Wednesday, January 30, 2013

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and Review of Ginnie West Adventures series by Monique Bucheger

Sometimes it's hard to find great contemporary middle-grade fiction, so I was excited to get the Ginnie West Adventure Series by Monique Bucheger. I organized a blog tour for Monique and you can see more about the stops here.
I think there is a need for contemporary middle-grade fiction that embraces realistic and desired good behavior, instead of the easy laughs of so many of the potty humor books I see out there. That's why I wanted to read this book with my girls. 
The Secret Sisters Club starts out with a bang in a friendly horse race between friends, Ginnie and Tillie. Ginnie's strong personality and courageous attitude were endearing and my girls loved the Scottish accent of Mrs. MacGregor, the ornery neighbor. The character interactions are done so realistically that you feel as if you know Ginnie and understand her insecurities.
This book deals with real issues that open up great discussion lines with our kids. If you're looking for a good read for tweens, check out The Secret Sisters Club. You'll be pleased to know that Book #2 and #3 are out and available as well.

Read more about this book and Monique, and make sure you enter to win a full autographed set of the books and a $25 Amazon gift card!
THE SECRET SISTERS CLUB: A Ginnie West Adventure (BOOK 1)


Twelve-year-old BFF’s Ginnie and Tillie, want to be sisters. Ginnie's widowed dad plus Tillie's divorced mom could equal a lifetime of round-the-clock girl talk and slumber parties. Too bad Dad vowed to never marry again. Ginnie and Tillie form a secret club and come up with the perfect mission to change his mind: ‘Operation Secret Sisters’.

Before long, Tillie seems happier about gaining a dad than a sister. Ginnie suspects that Tillie has turned ‘Operation Secret Sisters’ into a scam called ‘Operation Steal My Dad.’  Things get more complicated when Ginnie stumbles across her real mom’s hidden journals. Ginnie can finally get to know the mother she doesn’t remember and Dad doesn’t talk about.

When Dad discovers she has the journals, he takes them away. Ginnie needs to figure out what the big mystery is before her relationship with her father and her best friend are ruined forever.

If you like farms, friends, horses, and secrets, you’ll love: Trouble Blows West: A Ginnie West Adventure.  So saddle up and be ready to ride with Ginnie as she explores the true meaning of friendship.
Debbie Shakespeare Smith, middle-grade author of The House of Chicken

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  The Secret Sisters Club: A Ginnie West Adventure

Author bio:

Monique Bucheger was born in Landstuhl, Germany to active duty Air Force parents. After watching her creative writing teacher's astronaut son lift off in the Space Shuttle Endeavor, she recalled a promise to her teacher to write the books only she could write. In January of 2011, her first book made it through the first 3 tiers of Amazon's National BreakThrough Novel Award Contest to the top 5%. In November of 2012 Mrs. Bucheger was offered a 3 book contract for her Ginnie West series. Book one: THE SECRET SISTERS CLUB: A Ginnie West Adventure was published March 8, 2012. Her second book: TROUBLE BLOWS WEST: A Ginnie West Adventure was published April 14, 2012. 
Mrs. Bucheger has championed the cause of children as a foster parent to over 120 children and her books embrace and empower people on all sides of the child abuse issue.

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