Sunday, October 11, 2020

Blurb Blitz Tour: Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath

Congratulations to tour winner Martha L. and to host winner All the Ups and Downs.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all the stops have now been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for PINE ISLAND HOME by Polly Horvath, a Middle Grade fiction available now from Holiday House/Margaret Ferguson Books. The tour will run October 19 - November 13, and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF copy of the book is available for review.

Polly will be awarding a print copy of the book to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a print copy of the book to a randomly drawn host.

Four sisters search for true family in this story of resilience by a Newbery Honor author.

When the McCready sisters' parents are washed away in a tsunami, their Great Aunt Martha volunteers to have them live with her on her farm in British Columbia. But while they are traveling there, Martha dies unexpectedly, forcing Fiona, the eldest, to come up with a scheme to keep social services from separating the girls - a scheme that will only work if no one knows they are living on their own.

Fiona approaches their grouchy and indifferent neighbor Al and asks if he will pretend to be their live-in legal guardian should papers need to be signed or if anyone comes snooping around. He reluctantly agrees, under the condition that they bring him dinner every night.

As weeks pass, Fiona takes on more and more adult responsibilities, while each of the younger girls finds their own special role in their atypical family - But even if things seem to be falling into place, Fiona is sure it's only a matter of time before they are caught.

Written in Polly Horvath's inimitable style, gentle humor and tough obstacles are woven throughout this story about the bonds of sisterhood and what makes a family.

October 19: Lisa's Reading
October 20: FUONLYKNEW
October 21: The Avid Reader
October 22: Novels Alive
October 23: The Faerie Review
October 26: Literary Gold
October 27: Readeropolis
October 28: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
October 29: Our Town Book Reviews
October 30: Jazzy Book Reviews
November 2: Books in the Hall
November 3: Let Me Tell You a Story
November 4: Long and Short Reviews
November 4: Rogue's Angels
November 5: Welcome to My World of Dreams
November 6: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
November 9: Kit 'N Kabookle
November 10: The Phantom Paragrapher
November 11: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
November 12: Hurn Publications
November 13: All the Ups and Downs