Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger

Posted December 2, 2020 by meezcarrie in children, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Monique Bucheger / 10 Comments

Being West is Best JustRead Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for a peek inside the book!

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.”


A playful grin lit Dad’s lips. “It’d be fun to see what Miss Serafina wrote about my wife as a little girl. To hear Queenie tell it, you two kept her pretty busy.”

“Just being the mother of twins did that.” Aunt Roni offered a teasing laugh. “She complicated things by putting us in pageants and insisting on us being genteel. Miss Letitia’s Charm School was something else.”

Dad’s grin grew wider. “Was that the one where Queenie got on the wrong side of the instructor and super-glued all of the lady’s dishes and eating utensils to the table as payback for having to practice her walk a hundred and fifty times?”

“No way!” Toran protested as Ginnie giggled.

“No, that was Miss Bettina’s School for Proper Young Ladies.” Aunt Roni giggled with Ginnie. “She put a goldfish in Miss Leticia’s teacup. Miss Letitia was almost seventy years old—it nearly gave her a heart attack.”

“How old was Mama?” Ginnie asked, wide-eyed.

“Five. Widget didn’t like the tea Miss Letitia served, so she decided that if Miss Letitia wouldn’t let her add more than one cube of sugar to hers, she’d add a fish to Miss Letitia’s. Our mama was absolutely mortified she’d do such a thing.”

Ginnie and Toran laughed harder.

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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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Being West is Best JustRead Giveaway

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

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.

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