Mission control we have a book launch!
I am so EXCITED to be the first stop on a month-long book launch tour for Michelle Isenhoff’s newest book – “Beneath The Slashings”! The book officially launched yesterday (August 1st) on Mrs. Isenhoff’s blog – Bookworm Blather, (click HERE to go to it)! I’ve been waiting for the final book in her Divided Decade Trilogy and HERE IT IS…
By Michelle Isenhoff
129 Pages – ages 9+
Published August 1, 2012
Grace was so happy when she heard her Pa was finally coming home from the Civil War! Grace and her brother Sam had been staying with their Aunt and Uncle while their Dad was away. Her happiness soon turned to anger when she found out her Dad sold their farm and was taking them to live on a lumber camp in Michigan. Grace tried reasoning with Pa to not sell the farm, but it didn’t work. She grows so angry with her Dad that she stops talking to him. When they arrive at the camp, Grace is less than thrilled. The only people in the camp that Grace likes are Ivan the Russian cook who she and Sam were working for and Johanson, the blacksmith. Grace finally starts to open up and enjoy living at the camp but she still doesn’t forgive her Dad. Things in the camp start to fall apart and break down and things start to get dangerous. Grace realizes someone is sabotaging the camp! Grace tries to investigate to try to figure out who is doing the sabotage while also trying to have a better relationship with her Dad. Will Grace uncover the saboteur and finally forgive her Dad? READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT!!
Beneath The Slashings is the third book in the Divided Decade Trilogy (the first book was “The Candle Star” – click HERE for review and the second book was “Broken Ladders” – click HERE for the review). It isn’t a secret that I am a HUGE fan of Mrs. Isenhoff’s historical fiction books! I did an interview with her where she told me about how she does the research for her books and her writing process (click HERE to read it). Beneath The Slashings was an exciting and emotional book! The time period it was set in was very interesting. It is in the time just after the civil war (a time in history I haven’t read too much about). I liked learning about how some people felt about their relatives and country just after the war. It was also cool to learn about the lumberjacks and their camps. Grace is a great main character. She is nice and thoughtful yet very stubborn. I was surprised to find out that one of the lumberjacks, Jefferson, was related to Malachi (the son of a freed slave), a character in Mrs. Isenhoff’s book “The Candle Star”. That was a cool connection. I really like how Mrs. Isenhoff adds a lot of detail and lots of action and adventure and makes it totally appropriate for kids. I also like how I learn history from her books. Mrs. Isenhoff also has teaching resources for her books at her website (click HERE).
The blog tour continues for this whole month!
Check out the dates of the rest of the tour!
3 Susan at http://lovez2read.blogspot.com
4 Stephanie at http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com
5 Paige at http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com
6 Michelle at http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com
7 Robyn at http://robyn-campbell.blogspot.com
8 Abbey at http://abigailboyd.blogspot.com/
9 Karen at http://karenelange.blogspot.com
10 Heather at http://wwwburiedinbooks.blogspot.com
11 Erik at http://www.thiskidreviewsbooks.com
12 Christine at http://thecrookedword.blogspot.com
13 Cara at http://yummy-books.com/
14 Maggie at http://magwunderlich.wordpress.com/
15 Patricia at http://childrensbooksheal.com/
16 Daniel at http://readersandwritersparadise.com
17 Laurie at http://kidsebookfinder.wordpress.com/for-authors
18 Vera at http://chatwithvera.blogspot.com
19 Audrey at http://www.audreybarnett.com
21 Heidi at http://geolibrarian.blogspot.com
22 Chase at http://bookreaper.blogspot.com
24 Chase at http://bookreaper.blogspot.com
25 Joanna at http://www.thecreativepenn.com/
26 Chase at http://bookreaper.blogspot.com
27 Sara at http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com
29 Jack at http://thegirlnamedjack.wordpress.com/
31 Lindsay at http://www.lindsayburoker.com/