Spotlight: Simply West of Heaven by Monique Bucheger with excerpt + giveaway

Simply West of Heaven Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Simply West of Heaven by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Simply West of HeavenTitle: Simply West of Heaven
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #3
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Release Date:
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction

Twelve-year-old BFFs are matchmaking geniuses. Sweet! Not long after they schemed to get Ginnie’s widowed dad to fall in love with Tillie’s divorced mom, Ginnie stumbled upon her late mom’s journals, making life even more awesome sauce … until her dad confiscated the journals, determined to protect Ginnie from a danger he won’t name.

Ginnie is counting on her future sister’s help to make Dad change his mind, but Tillie’s not so sure the ghost of Ginnie’s mom will make a good addition to their new family tree. The girls’ world gets flipped upside-down when a blast from the past shows up and makes Tillie go nutburgers.

Ginnie is torn between helping her best friend and what could be the answer to her deepest wish.

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Monique Bucheger

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.

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“Gross. You had a crush on Mama?” Toran, Ginnie’s twin brother, teased.

“Thanks a lot. I’d forgotten about that.” Buzz grimaced at Uncle Jake and then winked at Toran. “I got over it quick. And remember, I was only seven. But youasked her to marry you.”

“I did notask my mom to marry me!” Toran shook his blond head. “Huh, Dad?”

When Dad coughed into his fist, Ginnie laughed out loud. “You mean it’s true? Finally, an embarrassing little kid story notabout me!”

“It’s nottrue.” Toran waved his hand, pointing from their dad to Ginnie. “Tell them, Dad.”

Dad and Buzz exchanged shrugs and smiles. “Well, Tor. I would, but it istrue.”

Toran crossed his arms, frowning. “How old was I?”

“Three. Your mama thanked you kindly for the offer, but said she couldn’t accept, because she was already married to me.” Dad grinned and squeezed his shoulder. “You didn’t talk to me for the rest of that day.”

Ginnie and Tillie giggled.

Toran shook his head. “It’s not funny.”

“Oh, yes it is!” Ginnie laughed harder and pointed her thumb at her chest. “Now you know how Ifeel—they’re always telling stories about me.”

“Your mama thought it was sweet.” Dad tugged one of Ginnie’s blonde braids. “And being the kind and loving sister you are, you came up with a plan to help him out.”

“What kind of plan?” Ginnie asked suspiciously.

His grin grew wider. “You asked meto marry you, so Toran could marry your mama.”

“No way!” Ginnie objected.

Tillie and Uncle Jake roared with laughter.


(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card OR winner’s choice of Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Apple, or Kobo!

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14 thoughts on “Spotlight: Simply West of Heaven by Monique Bucheger with excerpt + giveaway

    1. Thank you. I like to say my books are “Dad” friendly–never any profanity, sex, or crazy violence. 🙂 And there are 2 amazing single dads in the book–as a former foster mom–I think it is important to show that a good dad has a LOT of value in a kid’s life. Alot of kids grow up without a good male role model in their life. Dads tend to like to read my books–especially books 2,3, & 4. 🙂


  1. Yvette,

    Thank you for hosting my book: Simply West of Heaven on your blog. This series is a labor of love for me and I love to see other people engaged with the West family. This is a fun book and contains my 4 best twists. I hope you and your readers find them entertaining and memorable.

    Have a lovely day,
    Monique Bucheger

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