapters. The chapters are quite short and easy to follow. It provides quite a bit, but not overwhelmingly so, tips that almost any one could follow. Following the chapters, there is additional facts and references that would be useful. Which includes: a website listed that provides more data for free, a Quick Reference Guide, Six Key Terms Defined, Notes, Bibliography and Index. 

Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth is getting four stars from me. I recommend it for readers who are seeking advice on investments, retirement and / or budgeting needs. I believe certain readers would be able to get a lot of needed information provided and find what they are looking for in this easy to use book. 

I received Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Freedom Lessons by Eileen Harrison Sanchez

 


Join us for this tour from Sept 28 to Oct 9, 2020!

Book Details:

Book TitleFreedom Lessons (a novel) by Eileen Harrison Sanchez
CategoryAdult Fiction (18+) ,  245 pages
Genre: American Historical Fiction
Publisher:  She Writes Press
Release date:   November 2019
Content Rating:  PG. This book is a clean read. The use of the words Negro, colored and a one time reference use of nigger, though not politically correct by today's standards, is era specific and not intended in any kind of pejorative sense.

Chosen as a 2020 Pulpwood Queens Book Club pick
2019 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction (Multicultural)


“This powerful tale offers a beacon of hope that individuals can inspire change.”
Library Journal

Book Description:

Freedom Lessons begins in Louisiana 1969 as Colleen, a white northern teacher, enters into the unfamiliar culture of a small Southern town and its unwritten rules as the town surrenders to mandated school integration. She meets Frank, a black high school football player, who is protecting his family with a secret. And Evelyn, an experienced teacher and prominent member of the local black community, who must decide whether she’s willing to place trust in her new white colleague. Told alternately by Colleen, Frank, and Evelyn, Freedom Lessons is the story of how the lives of these three purportedly different people intersect in a time when our nation faced, as it does today, a crisis of race, unity, and identity.

School desegregation is something we all learn about in history class; perhaps we even remember the striking image of Ruby Bridges being escorted to and from school by the U.S. Marshals. But for most of us in 2019, that’s near the extent of what we understand about that tumultuous time. Eileen Sanchez, the debut novelist behind Freedom Lessons (She Writes Press, November 12, 2019), draws on her own remarkable experience as a young, white teacher in the Jim Crow South during desegregation, to write her immersive work of fiction inspired by those events. The result is an unusually authentic exploration of a snapshot in history through the eyes of characters that are relatable and unmistakably human—living lives and navigating relationships against the backdrop of extreme societal upheaval. Sanchez has woven a beautiful story not just about desegregation as an abstract concept, but about the people who lived it—and asks us to question our assumptions about that time, and the issues it has left in its 50-year wake. 
 
 
Meet the Author:

Eileen Harrison Sanchez is now retired after a forty-year career in education. She started as a teacher and ended as a district administrator. She has been writing part time for seven years with a writers group in Summit, NJ. Eileen is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Philadelphia Stories Writers Community, Goodreads American Historical Novels Group, and several online writers’ groups. A reader, a writer, and a perennial—a person with a no-age mindset—she considers family and friends to be the most important parts of her life, followed by traveling and bird watching from her gazebo.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram

Guest Post:


Q: How did you do research for your book? Creating characters and learning who they were was a huge challenge because two of my main point of view characters are African American. It took a great deal of research to understand Frank and Evelyn. I began a personal black history study and wove what I learned into their background and their lives. I read non-fiction and fiction books. Librarians helped me find local and national newspaper articles of the exact time and several doctoral dissertations that studied the events called The Crossover. I also did personal interviews of people that experienced the time and revisited the town. 

Q: Which was the hardest character to write? The easiest? 

Colleen was the hardest to write. It was difficult to convey the emotions I felt as I revisited a challenging time in my life. The easiest? It’s Frank. Five years ago, I was able to visit the town and the school I taught in. The visit filled some of the history of the people and the community. One of the opportunities allowed me to meet the current principal of the school. The school had been reopened and now serves as a middle school. She had been away in college the year of the mandated integration, but she told me some of her own family’s experiences. The stories about her brother who was a high school senior in 1969 helped me to personalize and build a deeper background for Frank. He became the character to tell the story from a student’s point of view.  I created a family for Rachel, one of Colleen’s second graders. Frank became Rachel’s brother, the eldest son who was deeply impacted by his father’s death in a suspicious fire. Frank and his parents had been counting on a football scholarship for him to be able to attend college. But when the schools were integrated the football team spots were already filled by the white students.  He wasn’t able to play and lost his chance for the scholarship. He struggled with the unfairness but maintained the core values from his parents.


Q: What is your writing dream? To have published my story. How close do you think you are to achieving it? I’m there, it’s all the icing on the cake now. 


Q: How do you maintain that equilibrium between writing what you want and what your readers want? I have to write what I want to write; readers have ideas and I must respect what they like about how I write or what I write about. 


Q: How long did it take you to write “Freedom Lessons”?


Five years. Slow and steady. I tend to write in chunks of time. The discipline of writing every day for an hour doesn’t work for me. I get immersed in the research and the “telling”. Some writers can turn out books very quickly but that’s not how mine happened. I wrote 10-20 pages a week for three years with a writing group. We each read our pages aloud to the group and then received feedback. I had to learn to show not tell. I had to learn how to let the story roll out through the characters. 


Tour Schedule:

Sep 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Sep 28 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 29 – All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Sep 29 - Pen Possessed – book review
Sep 30 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 30 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review
Oct 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 2 – eBook addicts – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 5 – Book World Reviews – book review  
Oct 5 - Momfluenster - book review / giveaway
Oct 5 - Jackie's Book Reviews - book review
Oct 5 - Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 6 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Oct 6 - Books and Zebras – book review
Oct 7 – My Fictional Oasis – book review
Oct 7 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 8 - Divas With A Purpose - book review / author interview
Oct 9 – On My Bookshelf – book review / author interview / giveaway


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My Review: 

Freedom Lessons is the debut novel by the greatly talented Eileen Harrison Sanchez. I found it interesting that she used her background as a teacher in the during the nineteen sixties in the rural south. She tells the story of three different people who are living in a rural area of 1969 Louisiana. Colleen is a white teacher from the North, who is trying her best to understand the people of the area. Frank, an African American high school football player. Evelyn, an African American respected educator within her community. I love how the reader is gets to see the point of view of these three main characters. I found it important to see the different perspectives of the situation and how it affected them all. I could not imagine how it was for Frank and Evelyn to live during those times. 

Freedom Lessons is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy historical fiction, especially those diving in past race relations. It is most definitely not one to be missed. I believe it is one of the most important and one of my favorite reads I have read all year. I hope Eileen Harrison Sanchez will be releasing another novel in the near future. I would love to see if she once again uses her past experiences to write a fabulous book.  

I received Freedom Lessons from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Miss Tavistock’s Mistake by Linore Rose Burkard

About the Book

Book:  Miss Tavistock’s Mistake

Author: Linore Rose Burkard

Genre:  Clean and Wholesome Regency Romance/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 4, 2020

Can Miss Tavistock’s mistake ever be undone?

Young Miss Tavistock is promised in marriage to Captain Rempeare by the wish of her dearly departed papa. But the captain’s been at sea for a decade. When she finally meets him, tempestuous sparks fly, and she impulsively adopts a daring false identity. Going by “Lady X,” she vows never to marry such an infuriating man.

Captain Gabriel Rempeare is prepared to fulfill his duty and marry Miss Tavistock—if only he can clap eyes on her. One circumstance or another keeps them apart, though he cannot seem to avoid the maddeningly lovely Lady X. When fate throws them together in London, Miss Tavistock discovers the real nature of the captain, and regrets her subterfuge. But can such a noble man forgive deceit? Or has her mistake already cost her everything?

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About the Author

Linore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless romantic. An award winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, her first book opened the genre for the CBA. Besides historical romance, Linore writes contemporary suspense (The Pulse Effex Series, as L.R. Burkard), contemporary romance (Falling In), and romantic short stories. Linore has a magna cum laude English Lit. degree from CUNY which she earned while taking herself far too seriously. She now resides in Ohio with her husband and family, where she turns her youthful angst into character or humor-driven plots.

More from Linore

Miss Tavistock experiences a frightening crush at the Prince Regent’s palace (Carlton House) toward the end of the book which leads to a romantically pivotal scene. But many readers don’t know that what happened that day at the palace really happened.

Here’s the scoop:

The fete in June of 1811 was the Prince of Wales’ first real chance to celebrate his becoming Regent in February of that year in the lavish style he loved.

Like Miss Tavistock, many in the haut ton anxiously coveted invitations. At first reserved only for the peerage and their offspring, by the time of the event, more than 2,000 invitations had been issued to all classes. The details in the story regarding the enormous preparations really happened, and much, much, more.

Since our heroine was not able to garnish an invitation to the actual grand banquet, the extraordinary magnificence of the décor, food, and costume of that night had to be excluded from the book. But it was an unprecedented display, and both amazed and perplexed the guests.

The prince was so happy with his lavish spectacle that he wished to share it with the public. The unruly crowd described in the book happened on the third day following the banquet. It was reported that more than 30,000 people tried to crowd their way in that day. Men and women lost hats, bonnets, coats, shawls, shoes, and even their under clothing. London papers afterwards claimed there were great tubs at Carlton House filled with all the lost items.  Our beleaguered heroine escapes with only her shoes and bonnet missing, but her stockings and gown are torn. Perfect situation to be rescued from!

Contemporaries both praised and harshly criticized the affair. It was described as “an assemblage of beauty, splendor and profuse magnificence,” by admirers, but as  one of the princes’ “greatest follies and extravagances,” by detractors.3

If you’re not previously familiar with the Prince Regent (later George IV), this might give you an idea as to why I sometimes find him too irresistible a figure to leave out of a Regency novel. His extravagance, flamboyance and tempestuous lifestyle are just too ripe  fodder to ignore. Though he doesn’t appear in Miss Tavistock, I have numerous scenes in my first Regency series where he interacts with Phillip Mornay, ‘the Paragon,’ and hero of the books.

NOTE: This post is an abbreviated account of the event, which is included in more detail at the back of the book.

Question: Have you ever been trapped in a crowd? What was it like?

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 26

Rebecca Tews, September 26

Just Your Average reviews, September 26

Inklings and notions, September 27

Black ‘n’ Gold Girl’s Book Spot, September 27

Sara Jane Jacobs, September 28

Genesis 5020, September 28

Worthy2Read, September 29

Connie’s History Classroom, September 29

For Him and My Family, September 30

Betti Mace, September 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 1

Remembrancy, October 1

Artistic Nobody, October 2 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Blogging With Carol, October 2

Labor Not in Vain, October 2

Blossoms and Blessings, October 3

The Book Chic Blog, October 3

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 4

deb’s Book Review, October 4

Simple Harvest Reads, October 5 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

CarpeDiem, October 5

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, October 6

HookMeInABook, October 6

Splashes of Joy, October 7

Reading Is My SuperPower, October 7

Godly Book Reviews, October 8

Romances of the Cross, October 8

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 9

As He Leads is Joy, October 9

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 9

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Linore is giving away the grand prize of a $30 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: White Stick by Jacqueline Middler


About the Book

Book:  White Stick

Author: Jacqueline Middler

Genre:  Memoir

Release Date: May 13, 2020

When a positive pregnancy test upends her carefree coed life, Jacqueline Marie decides to end the life of her unborn child. That abortion and the one that followed not only destroyed two lives but also wrecked Jacqueline’s soul.

Unprepared for the emotional wounds abortion inflicts, Jacqueline turns to drugs and alcohol to mask her pain, but nothing she does assuages her deep-seated guilt. When staying with relatives in Florida—intended to give her a fresh start—she hears the gospel message, and while reading the creation story and promises of God, she encounters a God who loves her despite her choices.

As she experiences God’s grace and forgiveness, Jacqueline is able to finally forgive herself. Now a doula and a voice for the unborn, she shares her story to help other women who have had abortions know that healing and redemption are possible through Jesus.

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About the Author

An avid reader and devoted mother of three, Jacqueline Marie gives voice to the women who have had abortions and live with the regret and shame of that decision. White Stick is her debut work, birthed from the years-long journey to healing and redemption and her desire open the eyes of the world to the harm this choice brings to women. She has a degree from Johnson & Wales in marketing, with concentrations in English and psychology.

 

More from Jacqueline

White Stick was written in hopes of freeing women from the bondage of shame and guilt that comes with the choice of Abortion. This book’s purpose is to shed light on the after effects of what this choice does to a women’s soul and life. This choice is not the quick decision or the “easier choice” that the media portrays but can effect every one of your choices after for the rest of your life. Only Gods love and Jesus’s grace can free you. I was a Christian many years before I was able to forgive myself. Until you forgive yourself it is hard to walk in the plans God has for you. You the reader are able to walk with me through my abortion to redemption. This is a raw honest look at the devastation this choice brings.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, September 22 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Rebecca Tews, September 23

My Devotional Thoughts, September 24 (Author Interview)

Maureen’s Musings, September 24

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 25

Texas Book-aholic, September 26

Inklings and notions, September 27

For Him and My Family, September 28

Stories By Gina , September 29 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, September 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 1

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 2

Sara Jane Jacobs, October 3

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 4

Pause for Tales, October 5

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Jacqueline is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10103/white-stick-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review: 

I do believe that White Stick by Jacqueline Middler needs to be read by all young adults. I do believe it is an important true story of what life decisions can affect a person later down the road. The author does not hold back on what she went through in life. I admired her being truthful with herself and was able to find the courage to find faith, grace, forgiveness. Such a beautiful book of hope and redemption. 

I am giving White Stick a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for young women. I appreciate Miss Middler for telling this story and I believe others will be able to relate to it greatly. They will not be disappointed in reading this one and it should not be one to be missed. 

I received White Stick from the publisher. This review one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Blog Tour and Giveaway: One Boy's War by Nancy McDonald

Join us for this tour from Sep 14 to Oct 2, 2020!
 
Book Details:

Book TitleOne Boy's War by Nancy McDonald
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  134 pages
GenreHistorical fiction
PublisherIguana Books
Release date:   April, 2020
Content RatingG. There is no violence, bad language etc. in this book.


Raves for Boy From Berlin by Nancy McDonald:

"Inspired by a true story, Boy from Berlin shares a unique voice in the Holocaust. Highly recommended!”
- Jennifer Roy, author of Yellow Star, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
 
“A compelling introduction to themes of war, courage and identity, certain to engage young readers.” - Trilby Kent, author of Stones for my Father, winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literary Award.


Book Description:

ENGLAND, SUMMER 1940. Following a brush with death in the Irish Sea, 10-year-old Käfer Avigdor unexpectedly finds himself back in London. There, he stumbles upon a sinister Nazi plot that targets hundreds of people in Britain—including the most powerful man in the country. The one person who might be able to defeat Adolf Hitler. With the Germans threatening to invade England at any moment, Käfer musters all his courage and ingenuity in a valiant effort to thwart the Nazis. But will he succeed in time to save the day? One Boy’s War, the sequel to Boy from Berlin, is inspired by real people and historical events.


 
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  Book Details:

Book TitleBoy from Berlin by Nancy McDonald
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  142 pages
GenreHistorical fiction
PublisherIguana Books
Release date:   May 7, 2018
Format available for review:  PDF
Tour dates: September 14 to October 2, 2020
Content RatingG. There is no violence, bad language etc. in this book.

Book Description:

Berlin, April 1938. One night, eight-year-old Käfer Avigdor uses his specialty toilet-paper roll binoculars to spy on his Mama and Aunt Charlotte. The whispered conversation he overhears alerts him to a danger he didn’t know existed and starts him rethinking who he really is and where he belongs. Within hours, Käfer and his family flee their comfortable life. In a desperate race to stay one step ahead of the Nazis, Käfer is called on to be braver and more resourceful than he ever imagined possible. But will it be enough? Boy from Berlin is based on real people and actual events.
 
 
Meet the Author:

Nancy McDonald began her career as a journalist on television programs that include W5, Canada AM, and Marketplace before going on to become a sought-after freelance writer, penning everything from documentaries to live-action scripts to comic books. One Boy’s War is the highly anticipated sequel to Boy from Berlin. Nancy lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she revels in Shakespeare, takes theatergoers on tours of the Costume Warehouse, and treads the boards with the Perth County Players. She also works part-time at Fanfare Books, Stratford’s only independent bookseller.

connect with the author:   website ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Sep 14 –Splashes of Joy – book review of Boy from Berlin / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Sep 14 - Working Mommy Journal - book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 14 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 15 – I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 - Adventurous Bookworm – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Sep 16 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Sep 17 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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My Review: 

One Boy's War is the second installment from the Boy from Berlin series from Nancy McDonald. I had the pleasure of reading the first book of the series, also, titled Boy from Berlin and really enjoyed. After reading it, I jumped at the chance to reading this one. I was not disappointed. I thought it was a great and quick read. 

One Boy’s War continues the story of ten year old Käfer Avigdor in 1940 London. I adored Käfer and admired his courage and bravery throughout the story. He finds himself in quite a bit of danger. I enjoyed taking a ride on this adventure. I did not find it predictable. I never knew what was going to happen next. It was able to hold my attention from start to finish. I had no problem having the whole book read in one sitting. The historical details was vivid that made me feel part of the story.

I am giving One Boy’s War four and a half stars. I hope there will be future books added to the Boy from Berlin series. Since this it is part of a series, I do believe it would be best to read the first book before starting this one. I recommend it for readers who are eight to twelve years old who are into historical fiction. My two children in that age range enjoyed it, especially my eight year old son. 

I received One Boy’s War from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.