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The Elegant Emu by Karen M. Bobos

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Welcome to my stop on The Elegant Emu book tour presented by iRead Book Tours! It is a wonderful children's book, ideal for ages 3-7 years old. Please check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Book Description: The magical sisters are enrolled in an etiquette class when their manners are not fit for the king and queen of the enchanted land of Harmony. Can Elizabeth the Emu help the royal sisters? In the beautiful and peaceful land of Harmony, three magical sisters, the Bobos Babes, uproot the kingdom's tranquility with some not-so-polite actions -nose-picking, belching, and other noisy...expulsions. Their parents, the King and Queen, enroll the sisters in the elegant Elizabeth the Emu's etiquette class where they learn manners and other ways to self-improve like being on time, politeness, and proper personal hygiene. Elizabeth the Emu explains to Angel Scarlet, Princess Daphne, and Fairy Cora that having proper etiquette is more than good manners, it's

Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After by Anne Beall

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Today I have a great non-fiction book for you. Its a short and very interesting read. Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of the post. I have an interesting interview with Anne Beall. But first about the book. Book Description: Did Cinderella live happily ever after? You might think so until you look more closely at the hidden messages in beloved fairy tales. In this book, fairy tales are analyzed in terms of the underlying messages about marriage, agency, power, suffering, and good versus evil, with a focus on how male and female characters differ in each of these areas. The analysis is a data-driven approach that provides clear evidence for the hidden messages in these beloved tales. The end conclusion is not whether fairy tales are good or bad but rather what messages they deliver about life, even if unintentionally. Author Interview: In your book, you found female characters are weak and victimized by powerful people. Are there fairy tales that don’t conform to this pattern? Ye

The Beached Ones by Colleen M. Story

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Along with iReadBookTours I'm bringing you The Beached Ones . I'm thrilled to be on the first day of this tour and be sure to look for other tour stops through July 8th. The publication date was moved back due to the global supply chain issues but you can find it on July 26th at your favorite bookstore. One thing I love about iReadBookTours is the giveaways! Click on the link at the bottom of the post to enter :) Blurb: HE CAME BACK, DETERMINED TO KEEP HIS PROMISE. Daniel and his younger brother grew up in an abusive home. Daniel escaped. Now an established stunt rider, he intends to go back to rescue his brother. But then one jump goes horribly wrong . . He recovers to find himself in Iowa, unscathed, yet his life has drastically changed. His best friend won’t answer his calls. Even his girlfriend is hiding something. Increasingly terrified, he clings to the one thing he knows: He must pick up his brother in San Francisco. In five days. From the isolating fields of Io

Emma’s Sunflower by Philippa Warden

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Emma's Sunflower  is about a young child wanting the best in life for nature. It would be ideal for children just learning to read. This book is a wonderful book to read with your child. They can learn colors as the colors in the book are written in the matching color. It also has counting and teaches about nature. The beautiful pictures go well with the story and show Emma in all seasons. I loved this story. At the very end of the book the author includes activities you can do with your child. About the author and illustrator: Phillipa Gregory loves creating books for her own children. She has written a book about a snowman for her son and wrote this book for her daughter. Grace Ward wants all children to enjoy reading. She herself is dyslexic and chose a front that is easier for dyslexic readers to read. The letters are thicker at the bottom to make them easier to recognize. Thank you to LoveBookTours for including me on this tour.

The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

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The German Wife  is Kelly Rimmer's latest novel and it is out this week on the 28th. Thank you to the publisher for including me in this book tour.  I have read many of Kelly's books and love her writing style. ABOUT THE BOOK: The enmity between two women from opposing sides of the war culminates in a shocking event as anti-German sentiment sweeps America, when the aristocratic wife of a German scientist must face the social isolation, hostility and violence leveled against her and her family when they’re forced to relocate to Alabama in the aftermath of WWII. For fans of Beatriz Wiliams, Pam Jenoff, and Kristin Harmel. Berlin, 1934—Ilse Meyer is the aristocratic wife of a scientist whose post-WWI fortunes change for the better when her husband, Jurgen, is recruited for Hitler's new rocket program. Although Ilse and Jurgen do not share the popular political views rising in Germany, Jurgen’s new job forces them to consider what they must sacrifice morally for their financial

Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians by Dr. Rachel Wellner

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IReadBookTours is happy to host the tour for a fun new children's book. Ideal for ages 3-7, all ages will enjoy the wonderful illustrations and story. This is a long post but well worth it. It includes the book, an interview with the author, and a giveaway at the end! Blurb: Doctoroo (also known as Dr. Marsha Roo) and her team―Kirby Koala, Louie Llama, and Terence Toad― may live in Australia, but they travel all over the world solving medical mysteries. In Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians, they fly to The Big Island of Hawaii, where red, hot and very itchy hula dancers are in danger of missing their Big Dance Festival. Will they have to skip the Festival, or will Doctoroo help them in time? Author Interview:  Your series features locations in Washington DC, Sydney, Australia and Hawaii. Why those three places?   The subject matter of each book helped to dictate the locations. For the first book, Dr. Marsha and the Case of the Missing Hot Dogs and Marshmallo

Solving Shelly by Grayson Avery

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The next installment of the Sweet Water Circle is out today, June 21 st ! I’ve been lucky to be part of Rachel’s Random Resources tours for each of the previous four books. In the fifth book, Solving Shelly , The Circle is determined to end Shelly’s ‘no man’ drought. Shelly is forty years old and is perfectly happy being single and successful. She loves her childhood friends in The Circle and are happy many of them have found good relationships. The Circle only wants the same for Shelly. When I found out this was the final book in the Sweet Water Circle I was sad. I’ve loved this series and its humor. From past members falling down stairs and embarrassing themselves to getting themselves into awkward and humorous situations this series keeps me laughing. Some of the humor can be over the top and carry heavy innuendos, you know this group of friends will stick together forever. This book continues the series to a wonderful ending. It has all the humor and embarrassing situations you exp