Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Adventures with Ragweed {+ Giveaway}

RAGWEEDCOVER-5It’s a pleasure to be a stop on Sage’s Blog Tour for author Linda Lou Crosby’s release, ADVENTURES WITH RAGWEED.

As part of the tour, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this delightful YA collection of humorous short stories. In addition, the author is hosting a tour-wide giveaway for a print copy and five digital copies of this fun read. Please see the end of the post for more details.


Linda Lou Crosby is a video producer, storyteller and former professional athlete. Like Ragweed, she has a unique approach to life. Ragweed is a part of herself she wanted to share with others. Linda Lou has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh and make others laugh too.

She currently lives with her husband in Montana and California where on clear days you can find her fishing, hunting or hiking.

For more on the author and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

ADVENTURES WITH RAGWEED is available in paperback and Kindle format.

My thoughts ………


Ragweed is a young teen that sees the world in a unique and comical way. She convinces her best friend, Marney, to accompany her as she takes on the world.

Featuring a collection of short stories, the book moves at a quick pace as the pair of undaunted teens tackle adventure after adventure. Ragweed thinks nothing of taking on the tennis elite at the country club or confusing her family’s gardener by secretly growing beans in their yard. She learns to ride a horse and even build a float.

The author has blended family relationships, friends and a wonderful sense of humor for a well-balanced story. The antics of the two teens will have readers of all ages laughing.

ADVENTURES WITH RAGWEED is a charming book beautifully illustrated by Andy Atkins. The colorful, cheerful drawings will bring a smile to your face as Ragweed sets off on a new journey.

Each short story is an entertaining look at life from a whimsical point of view. A wonderful addition to any library, this book is an enchanting read.

Adventures with Ragweed by Linda Lou Crosby, Illustrated by Andy Atkins, Neon Lines, @2013, ISBN: 978-0615895383, Paperback, 86 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.



The author is giving away one print copy and five digital copies of ADVENTURES WITH RAGWEED. That means there’ll be six winners tour-wide.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. It may take the widget a few seconds to load, so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by today during author Linda Lou Crosby’s tour. Do you read much in the YA genre? How did you get started reading YA?

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  1. With a name like Ragweed, you know there's an adventure involved.
    Linda was a professional athlete - what sport?

  2. Mason - Thanks for sharing this collection. I'm very much an admirer of anyone who writes stories that make young people want to read.

  3. This would be delightful for my grandson and granddaughter who love books and especially fun and intriguing ones. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Sounds cute! Ragweed is a cute name too.

  5. What an adorable cover! I wish Linda Lou huge success with her new book!

  6. Ragweed and Marney. Both great names. Sounds like it will be a great book to read. Cute cover. Mason, thanks for sharing about it.


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