Thursday, July 21, 2022

Butterfly Love From Above Blog Tour & Giveaway by Melissa Stuart

 


Join Us for This Tour:  July 11 to July 29, 2022
 
Book Details:

Book Title: BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE by Melissa Stuart
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
PublisherPerformance Publishing Group
Release date:   April, 2022
Content Rating:  G - Suitable for everyone.  
 

Book Description:

This is the heartwarming story of one little girl’s journey through grief. After losing her best friend—a butterfly named Twinkle—Star must search to rediscover her sunshine. The loss of Twinkle has kept Star under a dark cloud for some time, but her journey towards betterment will touch the hearts of all readers! Star is amazed to discover that she can reclaim her own sunshine by helping others who are also stuck under a dark cloud of their own! And she’ll realize that her light is even brighter than before! Star’s love for Twinkle—and her pony, Luna—will show readers the beauty, joy, and healing power that animals can bring to our lives! Her journey will remind us that there is something beautiful to see when we take a moment to “always look up!”






MY REVIEW

Butterfly Love from Above is a beautiful heartfelt story about Star and an unexpected visit by a butterfly named, "Twinkle."

The storyline helps give children hope when they lose something or someone they love. They learn that the memory is always part of their heart. It also teaches that when they have something that fills a special part in their heart that they should share the warmth and that light with others.

The illustrations are beautifully done and adds richness and feeling to the story. The warm, happy images with soft comforting colors will catch the eye of any child. The message is one of hope, sharing, and joy. The book would make a wonderful addition to any collection.

I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily choose to review it.

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MEET THE AUTHOR:


Melissa Stuart lives in Los Angeles, California with her family, their English Mastiff, Gucci, and their pony, Luna! Melissa and her husband stay busy traveling all over the country with their boys’ hockey teams. She loves being a Hockey Mom and watching her boys chase their dream of following in their dad’s footsteps to play in the NHL! Her happy place is with her little girl, Stella, at the barn surrounded by horses and their precious Luna. Sun Valley, Idaho is her family’s favorite summer getaway destination. When they’re there, Melissa feels most inspired to write sitting by the river, surrounded by mountains and nature! Her dream of becoming a published author for the first time came true in early 2021, as she shared her story “Find Your Sunshine” in a book co-written by 10 other inspiring authors—all of whom were sharing stories about shining their light and becoming difference makers in the world! Melissa hopes this story will inspire children to always look up. She wishes to teach them that true joy comes when we shine our own light and show kindness to others. That’s the secret to finding our sunshine!


connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram 
 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 1)  What is your writing schedule?  

      As a mom of 3 kids with busy after school sports and activities, I found the only quiet time I had for writing was in the mornings when they all were in school.  I tried to make sure to set aside an hour to write each morning. I was able to write it in about five months' time.

2) Which was the hardest character to write? The easiest?

The hardest character to write was Twinkle the butterfly because for me she represents my       grandmother, who had just passed away. So, every time in the book where it has Twinkle say, “Always look up little Star, I’m right here,” it makes me get a little emotional and smile at the same time.

The easiest character to write about was Luna the pony because no words needed to be written for her to say.  Her very presence in the book shows just how healing and magical horses are to be around,

 

  3) In your book you state that the pony Luna and your little girl are a match made in heaven.

      Why is that?

    Luna arrived from across the country and was already named Luna by her previous owner. Her name means moon and my little girl's name is Stella, which means star.  After searching for the perfect pony for over a year, I just knew when I saw her picture and her name that she was meant to be ours. 

4)   Do you have another profession besides writing?  


    I was in the fitness industry for over 15 years until my back ruptured after a day of horseback riding and I ended up having to have multiple surgeries over the next couple years.  Finding a new passion for writing saved me during this hard time and now I am so grateful to get this little story of mine out in the world!

5)  What made you write a story about butterflies and horses?

After my grandmother passed away, yellow butterflies seemed to always appear when I was      riding at the stable. When I could no longer ride due to all my spinal surgeries, they appeared when my little girl would be riding. It was such a gift and brought comfort to my heart to be surrounded by horses and butterflies during one of the hardest times in my life.


Tour Schedule:

July 11 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 11 –
Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 13 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 14 –  The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / guest post / giveaway
July 15 –
 Kam's Place – book review / guest post
July 18 – Faith and Books – book review / giveaway
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 - Lamon Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway 
July 21 – Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Bizwings Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 26 –
 Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books
– book review / author interview / giveaway
July 29 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
 
Enter the Giveaway:

BUTTERFLY LOVE FROM ABOVE Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

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