Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Being West is Best
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #4
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Re-release Date: 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction
Twelve-year-old BFFs, Ginnie West and Tillie Taylor, are matchmaking geniuses.
Together, they maneuvered Ginnie’s widower-dad into proposing to Tillie’s divorcee-mom. Sweet! Certain they are well on their way to sisterhood, each girl is floored when Tillie’s lousy-excuse-for-a-father puts in an appearance after a six-year absence. Too bad “lousy dad repellant” doesn’t come in a can. Even though Tillie’s dad has sobered up and is determined to make amends, Tillie would rather he just disappear again. If he stays, “Operation: Secret Sisters” may need to be renamed “Operation: Not Gonna Happen.”
If that’s not bad enough, the biggest bully in seventh grade comes over often and wishes he could call the West’s farmhouse “home.” When the bully’s abusive dad shows up as well, Ginnie thinks it’s time to change her family’s motto from “When you’re here, you’re family” to “There’s no more room at the West’s.”
IN MY OPINION
There has been a lot of drama for the West family in general and Ginnie, Tillie and Toran in general so far in the Ginnie West Adventures series. And book four picks up right where the previous one left off with even more in store.
Author Monique Bucheger handles topics like abuse and bullying with a gentle touch while not sugarcoating the way the tweens are affected by it. In addition, she shows the varying degrees of family—from the West family who are close and care about blood relations and adopted family alike to broken families.
Many of the plot lines from the previous books are resolved while Being West is Best also leaves the door wide open for future installments. Middle grade girls who love horses, their friends, and their families will enjoy the entire series.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her 12 children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events.
Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life. She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, an adorable granddaughter, a son-in-law, three cats, and many real and imaginary friends.
She is the author of several books and plans to write many more. You can find more about Monique and her works on her website.
(1) winner will receive a $50 gift card to the winner’s choice of Amazon, Audible, Kobo, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 1, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on December 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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