Emma’s Sunflower Book Tour

Emma’s Sunflower by Philippa Warden 

Genre: Children’s

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Book Blurb

Mother Nature has a cunning plan and, much to Emma’s delight, a discarded sunflower seed snuggled deep in the soil grows through the different seasons and emerges on her birthday. The sunflower attracts the family of greenfinch Emma feared lost back to the garden. This lovely picture book covers concepts of nature, birds, seasons, colors, and counting. It’s also created with a dyslexia friendly font.

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My Review

I love calm and sweet books that are good to read to your children at bedtime or anytime. Children get so much stimulation, reading a good book to them helps them to relax and just be a child. The best books have whimsical illustrations that draw the child into the artwork.

Emma’s Sunflower is such a beautiful little book. In it’s short 36 pages you’ll find the little girl named Emma. She loved to watch the birds and put sunflower seeds out for them to eat in the autumn. The birds loved it and spilled some on the ground.

When Spring came, what would happen to the birds? Join Emma and her sweet story.

I Thought I Heard An Angry Bear Book Tour


 



Children’s Book

Date Published: March 11, 2022

Publisher: MindStir Media

Illustrated by: Lizette Duvenage



I Thought I Heard an Angry Bear?! I peek my head out my bedroom door to investigate. The noises grow louder and louder. My mind runs wild with fear trying to figure out what it could be as I struggle to escape the horrifying sounds. Is it something lurking in the hallway? Or is it my imagination?

Join Parina and the storybook character on this curious, mysterious, haunting adventure.




 
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For Better & For Worse Book Tour

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For Better & For Worse

by Quint Emm Ellis

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GENRE:   Christian Romance

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These ex-lovebirds are busy building a nest for one. But can she be convinced to make room for him, too?

Despite attending the same congregation and university, Ashe and Stephen’s circles had never seemed to cross.

One class project changed everything…for the better; until secrecy and youthful indiscretion pulled them apart.

Will an unexpectant reunion in their adult years allow Ashe and Stephen to rewrite a history riddled with regret and heartbreaking choices?

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EXCERPT

She watched him visibly flinch before grinding his teeth, seemingly steeling himself against her onslaught.

She made a move to rise from the table.

“Now, Ashe,” he said, grasping her hand to stop her advancement. “We have to talk about this. If we’re going to work together you can’t just walk away again.”

“Me walk away? Again?” she hissed, looking up at her surroundings before calmly reclaiming her seat, glaring at him.

In as low a volume as she could muster she continued.

“You’re the one that walked away, Stephen. Well before I ever left.” And there it was; the quavering in her voice. The dreaded tightening of the throat that threatened to turn her words into the mewings of a lamb. But she couldn’t stop now. “And you didn’t feel the need to resolve things, then.” She wrenched her hand from his. “So if you have even an inkling of compassion reserved for me, don’t pretend to feel any obligation to patch things up, now.”

After managing to detangle her legs from the bench, she faced him. “As a matter of fact, the best thing you can do for me right now is leave me alone.”

She turned to stomp away, crashing into the muscled arm and shoulder of a man that’d been walking up to their table.

“Hey! Slow down there,” Luke grumbled good-naturedly as he steadied her with a gentle hand on her elbow.

Ashe swallowed, her eyes glistening even as her expression shifted from shock to embarrassment.

“Sorry,” she said quickly as she darted around him to continue her escape toward the house in search of a bathroom.

Stephen stood to follow her; but Luke smoothly slid his body to block his path.

“I’m telling you, Man. Whatever it is, it’s best to let it go for now.”

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MY REVIEW

I love Contemporary Christian Romances, especially if they are new or current. The current events and relatable products makes it easier to follow the story line. I love how the Tiny House movement was the backdrop for this book. Tiny Homes are so trendy and I, like many of you, would love to have one of these.

This book is well written and I was able to jump right in and know what was going on. Some books take me the first third of the book before I understand who the characters are. I really liked the characters Ashe and Stephen. They seem really down to earth and are trying to make sure they follow their Christian convictions now that they’re older and wiser.

I loved how they used accountability with their friends to keep their relationship on the right level. Although they had made mistakes in their past, they worked hard to make things right. Their Christian friends helped them, but would his parents accept that his girl-friend was an African American?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

– Toni Morrison

Quint Emm Ellis enjoys penning plots centering around unabashedly nerdy, introverted, cinnamon-roll mantic, passionate, fallible women who happen to be black, who happen to be Christian, and who happen to love an uplifting and, possibly, inspirational story.

She enjoys listening to audio books, watching movies, finding great deals and spoiling her cat and dog rotten. Her dream is to be able to walk around in loose pajama pants all day and geek out while mastering niche crafts like music production, film editing and electro etching.

Website: https://QuintEmmEllis.com

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Author Interview

I love Christian Romance Books: Have You Got Another Book Planned? Or anything from your backlist you’d like to share? 

I’ve always felt pretty blessed upon finding a good romance novel with Christian themes and/or characters. It’s nice to read a novel that aligns with my faith, and offers all of the warm and fun feelings I think we all expect from those mini-vacations. It’s hard to find that combination in Contemporary romances. It can also be difficult to find romances featuring female main characters and male main characters who are over forty. Not to mention leads who are curvy and involved in interracial relationships. So I started the journey in 2021 to contribute to that very specific space. I’ve since developed two series. 

“The Bonfire Circle” series is a three-book series featuring my debut novel, “Whatever It Takes”. This book was written over several months before I decided to take the plunge and share it with the world. My pleasure in learning that there were readers with whom the book resonated prompted me to continue the series by building off of the book’s closing scene.

My latest series is titled “The Sisterhood of the Tiny House Revolution”, and it follows the overlapping stories of four friends falling in love with the men who are helping them build their dream tiny homes. “For Better & For Worse,” is the series’ third novel and it will be released on June 30th! The final installment of the series is underway, and it will detail the romance of the most adventurous member of the ladies’ group. I’m greatly looking forward to completing the series. But even more than that, with each book I get the chance to know all of these beautiful characters that much more.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE: Quint Emm Ellis will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Lucas Twigg’s Truly Terrible Luck Book Tour

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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Lucas Twigg’s Truly Terrible Luck by Andy Rigden and James Landon 

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Lucas seems to be the world’s unluckiest kid. He gets splashed on the way to school every time it rains. Birds are queuing up to poop on his head. And he narrowly avoids being crushed by a falling meteor. But all that changes when his Mum lends him his Dad’s lucky football pants. Another fantastic tale from the Author and Illustrator team behind My Mum’s a Bug-eyed Monster!

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My Review

Lucas Twiggs was a little boy with all the bad luck a child could have. When he turned three everything started going wrong for him. He got all the bird poo that fell on him. He always was hit by a wayward drone or a spray of water. He got so tired of it, so his mum tried to help him. She found his dad’s lucky underpants. He wore them and all of the sudden his luck turned around. He was so happy, especially when math class was cancelled. But what was going to happen to his dad, who needed his lucky pants when his favorite football team played?

Why We Walk Blog Tour

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Why We Walk

When we walk we see things that we would have missed if we drove. Things like birds, cats, & squirrels. When we walk we have fun spending time together. We talk and learn how walking can help to care for our planet. Join Siena and her dad as they walk to school and discover every little step counts.

This is the second book in the Siena’s Stories series. The first book, The Dance of the Snow Tractors, was named a top book for children in the automobile category by Newsweek magazine.

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My Review

This is a lovely little book written for children. The illustrations are whimsical and children will enjoy learning how the father and daughter walk to school. I love how they showed the various hats and gear that can be needed when the weather calls for it.

Finally, the little girl asked her father “Why do we walk? The author gives a great answer…..what would you say?

Author Bio – Siena is a real Canadian kid who likes making up stories with her father. Both of whom choose to create these books somewhat anonymously.

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To Love a Viking Review

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To Love a Viking by Heather Day Gilbert & Jen Cudmore

Get swept up in an enthralling new romance series featuring women who rule the hearts of Viking men.

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Series: Tavland Vikings #1
Publisher: WoodHaven Press
Release Date: June 27, 2022
Genre: Historical/Viking Romance, Christian

Get swept up in an enthralling new romance series featuring women who rule the hearts of Viking men.

ELLISIF~
Forced into a financially advantageous marriage that spirals into a nightmare, Ellisif cannot help but imagine what might have been and ache for what was lost. The only lights in her life are her daughters and the friendships she’s forged with the household servants.

Though seven years have passed since Ellisif wed another man, Dagar still cannot forget the woman who captured his youthful heart. As the Viking warrior battles for his country’s future, he finds himself entangled in a personal war for Ellisif’s freedom that could cost his family their reputation and standing with the king. If he risks all, can he save the woman whose face still haunts his dreams? And if given another chance, will she choose him?

INARA~
Escaped slave Inara is determined to start a new life. Under the guidance of warrior and shipbuilder Håkon, her sword skill grows, as does her confidence that the Viking men will accept her as a warrior in her own right.

When she is selected to lead a perilous rescue mission to protect Ellisif, Inara finds herself blindsided by feelings for Håkon…and by threats to her freedom far closer than she feared. As dreams and desires collide, she wrestles against the lies holding her captive. Can she conquer her doubts before all that she’s hoped for slips from her hands?

Written by award-winning historical author Heather Day Gilbert and fresh voice Jen Cudmore, two love stories entwine in this sweeping Viking-era romance, the first novel in the Tavland Vikings series.

MY REVIEW

I love Historical Fiction, but have never been a fan of Viking tales. I tried to start reading the book with an open mind. The beginning of the book was so filled with Viking names and descriptions of their surroundings, that I got bogged down. As the story developed and the plot became obvious I found the book to be very interesting.

We have a story in which one of the women has had her heart broken because her first arranged marriage didn’t work out. She was married to a man who could provide a comfortable home, but no love. She was abused physically and mentally and her husband cheated on her openly.

She longed for her true love, but dared not act on the feelings because of her Christian faith and the love for her children. Her true love longed for her, but knew that she belonged to someone else. He still tried to help her from afar.

The other woman was a striking Viking woman who was good at self-defense. She had been a slave and wanted desperately to be free. When she does earn her freedom, the man who freed her asked her to work undercover as a slave. Although she was paid well to do this, it was terribly hard on her heart.

I enjoyed the book as the relationships with God and with others was beautifully described. This emotional read will be most loved by those who enjoy reading about Vikings, but it’s a great read for everyone else, too.