Thursday, February 3, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Olive and the Valentine's Spell by Helen Millman

Join Us for This Tour from February 1 to February 14!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Olive and the Valentine's Spell by Helen Millman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Release date:  February 1, 2022
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone
*** 2022 Family Choice Award Winner ***
Book Description:

Olive is a sweet elementary school boy who is afraid to go to school on Valentine’s Day. . .because he thinks he’ll have to get married! Olive’s mom joins in his fight to defeat the “princess of love,” but along the way he learns an even bigger lesson, discovering the true meaning of love.

Olive and the Valentine’s Spell is an inspiring children’s book for all ages that shines a humorous light on Valentine’s Day and overcoming your fears.

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Meet the Author:
Children’s author Helen Millman is a loving wife and mom. Her three young boys continually inspire her with their wild adventures and vivid imaginations. They even helped inspire her to write her new book, Olive and the Valentine’s Spell!

While living in Vero Beach, FL, she spends her time writing, reading, singing, and growing through her life’s experiences. She knows the importance of “seeing the bright side of life” and encourages her readers to “choose love, even when it seems impossible”. A friendly, optimist Helen has always loved to read to her own children and remembers how much her imaginative voices really helped bring the stories to life. She invites her readers to gather with a beloved book, for it truly is one of the best places to snuggle, giggle, imagine, and make unforgettable memories - together.

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

Feb 1 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 - The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 - icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 7 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 7 - Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Feb 7 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Feb 8 – Reading is My Passion – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 - Lynchburg Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Kam's Place – book review
Feb 11 - Captive Dreams Window  - book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Books for Books – book review
Feb 14 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 14 - @twilight_reader – book review

Enter the Giveaway:

Olive and the Valentine's Spell by Helen Millman Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

Olive and the Valentine's Spell is a cute little tale about a kindergartener, Olive, who is dreading the Valentine holiday and the possible event of having to marry someone. While Olive tries to figure out how to get out of getting married during this time, they learn the lesson of what real love is about and their worries are not as big as they seemed. I thought it was a sweet little story that made me smile and giggle at times. My young children liked it, as well, and had me read it to them again and again. 

Olive and the Valentine's Spell is illustrated by the talented artist, Vanessa Alexandre. The pictures are colorful and vivid. They perfectly follow story and help bring the characters to life. They help the story flow and make it easy for younger readers stay focused on the story. I loved seeing Olive being brought to life. 

Olive and the Valentine's Spell is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages of four and eight. It would be a great addition to a classroom’s reading shelf, as well as, the local library. I will be looking forward to see where else Helen Millman will take my young ones to next in her upcoming releases.

I received a hard cover copy of Olive and the Valentine's Spell from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Good morning, I just read your review and my heart is filled with joy! I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the story. I especially loved the part where your children asked you to read it again and Thank you very much for allowing me to be part of your blog community. Have a wonderful rest of your day. Blessings, Helen.
    I am very grateful