Friday, December 11, 2015

ARC Book Review and Giveaway: Eclair Goes Geocaching by Michelle Weidenbenner

Eclair Goes Geocaching

Cover Front - Cover 1 150dpi
AWARD WINNING and BESTSELLING Author

When seven-year-old Éclair goes geocaching for the first time, she finds a treasure that isn’t the one she imagined. Young readers will discover what geocaching is all about through Éclair's journey with her eccentric grandma.

This book will be hidden in geocaching sites around the US as a fun read for early readers. My hope is that young readers all over the US will learn what geocaching is through Eclair's antic with Grandma Stella.

Here’s what readers are saying: 

“This heartwarming, educational story will show children that even though things don't always turn out as we expect them to, sometimes they're even better than we could ever have imagined.” Mel Finefrock, Patchwork Poetry. 

“I loved it. The grandma was modern and fun! I liked how Éclair was curious and tender-hearted! Their relationship is touching and realistic!” Cindy Nash, Kindergarten Teacher 

"I love how adventurous Éclair and Stella are! I love geocaching and it was super fun to read about the awesome treasure hunt Stella took Éclair on." Olivia Rattie, 8 years old 

  “Éclair had so much fun geocaching that I would love to do that too. I can’t wait to read about her next adventure.” Katrena Strother, 8 years old 

  “Bored? Need something more exciting? Do what Éclair and Stella did. Try geocaching.” The Simon Mates, avid geocachers


ARC Book Review
I have recently read a few books featuring Geocaching and this a concept that is both appealing and loads of fun! When I heard about Eclair Goes Geocaching, I was instantly interested. The cover is beautiful and reminded me of all those Famous Five adventures I used to practically eat, sleep and think about in my childhood.

The blurb and title are further attractive and sure to hold the initial interest of the readers.

While the story seems like it is for children, I soon realized that it is easily enjoyable for adults as well! This is the first book by Michelle Weidenbenner that I have read and I really enjoyed her story narration.

She took an idea and developed it into a lovely book. All through the story she keeps surprising the readers with new lessons while also making us follow the thrilling trail of clues as she go geocaching alongside Eclair.

Her writing style is simple, engaging and very expressive. I could visualize and feel the excitement of Eclair and also felt like I was back to those afternoons after school I used to spend reading my latest acquisitions from the school library!

Steady paced and beautifully written, I loved this book and think it is a great book for both children as well as adults. The readers get introduced with Geocaching while staying glued to the seats with interest all through the story.

A through and through entertainer, I loved reading this book that made me laugh, have fun and feel relaxed at the same time and give Eclair Goes Geocaching 4.5 out of 5. Recommended to everyone, I know I will be checking out the other books by the author.



I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

Book available from...
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Find out more about Geocaching from HERE 




Also Available Eclair Goes to Stella's
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 available from......
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About the Author
AWARD-WINNING and AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR. GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE International Awards.
Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner's Global eBook Awards.
Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards

Michelle is a fulltime employee of God's kingdom, writing and encouraging writers every day. She's often a sucker for emotional stories, her sensitive side fueling the passion for her character's plights, often giving her the ability to show readers the "other" side of the story.

She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting--without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn't so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which might come in handy with book reviews. 

Michelle is living her dream--writing every day and thanking God for the stories He puts in her path. When Michelle isn't writing she's winning ugly on the tennis court. She's known as "Queen of the Rim Shots." No joke. It's ugly.

CACHE a PREDATOR is currently hidden in geocaching sites throughout the US. If you'd like to see where there might be a novel hidden in your area, please log in to geocaching.com and search for trackables at IN SCRIBE--that's Michelle.


Eclair Goes Geocaching
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY
Eclair Giveaway
Win a Premium Geocaching Membership (worth $30) 
or $30 Amazon.com GC / Paypal Cash
(winner's choice)
Ending on Sunday 13th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

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