Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Simply West of Heaven by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Simply West of Heaven
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #3
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Release Date: 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction
Twelve-year-old BFFs are matchmaking geniuses. Sweet! Not long after they schemed to get Ginnie’s widowed dad to fall in love with Tillie’s divorced mom, Ginnie stumbled upon her late mom’s journals, making life even more awesome sauce … until her dad confiscated the journals, determined to protect Ginnie from a danger he won’t name.
Ginnie is counting on her future sister’s help to make Dad change his mind, but Tillie’s not so sure the ghost of Ginnie’s mom will make a good addition to their new family tree. The girls’ world gets flipped upside-down when a blast from the past shows up and makes Tillie go nutburgers.
Ginnie is torn between helping her best friend and what could be the answer to her deepest wish.
IN MY OPINION
Thus far, Simply West of Heaven is my favorite of Monique Bucheger’s Ginnie West Adventures books for middle grade readers. But full disclosure, I have not yet read book four.
Ginnie is as tenacious as ever about getting to read her mother’s journals she found in book one of the series. Her dad said he needed some time before he gave them back but Ginnie’s patience is at an end. And that’s just were this book begins.
The rapid series of events that take place over a few days’ time kept this story moving at a brisk pace. When her uncle asks her to keep a secret, Ginnie gets more understanding of the position some of the adults in her family are in. And Tillie, oh, this girl has some brokenness in her that tugged at my heartstrings. Then there’s the unexpected (and for the kids, unheard of) guest who shows up.
Not only will readers discover the secret in those journals, they’ll also learn about friendship, forgiveness, and the love of family. And while what’s in the journals was discovered, Bucheger ends this third book with another dropped bomb that makes me ready to get to book four as soon as possible.
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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 Amazon gift card OR winner’s choice of Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Apple, or Kobo!
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 October 12, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 19, 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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