Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Being West is Best
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #4
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Re-release Date: 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction
Twelve-year-old BFFs, Ginnie West and Tillie Taylor, are matchmaking geniuses.
Together, they maneuvered Ginnie’s widower-dad into proposing to Tillie’s divorcee-mom. Sweet! Certain they are well on their way to sisterhood, each girl is floored when Tillie’s lousy-excuse-for-a-father puts in an appearance after a six-year absence. Too bad “lousy dad repellant” doesn’t come in a can. Even though Tillie’s dad has sobered up and is determined to make amends, Tillie would rather he just disappear again. If he stays, “Operation: Secret Sisters” may need to be renamed “Operation: Not Gonna Happen.”
If that’s not bad enough, the biggest bully in seventh grade comes over often and wishes he could call the West’s farmhouse “home.” When the bully’s abusive dad shows up as well, Ginnie thinks it’s time to change her family’s motto from “When you’re here, you’re family” to “There’s no more room at the West’s.”
Being West is Best is book four in the Ginnie West Adventure series by Monique Bucheger. There is a lot going on in this almost 300-page book which takes place immediately following book 3 and only covers a very short time frame. There isn’t time for a reader to get bored – it feels like crisis after crisis which keeps the story moving forward.
When dealing with abusive relationships or blended families, situations can change in an instant which is probably why it seems like there is a lot going on. As the story starts the kids are dealing with the fallout from the phone call from Tillie’s birth father that ended book 3. They also continue to help Pierce deal with his abusive father. Monique Bucheger understands many of these situations as a foster mom. I appreciate her willingness to incorporate these experiences into books for kids so that more kids can see themselves in the books they read. I look forward to reading more in this series, which I hope will be coming soon.
Because of the issues dealt with in Being West is Best, it is most appropriate for middle school patrons in a K-12 Christian school library.
I received a complimentary copy of Being West is Best. This is my honest review.
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 gift card to the winner’s choice of Amazon, Audible, Kobo, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble!
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 December 1, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on December 7, 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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