It’s a delight to be a part of author Lisa Boucher’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for her new release, JESUS, MO AND CHEESE PUFFS.
As part of the tour, I’m sharing my thoughts on this fun read and then an excerpt from the book to entice your reading taste buds even more.
JESUS, MO AND CHEESE PUFFS by Lisa Boucher
Flo has played the lottery every week without really giving it much thought as to what she’d do if she won. When she wins $40,000 from a scratch off ticket, Mo decides they should travel to California to see one of those ‘TV doctors.’ As the result of a car accident, Flo has a deformed eye that she wears a patch over. While she never complains, Mo knows she wishes it was fixed.
As they head out from Indiana with the car packed full of clothes and extra bags of cheese puffs (Flo’s favorite), they get sidetracked a bit along the way. They encounter a young family with a broken-down car, a Clydesdale horse named High Henry who is the town hero, and a Scout group after someone has stolen their project money, just to name a few. With each encounter, the Browns handle the problems with easy and understanding taking the issues in stride.
Once they reach California, Flo has decisions she must face about what she truly wants in life. The simple encounters along the way help Flo realize what she needs to do. This is a story that shows there can be possibilities and magic in every encounter in our lives.
Boucher has created well-balanced characters with hearts of gold. She expresses this faith-based story through Flo and Mo’s acts of kindness and understanding. The secondary characters are a pleasure, as well.
The story flows at a good pace and the plot goes smoothly. While some of the actions may be predictable, the manner in which the Browns handle the situations is always inspiring.
The setting is beautifully described making you feel you’re in the car with Flo and Mo for their magical journey. This is a feel-good story that will delight your senses. It’s a quick read that will have you wanting more.
JESUS, MO AND CHEESE PUFFS may sound like a an odd title filled with fluff, but it’s a strong story filled with intriguing characters and a tantalizing adventure. Join Flo and Mo for a ride you won’t soon forget.
Jesus, Mo and Cheese Puffs by Lisa Boucher, Amazon Digital Services, @2013, ASIN: B00BHNRZLG, Digital Download, 353KB, 171 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - A digital copy of this book was sent to me by the author as part of her virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Boucher has Sicilian roots and thinks about cooking and food about as often as she thinks about writing more books!
In her spare time she travels, holds a BA in English, works part-time as a nurse, and makes pesto and homemade granola, naming her local cottage product line (Simple Grace).
Lisa is married, and has twin sons that play college football. Her next book in the pipeline - BLACK BUTTERFLIES WHITE FENCES, an interracial love story coming late spring or early this summer.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I will leave you with an excerpt from JESUS, MO AND CHEESE PUFFS in a hope it will entice you to read more. Here we go: