Spotlight: Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger (with book excerpt + giveaway)

Being West is Best JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Simply West of HeavenTitle: Being West is Best
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #4
Author: Monique Bucheger
Publisher: True West Publishing
Re-release Date:
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.”

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon


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.

CONNECT WITH MONIQUE: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


“Keep telling yourself that. Howie squealed like a pig, and you know you enjoyed freaking all the girls out—including your teacher.” Uncle Jake pointed at Dad. “He’s not as innocent as he’d like you to believe.”

Dad shook his head. “You started the trouble with Howie. He took it out on me because I had the misfortune of being your younger brother.”

“Whatever.” Uncle Jake leaned against the kitchen counter, folding his arms. “I took care of him for you.”

“Except I got detention,” Dad reminded him. “Not you.”

“Really?” Ginnie asked.

Her dad was a stickler for rules. Thinking he would get busted at school amused Ginnie … very much.

“Teachers frown on dead animals in desks.” Dad said, shrugging innocently. “Who knew?”

Ginnie giggled. “Um … everybody?”

“Big deal. I got busted by Uncle Ben.” Uncle Jake lifted his hands to air quote. “I’ll take detention over his ‘creative consequences’ any day.” He rolled his eyes at Aunt Roni. “Our uncle wasn’t big on ‘punishment’, but he had nothing against ‘creative consequences’ for bad behavior. He had a knack for making them hard, or gross, or worse yet, both.”

“Even worse, Daddy gets ideas from him.” Ginnie stopped laughing and speared her dad with a look of disgust. 


(1) winner will receive a $50 gift card to the winner’s choice of Amazon, Audible, Kobo, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble!

Being West is Best JustRead Giveaway

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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

11 thoughts on “Spotlight: Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger (with book excerpt + giveaway)

Comments are closed.