Friday, January 24, 2020

Broken Promises Kick-Off Package and #giveaway!!!!

About the Book

Book:  Broken Promises
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre:  Middle Grade
Release Date: December 15, 2019
A school play sounds like fun…for some.
As she settles into life in the middle school of her new hometown, Zoey agrees to audition for the school play to encourage Louisa. Isn’t that what a BFF does? But she’s none too sure it’ll actually be fun—especially when she’s cast as a dog! Louisa really does need her support though when some of the older girls get upset at a sixth grader landing the lead role. Zoey does her best to be supportive and finally begins to feel really at home with her grandparents and at school.
Until someone pulls the plug on all her dreams.

Marilyn's thoughts:  Melody Carlson created a fun and realistic series Being Zoey.  Broken Promises is book 3, which can be read as a standalone. Zoey’s life isn’t easy living with her grandparents, having an overzealous BFF, feeling abandoned by her mother but she is willing to fulfill her promises. She knew what it felt like when promises are not kept. As her middle school gears up for a play, she takes the plunge and audition with Louisa, her BFF. She faced challenges, heard mean spirited remarks and so much more but is one determined young sixth grader that is giving her all. She faced her mother’s return with prayer and a heartfelt letter that showed her maturity. Carlson brought this story to life with all the drama found among preteens with a nice faith message for Zoey and Louisa. This is a series I would recommend for girls ages 8 and up that needs to see how they can shine by being themselves through God.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit and the publisher. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. I have expressed my own opinion.

Click here for your copy.

About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

More from Melody

For many tweens, middle school is a jungle of insecurities, mean girls, and disappointments. As usual I gave Zoey plenty to deal with. Including a BFF with high expectations and an absentee mom who still hasn’t grown up. Even though some people let her down, Zoey keeps plugging along, even playing Sandy the dog in the school play. And through her struggles she changes and matures — kind of like real life.

Blog Stops

janicesbookreviews, January 19
deb’s Book Review, January 22
Texas Book-aholic, January 23
Older & Smarter?, January 25
Mary Hake, January 25
Blogging With Carol, January 29
Remembrancy, January 29
Vicky Sluiter, January 30


To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of Broken Promises and the classic Annie movie (DVD or digital download, winner’s choice)!!
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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