Aunt Truly’s Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers by Laura McHale Holland

Author:  Laura McHale Holland

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Book Details:

Book TitleAunt Truly’s Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers

Author:  Laura McHale Holland

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+ and older), 100 pages

GenreFantasy: short stories/folk and fairy tales

Publisher:  WORDforest

Release date:  June 5, 2021

Formats Available for review: ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf, Gifted Kindle)

Tour dates:  June 7 to June 18, 2021

Content Rating PG. These are all stories that could be shared with a teenager, probably even a 10 year old.

Book Description:

A dash of whimsy and a dose of wisdom for our times.

If you like stories that call to mind a simpler era and words strung in lyrical ways, this collection will take you to a wondrous world where ordinary rules do not apply.

Podcasts, blogs, movies, vlogs—people spin yarns in many ways. But nothing dazzles like a story told in person. In the right teller’s hands, a simple narrative has unfathomable power. Such is the case with Aunt Truly, a spellbinding character in Laura McHale Holland’s novel The Kiminee Dream. She is old, but no one knows her age; she travels, but 

where she goes is a mystery. One thing is certain: she collects stories.

The ten tales in this book present traditional and original stories Aunt Truly might tell you if you happened by her home, Windy Wood, where snow falls from November through April, and reality is open to interpretation. In her tales, you’ll meet a determined frog, clever seamstress, wise handyman, stolen wife and more unlikely heroes who face daunting trials. Some succeed; others do not. In the process, they are all transformed.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Aunt Truly’s Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers by Laura McHale Holland is a wonderful collection of ten adult short stories that was a pleasure to read. I love short stories, especially to read at night when you don’t want to stay up half the night reading. I read these, one or two at a time and truly enjoyed them. 

I like that Laura McHale Holland describes her book as “a dash of whimsy and a dose of wisdom for our times.” Because that’s what it felt like to me. The homey feeling in Aunt Truley’s home is sure to be a trip not soon forgotten. I encourage you to pick up this short story book for many hours of enjoyment. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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Meet the Author:

As a child, Laura McHale Holland loved the musicality of language and often recalled, verbatim, conversations she heard. A lost soul in her teens and early twenties, she righted herself in her mid-twenties and discovered a deep love of the creative process. In her work, she often finds hope in unlikely places.

Laura writes stories true and untrue in multiple forms from flash fiction to novels, memoirs to short plays. Her coming of age memoir, Resilient Ruin, won a National Indie Excellence Award for new adult nonfiction. Prior award-winning books include Reversible Skirt, a childhood memoir, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found, an anthology on sisterhood. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Best of Every Day Fiction Three and Wisdom Has a Voice. Two of her 

short plays were produced recently in Northern California; two others received staged readings. The Kiminee Dream is Laura’s first novel. To connect with her, please visit her website.

connect with author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

 

June 7 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Kiminee Dream / giveaway

June 7 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales / giveaway

June 8 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of The Kiminee Dream / giveaway

June 8 – @twilight_reader – book review of The Kiminee Dream

June 9 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of The Kiminee Dream / guest post / giveaway

June 9 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of The Kiminee Dream

June 9- Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of The Kiminee Dream

June 10 – Literary Flits – book review of The Kiminee Dream / giveaway

June 10 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales

June 10 – World of My Imagination – book review of The Kiminee Dream / guest post / giveaway

June 11 – The Avid Reader – book review of The Kiminee Dream / author interview / giveaway

June 11 – @twilight_reader – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales

June 14 – Books for Books – book review of The Kiminee Dream

June 14 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales

June 15 – Peaceful Pastime – book review of The Kiminee Dream

June 15 – Books for Books – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales

June 16 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Kiminee Dream / author interview / giveaway

June 16 – Peaceful Pastime – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales

June 16 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Kiminee Dream / giveaway

June 17- Splashes of Joy – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales / giveaway

June 17 – Bigreadersite – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales / giveaway

June 17 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of The Kiminee Dream / giveaway

June 17 – World of My Imagination – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales / giveaway

June 18 – Kymiee Tries to Read – book review of The Kiminee Dream / guest post

June 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Aunt Truly’s Tales / giveaway

 

Enter the Giveaway:

 

Laura McHale Holland’s THE KIMINEE DREAM Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

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Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams by Deedee Cummings

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams by Deedee Cummings
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  29 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Make a Way Media
Release date:   June 1, 2021
Content Rating:  G

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Kayla

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams by Deedee Cummings is the second book in A Modern Day Princess Series. This time Kayla meets a new friend when she spots a boy in the tree in her families yard. Trying to make him come down, he finally does and she finds he is her neighbor but she also finds out more about why he moved in next door. Tommy volunteers to help Kayla do the dishes and they make fast friends.

 This is another sweet book by Dee Cummings that I really enjoyed. This one teaches children that it is ok to be different, but most importantly even though things are not going your way, you can dream and do what you want to do. Kayla and Tommy are such cute characters which were created by Illustrator Charlene Mosley. I love the beautiful vibrant colors and the unique characters throughout the book. Mosley does a fantastic job of capturig the moment on each page of this story. This book would make an excellent choice for your child’s library.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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ALSO IN THIS SERIES

THE FIRST BOOK..CHECK OUT MY REVIEW

Tour and Giveaway for Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess by Deedee Cummings

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AND THE THIRD BOOK

Book Details:

Book Title:  Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess: Tough Tulle by Deedee Cummings
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  29 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Make a Way Media
Release date:   July 1, 2021
Format available for review:  print
Tour dates: May 24 to June 25, 2021
Content Rating:  G

Buy the Book:
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Meet the Author:

As a therapist, attorney, CEO of Make A Way Media, and author of fifteen children’s books, Deedee Cummings has a passion for ensuring equality, inclusion, and social justice for the next generation. Since her first book published in 2014, Cummings has been on a mission to help young dreamers and doers “see themselves” in the pages of the books they read.

Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the

family therapy and support field, and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care.

By the end of 2021, this #OWNVOICES author will have fifteen diverse children’s books to her credit, including the Rapid Release of her Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess five-book series. All fifteen of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life.

Cummings is also the founder and creator of the Louisville Book Festival, a literacy-based celebration in Louisville, KY, celebrated on October 22nd and 23rd, 2021.

connect with the author:  website  ~ make a way media  ~ twitter  ~ twitter facebook  ~  facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

May 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book series spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
May 25 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
May 26 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book series spotlight / giveaway
May 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
May 27 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
May 27 – Books for Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess
May 28 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book series spotlight /giveaway
May 28 – Books for Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams
May 31 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
May 31 – Books for Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle
June 1 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 2 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 7 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess
June 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 8 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams
June 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 9 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle
June 9 – Pick a Good Book – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 10 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 10 – Pick a Good Book – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 11 – Rajiv’s Reviews– book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess
June 11 – Pick a Good Book – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 14 – Rajiv’s Reviews– book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams
June 15 – Rajiv’s Reviews– book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle
June 15 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 16 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 16 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 17 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 17 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 18 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 18 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
June 21 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 22 – Leels Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 22 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 23 – Leels Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 23 – Sahar’s Blog – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess / giveaway
June 23 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 24 – Leels Loves Books – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway
June 24 – Sahar’s Blog – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams / giveaway
June 25 – Kam’s Place – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess
June 25 – Sahar’s Blog – book review of Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle / giveaway

 

Enter the Giveaway:

 

KAYLA: A MODERN-DAY PRINCESS Book Series Tour Giveaway

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