Life In The Camel Lane Spotlight Book Tour

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Join us for this tour from Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleLife in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure by Doreen M. Cumberford
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +),  288 pages
Genre:  Memoir
PublisherWhite Heather Press
Release date:   April, 2020
Tour dates: Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021
Content Rating:  G. There are no offensive scenes or language

Book Description:

Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure is what Doreen Cumberford, a Scottish author, calls her learnoire! It is a combination of her story and the stories of other expats learned while living in Saudi Arabia for 15 years as expat employees or spouses.

The book takes the reader through the four stages of culture shock: arrival, honeymoon, frustration and adjustment stages to final acceptance followed by the return journey back to their home country – mostly the USA. From Saudi weddings, to falconry, to the inability of women to drive at that time, the book seeks to familiarize us with the Saudi culture, lifestyle, and deep traditions of hospitality, generosity and tolerance from an insider’s perspective. There are also chapters on the experiences of 9/11 in the terrorists’ home country and the “Terror Years” of internal terror tactics from inside Saudi Arabia designed to drive the expats out of the country and destroy the Saudi government.

Full of examples, stories and compelling honesty the author describes their most challenging journey and many of the lessons learned in the process together. Designed to provide useful insights and inspiration to anyone considering living abroad, Life in the Camel Lane shines the light on the subject of building a new identity and home while abroad, and the difficulties of the journey home.

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Meet the Author

Doreen Cumberford is a Scottish expat author who has been global traveler for more than four decades. In her 20s Doreen left her home in Scotland and drove down to London to become a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Her first posting was as the youngest and most junior British Embassy staffer in Cameroon, West Africa. Later she moved back to London and took a position with an American oil-field construction company based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

After moving to America, living in Louisiana then California, two extremely different cultures in the USofA, Doreen and family moved overseas to Japan then spent the following 15 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With 13 major moves under her belt, she understands the value of moving, building a new life and handling inter-cultural hurdles. One constant has been her ability to explore through the lens of adventure. Her stories are full of multi-cultural intelligence, messy multilingual communications and multi-global perspectives.

Doreen is currently based on Denver, Colorado although spends most of the year living adventurously in the Housesitting Lane, which takes her around the globe. Currently she is doing her best to install Spanish in her brain which previously had French and smatterings of Japanese and Arabic. She is passionate about cultural intelligence, global heartedness and life on the road. Featured in the Anthology: Empowering Women, and a co-author in 2018 of Arriving Well: Stories About Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering Home After Living Abroad.

2020 sees the publication of Life in the Camel Lane: Embrace the Adventure. Honest, compassionate, full of wisdom and inspiration, Life in the Camel Lane comprises stories mostly from women and men who lived in Saudi Arabia from 1950s onward. This memoir contains expert advice sage wisdom and stories that all globally mobile families can use to navigate their international journey. The principles in this book will also encourage anyone who is embracing a more adventurous life, or considering taking the leap to move overseas.

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Tour Schedule:

Jan 25 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 25 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 – 100 Pages A Day – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 – Reading is My Passion – book spotlight
Jan 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 29 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 1  – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Feb 2  – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2  – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3  – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 4  – Books for Books – book spotlight
Feb 4  – From the TBR Pile – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5  – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8  – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 9  – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 11 – 30-something Travel – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 – High Society Book Review & Club – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Books and Zebras  – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

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The Boy From Boskovice Blog Tour

THE BOY FROM BOSKOVICE
A father’s secret life
Vicky Unwin
21st January 2021 | Hardback £25

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What makes a good man bad? Nature or nurture?


This is the extraordinary story of the author’s father, a Holocaust survivor who left a trail of pain and secrets in his wake. Vicky Unwin had always known her father – an erstwhile intelligence officer and respected
United Nations diplomat – was Czech, but it was not until a stranger turned up on her doorstep that she discovered he was also Jewish.

So began a quest to discover the truth about his past – one that perhaps would help answer the niggling doubts she had always had about her ‘perfect’ dad. Finally persuading him to allow her to open a closely-guarded cache of family books and papers, Vicky discovered the identity of her grandfather: the tormented author and diplomat Hermann Ungar, hugely
controversial both in life and in death, who was a protégé and possible lover of Thomas Mann, and a friend of Berthold Brecht and Stefan Zweig. How much of her father’s child was Vicky –and how much of his father’s child was he?


As Vicky worked to uncover deeply-buried family secrets, she would find herself slowly unpicking the lingering power of ‘survivor guilt’ on the generations that followed the Holocaust, and would learn, via a deathbed confession, of the existence of a previously unknown sister.
Together, the sisters attempt to come to terms with what had made their father into the deeply flawed, complex, yet charismatic man he had always been, journeying together through grief and heartache towards forgiveness.

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About Vicky Unwin:


Vicky Unwin has had a long career in both book and newspaper publishing,
centered round her African roots, and is currently the chair of Wasafiri
Magazine and a Caine Prize Council member. Her first book, Love and War
in the WRNS, a collection of her mother’s letters home during the Second
World War, was published by History Press in June 2015. She has always
been fascinated by family secrets and began researching the story behind
The Boy from Boskovice shortly before her father’s death in 2012. Vicky
writes extensively about living with cancer at healthylivingwithcancer.co,
and is a Trustee of Transform Drug Policy Foundation campaigning for the
decriminalization of drugs after losing her daughter to a ketamine overdose in 2011.

The Franklin Chemists Book Blitz

 


Middle Grade

Published: December 2020

Publisher: Warblebox



Elephant Toothpaste… submarines… rockets and a chase across the lakes of England. This book follows the adventures of Hannah and George as they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with their scientific Aunt Rosalind. When she disappears, they must protect her biggest scientific discovery from two scientists intent on stealing it as their own.

A fun and enjoyable STEM tale from an exceptional author.

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One Thousand-Eyed Spies

Publisher: Warblebox

Published: June 2018

Middle Grade

One Thousand-Eyed Spies is a fantastical middle-grade children’s story about Gopi, a hapless soldier who is tasked by his Queen with a quest to save the White Island. Gopi must cross an ocean, battle a sea dragon and deliver the heir to the Island to the Upper World and to safety until he is ready to return and fight for his legacy.

Eleven years later and Nana tells her grandson Jag the story of the White Island and how it came to sink to the bottom of the sea. Jag soon realises that there is more to his history than he has been told and a great sea voyage delivers him to a very different destination, one which exists many leagues under the sea and where he must fight for his destiny and the future of the White Island.

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Listen.” She leant forward, whispering. “Between you and me, I don’t really like children. In fact, they’re just about my least favourite animal in the whole world. Worse than spiders. I just can’t bring 9 myself to care about your little plastic toys or your annoyingly loud games or your shocking lack of vocabulary. What’s your name?” “George.” “And yours?” “Hannah.” “It doesn’t matter, because I’ve forgotten you already,” confided Mrs Muddle. “I see forty, maybe fifty children just like you every week. If I cared about every child that I sent away from their family, it might make me sad; and you wouldn’t want me to be sad, would you? So instead, I don’t care. I don’t lose any sleep. I don’t shed a tear. Not ever.”



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Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet Book Tour & Giveaway


Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
PublisherVinal Publishing
Release date:   December 8, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Esmeralda Dragon works the spotlight at the Metropolitan Ballet, but what she really wants to do is dance. Encouraged by her friend Harold to audition, Esmeralda takes a leap of faith only to discover that she doesn’t quite fit in with the other ballerinas. But Esmerelda isn’t ready to give up–and neither is Harold! Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet is a whimsical picture book that challenges body image expectations and encourages little ones to go for their dreams.

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Meet the Author:

Jennifer Carson lives in Michigan with her husband, four sons and many furry friends. She grew up on a steady diet of Muppet movies and Renaissance faires and would occasionally be caught reading under the blankets with a flashlight. Besides telling tales, Jennifer likes to create fantasy creatures and characters and publishes her own sewing patterns. Her artwork and patterns can be seen online at thedragoncharmer.com.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.

connect with the author:  website ~ facebook ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

Jan 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 21 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 25 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 25 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview
Jan 26 – Instagram: All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Jan 26 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Jan 26 – One Frugal Girl – book review
Jan 27 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Jan 27 – Amy’s Booket List – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 29 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 –Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

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My Review

Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Each page is a full color illustration. Children should love to see how an unconventional ballet dancer follows her dreams.

Esmerelda is a Dragon with purple wings who loves dancing. She works as a spotlighter in the corps de ballet. As the janitor whistles in the background, Esmerelda loves to dance her ballet positions. He suggests that she audition for the ballet.

When Esmerelda shows up for auditions her large size and tail cause havoc for the petite dancers. She bumps them at different times because of her size, her tail, and the wind caused by the flutter of her wings.

But, readers will be excited to see what happens to Esmerelda next.

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Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories Blog Tour

Hopscotch Book Tour

Review of this book in partnership with Random Things Tours. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories

  • Publisher : Kara Mugleston (2 Jan. 2021)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 143 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0578834944
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0578834948

Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hopscotch-Case-Missing-Memories-Mugleston/dp/0578834944

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Hopscotch isn’t your average detective. First, he’s a rescue dog. Second, he only has three legs. When his new, twin owners, Drew and Camilla, help their friend find his missing bike— and memories— Hopscotch tags along. The answer to their mystery will help the local police solve another investigation. But the answer also makes them primetargets for a criminal who’ll stop at nothing to escape. Hopscotch must catch the culprit, find the memories, and keep the twins safe. Otherwise, he risks being homeless . . . again.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

From www.karamugleston.com

I am an author, a mother (of two precious girls), an animal lover, and a world traveller. I love all things German, every pet in the world, and fuzzy socks. 

My middle grade mystery, Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories, debuts January 27, 2021

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My Review

Hopscotch is a dog who tells this story about his adventure with his people, Camilla and Drew. These twins live with their dad, a local policeman. In their small town there is usually not much crime. But, there has been a robbery at the gas station where the twins like to stop for snacks and a free slushie.

Mr. Walker, the twin’s father, is very busy working long hours each day. The mother has died, and the children have a lot of time on their hands. They are trying to solve a mystery to help their friend Matt. He has lost his memories after the day of the robbery. Now he has a bruise on his head and can’t remember what happened.

Camilla and Drew want to help him find out what he has forgotten. Matt feels that he is in danger because someone in a red truck keeps following him. When the twins think they have clues that point to the criminal, their father brushes them off.

What will happen next? Will the twins solve the mystery of the missing memories? Middle grade readers will enjoy this case and find that they can’t put it down.

Mia and Nattie One Great Team! Children’s Book Tour

Posted in partnership with iRead Book Tours and Marlene M. Bell. Opinions are 100% my own.

Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mia and Nattie – One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
PublisherEwephoric Publishing
Release date:   October 3, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Family based book for all ages.

 

Book Description:

Nattie’s mouth was a little crooked. Her legs were a bit shorter than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But Mia thought Nattie was perfect. In a read-aloud picture book for children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving, teamwork, and love. On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age. When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how special Nattie truly is.

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My Review

This is the story of a lamb that was too small and the little girl who loved her. Mia lived with her Grandma at the farm. When Nattie was born the mother sheep didn’t have milk for her. Mia brought her indoors and fed her with a bottle.

Later, Grandma said that the sheep must live outside. Mia was worried about Nattie and tried to help her adjust to her new outdoor home. Grandma then decided to sell her to a neighboring farm, because Nattie wasn’t able to have lambs of her own.

Mia begged her Grandma to keep the little lamb. She had to show her Grandma how important Nattie could be. Your children will love to read the conclusion and find out what Mia can do that the other sheep can’t.

This is a beautiful story about how everyone, no matter how small, is significant. When Mia helped Nattie, she seemed tall and significant.

This is a beautiful book with attention to detail in the artwork, heavy paper, and hardback quality.

Meet the Author:

Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer, artist, and crazy sheep lady who resides in beautiful East Texas. Her renown sheep photographs grace the covers of many livestock magazines where she also writes newsy articles about raising sheep from her hands-on experience. Marlene offers the first of her children’s picture books, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team which is based on true events from the Bell’s ranch. It’s a touching story of compassion and love between a little girl and her lamb. Marlene shares her life with her husband and dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep: a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, and cats, Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks. The cats believe they rule the household—and do.

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Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 18 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 19 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review /giveaway
Jan 21 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Jan 21- Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Twirling Book Princess – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Authors.ace – book review
Jan 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 29 – My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 1 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – I’m Into Books – book review /giveaway

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