What’s on your Bookshelf? #2

Posted March 14, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

 I am so excited about this weeks book recommendation

This book was recommended to me by the Author Chelsea Falin 
the info about the book, Why she wrote it and why she thinks you will love it:

Less Than Humble Beginnings (Growing Roots, Volume 1)

Willie and Babette have had their world turned upside down. While Babette adjusts easily to the change in circumstances, it takes Willie a great deal more time. How would you feel if you were suddenly thrust into a world that your own mother had kept you shunned from? Follow along on the first stage of young Willie’s journey, as she forces herself to adjust to this strange new world. A startling epiphany shows Willie that she isn’t the only one who suffers from ‘Less Than Humble Beginnings.’

”Try to remember that everyone here has their demons, but we all put those demons to good use.” 
-Jack (Willie’s oldest cousin)

Why I Wrote This Book:
I wrote this book not only to tell a great story, but also to bring about some sort of realization of what the Native American people today must deal with, and what the reservations are really like. This is an important cause for me, as I am Choctaw/Cherokee mixed (like Willie) on my mother’s side, and a little Cherokee on my dad’s side. I also thought many young adults and teenagers, no matter their situation in life, could greatly benefit from the story. Willie is an upbeat character for the most part, yet completely human, prone to all those most natural innate feelings we all feel. No matter what is thrown her way, Willie always tries her hardest to persevere, and to do so in as optimistic a manner as she can…at least, as she grows she does.

Why I Think People Will Love This Book:
The book has a little bit of everything, which I believe makes it great for a wide range of audiences. It’s a contemporary coming of age story with a hint of adventure, and a romantic twist intertwined with the main plot. Willie is a very likeable and realistic character, while her family and friends represent a wide range of personalities, traits, looks, and cultures. It’s not a soft, soppy story, but it’s not as intense as I usually write, making it a great read for teens of about 16+. (There is some mention of drinking, drugs, and general references to sex and/or kissing, so it is not really appropriate for very young audiences)


Since I read this book I want to give you a review of it 
and also let you know that on March 17th I will be hosting 
The Blog Tour for the next book in the Growing Root Series
I read this book last week. I was contacted by the Author to do the Blog Tour. I found it funny that the day before a friend of mine and I were talking about Native American Culture so when I got the email about the blog tour I almost fell out of my chair. It was literally exactly what we were talking about and I could not pass this up.  The book is a Novella so its not to long I read it in about a day. But WOW I couldn’t put the book down. The book centers around a young girl name Willie, her mom passes away, Willie and her sister Babette have to move in with her mom’s estranged family but what she find is a culture she was unaware of, friends she never thought she would have and a life she always wanted. I completely love Willie she is such a strong character and as the book progresses she really grows. Her family and friends are amazing they are so well written and the story as a whole is heartwarming & realistic with just the right amount of romance. All the characters had such a “real” feel to them it was almost like I was in the story with them hanging out on the couch drinking a beer and laughing alone with them. This story with not a lot of pages but holds so much passion and culture and friendship in it. By the end of the book you will be wanting more!!!!
Would I recommend it?
Yes, yes, yes….just for the fact that it is such a heartwarming story and it makes you love all these people as if they are all your friends too 🙂

Find Less Than Humble Beginnings for .99¢ at the links below
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/less-than-humble-beginnings-chelsea-falin/1113844718?ean=9781480296251
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00AD6ARN6
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Less-Than-Humble-Beginnings/book-vLhLSVGEhUSDHLeVuxcssw/page1.html?s=mYruzO5QX0yfN4aNZaxdSg&r=9

Thank you for stopping by to see todays What’s on your bookshelf 
and Thank You to Chelsea Falin for letting me use her book for todays feature book
Please don’t forget to send in your recommendation!!!
Until next time….
Have a great day
Happy Reading
michelle oxox

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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