Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Secret Sisters Club
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #1
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Release Date: March 18, 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction
Twelve-year-old BFF’s Ginnie and Tillie, want to be sisters. Tillie’s divorced mom plus Ginnie’s widowed dad could equal a lifetime of round-the-clock girl talk and slumber parties. Too bad Dad vowed to never marry again. Ginnie and Tillie form a secret club. They come up with the perfect mission to change his mind: ‘Operation Secret Sisters’.
Before long, Tillie seems happier about gaining a dad than a sister. Ginnie suspects that Tillie has turned ‘Operation Secret Sisters’ into a scam called ‘Operation Steal My Dad.’ Things get more complicated when Ginnie stumbles across her real mom’s hidden journals. Ginnie can finally get to know the mother she doesn’t remember and Dad doesn’t talk about.
When Dad discovers she has the journals, he takes them away. Ginnie needs to figure out what the big mystery is before her relationship with her father and her best friend are ruined forever.
IN MY OPINION
In book one of the Ginnie West Adventures, Monique Bucheger writers believable characters who, at the age of twelve, live lives full of family, friendship, and a good bit of drama.
Ginnie West and her best friend Tillie have always wanted to be sisters but when Tillie comes up with a plan to make that happen Ginnie isn’t quite as gung-ho about the plan. As Tillie longs for a dad, Ginnie wants to know more about her deceased mother.
I appreciated the relationship Ginnie has with her twin brother and her father (even when she is angry with him, he does his best to remain calm and patient with his demonstrative daughter).
Bucheger touches on topics like abuse, the loss of a parent, and obedience in ways appropriate for the ages of her readers. And, while most of the story wraps up by the end, there is one story thread to bring them back to the next adventure with Ginnie and the rest of the Wests.
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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 Google Play, Apple, or Kobo!
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