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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eclair Goes to Stellas ~ A sweet story for girls by Michelle Weidenbenner (BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!)


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.

So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

Book Reading Age: First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

This is a great, easy, read for girls. The story is fast paced and doesn't have any "boring" spots at all. I'm 38 and it kept me intrigued. I have a feeling the story of Éclair is just beginning and we're going to learn a lot more about her and her journey!

This book is just an introduction of sorts to Éclair and all of her new "friends". She's in a strange place with a Grandma she barely knows. I think many children will be able to relate to little Éclair on many levels. This book does leave you waiting for the next one! There are so many questions that need to be answered (and will be in due time)! One thing we do Stella makes some good dessert!

I can't wait to see what comes up next for our little Éclair and I really want to know what happens with her mom!

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eclair pic

“Do you want to name her?” Stella said. 

I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.” 

I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.” 

About the Author

Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters' plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the 'other' side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


5 Lucky Winners !!

1st Prize - $25 or Paypal Cash (WW) plus Sterling Silver & Brass Horse Charm Necklace and Signed Eclair Book 

4 more winners will each receive a Signed Eclair Book

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  1. Such a cutey pie of a read, I enjoyed it too and I'm a little older than you lol xx

    1. Lol Sharon! I'm glad I got in on this one but now I'm anxiously awaiting book 2!

  2. Thanks for the review and for taking time to read Eclair's little story. I hope to see you later this year when the next book comes out so you can read about some of Stella's fun.

    Cute blog. I see you like pink too.

    1. It's a sweet story and I can't wait to see what happens next!

      You know, I used to hate pink but it's become one of my favorites the past few years! At the rate I'm going I'll end up somewhere with a pink barn when I'm a grandma! :)


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