Thursday, June 3, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lainey of the Door Islands by Judy Ducharme

About the Book

Book:  Lainey of the Door Islands

Author: Judy Ducharme

Genre: Historical Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Release date: July 24, 2020

Walk with Lainey into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s, a time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong individuals who never gave up. Lainey becomes one of those rugged individuals as she faces tragedy and hardship. Her aunt and uncle, the lighthouse keepers on tiny Pilot Island, demonstrate the toughness needed to survive, but Lainey takes it a step further with her spunk and grace and becomes a shining light to all those around her. With humor, faith, close friendships and the young man who interferes with her ability to function, Lainey of the Door Islands will capture your heart, and she’ll inspire you to know that no matter what happens, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Judy DuCharme grew up with Lake Huron next to her back yard and has always loved the water. She, her husband, daughter, and son moved to Door County in 1984. After teaching 5th Grade at Gibraltar School for 22 years, Judy followed the calling that tugged at her all her life to write. Lainey of the Door Islands is her 7th published book and she is the recipient of numerous awards. She also writes for Guideposts Magazine. If you visit Door County, you may find her hiking in the woods, jet skiing on the bay, worshipping at her church, teaching a Bible study, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, playing with her amazing grandson, or sitting outside enjoying the beauty around her.

More from Judy

Door County, where I live, is the destination of 3 million people in the summer and fall. Lainey of the Door Islands, my seventh published book, is the culmination of my desire to write a book about this wonderful area where I live. Tourists and residents alike love all things Door County, past and present. One day as I traveled on the ferry between Washington Island and the mainland of Door County and gazed out at tiny Pilot Island, I said again to myself, ‘I need to write a book about Door County’. I don’t recall if it was that day, the next, or two days later, but the story dropped into my spirit. I sat down at my computer and wrote well into the second chapter in one sitting. I said to my husband, “I’m writing and I can’t stop.”

Blog Stops

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, May 22

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 23

Texas Book-aholic, May 24

lakesidelivingsite, May 25

Blogging With Carol, May 25

The Write Escape, May 26

ABBA’s Prayer Warrior Princess, May 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 27

Inklings and notions, May 28

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 29

Simple Harvest Reads, May 29 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Connie’s History Classroom, May 30

For Him and My Family, May 31

Godly Book Reviews, May 31

She Lives To Read, June 1

Mary Hake, June 2

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 3

deb’s Book Review, June 4

Pause for Tales, June 4


To celebrate her tour, Judy is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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

My Review

Lainey of the Door Islands is the first book I have read by Judy DuCharme. I thought it was a good read. I adored being transported back in to meet Lainey and the beautiful setting in Door County, Wisconsin. It was full of history, adventure, faith and romance. I loved it when Lainey met Clifford. They were fun together and there were few times that made me have a much needed giggle. I enjoyed watching Lainey grow throughout the book and had no problem reading the whole book in one sitting.

I am giving Lainey of the Door Islands four stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy clean, sweet, and inspirational historical romance. I, also, believe young teen history lovers would enjoy this one, as well. I would love to read more by Judy DuCharme in the future. 

I received a paperback copy of Lainey of the Door Islands from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


  1. This sounds very sweet and like it will be a great story! Thanks so much!

  2. This sounds like a very good read.

  3. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This book would be great to share with a younger friend or relative, including fun discussions.

  5. Amy, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Judy Ducharme is a new author for me also.

  6. Thank you for your review. I'm now almost finished with the sequel. At my website you can view the trailer and video clips of actual places of the book: