Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Simply West of Heaven by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
“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 you asked her to marry you.”
“I did not ask 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 not about me!”
“It’s not true.” 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 is true.”
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 I feel—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 me to marry you, so Toran could marry your mama.”
“No way!” Ginnie objected.
Tillie and Uncle Jake roared with laughter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
(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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