The Girl in the ’67 Beetle Blog Tour Guest Post

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE GIRL IN THE ’67 BEETLE by Linda Lenhoff Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio.

About The Book

Title: THE GIRL IN THE ’67 BEETLE

Author: Linda Lenhoff

Pub. Date: June 18, 2021

Publisher: Laurel Canyon Press

Formats: Papreback, eBook

Pages: 284

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org


Amy Shepherd greets the one-year anniversary of her divorce by throwing herself a celebratory dinner of once-forbidden foods (frozen dinner from Trader Joe’s, no salad at all, and lots of dessert) and giving away all of her married-life possessions. The art director of Kids Press, Amy has been assigned to revise the story of Goldilocks, and she finds her own life reflecting a similar tale. Will she fall for a man who’s a little too old (but exciting), a man who’s a little too young (but awfully exciting looking), or a man who’s just right, at least as far as her friends are concerned? Or will she bring Goldilocks’ story—and her own—up to date with a little help from high-technology and the Goldilocks Planet theory? Can Amy resolve issues with her ex, her failing publishing company, plus her best friend’s quandary about working in a museum that’s been universally panned? Amy will have to decide how her own tale will end, all the while driving her beloved powder blue convertible through the streets of Santa Monica, where she has become known as the Girl in the ’67 Beetle, the only thing in her life that, so far at least, feels just right.

Linda Lenhoff is the author of Life a la Mode and Latte Lessons.

Praise for The Girl in the ’67 Beetle
“I am so happy to keep company with smart, witty, and lovable characters. I rooted for all involved and applauded every romantic and professional payoff that The Girl in the ’67 Beetle delivered.
Elinor Lipman, author of Good Riddance, On Turpentine Lane, and The Family Man

I enjoyed this book so much I realized I wanted to start dating again and joined an online dating site! The Girl in the ’67 Beetle is an utterly charming novel that zips along at a fun, brisk pace. You’ll love the wide range of funny, quirky characters and the witty dialogue throughout will make you laugh out loud time and again. What a delight!
Renee Swindle, author of Shake Down the Stars, A Pinch of Ooh La La, and Please Please Please

Book Dream Cast

Photos from IMDB.com

Amy, an artist for a children’s publisher, main character: Drew Barrymore, Zooey Deschanel, or Kristen Bell

Best friend Susan: Hannah Simone (from New Girl)

Handsome mechanic Ben: Milo Ventimiglia

Attractive, sweet, but quirky dentist: Josh Radnor

Goofy older professor love interest: Patrick Dempsey (with touches of gray hair). Or Bill Murray!

Extremely handsome bad ex-husband: James Franco or Gerard Butler

Advice Columnist Aunt Lucile: Diane Keaton

About Linda Lenhoff

Linda Lenhoff  has worked in publishing as a writer and editor for several years, having edited nearly everything from makeup techniques (apply blush up and over the “apples” of your cheeks) at Seventeen Magazine to migraine studies (cut back on that chocolate) at research institutes. She has earned an MFA in Creative Writing, and her next novel, *Your Actual Life May Vary, will be published in 2022. Linda lives in California’s Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

Contact Linda at lenhoff@informativity.com, https://lindalattelessons.wordpress.com. Author photo by Haley Nelson.

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Giveaway Details

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE GIRL IN THE ’67 BEETLE, US Only. Enter Here.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

2/7/2022Rockstar Book ToursKickoff Post
2/7/2022Mythical BooksGuest Post/IG Post
2/8/2022Cindys Love of BooksReview
2/8/2022Daily WaffleExcerpt/IG Post
2/9/2022Unconventional Quirky bibliophileGuest Post/IG Post
2/9/2022@jaimerockstarbooktoursIG Post
2/10/2022Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
2/10/2022Jaime’s Book WorldExcerpt
2/11/2022Lisa Loves LiteratureGuest Post
2/11/2022The Momma SpotExcerpt

Week Two:

2/14/2022@coffeesipsandreadsReview/IG Post
2/14/2022WebreakforbooksIG Post
2/15/2022Rajiv’s ReviewsReview/IG Post
2/15/2022Coffee and Wander Book ReviewsReview/IG Post
2/16/2022Fire and IceReview/IG Post
2/16/2022The Girl Who ReadsReview/IG Post
2/17/2022Buried Under BooksReview
2/17/2022BookHoundsReview/IG Post
2/18/2022#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogReview/IG Post
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Kyle’s Little Sister by BonHyung Jeong Blog Tour Post

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER by BonHyung Jeong Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Author Information

BonHyung Jeong (Bon) studied Cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and Kyle’s Little Sister is her debut graphic novel, made possible with the help of numerous people. She hopes to make connections with others through relatable stories. Currently living in Korea, she’s always busy playing console games – exactly like someone in the book!

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Book Description

Title: KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER

Author: BonHyung Jeong

Pub. Date: June 22, 2021

Publisher: JY

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 240

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

My name is Grace, not “Kyle’s little sister!” Having a good-looking, friendly, outgoing older brother sucks—especially when you’re the total opposite, someone who likes staying home and playing video games. Your parents like him better (even if they deny it!), and everyone calls you “Kyle’s little sister” while looking disappointed that you’re not more like him. I was really hoping I’d get to go to a different middle school, but no such luck. At least I have my friends…until he finds a way to ruin that, too…! Argh! What do I have to do to get out of his shadow?!

Giveaway Information

3 winners will receive a finished copy of KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER, US Only.

You can enter HERE!

Review

Themes and Thoughts: I really enjoy reading middle grade books and graphic novels are the best because they are quick to read and easy to get through. I really enjoyed how short each of these chapters are and how this book focuses on friendship and family relationships. I liked getting a chance to see the main character’s feelings about being Kyle’s little sister and loved how the characters read as their age.

While this book focuses on relationships with people and how those shift during middle school. I liked that both of our characters are in middle school so we get to see how siblings feel towards each other, both one being a younger sibling and the other as an older sibling. I also really liked how we got to see both sides of their sibling relationship, so we see them fighting but we also see the love that they have for each other.

Characters: I loved getting the chance to meet Grace and Kyle through this book and liked the interactions that we get of them with their set of friends. I liked how we see how Kyle’s friends see Grace as his little sister and even some of her new friends view her this way. I liked getting to see how Grace’s friends don’t view her this way even if she worries that everyone only liked her because of her relationship to Kyle.

Writing Style/Art: I decided that in order to keep my review style the same, I would use this area to comment on both the writing as well as the art style when talking about graphic novels. I thought that the art was really cute and I liked how child like the characters look. There was never a time in which I confused the age for the characters and I also liked how diverse the characters were. I liked how each of the side characters looked different from each other.