YA Review – Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis

Finding Uncle Newton JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis by Douglas P. Cornelius, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Finding Uncle NewtonTitle: Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis
Author: Douglas P. Cornelius
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Release Date: March 15, 2021
Genre: Middle Grade/Teen Historical Fiction (age 13-17)

Links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made using these links will not cost you more but may pay me an affiliate fee. Check out my links at the end of this posts of things that I think may interest you. Thanks for using my links.

She is outgoing, but orphaned. He is introverted, but a world-renowned scientist. Would moving in with Uncle Isaac Newton work? When his head was always in a book or the Bible?

Teen-aged Catherine Barton tries desperately to connect, so seeks a match for her energy in the London coffeehouses. That women were not welcome there in the late 1690’s would not stop her, and she does find promising boyfriend John.

Meanwhile, Uncle Isaac, as new Warden of the Mint, has his own challenges—nabbing counterfeiters, including the notorious, William Chaloner. He enlists Catherine to spy at the coffeehouse, and she welcomes the bond—all until boyfriend John gets implicated in a counterfeiting scheme.

Then a case of smallpox, a pandemic scourge that had killed millions just decades earlier, sends her off to dreaded isolation in the countryside.

And Uncle Isaac’s battle to nab the devious Chaloner turns into a challenging chess match. Will famous scientist Newton be embarrassed by a scofflaw from the street? Will Catherine ever find her true connection?

Based on actual historical events and people. Author is a prior recipient of Moonbeam and Illumination Awards for books for faith-driven teens.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound


MY REVIEW

Cornelius, Douglas P. Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis. Columbus, OH: Gatekeeper Press, 2020.

Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis is an easy read. Douglas P. Cornelius has included much information without bogging down the plot. If you are like me, when you think of Isaac Newton, you think of his scientific discoveries and maybe his Christian faith. In Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis, author Douglas P. Cornelius explores Newton’s time as Master of the Mint when he worked against counterfeiting. I found the information very interesting, but I am not sure how much it will appeal to teens.

I always appreciate it when authors include historical facts and a bibliography at the end of historical fiction. I like knowing what is factual and what is from the author’s imagination. The Epilogue reads like historical notes. Cornelius also included further author notes (including information about individuals mentioned in the book), and a bibliography. With books like Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis – fiction based on the life of a real person – librarians need to make sure the book is catalogued correctly – as a fiction book not as a biography.

There would be no problem adding Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis to the fiction section of a k-12 Christian school library. The book is appropriate for middle school and up.

I received a complimentary copy of Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis. This is my honest review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Douglas Cornelius

Illumination and Moonbeam award-winning author Douglas P. Cornelius hails from the Twin Cities, MN. He began writing after careers at Target, Ameriprise, and 3M. A Cornell University graduate, his hope is to reveal the lives of impactful Christian figures through story, rather than biography. Doug has been married for 45 years and has two children, three grandchildren, cat Selah, and new puppy Scout.

CONNECT WITH DOUGLAS: Website | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis, winner’s choice of another book by the author, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Finding Uncle Newton JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 4, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 11, 2021. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

You can purchase books at: (affiliate links)

I55 Fundraising – If you are looking to purchase books for your library (or for personal use) or a company to use for Book Fairs – I recommend I55 Fundraising.

Coloring Books to RElax
AmazonTry Audible Plus

Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans

My Teachers Pay Teachers shop

If you are an avid reader, you need to check out Totally Booked: A Book Lover’s Companion. Totally Booked, a companion reading journal from The Mosaic Collection, is perfect for book lovers. As a paperback, Totally Booked travels easily and is a charming gift for mothers, sisters, girlfriends, book lovers, avid readers, book club members, influencers, bloggers, and book reviewers (description from Amazon).

Other items you may be interested in: (affiliate links)

Discount School Supplies
SAVE 20% Off Select Arts & Crafts Products To Educate, Engage & Entertain Children For Valentine's

Blick Art Materials – Enjoy Free Shipping on Orders of $45 or More! Promo Code CFDC. Exclusions apply.p>

Michaels – 20% off All Regular Price Purchases
p>

Reading Eggs – 30 Day Free Trial For Educators!

Find Teaching Resources with a 10-Day Free Trial

7 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.