Gertrude Book Tour

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Gertrude by D.M. Mullan & Kirsteen Harris-Jones 

25th July – 11th August  

Genre: Children’s 

Pages: 32

Publisher: Tiny Tree 


The artwork in Gertrude really captured my attention right away! I noticed it was so different and because i loveaIdon’t know if I’ll get some of that with my gift box. If you remember, I already reviewed the book, Hector Van Groat. Once again, I love the artwork and unique fonts used. Children love all the various curly fonts and exagerated drawings.

Gertrude lived in a huge treehouse in a lake. In the past there had been wonderful animals, fish, and plants galore in the lake. But, now there was so much trash and slime in the water. It was filledwith garbage. Gertrude decided to clean out the lake herself. She tried to pull the objects out with a rope, but it as too difficult.

Gertrude really needed some help. Do you think that she was able to clean up the lake or did she move to another town? Children will jump right in and want to help Gertrude.

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If you think that pollution is not your concern, then like little Gertrude you’ve got lots to learn. She lies in her treehouse like the laziest lump, and shouts from her hammock across the whole dump: “Are you totally crazy? Are you out of your tree? It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s just not up to me!”

About the Author

D.M. Mullan is a world-travelled author from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Now living in Belfast with her family, the author will launch the ‘D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales’ series in 2021; her first work for children.

About the illustrator

Kirsteen Harris-Jones is an illustrator with a colourful past. She’s worked at a variety of creative, graphic and animation studios since 1990. Her work has been published by Random House, Egmont, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, and more.


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Inventions of the Heart Reviewer Tour

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Inventions of the Heart by Mary Connealy

Series: The Lumber Baron’s Daughters #2

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Genre: Christian, Historical/Western Romance

My Review

I’m not one to be a fan of westerns, but aside from all the horses and outlaws I wouldn’t really think of this as a western. This book is just a very entertaining story of good families that work together to make all their lives better. It’s also the story of some terrible families and people who only care about themselves and will commit any offense in order to get what they want.

It’s the second book of a series, and I’ll be eager to read the other books in this series. The writing is great and I was sold on the first page. This book has a lot of characters, but the main two are Michelle and Zane. Zane owns the Two Harts Ranch, which is mainly a cattle ranch. He has plenty of workers and also others that live on the vast property, who were part of a missionary group.

He has recently had two new guests, Michelle and Zilly Stiles, who are the sisters of the lumber magnate. They’re in hiding from their wicked step-father who desires to marry them off to horrible old men so that he can gain control of the fortune and business. These highly-educated girls were trained in engineering and building.

The story is complex, but easy enough to follow. It’s very exciting and you’ll find yourself almost holding your breath, hoping that the good guys can succeed at every turn. The bad guys are offered chances to turn from their evil ways and give their hearts to God, but they don’t. I know you’ll enjoy this rip-roaring western with enough romance for all of us.

@2022, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Keystone Book Tour

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Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Keystone

Written by J.T. Michaels

Ages 13-18 | 336 Pages

Publisher: J.T. Michaels | ISBN-13: 9781778035203

Publisher’s Synopsis: Author J.T. Michaels brings a fantasy tale of an ancient war, a modern-day murder mystery, mystical creatures, and memorable characters in his masterfully written young adult novel, Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Keystone.

The Great War ended a century ago. Peace reigns across the eight countries. Epic tales of heroic men and women of those times are recounted in song and story. Yet, history seems to have forgotten a young battlefield healer, Tessa Marlise…

Sixteen-year-old Jimmy Chartron has just enrolled at the Navale Academy of Eagleon, his mind set on becoming an electrician. A chance magical encounter binds him to the trapped soul of Tessa Marlise. As Jimmy struggles to deal with this shocking development, murder and mystery unravel in the academy. Caught in the middle of everything, Jimmy realizes that a larger evil is afoot and that only two things can stop it: himself and the ghost in his head…


Young Adults and some Middle Grade students will love this book, filled with adventure. They’re going to be looking for more in this series, because of the book’s creativity. Each and every page draws the reader in so that they really can’t find a good place to stop. “Just one more minute” will be the excuse we give for staying up too late to keep reading.

Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Key Keystone is mysterious, a little scary, and oh, so interesting! I found myself reading quickly because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. Picking a book filled with danger and excitement? This is the one for you!



Author J.T. Michaels has always loved storytelling, no matter the medium. Being immersed in a different world, whether it’s through books or video games, has also been an obsession for him. Years after writing for his school magazine, he discovered he wanted to create his own worlds for readers, and his journey to fantasy writing began with Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Keystone, the first volume in his epic fantasy series.   

J.T. gets inspiration for his books from everything around him, incorporating his friends as character ideas to make his stories as relatable and realistic as possible. He hopes his young readers come away from his stories having escaped from the real world for a bit and with a spark of magic that lasts long after the book is closed. 

When he isn’t writing enchanting fantasy novels for teens, J.T. enjoys running and spending time outside in the sunshine and hunkering down in a bookstore or library on rainy days. He lives in British Columbia, Canada, where he likes to indulge in a great cup of coffee. Jimmy Chartron and the Lost Keystone is his debut novel, the first in a planned fantasy trilogy. 

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A Wedding At Sandy Cove Blog Tour

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A Wedding At Sandy Cove

Escape to Sandy Cove, where the scent of summer and the sound of wedding bells are in the air!

Ella makes brides’ dreams come true – there’s no dress she can’t make perfect with her sewing skills and some sparkle. But Ella’s own love life is no fairy tale. Recently dumped, surrounded by fussy brides and with the prospect of wearing a hideous brown bridesmaids dress to her friend’s wedding, Ella feels more alone than ever so agrees to go on a blind date.

A mix up on the night introduces her to Kit

Kit is definitely not the man she was supposed to meet, but he could end up changing her life in ways she never thought possible…

A perfectly funny, feel-good summer romance that will whisk you away to sandy beaches and a seaside wedding. Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will adore Bella Osborne.

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Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. Since then she’s written a number of best-selling romantic comedies and book club reads and won the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award 2022.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She likes to find the humour in the darker moments of life and weaves these into her stories. She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.


Don’t you love a good wedding story? A Wedding At Sandy Cove has many of the elements you need when looking for a good romance. This Rom/Com certainly had man funny lines. The humor really suited me well, and I was definitely laughing out loud!

There are many good characters, but the main two are Ella and Kit. Ella works as a seamstress in a bridal shop. She’s overworked by the cruel tyrant, Wanda. Kit helps to convince her that she should open her own business and helps her with plans to remodel her garage.

The main plot is that Kit and Ella see her dad and his mom eating out and find they’re having an affair. They try to plan schemes to break them up, because they don’t want their parents to be split up. Read the book to find out what they accomplish. (I give the book a PG-13+) rating for cursing, crude language, excessive drinking, and stripping.

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Her Unlikely Homecoming

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I was interested in reading this book because it sounded like a sweet Hallmark movie and the cover looked like the train station I used to catch my train to the east coast.

I don’t believe that I’ve read any books from this author before, but I enjoy the way she describes everything so vividly. She takes a lot of time to describe the setting of each scene so that you can picture it in your mind.

The main characters are Zoey and Noah, who were once high-school sweethearts. But, things have changed and Zoey moved away. Now, she’s returning and has vowed never to see his face again. That may be very hard to do.

Creating a setting in a small town makes the story more quaint, charming, and romantic. The characters are believable because second change love happens every day!

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This I Promise You Reviewer Tour

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This book is a novella, so it’s a quick read. It’s a sweet romance and very clean, but it doesn’t always have warm, fuzzy feelings. Bryan and Adelyn met at the alter, but he couldn’t say I Do. His friend had shown him a picture before the ceremony that made him think that Adelyn was unfaithful to him. She was humiliated and he never talked to her after that.

Now, six months later they were about to be thrown together. She was an elementary teacher and he a rich celebrity chef in New Orleans. Her passion was to try and help those poor students who didn’t have enough to eat at home. Bryan’s passion was to promote himself, because he was an arrogant snob.

Her school was about to have a fundraiser to help the food bank and they designated Adelyn to convince Bryan to be the celebrity entertainment. She tried and tried to call him and even showed up at his tv studio. He was such a jerk! What was going to happen if she couldn’t pull him in for the fundraiser?

This Christian romance teaches about caring, forgiveness, and humility. I didn’t like the character Bryan. But, maybe you will. It’s a nice little love story.