Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blog Tour: Newbie by Jo Noelle Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift card or Paypal cash


Newbie by Jo Noelle
The housing market is crashing, and Sophie’s life is crashing with it. At twenty-four, her successful real estate career evaporates. She’s broke, can’t find a job, or pay her bills, leaving Sophie wondering how her successful lifestyle became so fragile.
At the urging of her roommate, Sophie accepts a job in her fallback career—teaching six-year-olds. She hopes it’s temporary. After all, how long can a tanking economy last anyway? The best part of the new job is Liam, another employee at Rio Grande Elementary. The worst part of the new job is, well, teaching.
Sophie has a surprise real estate closing from a contract she wrote months ago, leading her to a niche in the real estate market and to a new partner, Kevin. Sophie must choose between Liam or Kevin and between a lucrative career or recess duty.






Loved this story. I thought it was crisp and funny. Sophie has a great character arch as she goes from the Real Estate world to a classroom of 1st graders. Love Liam. He is a nice breath of fresh air. He and Sophie’s interactions kept me laughing and wanting more. I HIGHLY recommend this novel! ~ Author Sherry Gammon


In recent years I’ve become addicted to Sophie Kinsella’s books. This book reminded me of hers, only cleaner, which I appreciated! It was sweet and witty. Definitely had me laughing out loud. Loved the ending :) ~Goodreads Review

Author Jo Noelle
Jo Noelle grew up in Colorado and Utah but also spent time in Idaho and California. She has two adult children and three small kids. She teaches teachers and students about reading and writing, grows freakishly large tomatoes, enjoys cooking especially for desserts, builds furniture, sews beautiful dresses, and likes to go hiking in the nearby mountains. Oh, and by the way, she’s two people—
Canda Mortensen and Deanna Henderson, a mother/daughter writing team.
They began writing separately several years ago but found the process much more fun when they started collaborating. They are debut authors, with Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life as their first completed work. Other titles include Newbie and Damnation.
Deanna attended college before marrying and starting her family.
Canda received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Specialist endorsement, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Her day job focuses on teaching teachers and children about literacy.

My review: Newbie by Jo Noelle

4 STARS

I like the writing style of Jo Noelle.  I laughed and cried while reading Newbie. It's charming and witty.  Makes me appreciate the hard work teachers do.

Sophie is a character that I want to be friends with. She is smart hard working and worries about her students. Makes friends easy.

The kids are so cute.  I enjoyed them.  So glad my kids are grown up.

Liam works for the elementary school too.  He is very charming.

Kevin is a co-worker for real estate company.

Sophie has to choose is she going to stay teaching or going back to work in real estate.  Does she choose Liam or Kevin.

This is a clean read. 

I would read more books by Jo Noelle in the future.

I was given this ebook from the author.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Newbie and part of its blog tour.





EXCERPT #1
Lust. Someday it will be deep and abiding love, but today it’s just surfacey infatuation and need. I lust this car.
            I still feel like I’m cheating on Gustavo, my old Ford Focus. We had a good run together—college years, spring flings to St. Louis and Miami, weekend jaunts to Santa Fe, Phoenix and Vegas and struggling to start my career. Good times, but I think he’s been holding me back for the last year and a half.
            We’ve grown apart, and my goals have changed. I need a career car, and this car says success. This car says I can go as fast as I want. I feel liberated and sexy again. Maybe we could take a road trip to Seattle. I could open it up across Wyoming. No one else would know. It would be our little secret—our first secret together. Turning off Pike’s Peak Avenue into the parking lot, we park gracefully between an Escalade and Collin’s Hummer.
 

I loved this book! I especially have a tender spot for books with children in them and this story about Sophie being “forced” to teach when the real estate market does so poorly captured my heart. The characters were warm and lovable, the story was fun and I enjoyed every minute of the book. ~Phyllis
I loved NEWBIE. Sophie’s inner thoughts are a delight. She just makes me smile. Her journey as a newbie teacher is real and touching. ~Donna Weaver


 
Blog tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 4/6/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from <a style="color: #a3b460;" href="http://iamareader.com/" target="_blank">I Am A Reader</a> and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
 
 

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Tour Schedule
March 16th
I Am A Reader – Interview
Corazones Literarios – Review
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Spotlight
Books Direct – Spotlight
Enter Here Canada – Spotlight
Missy Writes – Spotlight
March 17th
Romorror Fan Girl – Review
Wishful Endings – Review
A Casual Reader’s Blog – Review
Sassy Book Lovers – Spotlight
March 18th
Author June McCrary Jacobs – Review
Lisa’s Research & Reviews – Review
Book Referees – Spotlight
Lori’s Reading Corner – Spotlight
Julie Antonovich Reece – Spotlight
March 19th
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
Diana’s Book Reviews – Review
Mythical Books – Spotlight
Beppe DM Books Blog – Spotlight
March 20th
Taking Time for Mommy – Review
StoreyBook Reviews – Review
readalot – Review
Michigan Savings and More – Spotlight
BookHounds – Spotlight
March 23rd
Shelf Full of Books – Review
Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review
Wordpaintings Unlimited – Review
Mel’s Shelves – Spotlight
More Than a Review – Spotlight
March 25th
Wall-to-wall books – Review
Maureen’s Musings – Review
Simple Wyrdings – Review
DesafĂ­o In The City – Spotlight
March 26th
Susan Heim on Writing – Spotlight
Mommabears Book Blog – Spotlight
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight
March 27th
My Book A Day – Review
My Creatively Random Life – Review
Writer In Progress – Spotlight
FLY HIGH! – Spotlight

1 comment:

Jo Noelle said...

Thank you for sharing NEWBIE! Our goal in writing Sophie’s story was just to make the readers laugh. I'm so glad you liked it, and hope your followers enjoy it too. :)