Book Review

Book Review – Simply West of Heaven

Simply West of Heaven

by Monique Bucheger

About the book:

Twelve-year-old BFFs are matchmaking geniuses. Sweet! Not long after they schemed to get Ginnie’s widowed dad to fall in love with Tillie’s divorced mom, Ginnie stumbled upon her late mom’s journals, making life even more awesome sauce … until her dad confiscated the journals, determined to protect Ginnie from a danger he won’t name.Ginnie is counting on her future sister’s help to make Dad change his mind, but Tillie’s not so sure the ghost of Ginnie’s mom will make a good addition to their new family tree. The girls’ world gets flipped upside-down when a blast from the past shows up and makes Tillie go nutburgers. Ginnie is torn between helping her best friend and what could be the answer to her deepest wish.

My Thoughts

After reading the first two in this series, I was really looking forward to reading this third book (I know, I know, it’s written for young adults…I guess that means I’m still young at heart, right?!). There is a bit of a mystery running through the entire series, and this book is supposed to (finally!) give me some answers!

Continuing the story of Ginnie and her BFF Tillie, and Ginnie’s twin Toran. Ginnie is still bound and determined to find out what secret her dad is hiding from her by hiding her Mom’s journals.

Ginnie is precocious and stubborn, and at times, even a bit of a brat. All of these do seem quite typical for a twelve year old girl. (I’m always happy and rather relieved to read books where kids are portrayed realistically)

I greatly enjoyed reading this book, and think it written well, and dealing with issues head on that young adults are facing.

Tillie has had some really hard things happen in her life, and she is dealing with understanding love, and how good people could love her. There are so many lessons that can be learned from reading this book.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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