Tour and Giveaway for Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse

About the Book

Book:  Bridge of Gold

Author: Kimberley Woodhouse

Genre: Christian Historical

Release date: June 2021

Repairs on the Golden Gate Bridge Uncover a Century-Old Murder

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

Underwater archaeologist Kayla Richardson is called to the Golden Gate Bridge where repairs to one of the towers uncovers two human remains from the late 1800s and the 1930s. The head of the bridge restoration is Steven Michaels, who dives with Kayla, and a friendship develops between them. But as the investigation heats up and gold is found that dates back to the gold rush, more complications come into play that threaten them both. Could clues leading to a Gold Rush era mystery that was first discovered during the building of the bridge still ignite an obsession worth killing for?

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About the Author

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.
You can connect with Kimberley at: http://www.kimberleywoodhouse.com and http://www.facebook.com/KimberleyWoodhouseAuthor

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed reading this book. First of all I find it really special that they author names one of the couples in Bridge of Gold after her own daughter and son-in-law. This is a really nicely written split time novel. I enjoyed getting to know these well crafted characters and especially Steven and Kayla. The dual stories fit together well as the story goes back and forth between the ages. I love the rage with the split time stories these days but If they are not written well, the story is not so good. But this one is perfectly written. Kimberly Woodhouse does a marvelous job writing this story and she also does an amazing job with the details of the story. A lot if research has to have done in order to write such details and I appreciate Woodhouse for her dedicated work in this book.

This is a book everyone can enjoy. It covers a lot, historical and contemporary, mystery, suspense, romance, faith and a whole lot more. I encourage you to check this book out. You will sure love it.!

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.

More from Kimberley

BRIDGE OF GOLD was a blast for me to write. Not only do I love writing dual-timeline stories, but the present-day hero and heroine are named after my daughter and her husband. Steven and Kayla in the book are fictitious, but there are a few things in the book that do mimic their real-life namesakes.

One of them is food.

My son-in-law Steven in real life is six-foot-four and active military. The man can eat. It’s amazing to me how many calories it takes just for him to survive! Then there’s my daughter, Kayla. She was an elite swimmer for many years along with her brother. I could never keep them fed when they were at the height of their swimming careers. In fact, I joked that all I did was cook and load the dishwasher during those years.

To celebrate the release of BRIDGE OF GOLD, I’m going to give out a recipe that I created almost thirty years ago. It went through many revisions the first few months as I perfected it and now you get a special treat because I do not give this recipe out. In fact, one of my dearest friends begged for it when our kids were little. I gave in but made her promise to close her eyes while she made it (LOL) and to never, ever give it to anyone else.

Enjoy! And thanks for joining us on the tour for BRIDGE OF GOLD. I hope you love it.

Kim’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies – recipe by Kimberley Woodhouse

2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. kosher salt

¾ cup melted/browned butter (this is important! Don’t skip this step)

2 Tb. Hot chocolate mix

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk

1 – 12 ounce package mega morsels (I use Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips)

Directions: combine the first three dry ingredients and mix well. In a small saucepan on the stove, melt and brown the butter. Medium heat is recommended but you’ve got to watch it so it doesn’t burn. You want a beautiful caramel color. Set aside and allow to cool to around 100 degrees F before continuing. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Once the browned butter is cool, add the hot chocolate mix to it. Transfer to a stand mixer and blend the butter mixture with the sugar. Whip it until well combined and frothy about 2 mins. Gradually add eggs and flour mixture, beating on low just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoop, drop heaping TB scoops 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes, watching carefully. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks. Enjoy!

For other fun tidbits about BRIDGE OF GOLD make sure you check out my blog at – kimberleywoodhouse.com

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 24

The Sacred Line, June 24

The Write Escape, June 24

lakesidelivingsite, June 24

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 25

HappyWhenReading, June 25

Reflections From My Bookshelves, June 25

Through the Fire Blogs, June 25

Texas Book-aholic, June 26

Bigreadersite, June 26

Pause for Tales, June 26

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 26 (Author Interview)

Inklings and notions, June 27

Christian Bookaholic , June 27

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 27

For the Love of Literature, June 28

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, June 28

All-of-a-kind Mom, June 28

Where Faith and Books Meet, June 28

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 29

Bliss Books and Jewels, June 29

Lis Loves Reading, June 29

For Him and My Family, June 29

deb’s Book Review, June 30

Simple Harvest Reads, June 30 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Livin’ Lit, June 30

Remembrancy, June 30

Older & Smarter?, July 1

Lighthouse-Academy, July 1

Tell Tale Book Reviews, July 1

Genesis 5020, July 1

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, July 2

Betti Mace, July 2

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, July 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 3

Inspiration Clothesline, July 3

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, July 3

Live.Love.Read., July 3

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 4

Mamma Loves Books, July 4

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, July 4

Mary Hake, July 4

Blossoms and Blessings, July 5

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 5

Blogging With Carol, July 5

Connie’s History Classroom, July 6

Life of Literature, July 6

A Baker’s Perspective, July 6

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 7

To Everything There Is A Season , July 7

KarenSueHadley, July 7

Splashes of Joy, July 7

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kimberley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Tour and Giveaway for James Dreadful and the Spell-Guardian by Alan Creed

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Join us for this tour from June 21 to July 9, 2021!

Book Details:
 

  1. Book Title:  James Dreadful and the Spell-Guardian” (The Dreadful Series Book 1) by Alan Creed””
    Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  280 pages
    GenreFantasy
    Publisher:  Creed Publishing
    Release date:  March, 2021
    Content Rating:  PG.

 

Book Description:

Fourteen-year-old James Dreadful is living a normal life in a small Colorado town. But his past is anything but normal. Born in Nobrocoso—a mystical land of magic and myths—James was brought to earth at the age of three to escape sorcerous assassins after the death of his parents.

When a powerful and evil goblin arrives years later to steal a secret book that once belonged to his father, James discovers his father’s true identity—Jack Dreadful was the Dark Lord who waged a terrible war in Nobrocoso.

Now, dark forces are stirring, and James must return to Nobrocoso to confront the legacy of blood left by his father. But as James learns his father’s secrets, he fears saving himself might just cost him his soul.

​Can James survive a dangerous, mystical land haunted by his father’s blood-stained deeds? Or will he choose the path of the Dark Lord and meet the same abysmal end?

 
Buy the Book:
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Meet the Author:

Alan Creed fell in love with storytelling after seeing Star Wars for the first time as a child. When he was ten years old, his tutor asked him to write sentences containing three words: Ocean, Desert and Jungle. Instead of sentences, Alan wrote a 103-page story entitled Journey through the Desert. That’s when he knew he wanted to be a writer. His 103-page story served as the source material for the Dreadful Series. Alan is currently working on the next installment in the James Dreadful series.

connect with the author: website ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

June 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway

June 22 – Working Mommy journal – book spotlight / giveaway

June 22 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / giveaway

June 22 – @twilight_reader – book spotlight

June 23 – Carpinello’s Writing Pages – book spotlight / giveaway

June 23 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway

June 24 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

June 25 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

June 28 –Books for Books – book spotlight

June 29 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / giveaway

June 29 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway

June 30 – I Read What You Write – book spotlight / giveaway

June 30 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

July 1 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

July 2 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

July 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway

July 6 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

July 7 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway

July 7 – GivernyReads – book spotlight / giveaway

July 8 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway

July 9 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

 

JAMES DREADFUL AND THE SPELL GUARDIAN Book Tour Giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for BOB THE BANANA GOES BAD by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain

Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 9, 2021!

 

Book Details:

Book Title: BOB THE BANANA GOES BAD by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   June, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

 

  Book Description:

In this heartwarming story, Bob the banana goes on an emotional journey as he worries about going bad before he can be of any use to Mr. Abbot. With the help of his friends, he learns to hold on to the hope that he will get picked by Mr. Abbott before it is too late. Through their combined support and perseverance of his refrigerated friends, Bob may be just the right item for Mr. Abbot someday.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ Target
Mascot Books
author website
add to goodreads

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Bob the Banana Goes Bad is the cutest book about a banana waiting for someone to finally pick him to eat. Along with his friends, some of them being Burnie the Big Bagel, who is the mayor, or Arvid the apple and Patrick the Potato. Meet these friends and more in this beautiful book. 

The refrigerator is full of fruits and vegetables just waiting their turn to be picked to eat. None of them wants to stay until they are gone bad. No one wants to be left out. This is such a cute way of teaching children how important each of them is. I love the beautiful colors, the blue cover with Bob the Banana is so pretty. Juan Dias does an amazing job with creating the cover and each of these quirky and fun items in the refrigerator. The expressions on each face is just so adorable. This is a book that any child will want to read over and over. I highly recommend this book to any child’s library and the library of any school, daycare, preschool, and anywhere children will be. Bob the Banana Goes Bad is such an adorable book inside and out. This one is Five Stars for me. 

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.

 

Now stay tuned for an interesting interview with authors

  • What is the message in the story that you would like to convey to the readers?
    • I want kids to learn that when things seem bad, they shouldn’t just give up hope. They always have the support from their friends, and in the end, things might end up better than they thought.
  • Is this a personal message to you and why?
    • I too, have experienced times where I thought things seemed bad in my life, but I held onto hope and things got better.
  • Other than writing, do you have any other creative talents?
    • For me, music is another creative outlet.  I was drawn to music when I was very young and went on to study it in school and perform with many groups over the years. 
  • How long have you been writing?
    • I only recently resumed my love of creative writing in recent years when my family urged me to publish Bob the Banana.  Before that, I enjoyed writing throughout grade school, though it took a back seat to music from college until now.
  • What do you enjoy about writing the most?
    • I enjoy the creative process of putting my thoughts and visions on paper.  Seeing it come to fruition in the end is the best part.
  • Will this be a series, or more?
    • I plan for Bob the Banana to be a series and I’m already working on the second book. 

Meet the Authors:

 

Steve Petzinger first created the concept for Bob the Banana when he was just twelve years old. His mother kept the original version, and over the years, his family urged him to publish it. In 2020, he decided to finally take their advice.

 

 Petzinger sought help from his close friend, Selia Akbar-Hussain, who has been teaching preschool for eight years. She has read hundreds of children’s books and is knowledgeable about children’s books content. After months of hard work, their dreams of publishing a children’s book came true.

connect with the authors: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

June 14 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 16 – I Read Kid’s Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 16 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
June 18 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – Lisa Everyday Reads  – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
June 22 – @twilight_reader – book review
June 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 28 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 30 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
July 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 2 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 2 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 6 – Reading is My Passion – book review
July 6 – Because I said so- adventures in parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 8 – Laura’s Interests – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 9 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 9 – The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway 

  Enter the Giveaway:

 

BOB THE BANANA GOES BAD Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

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