Tour and Giveaway for Christmas on Breakers Point by Chautona Havig and Christa DelSorbo

About the Book

Book:  Christmas on Breakers Point

Author: Chautona Havig and Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: September 1, 2020

One man’s last Christmas wish might change two lives forever.

Mallory Barrows has one last Christmas with her uncle. She’s determined to make it the best one he’s ever had.

She knows when she asks what he wants as his final gift, it won’t be a tie or a new mug. He won’t need those where he’s going, and he’s quite happy about that.

Mallory just didn’t think he wanted a miracle wrapped in paper and tied with a shiny red bow!

In a twist on a “last chance romance,” Christmas on Breakers Point introduces a new series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

Christmas on Breakers Point is the introductory book to the Independence Islands Series.

The Independence Island Series: Beach listens aren’t just for summer anymore.

Click here to get your copy!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Christmas on Breakers Point is the first book introducing the new Independence Islands Series from Celebration Lit publishing. I had the honor of reading the book with it was first published, and now I am reviewing the Audiobook. I am just starting to listen to audiobooks, I enjoy them but I wouldn’t want this to be my only way of reading books. I did very much enjoy this one. Christa DelSorbo does a fabulous job of narrating this book. Her voice is easing to listen to and she reads in a way you can understand and enjoy.

Chautona Havig is a wonderful author and I love this story. While is isn’t the story I was expecting as a beginning of a series, with the sadness and emotions so tight, Havig does an amazing job of weaving it all together and creating an ending to carry on the series. If you are looking for a book to try as an audio book, I highly recommend this one. Audiobooks need stellar narrators, and Christa DelSorbo is just that!

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.

About the Author

Chautona Havig

Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.

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Christa DelSorbo

“The voice of a friend.”

Christa has a great sense of humor and extensive experience with accents, particularly those of the Southern United States and Great Britain. Her most recent credits include: local live musical theatre actress and choreographer, regional radio commercial voice actress, and speaker for national business events.

More from Christa

Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 2

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 3

Cats in the Cradle Blog, July 4

Inklings and notions, July 5

For Him and My Family, July 6

deb’s Book Review, July 7

Remembrancy, July 8

Texas Book-aholic, July 8

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, July 9

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 10

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 12

Splashes of Joy, July 13

Mary Hake, July 13

Blogging With Carol, July 14

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book in the winner’s preferred style (Audio/Paperback/eBook)!!

*Only U.S. residents may receive a paperback copy. If the winner lives outside the U.S., then the winner is limited to an audiobook or eBook.

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/10e72/christmas-on-breakers-point-audiobook-celebration-tour-giveaway

Tour and Giveaway for Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall

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Join us for this tour from June 21 to July 16, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-10),  44 pages

Genre:  Children’s Picture Book, Adoption

Publisher:  BookBaby

Release date:   March 29, 2021

Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Every adoption experience is uniquely different but the yearning to have unconditional family love is universal. Two Indian sisters, Priya and Ari, experience what it’s like to be adopted into a multi-cultural, interracial family. Walk alongside these two charming, dynamic girls as they journey through the adoption transition to a new country full of new experiences!

“Finding Family in a Far-Away Land” is a pensive and sometimes comical book that demonstrates how children can experience the same journey quite differently. A glossary of cultural terms is included so that all can learn and enjoy what Ari and Priya cherish about their Indian roots. This story is meant to be a resource to those hoping to learn about one family’s adoption experience― and may even help a child process their own adoption story. The intended audience for this book is children ages 4-10.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall is such a precious book written about the author’s experience adopting two daughters from India. The story is told with Priya, the oldest day and her point of view. Priya was old enough to remember their life in with their parents and then in the orphanage after they lost their parents, so we get a little of India’s culture mixed in as well.

I enjoyed this story very much. I know of families that adopted children from other countries and always wanted to do that, but God didn’t have that for me. But I have always admired people willing to give children a home that otherwise may not have one. It was fun and interesting as the two cultures mixed and the issues with each side as they learned their new way of life. Author Amanda Wall does a very nice job writing and illustrating the story. The illustrations are a little bit different than a lot of children’s books, but yet they work well with telling the story. I love the front cover, I think it fits the story perfectly. This is a very well thought out and written book, and tells a story that needs to be in many families. I think it would be a good library book for schools as well. It would be an awesome resource when needing something to read to children who have been adopted, and because it is a true story I think I would be more meaningful. I highly recommend this sweet book and it is Four 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 join me for an interesting interview with author Amanda Wall

  1. How do you get into a good mode for writing? 

Noise cancelling headphones are not just for the airplane! I have a busy household, so I make the most of real or induced quiet moments.  I hunker down in a room with natural light and get a relaxing music playlist going. Music, coffee, and salty peanuts are as essential to me as my computer. 

  1. What are your favorite topics to write about? 

Personal memories and experiences are my favorite topics because there is much emotion behind the words. I especially enjoy writing about my kids because their imaginations are active. They transport me back to being a kid again especially with their varying personalities. This past week I retasted Lucky Charms for the first time in 25 years. Still amazing! I hope to induce a relatability in my writing or provoke a thought. If a reader feels like they are there with me then I have done a proper job. 

  1. There are many books out there about adoption. What makes yours different? 

My children’s story about adoption is different because it is a true story and is told from the perspective of my daughter Priya. She was almost 5 once adopted and remembers moments in her life in India quite vividly. I chose to write about their experience in India, the moment we met, and the transition home because adoption doesn’t just begin once you get home.  Many children who have been internationally adopted can relate to Priya’s feelings and experience. 

  1. You mentioned you enjoy traveling with your family. How has travel influenced your writing? 

Travel has a way of heightening senses. You become more aware of your surroundings and those involved.  It also helps you see the world outside of yourself and your norms which is healthy. There is always something to learn from someone or a new culture. I think because I absorb travel experiences in a more present state of mind, I remember details in a deeper sense. Those memories translate well when writing because I can be more descriptive when describing the smells at a market or the emotion involved when wiggling toes in the sand or sharing a staring contest with a white-faced monkey. 

  1. If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? 

I am a reflective yet evolving human just like everyone else. Being a parent in a transracial adoption is a journey of learning, from my children and many credible resources, of how to be a more aware, educated parent every day! 

Buy the Book:

Amazon ~ IndieBound

add to goodreads

 

Meet the Author:

Amanda is a mother of four with a heart towards adoption. She lives in Colorado with her family but loves to travel and connect with others through their culture. Educating families on adoption is a passion for Amanda because the adoptees’ voice is often unheard.

connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

June 21 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

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

June 22 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

June 23 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

June 25 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

June 28 –Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway

June 29 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway

June 30 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review

July 1 – @twilight_teader – book review

July 1 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

July 2 – Reading is My Passion -book review

July 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 6 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review

July 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

July 9 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway

July 9 – Pause for Tales – book revew / giveaway

July 12 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway

July 13 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 14 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review

July 14 – I Read What You Write – book review / guest post / giveaway

July 15 – Sahar’s Blog – book review / giveaway

July 16 – Books for Books – book review

Enter the Giveaway:

FINDING FAMILY IN A FAR-AWAY LAND Book Tour Giveaway

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